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 […]

Letter from the Editor

Dear Lafayette: Journalism is an integral part of a well-functioning society. When the President of the United States labels the media the “enemy of the people” time and again, he stands in stark contrast not only with reality but the history of the nation. It is a terribly insensitive thing to say following the tragic […]

College revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after conviction

In May 1996, Bill Cosby was awarded an honorary degree by Lafayette. In October 2015, President Alison Byerly called the allegations against Cosby “shocking, disappointing and appalling,” but added that revoking honorary degrees is a “technical question to do with college policy,” The Lafayette reported. Byerly added at the time that “Cosby receiving this award was […]

Letter from the Editor

My first year as editor-in-chief brought no shortage of news. From expansion, to alcohol use on campus, to sexual assault, to athletics, to artistic endeavors, to issues surrounding political discourse, to diversity and more, there was much ground to cover with a fast-approaching deadline. Nevertheless, editors, designers, photographers and writers were working tirelessly all year […]

Diversity committee strives for inclusivity: Measures including increasing all-gender bathrooms and use of preferred names

From the new all-gender labeling of 50 bathrooms on campus to a small change in the wording of the faculty handbook, the Diversity Faculty Committee has been at work this semester to make Lafayette more inclusive of underrepresented groups. Dean of Equity and Inclusion Chris Hunt said that the committee, which includes himself, has been […]

New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt ’05 wins two Pulitzers: articles on Bill O’Reilly settlements and Trump Administration recognized

New York Times reporters won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service “[f]or explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.” Michael […]