Students urge college to join Worker Rights Consortium to enforce ethical labor practices

“Someone is getting the short end of the stick and it is not us,” Lulu Kirtchuk ’21, said. Last December, Kirtchuk and 29 other students in professor Angelika von Wahl’s “Globalization and Its Critics” class wrote a letter addressed to President Alison Byerly after learning about the poor working conditions in the T-shirt production industry, […]

Lafayette Forensics team wins Pennsylvania State Championship for the third time

The Lafayette Forensics (Speech and Debate team) earned themselves another award this past weekend, winning the Pennsylvania State Championship for the third time in the team’s history and for the second year in a row. Lafayette earned 385.5 points while St. Joseph’s University, holding the second place title, scored just 151 points. This success was […]

Refugee Action presented over 550 signatures to Northampton County Council in support of refugee resettlement

The Lafayette community came together in support of Refugee Action’s petition on behalf of the resettlement of refugees within Northampton County. In a single afternoon the petition received over 500 signatures. The petition was a response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in Sept. 2019, requiring individual states and localities to submit […]

‘A superficial gloss on the problem’: Many question Twitter’s decision to disallow political ads

In light of the upcoming 2020 election, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced earlier this month that his social media platform will stop all political advertising. Dorsey defended his company’s plan to ban both candidate and issue ads, tweeting “internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse…all at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale,” […]

$5 million gift leads to creation of Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education

The addition of the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM education to the Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center will tackle the lack of inclusion within the scientific disciplines, a common trend throughout United States universities. Created in 2017 after a $5 million gift from Daniel and Heidi Hanson ’91, the Hanson Center will provide several resources for […]

How to make an inclusive classroom: faculty workshop discusses ways to incorporate students in the teaching process

The class of 2023 is one of the most diverse incoming classes in Lafayette history. With increasing class sizes and increasing diversity, making classrooms inclusive for all students is a priority for professors at Lafayette. Dr. Angela Bell, assistant professor of psychology and the CITLS 2019-2020 Distinguished Teaching Faculty Fellow, addressed this concern and offered […]

Sexual assault nurse examiners discuss process of sexual assault evidence collection

After an experience as traumatic as sexual assault, knowing how to proceed after can be difficult. This Wednesday, Elisa Moyer, Amanda Howat and Michele Rice, sexual assault nurse examiners from the Lehigh Valley Health Network, outlined the details of the sexual assault forensic process in an effort to ease that difficulty. These examiners have all […]