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, […]

New fellow, policy suggestions aim to address sexual misconduct process concerns

This year, students have a new available resource for support, assistance and education when it comes to navigating the policies that surround the college’s internal sexual assault procedures: Zulaihat “Zuli” Yusif.  Yusif ‘19, a previous member of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA), was hired this past July to serve as the college’s Sexual Violence Education […]

Mister Lee’s Noodles named ’28 Best Ramen Restaurants’: attributes success to ‘fresh,’ ‘seasonal’ ingredients

Mister Lee’s Noodles in the Easton Public Market has recently been named to the list of the 28 Best Ramen Restaurants “from Coast to Coast” by the Food Network. The ranking comes around the same time that the popular downtown restaurant surpassed its record for most bowls sold in one day, selling 440 bowls, according […]

With lawsuit settled between city and residents, college’s construction on McCartney to begin spring 2019

At a hearing this Tuesday, the College Hill residents and Lafayette College reached an agreement surround the college’s expansion projects, resulting the dismissal of the lawsuit between four Easton residents and the city that began in June. The four residents thought the process by which the city amended its zoning laws for the new dormitory […]

Student Government passes resolution on religious inclusivity; Students leading effort hope to ensure “meaningful” religious practice

Tuesday night, Lafayette College Student Government unanimously passed a resolution in an effort to increase religious inclusivity, and urged the faculty to “amend the College Class Attendance Policy by adding religious practice to the list of regularly excusable reasons for Dean’s Excuses, to ensure that no student be prevented from carrying out the practices of […]

Lafayette clears first hurdle with preliminary approval of reconfigured McCartney dorm plan

The Easton Planning Commission voted five to two to approve Lafayette College’s preliminary land development plan for the college’s McCartney Mixed-Use Dormitory Project. Last September, the planning commission voted not to recommend the college’s previous land development plan. However, the new preliminary plan was submitted under the new zoning ordinance that was amended for the […]

Lafayette gets involved in expansion lawsuit between residents and Easton

Lafayette has been granted permission to intervene in the civil lawsuit between four College Hill residents and the City of Easton. In May, the City Council approved the zoning changes needed for Lafayette to build its new dormitories to accommodate a growing student body. The residents sued the city to challenge the approval, saying that […]

Capital Campaign exceeds $400 million: Focus aimed at maintaining momentum

Lafayette’s Capital Campaign has surpassed it’s goal of $400 million, reaching $403,044,644 this past summer. “We actually did hit our target at the end of June and we’re anticipating that we should be about 5 percent over goal,”  Kim Spang, Vice President of Development and College Relations, said. The Campaign, “Live Connected, Lead Change” was launched in […]

The Krivoskis leave a lasting impact: Donna and Jim reflect on their three decades at the college

From raising their two daughters in Watson Hall, to creating the pep band, running family weekend and working with residence life, Donna and Jim Krivoski truly became a part of the Lafayette and College Hill community during their time at the college. Donna and Jim retired from Lafayette after 28 and 33 years respectively. They […]