Inspiration in a ‘crisis of democracy’: Author and professor to speak at college next week

Author and Yale law professor John Witt will be visiting campus next Thursday and Friday to give a public lecture and meet with Lafayette students. Titled “The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board: A Blueprint for Modern Constitutional Change,” he plans to tell the story of the creation of new democratic institutions of the United States […]

Capital campaign on target to potentially reach goal early

Two years ago, on a historic Laf-Lehigh rivalry weekend, Lafayette announced that the public portion of the capital campaign could reach $400 million by 2018. With $327 million already in the bucket, college officials said they are now performing above their target. The campaign, which has undergone six years of a private phase and two years of a […]

Student government aims to increase presence post-election

Bilal Akbar ’18, the student government president-elect for the next calendar year, and vice president-elect Shreya Nebhwani ’19 want to give their organization more visibility on campus. “A very small proportion of the student body has an idea of what student government does,” Akbar said. Akbar plans on having monthly open meetings in which the student body can voice their […]

Halloween costumes prompt bias response team meeting

More than four online reports of one Instagram post were submitted on the Bias Response Team’s (BRT) website after Halloween night. The post featured two students wearing costumes which many others viewed as appropriating Mexican culture and being racially insensitive. The post was of two Lafayette students, who put on sombreros and ponchos to dress up in matching Mexican-themed outfits […]