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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 […]

Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration.

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 […]

Josie Brodfuehrer ‘20 wins Pepper Prize

From a young age, Josie Brodfuehrer ’20 has remembered the words of her great-grandmother who worked in the Simon Silk Mill before it was reconfigured: ‘Anyone who’s someone goes to Lafayette.” Today, as the Pepper Prize recipient for the class of 2020, Brodfuehrer has not only become “someone,” but has taken advantage of her last […]

Uniting remotely against Sexual Assault: PASA to hold series of virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) since 2001. Despite not being on campus this year, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) plans to recognize the importance of this month and what it represents with the entire campus community, if not a larger one, through a series of virtual, month-long events. PASA has […]

Kenzie Corbin ’18 supports homeless populations amid pandemic, gives insight into current medical field

As a first-year medical student, Kenzie Corbin ‘18 may not have the skills to save lives in a hospital setting yet, but she has still found ways to help her Michigan community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corbin, who won the  Pepper Prize in 2018, is currently attending the University of Michigan Medical School. In her […]