Byerly signs fourth letter on national issues

President Alison Byerly joined other college and university presidents last week when she signed her fourth letter supporting policies and values that could be threatened under the new Trump administration. It asks Pennsylvania U.S. senators to support a proposed act that would grant many undocumented immigrants the ability to work in the United States legally. The other three letters cover a range of topics, […]

Grammy-nominated artists Daya, D.R.A.M. to co-headline spring concert

Grammy-nominated artists Daya and D.R.A.M. will be co-headlining 2017’s spring concert, the Lafayette Activities Forum announced Friday. Daya, who is scheduled to play first, is a pop artist known for her hits “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” The Pittsburgh native, whose real name is Grace Martine Tandon, started taking piano lessons as a […]

Faculty committee set to review tenure process

Over the course of next semester, a faculty committee has been charged with reviewing the president’s involvement in the tenure process after national controversy over a tenure denial earlier this semester. The seven-member ad hoc group plans to look at four areas of the process: defining “compelling reasons,” the timeline of tenure cases in the case of […]

Campus activism surges after presidential election

Roughly 200 students walked out from their classes on Wednesday in the latest of students’ demonstrations in reaction to the presidential election last week. Last Friday, those living on Lafayette’s campus woke up to roughly 300 “Not My President” posters distributed across campus, and a silent protest took place later that day. A few Lafayette community […]

Letter from the Editor: On the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election

Earlier this week, the United States took an enormous step backward. At press time, 29 states voted for a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women, voiced support for committing war crimes, referred to Mexicans as rapists, dismissed climate change as a hoax and supports tightening libel laws to make it harder for newspapers to publish […]

Student government presidential debate focuses on club funding

Although the national campaigning season is over, there is another presidential election taking place much closer to campus. Student government presidential candidates Bilal Akbar ‘18, Sohrab Pasikhani ‘18 and Connor Burwell ‘19 took to the front of the room for a debate Monday night. They were joined by vice presidential candidates Shreya Nebhwani ‘19 and […]

No clowning around: ‘Creepy’ clown sightings, but public safety finds none

Earlier this week, public safety received calls of alleged funny business on campus. “Creepy” clowns. One was on Sullivan Road, according to the first call to Lafayette College Public Safety at 8:27 p.m., Associate Director and Chief of Police of Public Safety Jim Meyer said officers went to check it out, but no red noses, big red shoes […]

Students plan more protests against racial discrimination

As families tailgated on the Markle Parking Deck Saturday for the Family Weekend football game, more than 50 students dressed in all black stood outside of Oechsle Hall, blasting music like James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Charles Evans ’19, Khadijah Akeem ’19 and Jovante […]

Students sit in protest during national anthem at Lafayette football game

Over 50 students remained seated during the national anthem at the Villanova-Lafayette game Saturday during Family Weekend to protest police brutality and racism in America and at Lafayette College. The students were dressed in black and held signs reading “#BlackLivesMatter” and “By Any Means.” They plan to sit for the entire game, according to Charles Evans ’19, one of the […]

Winner of special elections plans to ‘make connections’

The winner of the student government special election for the senior class representative was announced Tuesday. Barker Carlock ‘17 won 43 percent of the vote, while Andrew Wargofchick ‘17 and Erik Cannon ‘17 gained 27 percent and 22 percent, respectively. Carlock will hold the position for a semester. Chair of representation Bilal Akbar ’18 said the election […]

Three students run for student government representative in special election

Three seniors are running for special election for student government after a representative left before her term ended. Erik Cannon ’17, Barker Carlock ’17 and Andrew Wargofchik ’17 are on the ballot to serve on the Lafayette College Student Government for the fall semester of their senior year. “I believe that I’m very fit to […]

Faculty motions to give Rojo tenure

Faculty voted overwhelmingly to urge the board of trustees to uphold the tenure review committee’s recommendation to grant professor Juan Rojo tenure in a special faculty meeting Tuesday, several sources confirmed. Sources confirmed that attendees were told they could face serious sanctions if they discuss the contents of the meeting, even with their spouses. The […]