A historic legacy: archivist Diane Shaw retires after three decades of growing college’s collections

For 33 years, Diane Shaw has served as a link between Lafayette and its history. Shaw, Director for Special Collections and College Archives, recently announced she will retire after the Fall 2018 semester. She will still be on campus during the spring semester “tying up loose ends” and finishing up a few projects, Shaw said. […]

College’s sexual misconduct policies would see ‘significant changes’ under proposed federal rules

Some “significant changes” would have to be made to the college’s sexual misconduct policies if the new rules proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos relating to Title IX are implemented, said Jessica Brown, Educational Equity Coordinator who oversees Title IX policy at the college. The proposed rules from the Department of Education narrow what cases of […]

As nation reels from Pittsburgh shooting, campus responds with grief and solidarity

What was supposed to be an informal and educational gathering at Lafayette’s Hillel house last Saturday night took a dramatic turn when in Pittsburgh that morning, 11 people were killed in a synagogue. Those deaths changed a group activity into an emotion-filled memorial. Members said that although they were devastated, there was comfort in coming […]

‘Not your ordinary diner’: Billy’s Downtown Diner comes to Easton

Billy’s Downtown Diner opened Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Easton on South Third Street. The diner is the third Billy’s to open in the Lehigh Valley, with other locations previously existing in Bethlehem and Allentown. Although plans for Billy’s to open in Easton originated in 2015, transforming the space into a restaurant led to several overruns, […]

Warm welcome back to campus

After a summer full of turbulent weather, students were welcomed back to campus this week by a heat advisory from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The advisory, which lasted from 12 p.m. on Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday night, warned the Lehigh Valley of extremely hot temperatures. On Tuesday, the campus community received an […]

The power of oral history: lecturer emphasizes role of the past in social justice

Amy Starecheski believes that oral history can “change the world.” She visited the college Monday to present on the importance of oral history and its many uses. Co-Director of Oral History MA Program at Columbia University, Starecheski discussed oral history’s usage in social justice movements. She began her talk by asking the audience to turn […]