McCartney dorm project receives final approval: Easton planning commission gives college the go-ahead to build

Lafayette received the last official approval it needed for the start of construction on phase one of its expansion plan—the mixed-use residence hall on McCartney Street. The Easton Planning Commission voted four to one to approve of the college’s land development plan on Wednesday night. In November, the college received preliminary approval for the plans […]

Construction to begin this spring on McCartney Street residence hall for fall 2020 opening, college announces

McCartney Street will be the site of construction next semester, as Lafayette will start building its new mixed-use residence hall. It is planned to be four stories tall with 165 beds. The building should be open for use starting fall 2020, with upper-class student housing, a diner, the college bookstore and a patio. A hearing […]

Combating a toxic culture: PASA urges community to act with second annual Take Back the Night keynote, vigil

Addressing head-on what lies beneath the surface of the college community, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) made Lafayette’s toxic culture surrounding sexual assault a main topic of discussion at Thursday’s Take Back the Night. They posed a direct question to the audience of students at the keynote event: how can you be a part of […]

PASA’s Take Back the Night week prompts reflection on sexual assault: campus shows solidarity with survivors

“You’re not alone.” “Believe survivors.” “I will not be afraid anymore.” These are some of the messages written on shirts that hung over the atrium of Farinon this week during Pards Against Sexual Assault’s (PASA) second annual Take Back the Night (TBTN). Community members were invited by PASA to create the shirts on Sunday during […]

Sexual assaults and rape reported: with six reports in one month, a look at what it could mean and how survivors can report

Three sexual assaults and three rapes have been reported to the college since Sept. 16. Three of these alleged incidents were reported after Oct. 3. The most recent allegation of rape was received by public safety on Oct. 12. The location is listed as “on campus” and the date occurred is listed as “unknown.” Two […]

Lafayette Symposium committee looks to support intellectual dialogue, not attack the marginalized

Embarking on its first semester, the three students of the Lafayette Symposium committee said they will be working to ensure that speakers brought by the committee do not hold views that attack the identities of marginalized students. Provost Abu Rizvi, chair of the committee, said that he thinks the committee will be able to represent […]

Lifelong Leopard takes over as Chair of the Board: Robert Sell ’84 talks expansion, diversity, board’s role

Newly elected chair of the Board of Trustees Robert Sell ’84 was a Lafayette Leopard from the start. With his father having graduated from the college in 1960, Sell attended his first Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry game at the ripe age of 10 months old and never looked back. Having a far-reaching memory of the college and […]

Confusion, suspicion surrounding laundry machine inspection result in learning experience

A graduate intern with the Office of Residence Life made his way to different sororities and student housing on Tuesday night for a perfectly legitimate reason: to scan the houses’ laundry machines for data on their usage. However, anxieties surrounding his visits arose throughout the night, resulting from his lack of identification and the late […]

Lafayette administration takes new shape with recent hires, addition of roles, title changes

While renovations to the physical structure of campus took place this summer, the college’s administration and staff received a makeover as well. Formerly the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Chris Hunt’s role expanded to Dean of Students, while Lilliana Madrid took over supervising the Intercultural Development office as its Director. Madrid also holds the position […]