Small trash bin fire in Watson Courts sparks response from Easton Fire Department, investigation ongoing

At about 9:46 p.m. Wednesday night, the Easton Fire Department responded to a scene at Watson Courts, where one sprinkler head had been set off by high heat conditions, according to Chief Mike Krill of the fire department. There was no “active fire upon arrival,” Krill added, but there were “light smoke conditions” in the […]

Health center pushes for meningitis type B vaccinations: case of potentially fatal disease at Rutgers raises concern

Rutgers University is notifying their students to get vaccinated for meningitis type B after a second student there has come down with symptoms. Lafayette’s health center is making a push to get students on campus vaccinated to prevent the disease from occurring at the college. The deadline to sign up to get the meningitis B […]

College releases more information on hazing charges

The college has said which organizations were ultimately found responsible for the charges of hazing brought against them. College officials said on Wednesday they expected to update the online hazing report with this information in the coming days. Assistant Dean of Students Jennifer Dize and Vice President of Campus Life Annette Diorio said that after […]

Wes Moore to speak at commencement: CEO of poverty-fighting foundation strives to increase educational opportunity

Wes Moore will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2019 this May. He is the CEO of New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood, but his accomplishments and experiences reach beyond even his current role. Having served in the U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan, Moore is the chairman of BridgeEdU, an organization […]

Health center pushes for booster shots after case of whooping cough, aims to improve communication after norovirus

The college’s health center is trying to boost students’ immunity to whooping cough after one student came down with the vaccine-preventable illness last week. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Director of Health Services, said that an examination of student immunization records, prompted by the whooping cough diagnosis, showed that a significant number of students are due for […]

Faculty ad hoc committee to make annual recommendations on expansion: committee members to be chosen in coming weeks

The faculty governance committee passed a motion on Tuesday to officially solidify the duties of the ad hoc committee on expansion, and to hold a special election for faculty who will be on it. This committee will be taking over the responsibility of monitoring the expansion from the Faculty Academic Policy Committee (FAP). The governance […]

Lafayette Symposium schedules speaker from Pew Research Center, the first since formation of committee

Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center Alan Cooperman will be visiting the college in March next semester, an event put on by the Lafayette Symposium. This event, to be held on March 6, will be the first from the symposium since last year’s debate between Brexit architect Nigel Farage and former President […]

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 […]