Fresh faces run for students government: First-years campaign for representative position

As seniors complete their final term with student government, fourteen first-year students compete for the five student government representative positions to fill the positions in their class. Chair of Representation Bilal Akbar ‘18 said that although the number of candidates from the incoming class sank from 25 last year, the students’ qualification has improved. “We’re […]

Opening channels of communication: President’s first town hall meeting airs campus concerns

President Alison Byerly hosted on Monday the first town hall meeting in the college’s recent memory, providing a platform for campus-wide concerns to be voiced. A group of approximately 70 students, faculty and staff gathered in Colton Chapel as Byerly stood at the front receiving questions, addressing issues and commenting on concerns that were raised […]

Aid, diversity and accessibility

Ranking low in socioeconomic diversity, college moves to change With second socioeconomic index out, Lafayette evaluates accessibility When Lafayette placed low for the second consecutive year in a socioeconomic diversity index, college working groups and enrollment committees confronted the problem of public perception. The New York Times ranking system, called the College Access Index, uses […]

Summer brief and update

New website, DKE renovations, dining services, administration changes arrive in time for new year Lafayette College sometimes undergoes changes during the summer, to avoid interfering with students’life while they are on campus. This semester is no different. Students returned to campus this week to many shifts and new arrivals at the college. The Lafayette staff […]

Celebrating the life of Brian Keller ‘16: Friends remember the scholar-athlete’s determination and brotherhood

Family and friends of Brian Keller ‘16 will gather today to celebrate the life of the 21-year-old, who passed away last Thursday morning. The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing, Pa., across the river from Reading, where the family has roots. A burial will follow in Forest […]