Take a walk on the safer side: How a ‘town-gown’ initiative is making College’s Hill’s pedestrians safer

The college has received a $1 million grant from the state of Pennsylvania which it will be using to renovate sidewalks on and around campus and improve pedestrian safety. This comes after the college received $1.4 million from the state in 2016 for the same purpose. Lafayette applied for the grant in partnership with the […]

Kristen Gibbons Feden ’04 talks sexual assault awareness, experience as Bill Cosby prosecutor

Prominent lawyer and Lafayette alumna Kristen Gibbons Feden ’04 spoke to students on Tuesday about her influential role as prosecutor in the Bill Cosby trial. Hosted by Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) and the Office of Intercultural Development, the event was held as a part of the ongoing “I Ask” Campaign Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Feden […]

Navigating logistics and emphasizing humanity of resettlement, RefAct to sponsor another refugee family

Refugee Action (RefAct) will be sponsoring a refugee family for the second time in the past two years, who will be arriving this week. RefAct’s responsibilities will go well beyond the typical purview of a campus refuge organization as a result of massive budget cuts to resettlement programs under the Trump Administration. RefAct has been […]

Major makeovers on campus: Kunkel Hall, South College basement to be renovated, repurposed

In response to student feedback, the college is planning to renovate several locations across campus to increase student access to community spaces. The renovation will include turning the basement of South College into a multi-use common area with pool tables, televisions and study areas, and an overhaul of Kunkel Hall. Once the campus bookstore is moved out of […]

Kodo fuses modern and traditional taiko styles in third campus performance

The reverberating booms of a one-ton traditional taiko drum filled the Williams Center last Wednesday night. Kodo, a world-renowned taiko drum group, awed students the audience with a performance worthy of their distinction. The group consists of 16 members and is led by newly appointed artistic director Tamasaburo Bando. Their lineup for the performance consisted […]

Small trash bin fire in Watson Courts sparks response from Easton Fire Department, investigation ongoing

At about 9:46 p.m. Wednesday night, the Easton Fire Department responded to a scene at Watson Courts, where one sprinkler head had been set off by high heat conditions, according to Chief Mike Krill of the fire department. There was no “active fire upon arrival,” Krill added, but there were “light smoke conditions” in the […]

Students to celebrate gender and sexual identities during Sex Education and Exploration Week

The Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs will be encouraging students to explore and educate themselves about sexuality and gender outside of the “binary and linear” context they may be familiar with. Sex Education and Exploration week, hosted through the Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs, will feature a lineup of events celebrating the diversity […]

Toward a healthier campus culture surrounding sexual assault: panelists discuss resources and challenges

Student board members of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) told a packed audience on Wednesday that “we are all participating in the culture surrounding sexual misconduct.” Dean of Conduct Jennifer Dize and Educational Equity Coordinator Jessica Brown joined Reeve Lanigan ’19 and Nahin Ferdousi ’19 of PASA in a panel discussion on sexual assault Wednesday […]

Easton, the new windy city: campus loses power temporarily after 30 mph wind gusts

Strong gusts of wind roared through the Lehigh Valley on Monday, reaching speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The wind blasts blew the college’s power out on Monday morning for about an hour and several classes were canceled as a result. The National Weather Service issued a high […]

Houses demolished on McCartney to make room for new dorm: expansion aims for need-blind admissions

Onlookers watched from across the road as construction crews began demolishing homes on McCartney Street this week. All houses on McCartney Street between High Street and March Street came down to make way for the college’s new housing project, scheduled to open in 2020. Prior to the demolition this week, all items of value were removed […]

College offers early retirement incentive: reassessment of any vacated positions to follow

The college is offering an early retirement incentive to its senior employees, motivated in part by Lafayette’s ongoing expansion plan. The program is intended to allow the college more flexibility in assessing existing staff positions. The incentive consists of a one-time payment equal to 25 percent of annual base pay, as well as an additional […]