Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the plan, which is contingent on competition that will “protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities,” according to the press […]

Spring semester start date pushed back two weeks, with reduced spring break scheduled for late March

The spring 2021 semester will be delayed by two weeks, starting on Feb. 8 rather than the original scheduled date of Jan. 25. The school had also been considering an even later start date of Feb. 15 to mitigate the effects of the flu season and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus once […]

Temple Grandin to speak at virtual commencement on August 1; Renowned author, educator and autism spokesperson will receive an honorary degree of science from Lafayette

Temple Grandin thinks in pictures. Her world goes by “one short little PowerPoint slide” at a time, but her work is a testament to the power of different types of thinkers. Grandin is this year’s commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary science degree from the college, and will bring her expertise as an autism […]

Over 1000 signatures, but little change: Petition calls on Lafayette to divest resources from police departments

As worldwide protests against racism and police brutality continue, a petition to divest resources from the Lafayette Public Safety Department and Easton Police Department accumulated over 1000 signatures as of Thursday evening. The petition, signed by Lafayette students, faculty and alumni, listed 14 demands to “abolish and address systems that disproportionately harm BIPOC [Black, Indigenous […]

Committee proposes new course schedule for 2021: Faculty clash over program schedule and equity guidelines

After months of research and deliberation starting in June 2019, the Lafayette campus-wide course scheduling committee has proposed a new schedule for the 2021 academic year. But the work may not be finished just yet. Numerous members of the faculty expressed concerns over the new proposed schedule, which was discussed at length during an open […]

Fencing team places sixth in conference championship: Four Leopards qualify for NCAA Regionals on Saturday

The Lafayette fencing team placed sixth out of 15 teams at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) championship on Sunday, with two men and two women qualifying for NCAA Regionals. Four members of the men’s team placed in the top-16 of their respective disciplines. “We just got unlucky sometimes but overall the mentality was strong […]

Club squash beats Swarthmore and top-ranked Notre Dame at Nationals: Team places fourth out of nine

The Lafayette club squash team placed fourth out of nine teams at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships last weekend in Boston, Mass. The Leopards were ranked ninth out of nine teams in their division, and earned two upsets over Swarthmore and Notre Dame before losing to Lehigh in the semifinal round. Lafayette beat […]

Swim and dive team breaks five school records at conference championships

Breaking school records is almost getting old for sophomore Justin Lloyd. After breaking the 1000-yard freestyle record in November, Lloyd added two individual records and broke two more in relay events last week at the Patriot League championship meet, contributing to four of the five new Lafayette records. “It was pretty cool,” he said. “But […]

Associate Director of Student Involvement Dan Ayala resigns from college after six years with Greek community

After six and a half years at the helm of Lafayette’s Greek life, Associate Director of Student Involvement Dan Ayala has resigned and will depart Lafayette at the end of the month to assume the same role at East Stroudsburg University. Director of Student Involvement Vanessa Pearson announced the staffing transition in an email to […]

Over 60 heads shaved and $17,000 raised for pediatric cancer research: 13 varsity teams participate in The Big Shave

David Heard was going to be a DJ, a fashion designer or a brilliant scientist. But when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2008, David became a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, a legacy that lives on today despite his tragic passing in 2011. David was only 10 years old. “One of the things that […]

Senior Cal Reichwein honors late grandfather with Alzheimer’s awareness campaign

When senior Cal Reichwein’s grandfather passed away in October due to complications from Alzheimer’s, Cal knew he had to do something. “Right after he passed, I honestly just woke up one morning, and I felt a responsibility to my family,” he said. Cal got right to work. Using his platform as a member of Lafayette’s […]