Power sharing possible but uncertain for Greek Life committee directorship

Director of the Greek Life Committee Hank Scheffler ’22 may be sharing his title with another student next year. After weeks of drama over the only contested position on the executive board, creating a co-directorship for the Greek Life Committee has made the Student Government agenda. But the timeline and implementation are still uncertain. Scheffler […]

Investigative Committee considers calls for impeachment of Student Government president: Impeachment ‘very unlikely’ before end of semester

Student government has formed a committee which is actively investigating the calls for the impeachment of current Student Government President Mary Zimmerman ’21. With less than a month to the end of the semester, however, an impeachment trial of the graduating senior is highly unlikely.  The formation of the investigative committee comes more than half […]

The uncertain future of enrollment: College growth plans on hold amid pandemic woes

The college’s ambitious plan to grow the student body population by 400 students is facing obstacles, including a drop in enrollment caused by the pandemic and the imminent exit of President Alison Byerly, one of the plan’s chief proponents. First adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2016, the “Affordability and Distinction through Growth” initiative […]

Sole presidential candidate Flor Caceres ’22 pushes for minimum wage hike, common course update

This Thursday and Friday, students cast their votes for the next student government president. With only one candidate on the ballot, the choice was easy.    Flor Caceres ’22, the sole contender for the presidency, said that she would not have minded facing competition—but she is looking forward to getting started at the helm of […]

Public Safety did not contact Northampton DA for McCartney Street incidents: Easton police take over investigation

Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck said that the college did not contact his office during their investigation of the Feb. 22 break-in on McCartney Street. The Easton Police Department is now leading the investigation of the break–in after a suspect in a similar March 5 robbery on the same block was apprehended.   “Easton police […]

Lafayette enrollment numbers fluctuate as Posse program runs smoothly

Out of an abundance of caution amidst the pandemic, many colleges opted for online or hybrid instruction this academic year. This decision posed challenges for both enrollment offices at colleges across America and for countless incoming freshmen, whose decisions to attend university were thrown into question.  A report from the National Student House Clearing Center […]

With freshman enrollment in flux, Lafayette’s plans for growth remain uncertain

Like other higher education institutions across the country, Lafayette College faced challenges in attracting students amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rollout of vaccines and a gradual return to campus life, however, the administration said they are cautiously optimistic about the college’s ability to rebound.   “I think that the number one obstacle […]

Balancing the risks, professors discuss their decision to hold in-person class during a hybrid semester

As more than 2000 students have returned to campus life on College Hill, many of the courses for the spring semester at Lafayette remain online.  The decision to hold either in-person or virtual classes was made by individual faculty members in conversation with their departments, according to Provost John Meier.   “The goal in building the […]

Lafayette Alum Bruce Castor discusses his role as head of Trump’s defense team for the second impeachment trial

As a historic second impeachment trial against Donald Trump occurs in the United States Senate this week, a face familiar to the Lafayette community occupies the defense’s table.  Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., a 1983 graduate of Lafayette, along with criminal defense attorney David Schoen, are organizing and executing the defense of former president Trump […]