Letter from the Editor

Dear Lafayette Community: This week, President Byerly informed our community that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the college will be moving to remote learning after spring break from March 23 until April 5. Additionally, from March 16 to April 5, all students must return home, and stay home, unless […]

Thomas Lannon joins college archives, special collections as Director: Hopes to increase connection between history, community, representation

In a digital age when most students turn to the internet for research, Thomas Lannon, the college’s new Director of Special Collection and College Archives, is eager to bring more students into the vast collections of Skillman Library through coursework, collaboration, job opportunities, and just pure curiosity. “Everything’s not online,” he said. Prior to joining […]

Lafayette student with respiratory symptoms tested for Coronavirus

At the beginning of the semester, Director of Health Services Jeffrey Goldstein informed the campus that members of the community who recently traveled to China participated in health screenings for detection of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. On Feb. 3, in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Chief of Epidemiology and Infection […]

New Faces, Empty Spaces: Division of Campus Life experiences staffing changes

The Division of Campus life is undergoing changes this semester following the departure of former Dean of Students Christopher Hunt and Title IX Coordinator Jessica Brown earlier this month. With these departures, however, come several new faces and roles including Amanda Hanincik, new Director of Educational Equity and Title IX Coordinator, and Vanessa Pearson, new […]

Lafayette joins Pennsylvania leaders encouraging clean energy policies: Phase one of Climate Action Plan partially achieved

As climate change continues to be a pressing issue around the world, some Pennsylvania businesses and institutions are taking a stand and reaching out to their elected representatives in Harrisburg in a letter encouraging state lawmakers to support policies that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, clean-energy economy. Lafayette was among the 18 parties to […]

City to close negotiations on Easton Iron & Metal Co. site in December to begin Karl Stirner Arts Trail expansion

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT) provides a community space for expression, exercise and nature that connects downtown Easton to the Bushkill Creek and the newly renovated Silk Mill at 13th Street. However, Dave Hopkins, Director of Public Works for the City of Easton, said that this experience has been mostly “linear,” and that the […]

President Byerly appoints three-person council to oversee diversity, equity, inclusion efforts

The college’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive campus community for students, faculty and staff will now be spearheaded by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, a newly appointed team replacing the previous individually led Senior Diversity Officer position.  President Alison Byerly made the announcement of the new council in an email to […]

Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance in extraordinary circumstances

Whether its an illness, an emergency plane ticket home or the death of an immediate family member, The Student Emergency Fund Program is in place to assist students experiencing hardship due to catastrophic events or other extenuating circumstances.  The program, which was established about a year and a half ago according to President Alison Byerly, […]