The textbook conundrum

By Ian Morse ‘17 and Melissa Last‘17 | Collaborative Reporters Photo by Nicole Maselli ‘14 A recent Florida bill that seeks to limit the frequency that professors assign new textbooks is designed so students can save on educational expenses. The proposed Florida legislation would require professors to use course textbooks for at least three years, limiting […]

Cyber attacks against the US

Kevin Mandia ‘92 details US vulnerability and attackers Photo courtesy of lafayette.edu   The United States can be easily infiltrated by international cyber hackers, FireEye, Inc. COO and VUP Kevin Mandia ‘92 said in a lecture last Thursday. “We’re living in a glass house, but the people we would be hacking into are living in […]

LCTV uses Google Glass

Photo by Nicole Maselli ‘14 Lafayette College Television (LCTV) is working on new ways to experiment and innovate within the academic and media world with the use of their recently acquired Google Glass, a device designed as a mobile interface to be worn like glasses. LCTV believes that the device, which combines a still and […]

Credit complaints: Sixteen years after switch to current credit system, concerns remain

Although it has been almost 16 years since Lafayette established the present criteria for academic credit requirements, concerns expressed then still echo among the current student body. A prevalent unease with the system, which was put into effect the fall semester of 1998, concerns the discrepancy between credits awarded and hours spent in class. “I […]

Public Safety adds eyes

Photo by Austin Drucker ‘17 New security cameras were installed on Gates Hall, McKeen Hall, and outside the Williams Arts Center this winter, adding to a multitude of cameras that already exist on Lafayette’s campus. Public Safety said they expanded cameras in those areas because they receive heavy foot traffic from the Lafayette community. “Society […]

Students join nation-wide initiative to limit bottled water

Photo by Nicole  Maselli ‘14 Students at Lafayette are working to increase environmentally friendly measures at the college by advocating for eliminating or limiting disposable water bottle usage. Rebecca Citrin ‘14 and Julia Kripas ‘15, working with the nationwide organization Food and Water Watch, are bringing “Take Back the Tap” to Lafayette, which supports student […]

Complicated Ukrainian situation discussed

In the midst of the fast-developing crisis in the Ukraine, the Very Reverend Father Bazyl Zawierucha argues Ukraine’s problems lie in the country’s ever-present economic, political, and linguistic divides. Zawierucha, currently provost and a professor of theology and church history at St. Sophia Seminary, came to Lafayette last Thursday to speak on the Ukrainian crisis, […]