Letter from the editor

Dear Lafayette community, It has been a busy year. Expansion plans, political protests and a hunger strike that made national news are just a few stories that we’ve covered this academic year. At times, it is exhausting. At others, it’s frustrating. But, always, it’s rewarding. National discussions around “the media” today tend to revolve around […]

Hamilton biographer speaks on the musical, American history, commencement speech

What was a conversation on a Sunday afternoon walk in the fall of 2008 turned into a “life-changing” moment for biographer Ron Chernow. His friend’s daughter, he was told, was friends with Lin-Manuel Miranda from college. Miranda read Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton” over vacation, and was entranced with the story. After they were put in touch […]

Myths for the modern day: ‘Metamorphoses’ to play two weekends

The classics are coming to life this week at Lafayette. Lafayette College’s theater department presents Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” an adaption of Ovid’s classic from the year 8 A.D. After opening night on Thursday, shows will be Friday and Saturday, along with April 27-29. Zimmerman’s play, which was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2002, is […]

College promises to help students affected by travel ban

In response to growing uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Provost Abu Rizvi announced the college would provide services to students directly affected. Among the policies emailed campus-wide are instructing public safety “not to ask students about students’ visa or immigration status or to act on the basis of that knowledge,” along with free housing and […]

Students, faculty protest immigration ban online, on the streets

Hundreds of people gathered last Saturday for an open house at Islamic Center of Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley. Food was served from several Muslim cultures. When a call to prayer occurred during their visit, members of the association allowed them to stay in the prayer hall. “It was very powerful to sit in this room with […]