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 […]

Reading ‘Right’: New book club focuses on conservatism

A new book club centered in conservative thought is coming to campus with the hopes of becoming a forum for discussion amidst the polarized political spectrum. The new club, the ISI Burke Society, has received funding from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) and has been approved by student government as an official organization. According to […]

Retiring faculty reflect on time at college: Four stepping down

Four faculty members of the college have already announced their impending retirement at the close of this semester. Three agreed to be interviewed by The Lafayette about their time at the college and the changes they have seen throughout their years. Art and printmaking professor Curlee Holton, who has been at the college for 26 years, […]

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 […]