Long lines for students, long weeks for employees: The nationwide labor shortage’s impact on dining services

Any student who has been packed in Marquis Hall or Gilbert’s Cafe during the lunch rush has seen Lafayette’s labor shortage problem in action. “Our commitment still is providing fresh daily options,” Christopher Brown, general manager of Bon Appétit, the college’s food service provider, explained. “But some of those goals are getting harder and harder […]

Henry Hipp smiling in front of buildings on a sunny day.

Henry Hipp ’22 and Kara-Lyn Moran ’22 share their experiences studying abroad in Copenhagen during the pandemic

Few Americans get to see Copenhagen, Denmark when it is free of tourists. Henry Hipp ’22 and Kara-Lyn Moran ’22 have found this to be an unexpected perk of studying abroad during the pandemic. “[Denmark] just opened the borders up to Americans and I, with my other classmates, we are the only Americans in Denmark, […]

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‘THE PASA PODCAST’ explores Greek life, institutional betrayal and next steps for sexual assault on campus

When Greta Kullby ’21 was a first-year student, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) had only just been formed. Now, Kullby is one of the two peer educators responsible for “THE PASA PODCAST,” a three episode podcast inaugurated in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). “I feel like PASA’s just come such a long way,” […]

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‘It’s a numbers game’: Counselors and recent grads offer insights on how the pandemic has affected the workplace

Securing a job after graduation is hard enough without a global pandemic—and this year, students at Lafayette are dealing with both. Luckily, the Gateway Career Center has insights on how the pandemic will affect students looking for jobs and internships. Although all her appointments are virtual now, the pandemic has not changed Alana Klass’s responsibilities […]

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‘Staying with the trouble’: Nature writer Robert Macfarlane discusses his nonfiction book ‘Underland’ in the 2020 Hatfield Lecture

Nature writer Robert Macfarlane has written an entire book on the underground—but even he is not afraid to admit that there is much he still doesn’t know about what he describes as “the Underland.” “We know so little of the worlds beneath our feet,” Macfarlane said during this year’s John L. Hatfield ‘67 Lecture. “If […]

‘It’s time to change’: Migration Week emphasizes education and advocacy

For its core organizers, Migration Week is all about keeping the conversation alive. The week, which consisted of programs discussing immigration and refugee communities, was organized by the Landis Center and Alternative School Break (ASB) and will conclude this weekend with the long-awaited Migration Summit. On Monday, the Landis Center’s MOSAIC Tutoring Team hosted the […]

Writer, producer and Time’s Up founding member Alexandra Kondracke discusses representation and activism in Hollywood

Writer and producer Alexandra Kondracke believes that we are what we watch. “That’s what you see, that’s what you ingest, that’s the understanding you have of the world,” Kondracke said in a talk this past Wednesday. For this reason, Kondracke and her wife, filmmaker Angela Robinson, are big advocates for the positive representation of LGBTQ+ […]

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Student Activist Spotlight: Fatimata Cham ’23 speaks on activism through community, poetry and family

Fatimata Cham ’23 is an activist not just for herself, but for the people around her. “Activism, to me, means community. Always has, always will,” Cham said. “Activism to me means uplifting those around me and dismantling these systems of oppression that have continuously and historically abused people of minority groups. It means learning when […]

Two students looking at a menu at Marquis.

How Bon Appétit has changed dining services for the pandemic, and what changes might stick

Craig Becker, the Associate Vice President of Finance & Business Services at Lafayette, keeps two priorities in mind when making decisions about campus dining services during the pandemic. “Objective one: provide good, quality service. Objective two: be safe,” he said. As simple as these objectives may sound, feeding the 2,000 or so students who are […]