Skyway secures $1.5 million, seeks $3 million more

Lafayette College announced Tuesday that the plans for building an elevator between campus and downtown Easton have come $1.5 million closer to its $9.6-million reality. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania awarded Lafayette a grant from the state’s pool devoted to annual economic development projects. Lafayette applied for about $3 million in funding and presented before the state government […]

Football Coach Tavani ends 30 years with Lafayette

Football head coach Frank Tavani announced on Wednesday that his 40-year coaching career has ended. The college stated in a press release on Wednesday that Tavani announced his retirement after 30 years with Lafayette and 17 seasons as head coach. His contract expired at the end of this season and was not renewed. “It’s been an honor and privilege […]

Campus activism surges after presidential election

Roughly 200 students walked out from their classes on Wednesday in the latest of students’ demonstrations in reaction to the presidential election last week. Last Friday, those living on Lafayette’s campus woke up to roughly 300 “Not My President” posters distributed across campus, and a silent protest took place later that day. A few Lafayette community […]

Admissions denies ethics violation after accepting perks from education company

After a Reuters report put Lafayette admissions in the spotlight for accepting perks in exchange for admissions help, admissions officers have denied both giving a special advantage to students and breaching the college’s code of ethics. Both Dean of Admissions Matt Hyde and Associate Director Eugene Gabay accepted benefits in exchange for leading two workshops about […]

Q&A with Easton Mayor Panto: Expansion plan, elevator, clowns

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. recently moved his offices from the Alpha Building in Centre Square to a new building on Third Street. Then for the first time, 85 Lafayette staff members moved into the Alpha Building as part of the college’s restructuring. Now, with Lafayette planning to break ground next summer on construction that stretches further […]

College, Easton police step up liquor law, jaywalking enforcement

Dean of Students Paul J. McLoughlin II sent an email across campus early this semester notifying students that Easton police would increase off-campus enforcement of two things: jay-walking and public intoxication. The shift is the second part of a two-year, $35,530 grant the college received from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to curb “high-risk” drinking, or drinking that may threaten […]

Lafayette’s first sustainability director announced

How students and faculty created a position at the college After an engineering studies class, a letter to President Alison Byerly, a march from Farinon to Markle and, later, a search committee, Lafayette College has hired the first sustainability director in its history. The two-year student and faculty effort to fill the position culminated last […]