‘Little ways to put a smile on someone’s face’: Lafayette Happiness Project hosts week-long series of uplifting events

In honor of International Day of Happiness, the Lafayette Happiness Project hosted a series of events to spread joy and positivity across campus this past week.  The goal of the newly-formed Lafayette Happiness Project, according to president of the club Taylor Stone ‘22, is to “[spread] random acts of kindness, [get] students to come together, […]

State of the race: On the week of Super Tuesday, college experts discuss the presidential primaries

This past week saw the departures of several candidates form the Democratic president race and the emergence of candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as solidified frontrunners for the democratic nomination. In anticipation of the results of Super Tuesday and the rest of the election thereafter, the College Democrats organized a “State of the Race” […]

SNAP cuts in a food desert: How recent cutbacks could affect access to nutrition in the Lehigh Valley

This December, the Trump Administration announced significant cutbacks to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program that provides eligible households with a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. These cutbacks will not only affect SNAP recipients across the United States, but will also have significant impacts in the Lehigh Valley, and Easton in […]

‘Kashmir under occupation’: An ‘Xposed Series’ panel discussion on the current situation in Kashmir 

For years, the Indian government has been “suppressing the political rights of the [Kashmiri] people,” according to history professor Hafsa Kanjwal. This Tuesday, students and faculty gathered in Kirby 104 for a panel discussion centered around Kashmir and the conflict underway within the region. The panel included Kanjwal and Abdul Bhat ‘18, both of whom […]

Lafayette ‘makes good’ on promise of its founders with Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Lafayette was recently awarded the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, which recognizes colleges and universities across the United States for outstanding community engagement opportunities and experiences.  Earning this certification is a highly competitive process, and Lafayette was one of just 44 out of the original 109 first-time applicants that were granted the classification […]

The ‘David Bowie’ of Lafayette: Herman Tull to retire after this semester

Herman Tull, much-loved professor of Religious Studies and campus “rockstar,” will be retiring after the fall semester. This year marks Professor Tull’s eighth year at the college. In 2007, Tull came to Lafayette from Princeton University, working as a visiting professor for 2 years. Tull returned as a visiting professor in 2014 and has been […]

Middle states reaccreditation team concludes review, makes suggestions for improvement to college

For the past two years, the college has been undergoing an intensive self-study program under the watch of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Last week, the review process came to a close, and the college will be awaiting a decision on accreditation for potentially the next few months from Middle States. A […]

Student government committee pushes to set minimum wage for student workers higher than state requirement

The Equity and Inclusion committee of Student Government is undertaking a campaign to raise the minimum wage on campus. The proposal is to set the minimum wage of students employed by the college to $8 an hour, although members of the committee have discussed pushing for as high as $10 an hour. Director of the […]

The dangers of forgetting history: artist Čedomir Vasić draws inspiration from historical artworks

Multimedia artist Čedomir Vasić discussed works in his collection such as “Mutable Images,” and “Shifting Vision” this past Monday. His art works are comprised of lenticular, traditional prints and videos. Vasić explained that the essence of his work is the idea that every image is changing, “optically, physically and mentally,” adding that this is often a […]