Holiday Helpers reports theft to public safety, receives no follow-up

Ten gift cards valued at $25 each – meant to be donated to struggling women and children in the Easton area – were allegedly stolen last Thursday night from in front of the Landis Center. They were included in a pile of gifts donated to the annual Holiday Helpers drive, which Landis Center holds during the holiday season to collect a variety […]

College hires Student Wellness and Support Coordinator

Starting later this month, the college will be bringing on Alissa Vreeland as its new Student Wellness and Support Coordinator. This “reimagined position” was previously known as the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Assistant, according to an email from Dean of Students Paul McLoughlin II which was sent out to the faculty announcing the hire. Vreeland […]

Portlock through the years: Students fought to establish ‘Black House’ in 1970

The Portlock Black Cultural Center (PBCC), now located at 101 McCartney Street on College Hill, was not always where it stands today. Before the PBCC, students used a converted classroom in Watson Hall as a Black Activities Lounge, according to a statement released by Lafayette’s Office of Public Information on April 13, 1970. In the […]

Not up for debate: Debate coach inducted into National Forensics Association

After being chosen by the selective committee of the National Forensics Association (NFA), Associate Director Lafayette Forensics and Debate Coach John Boyer has been inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame. As a member of the Hall of Fame, Boyer is among those who have excelled in competing in forensics, in contributing to forensics after college graduation and […]

Swiping right on brown bags: Student government proposes meal swipes at lectures and club meetings

Lafayette College Student Government is in the process of creating a new LafSync form that will allow students to use meal swipes to get food at club meetings and brown bag lectures. Chair of Student Organizations Connor Burwell ‘19 has been very involved in creating the form. He said that he hopes the form will […]

A solid investment: College club holds its own against real-world stock indexes

On March 23, the Lafayette College Investment Club was in good company on the webpages of CNN Money, next to articles about a dip in Nike’s stock, a spike in oil prices and Starbucks’ CEO’s stances on America’s political climate. The article highlighted the longest-running investment club in America’s success over the years. The group’s advisor, professor […]

Byerly hosts semester’s first town hall: Concerns about college’s “new direction” raised

President Alison Byerly hosted a Town Hall meeting in Colton Chapel on Tuesday to discuss the state of the college. All faculty, staff and students were invited to attend. A primary topic of conversation was the future direction of the college—a direction of growth. Byerly began her summary by discussing the board meeting in which she and other members […]

A new ideal

Competition encourages students to work toward U.N. Sustainable Development Goals The IDEAL Center for Innovation at Lafayette launched the 2016 IPrize challenge focusing on sustainability on Monday. One month earlier, the UN affirmed a commitment to sustainable development, inspiring the focus of the prize. Students will be asked to create a project that addresses“Economic Growth […]