Formerly known as IDEAL, Dyer Center persists with entrepreneurial mission under new name

Over the past several years, Lafayette has made an effort to create a program that works exclusively to develop student’s entrepreneurial passions and skills through the creation of the Dyer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A year under director Yusuf Dahl’s leadership, the Dyer Center recently changed it’s name from the IDEAL Center as a […]

Student Government embarks on first year with structural changes

This year marks the inaugural year for Lafayette Student Government’s revised structural changes that were voted on last semester, and those in charge are making efforts to increase transparency, functionality and connectivity within these changes. Spearheading this year’s student government is student-body President Connor Burwell ’19. Burwell said that he plays three chief roles within this […]

College Transition Specialist position created to increase support for students

In response to a list of concerns from marginalized students on Lafayette’s campus and the resulting student support task force, the college has established the new position of “College Transition Specialist.” The creation of this new position was spearheaded by Dean Erica D’Agostino who, after extensive research into the support systems of other colleges, felt […]

Between the vines: US grape consumption creates differing effects in Chilean economy, society

The phrase “farm-to-table” takes a different meaning when the farm is hundreds of miles away in South America. According to Heidi Tinsman, increased grape consumption in the US over the last several decades has had both negative and positive outcomes on workers’ rights and female monetary independence. Tinsman, professor of history at the University of […]

Lafayette will not penalize applicants suspended for peaceful protests: on campus, discussions on gun control take place

Students across the nation have been taking part in protesting gun violence after the school shooting in Florida two weeks ago, and President Alison Byerly said Lafayette has joined other universities in not taking action against applicants who have been suspended for participating in protests. The superintendent of a Texas public school district threatened last […]

June Schlueter and colleagues discover new sources Shakespeare “borrowed” from for plays

English professor June Schlueter recently made national and international news as a result of her research into William Shakespeare in which she and her colleagues were able to identify several new sources of inspiration for some of his plays. Initially, Schlueter and her colleagues were researching the North family—and specifically Thomas North—who published a translation […]

Studies show increased desirability for humanities majors after graduation

As Lafayette announced a new endowed professorship this week aimed at combining engineering and the liberal arts, research has been showing growing appreciation and need for skills associated with a humanities-based education. Inside Higher Ed reported in 2015 that only 4.3 percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the humanities were unemployed. Of the other 95.7 […]

Easton Mayor confirms support for expansion, next public hearing March 8

Earlier this month, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and City Council affirmed their support for the Lafayette expansion project, and Panto said he was working on writing ordinances to clarify some of the issues that the Easton Planning Commission identified with the McCartney dorm project. The college originally planned to open the new dorms for fall […]