Tour guides leave program following feelings of pressure to share inauthentic experiences: The challenges facing tour guides of color

Tour guides are one of the key bridges between prospective students and the Lafayette College experience. But what if your experience isn’t relatable to the majority of prospective students? For several former tour guides who joined the program with the goal of sharing their experiences with a more diverse population of prospective students, appealing to a […]

Transforming from governance into advocacy: Connor Burwell ’19 discusses year of his presidency

Connor Burwell ‘19, like many other students, has seen the emergence of new structures and plans during his time on campus. Unlike others, however, Burwell has played a key role as a conduit from the students to the administration as the expansion plan, or the growth and affordability initiative, progresses. Burwell served as the first […]

Students discuss ways to address ‘problematic’ Sullivan monument

In a 1779 letter, George Washington tasked Major General John Sullivan with “the total destruction and devastation of [American Indian] settlements and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible.” Two-hundred-and-forty years later, Lafayette’s campus is still home to a monument commemorating Sullivan’s bloody march, as well as a parking […]

College considers leasing new dorms to avoid taking on more debt

The college is considering funding the new McCartney Street Dorms through a student housing development firm. If the Board of Trustees approves this model, known as a Public-Private-Partnership or P-three deal, students housed in the dorms would lease their dorms from the firm, not from the college. Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said […]

In midst of statewide support for legalizing marijuana, unclear how Lafayette policies would react

According to the Pew Research Center, over six in 10 Americans currently support the legalization of marijuana, including 75% of millennials. Despite this budding support, colleges located in states that have legalized marijuana continue to have prohibitive policies on campus. In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana has been legal since 2016. A recent poll from Franklin & Marshall […]

Faculty committee considers new early retirement policy, salary increases

Due to low attendance and lack of suggestions from attending faculty members, the chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee (FCC), government and law professor Helena Silverstein, instead chose to focus on the research they have been doing on retirement policies during Tuesday’s open meeting. The meeting is typically held to gather feedback from faculty members […]