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Student Government approves four new student groups, ending the semester on a high note

With the semester coming to an end soon, students are already making plans for next year’s activities. Student Government recently approved four new student groups whose interests include mental health, sports analytics, table tennis and geology. The names of the new clubs are Active Minds, Sports Analysts of Lafayette, Lafayette College Club Table Tennis and […]

Alumnae and professor emerita discuss campus climate past and present for LGBTQ+ women

In one of the last events of the college’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation, panelists turned a focus on female students whose experience may have consisted of a “place without a space.” This past Monday, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and English Professor Mary Armstrong moderated a panel entitled “Out and Proud: Lesbian, Trans, and […]

SMART team opens new avenue for reporting sexual misconduct on campus

The college has implemented the Sexual Misconduct and Resources Training Team (SMART) this year to more effectively handle reporting of incidents involving sexual assault and sexual harassment. This program is replacing the previous Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH) advisor program in an effort to increase student engagement, according to Annette Diorio, Vice President for […]

New Bachelor of Science degree offers interdisciplinary twist on engineering

This year, the college unveiled a brand new major within the engineering department, available to all underclassmen. The bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) will allow students to take traditional engineering courses as well as to integrate with other areas of study. According to David Brandes, professor of civil and environmental engineering and one of […]

Saeed Malami ’20 wins national forensics championship, first Interstate Oratorical Association Championship

Saeed Malami ‘20 won the national championship in persuasive speaking at the Interstate Oratorical Association Championship (IOA) in West Chester, Pa., through the Lafayette Forensics Society. Malami also competed in the National Speech Championship from March 23 to 24 where he placed fourth in Persuasion, and at the National Forensics Association (NFA) from April 17 to […]

Policy studies senior seminar project to air on PBS39

The spring 2019 senior policy studies seminar’s semester project will be featured on local television channel PBS39. The class, taught by professor and policy studies chair Mark Crain, will show a broadcast on the station. “The spring production, entitled ‘Trade vs College,’ is the eighth in our partnership between Policy Studies and PBS39. The goal […]

College discusses raising minimum wage, says that it is possible to adjust budget for it

Student government president-elect Fraynette Familia ‘20 is pushing to bring minimum wage for students to $8, an effort that has been ongoing since last November. Student government’s Equity and Inclusion Committee, which will be under the leadership of Eduardo Rodriguez-Gomez ‘22 in the coming fall semester, has been spearheading the effort. President Alison Byerly said that the […]

College urges vigilance after mumps outbreak at nearby Temple University

Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable illness is taking place with the spreading of mumps at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Director of Health Services on campus, sent a health alert this Tuesday to caution students. Goldstein warned that if students think they are experiencing symptoms or “have been in close contact with […]

Easton, the new windy city: campus loses power temporarily after 30 mph wind gusts

Strong gusts of wind roared through the Lehigh Valley on Monday, reaching speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The wind blasts blew the college’s power out on Monday morning for about an hour and several classes were canceled as a result. The National Weather Service issued a high […]

Alaskan gamer charged with making false bomb threat to campus

A man from Anchorage, Alaska, was charged over the break with perpetrating last May’s bomb threat against campus. Gavin Lee Casdorph, going by Jafar Saleem on Twitter, was arrested in December for propagating the false bomb threats. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with President Alison Byerly, held a press conference on Dec. […]

William Wegman’s artist’s book uniquely combines elements of Maine’s environment

William Wegman’s current work displayed at Skillman Library, inspired by his large 1993 collection of camping books, nature guides and boy scout manuals, creatively brings together various aspects of the Maine wilderness where much of his work was created.   Wegman’s current work, “Field Guide to North America and Other Regions,” is an artist’s book, “which means that […]