Reaccreditation self study concludes: campus reviews scheduled for November, April

As the college enters the final stages of its three-year self study, which was created for the reaccreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), it is touching base with all areas of campus to ensure the review is holistic and comprehensive. Classics professor Markus Dubischar, who is co-chair of the Steering […]

Counseling Center adds counselors and services to meet increased student demand

In an effort to adequately accommodate the increased student demand for counseling at Lafayette, the Counseling Center welcomed full-time counselors Dr. Devin Hussong and Dr. Asmita Pendse this August.  Being short two full-time staff members, and with the Health Center visiting psychiatrist retiring at the end of last semester, the Counseling Center needed more full-time counselors […]

Denim Day shows support for victims of sexual violence, educates Lafayette community on sexual assault

Students, faculty and staff participated in Denim Day on Wednesday, as an effort to band campus together to spread awareness and raise support for victims of sexual violence. Denim Day is a national day organized by Peace Over Violence where individuals “wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual […]

Athletes and athletic staff required to participate in One Love Escalation workshops after NCAA mandate

In order to help all varsity athletes and athletic staff at Lafayette fulfill the NCAA Board of Governors regulation that they “participate in education regarding sexual violence,” all Lafayette athletes are now required to attend One Love Escalation Workshops this semester, Deputy Director of Athletic Compliance Kaitlyn McKittrick wrote in an email. This new policy […]

District attorney to host summit addressing college drinking: recent events, including McCrae Williams’ death, prompt event

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is organizing a summit with the four higher education institutions in the county to address the issue of underage and dangerous drinking habits. In a report announcing the summit, Morganelli wrote that while happy and lifelong memories result from college years, “it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing […]

Planting seeds for change: New Assistant Director of Farm and Food seeks to increase student connection to food

Bringing an extensive agricultural background with experience farming vegetables and with dairy, egg and meat farms around the eastern United States, new Assistant Director of Farm and Food Lisa Miskelly is eager to begin her role managing LaFarm and strengthening its relationship with dining services. Miskelly will work with the two LaFarm EXCEL scholars in […]

Professor Roger Ruggles announces campaign for congressional seat: “You give me a problem, and I’ll find a solution”

Roger Ruggles, civil and environmental engineering professor and current member of Easton’s City Council, is starting his campaign for the the soon-to be vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, running in the primary election as a Democrat. Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as a result of a gerrymandering case, redistricted this area of the […]

Zeta Psi colony works towards reinstatement next November: New chapter aims to be more diverse

Chirag Nijjer ’20, the first president of Zeta Psi since its suspension, said the newfound group’s mission in bringing Zete back is to provide Lafayette with “a new way to look at Greek life.” This new perspective may include such things as purposely recruiting a diverse membership, in terms of socioeconomic status, background and interests, […]