New interfaith podcast ‘Colton Corner’ connects faith and academia

Talking about religion at college can feel taboo—but Morgan Limmer ’21 and Lisa Green ’24 want to change that. Limmer and Green, the college’s current and incoming interfaith fellows respectively, started their new podcast, “Colton Corner,” last month. In this podcast, which can be accessed on Spotify, they interview individual students and faculty members about […]

‘This is not something that ends here’: College hosts screening of mental health documentary ‘Lift the Mask’

Zach Whitney ’21 is both a neuroscience major at the college and a junior board member of the Quell Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people living with mental illnesses and erasing stigma around mental health. On Wednesday, his worlds collided when he brought the Quell Foundation’s recent documentary “Lift the Mask” to campus in […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Anna Zittle ‘22 on the integration of music and math

When Music Professor Kirk O’Riordan asked Anna Zittle ‘22 to compose a piece for concert band last year, he probably wouldn’t have guessed it would involve an exponential function. But Zittle is a woman of many talents. A music and mathematics double major, she has spent her time at the college refining her skill in […]

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‘Breaking a barrier between abled and disabled’: The college’s first Disabilities Awareness Week starts Monday

Sometimes, the most important first step to becoming an ally is not being afraid to ask questions about things you don’t understand. And for the organizers of Lafayette’s inaugural Disabilities Awareness Week, this is a crucial first step toward building understanding and challenging ableism. Next week’s Disabilities Awareness Week was organized by Beth Anne Castellano […]

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Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem ‘raised hope’: Poetry readership on the rise

On Inauguration Day, many Americans stopped to listen to the captivating words of Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old Harvard graduate, poem and activist. Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” garnered praise from many publications and figures such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.  Emerita Francis A. March Professor of English Lee Upton wrote in […]

Original research through new methodologies: A look at the Digital Humanities Summer Scholar program

Lafayette students have experienced almost a year of virtual learning and digital assignments. One program at the college, however, has been immersed in the digital space for years. The Digital Humanities Summer Scholar (DHSS) program is a six-week workshop that takes place at the beginning of the summer for a select cohort of students. Students […]

‘Fraternities are in danger’: Moments of public debate over Greek life from 1857 to today

“Currently, an ‘in’ thing for college students to do is to deprecate fraternities,” wrote a feature writer for The Lafayette. That was 50 years ago. Now, in the fall of 2020, the newest movement to abolish Greek life has begun. This time around, the @abolishgreeklifeatlaf Instagram account, which began on Sept. 8 and has amassed […]

A new way to experience Shakespeare: Student-run virtual production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ premieres this Friday

2020 has been a tough year for the theater world. For some Lafayette students, however, all the world truly is a stage—even the box of a Zoom screen. A student-produced production of “Much Ado About Nothing” opens this Friday night for its first of three live-streamed shows. Co-sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega and the Arts […]