Spring semester start date pushed back two weeks, with reduced spring break scheduled for late March

The spring 2021 semester will be delayed by two weeks, starting on Feb. 8 rather than the original scheduled date of Jan. 25. The school had also been considering an even later start date of Feb. 15 to mitigate the effects of the flu season and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus once […]

Amidst largest outbreak of the semester, Lafayette announces spring plans: All students will be invited back to campus

In an announcement heard around the world, President Alison Byerly told the community that all Lafayette students will be invited back to campus for the 2021 spring semester. Students have until Nov. 2 to inform the college of their spring intentions, and billing is expected to be released around Dec. 7 “in [the] most current […]

Lafayette wins appeal for phase two of construction: Timeline, enrollment still uncertain

The Easton city council approved phase two of the college’s expansion plan last Wednesday after initial hesitations from members of the planning commission earlier in the year. The project will involve the demolition of several houses on College Hill to make way for a 169-bed residence hall with a new health and wellness center.  Phase […]

Temple Grandin to speak at virtual commencement on August 1; Renowned author, educator and autism spokesperson will receive an honorary degree of science from Lafayette

Temple Grandin thinks in pictures. Her world goes by “one short little PowerPoint slide” at a time, but her work is a testament to the power of different types of thinkers. Grandin is this year’s commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary science degree from the college, and will bring her expertise as an autism […]

Over 1000 signatures, but little change: Petition calls on Lafayette to divest resources from police departments

As worldwide protests against racism and police brutality continue, a petition to divest resources from the Lafayette Public Safety Department and Easton Police Department accumulated over 1000 signatures as of Thursday evening. The petition, signed by Lafayette students, faculty and alumni, listed 14 demands to “abolish and address systems that disproportionately harm BIPOC [Black, Indigenous […]

What happens next?: College hosts town hall meeting with student government to discuss fall semester

As schools around the country begin releasing their plans for the upcoming semester, Lafayette’s fate is still uncertain. In anticipation of the college’s forthcoming decision, scheduled for June 15, Vice President of Student Life Annette Diorio joined hundreds of students over Zoom in a town hall meeting hosted by student government on Monday. The purpose […]

Micro-internships provide new opportunities for summer work experience

With summer jobs and internships being cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been left without a way to earn money or have a job experience during the summer months. However, new opportunities for remote, “micro-internships” may provide Lafayette students with an alternate for the upcoming summer months.  Micro-internships typically range […]

Lafayette creates pass/fail option for spring semester: Students have until May 1 to decide

Today the college announced that all students will be allowed to take any course on a pass/fail grade basis for this semester only. The decision, which was distributed via a campus-wide email from President Alison Byerly and Provost John Meier, was made in response to the college’s transition to online instruction instigated by the ongoing […]

Lehigh reinstates Greek life after month-long ban: Lafayette continues search for new advisor to fraternities and sororities

Over the weekend, fraternities and sororities at Lehigh University were allowed to resume normal activity following a month-long hiatus after reports of hazing, alcohol violations, and drug abuse prompted the administration to “pause” all Greek life on campus in January. The organizations were reinstated after members of the Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Cultural Greek […]

Student government reshuffles executive ranks for second time this year

Former treasurer Ross Coleman ’22 is filling the role of vice president after Victoria Puglia ’21 stepped down at the beginning of the semester. The treasurer vacancy will be filled by chair of the budget committee and former interim treasurer Jonathan Sosa-Ponce ‘21. Puglia took over as vice president after former president Fraynette Familia stepped […]