The move downtown: Lafayette’s name on four floors in the Alpha Building

Lafayette departments have now taken over three floors – soon to be four – of the Alpha Building in downtown Easton. With admissions joining Information Technology Services, community engagement and communications downtown on Wednesday, Lafayette will shortly occupy floors three, four, five and six of the building. Vice President and Chief Information Officer John O’Keefe said that despite the […]

Holiday Helpers reports theft to public safety, receives no follow-up

Ten gift cards valued at $25 each – meant to be donated to struggling women and children in the Easton area – were allegedly stolen last Thursday night from in front of the Landis Center. They were included in a pile of gifts donated to the annual Holiday Helpers drive, which Landis Center holds during the holiday season to collect a variety […]

’73 grad, professor says semester most politically active in nine years

Peter Newman ’73 spent his freshman year at Lafayette at a time when protests pervaded across campus in reaction to the Vietnam War. He said protests at the time halted activities across the college. Now a part-time instructor of English at Lafayette, Newman said this semester has been the most politically active he has seen in the nine years he’s been […]

No suspects in semester’s six reported sexual assaults

This semester, there have been three rapes, three sexual assaults and one indecent assault reported to Lafayette College Public Safety. The investigations into these incidents haven’t yielded any new information since they started, leaving all of them effectively stunted, public safety officials said. There are no suspects for the any of these alleged incidents and […]

Pi Phi sees three burglaries in two days, public safety suspects more unreported

Public safety issued a timely warning notice to the Lafayette community about burglaries on campus to encourage people to come forward with information after evidence in their investigation led officers to believe there may be more to come, public safety officials said. Three burglaries at the Lafayette Pi Beta Phi sorority house were reported to Lafayette […]

Halloween costumes prompt bias response team meeting

More than four online reports of one Instagram post were submitted on the Bias Response Team’s (BRT) website after Halloween night. The post featured two students wearing costumes which many others viewed as appropriating Mexican culture and being racially insensitive. The post was of two Lafayette students, who put on sombreros and ponchos to dress up in matching Mexican-themed outfits […]

President’s third town hall: Discontent voiced and faculty diversity discussed

President Alison Byerly opened her third town hall meeting at Lafayette with comments on the memorial service for Sarah Bramley ’19, expansion plans, the capital campaign and the tenure process. Soon after the introduction, audience members voiced criticism. Comments at the town hall meeting ranged from concerns about lack of faculty diversity to questioning the cabinet’s voice in the president’s […]

‘Centerpiece of the world’: College to lease space in NYC

What began with a suggestion from arts professor Robert Mattison at a luncheon held by President Alison Byerly three years ago has resulted in what is to soon become the first Lafayette-exclusive space in New York City. Mattison was the catalyst for the New York Initiative, which is the catch-all title for Lafayette’s effort to […]