College gets green light to build McCartney dorm

After several months of neighborhood pushback, the Easton City Council has approved Lafayette’s plans to build new dormitories on McCartney Street. The council voted four to two in favor of the zoning amendments needed for the plans. The college asked the city council to allow it to build 55-foot “mixed use” dormitories on McCartney Street. A diner and […]

Inclusive dialogue committee claims conservative views underrepresented

Roughly four weeks after its formation, the Ad Hoc Committee on Ensuring Inclusive Dialogue released their final report to the entire campus community. In it, the committee calls for the college to remedy the allegedly “intellectually homogeneous” discourse on campus, dominated by leftist ideology. Despite the charges of leaning conservative, committee chair Michael Latorre ’18 said that the committee has […]

Expansion plans vote postponed, more concerns voiced

There was no vote on Lafayette’s expansion plans at the Easton City Council meeting Wednesday, but community members and college representatives still took four hours to dispute and discuss the college’s proposed expansion plans. College Hill residents voiced concerns at the meeting that there was no foreseeable way to stop the college from buying more properties and […]

Housing lottery goes digital

The upcoming housing lottery will not require any students to visit Hugel in person and wait for their lottery number to be called to choose a room. Lafayette College Residence Life is moving all housing lotteries and applications online starting this semester, Assistant Director of Residence Life Sarah Yencha said. The general housing lottery of […]

College seeks re-accreditation

Every eight years, colleges must undergo an accreditation process to make sure students’ degrees are really worthy of their name. Over the next two years, several committees and working groups will be trying to make sure the college fits its standards. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s standards include goals related to ethics, integrity, educational effectiveness, institutional […]