Virus cases linked to Greek life houses as chapter presidents stay mum

After rising COVID-19 cases kept the college at operational level two last week, a handful of positive tests were linked to the Phi Psi house and one positive test was linked to the Zeta Psi house, according to several sources inside each fraternity. Two cases have also been linked to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, […]

PASA leaders meet with President Byerly to discuss next steps after open letter

Since their inception in 2017, the student-run Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) group has done the vast majority of prevention and education efforts on campus. But with a surge of stories of sexual violence shared on social media over the past nine months, PASA is imploring the administration to do more. On the heels of […]

Seniors Kissell and Saldivar named to preseason All-Patriot League team as women’s soccer readies for spring season

The Lafayette women’s soccer season hasn’t even started yet, but senior forward Krista Kissell already feels like she’s scored.  For one, the season is actually happening this spring after all fall competition was suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, giving Kissell and the team’s other seniors one last shot at a deep postseason run.  But […]

PASA urges college to create strategic plan to combat sexual misconduct, lift burden from student activists

Student activists are calling on the college to assume a greater role in combatting sexual violence on campus. In an open letter delivered to the administration and the Board of Trustees this morning, members of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) demanded that the college create a comprehensive strategic plan around goals presented in the letter […]

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 […]