Maroon Club honors football’s team of 1948, who received national recognition for their stand against racial injustice

Lafayette’s football team went 7-2 in their 1948 season, but it wasn’t what they did with their strong record, elite running game, or eighth consecutive win in The Rivalry over Lehigh that got them inducted to the Maroon Club Hall of Fame. It’s what they didn’t do. After the team finished the regular season, their […]

College struggles to compete for professors as demand for computer science increases

The computer science (CS) department has been struggling to keep up with increasing student demand as the field of computer science has exploded nationwide over the past few years. The college has simultaneously found it challenging to retain professors who can often earn more outside of academia. “Every college and university has been having a […]

Men’s club hockey beats Bucknell, Alvernia in weekend set: team takes on Lehigh tonight in Bethlehem

The Lafayette men’s club hockey team swept a pair of conference games last weekend, beating Bucknell 7-1 on Saturday and Alvernia 6-1 on Sunday. Sophomore forward Alex Lopresti scored twice in each game, recording a team-high four goals on the weekend. Lafayette now holds a 4-4 overall record in conference play, good for fifth place, […]

Men’s soccer loses to Lehigh in Patriot League Championship game: team records best season since 2012

The Lafayette men’s soccer team ended their postseason run with a 1-0 loss to rival Lehigh last Saturday in the Patriot League Championship game. The Leopards finish the year with a 9-7-5 record, the first winning season since 2012 when the team went 9-8-4 and won the Patriot League Championship over American. Lafayette was ranked […]

PASA’s third annual Take Back The Night keynote event draws smaller crowd: Group aims to extend conversations past TBTN

The lights were dimmed in Colton Chapel as three audio recordings detailing the stories of sexual violence survivors were played for the crowd. You could hear a pin drop. Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) then displayed a ribbon with words that come to mind when one hears the phrase “victim blaming.” The ribbon consisted of […]

Course scheduling committee proposes 15-minute passing times, earlier start to academic day: current schedule deemed untenable

The course scheduling committee held their second set of open community meetings this past week to present potential solutions to a range of issues that have rendered the current course schedule unsustainable. The committee has met weekly since June, and conducted a campus-wide survey in early September. Common issues highlighted in the survey were overcrowded […]

Greg Rupp announced as new fencing head coach: varsity team had been student-led since September

After a seven-week search, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman announced on Monday afternoon that Greg Rupp will lead the Lafayette fencing program as their new head coach. Following the departure of former head coach Natalie Kolasa in mid-September, team members had to conduct their own workouts and practices as they geared up for the fall season. […]

Lafayette athletics ranks top-10 nationally in graduation success rate

Lafayette College athletics were recently ranked seventh in the nation in graduation success rate (GSR) by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The GSR is calculated based on athletes’ graduation over six years but does not include transfer students or those who leave the school. Of the 18 sports measured, Lafayette held a 98 percent GSR […]

Women’s soccer fighting for playoff position after tie with Holy Cross

The Lafayette women’s soccer team faced Holy Cross on Monday and earned a conference point with a 1-1 tie after two scoreless overtime periods. The game was initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but play was halted in the 56th minute after steady rain created unsafe field conditions. Per NCAA rules, stopped contests that have not […]

Quidditch opens fall season with a pair of wins and losses at home tournament

The Lafayette quidditch team hosted their annual MarQUID de Lafayette tournament last Saturday and went 2-2 to earn third place out of four teams. It was the team’s opening tournament of the fall semester, with a number of new players competing in their first ever matches. “I think the entire [team] performed very well, especially for […]