Black-led student coalition Dear Lafayette College begins working with staff and faculty after releasing demands

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd impacted every corner of the nation this past summer, and Lafayette was no exception. On June 22, the Instagram account @black.at.laf was created, sending shockwaves through the College Hill community with its revelations about the treatment of Black and Brown students and faculty.  The Dear […]

Tri Delta relinquishes chapter amidst calls for abolition of Greek life

Last week, the Tri Delta sorority announced on their Instagram page that they were relinquishing their chapter at Lafayette. The decision comes after a summer in which social media accounts highlighted racism and sexual assault on campus, along with the beginning of an “abolish Greek life” movement. The sorority was also facing pressure from their […]

College announces 15-year power purchase agreement that will offset 47% of campus carbon emissions

Lafayette has signed an energy purchase agreement to buy renewable energy on a 200-acre solar farm as part of their effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. This 15-year virtual power purchase agreement is in conjunction with Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College, and is the largest solar power purchase of any group of […]

Warrant out for arrest of Lafayette College Bon Appetit employee who allegedly threatened other employees

A Lafayette College cook and Bon Appetit employee was approached by Lafayette Public Safety after receiving information on threats from other members of the Bon Appetit staff. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, and they were served a no-trespassing order prohibiting him from college grounds. The warrant was issued for 22-year-old Amiru Richardson, […]

A future campus-wide composting program at Lafayette is ‘going to take a lot of effort’

Easton’s Farmers Market began a food composting program for Easton residents in the summer of 2018, the same time Lafayette brought back composting on campus after a two-year lapse in the program. A new full-time position and more funding is needed to successfully compost all food waste on campus, Lisa Miskelly, the Assistant Director of […]

Recent crime on College Hill leads college, city to evaluate how ‘to better enforce safety’

There were a number of incidents on College Hill, including robbery, assault and a shooting resulting in a shelter-in-place lockdown of Lafayette College in December through winter break that have raised community safety concerns. In response, President Alison Byerly held a meeting with the Easton Police Department, members of Residence Life, Public Safety, Easton Mayor […]

An ‘unfortunate mishap’: professor, PBS commentator speaks to voting machine malfunction

Shortly after the polls closed on November 5 in Northampton Country, where Lafayette is located, the county election offices began to notice abnormalities in the vote counts for the judge’s race between the Democrat Abe Kassis, and their opponent, the Republican Victor Scomillio. “[Kassis] had just 164 votes out of 55,000 ballots across more than 100 […]

Government professors provide insight on recent public impeachment hearings

This past week saw the continuation of public hearings with several key testimonies in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump including the testimony of Gordon D. Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union on Wednesday. Sondland’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee directly implicated members of the Trump administration, including Trump himself, amongst […]

Supreme Court hearings on DACA begin, threatening the protection of undocumented immigrants on campus

The Supreme Court began to hear arguments this past Tuesday to decide on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the Court’s “conservative majority appeared ready on Tuesday to side with the Trump administration” in its efforts to end the DACA program according to the New York Times. While the court’s liberal […]

Associate Director at Pew Research Center analyzes political discourse on social media during Trump presidency

Adam Hughes, the associate director of Data Labs at Pew Research Center, spoke to a packed audience on the connection between politics and social media. In his talk “Politics in the Trump Era,” Hughes analyzed data collected by the center from social networking sites in an effort to explain how current politics interact in these […]