The oldest rivalry in college football endures 133 years later

In 1884–the same year that Harry Truman was born, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid and Mark Twain wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn–Lafayette College and Lehigh University met for the first time to play football at the Easton Athletic Grounds, starting college football’s Most Played Rivalry. One hundred and thirty-three years […]

GOP proposed endowment tax may de-incentivize donors, hurt Lafayette’s annual fund

The United States House of Representatives has released the proposed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which would require private universities with assets of more than $100,000 per student to pay a 1.4 percent excise tax on their net investment income, Business Insider reported. Lafayette’s current endowment is $810 million, and enrollment is around 2500 students. This […]

As three universities suspend Greek life, frats make their way back on Lafayette campus

Texas State University suspended all fraternity and sorority activities Nov. 14, a day after the death of a Phi Kappa Psi pledge. All 55 fraternities and sororities at Florida State University were suspended this month following the death of a freshman pledge. Greek life at the University of Michigan was suspended less than a week later […]

“Meet the Greeks” panel discusses educational inequities, multicultural Greek organizations

During a time when Lafayette students are voicing interest in forming a multicultural Greek chapter, Dean of Equity & Inclusion Chris Hunt said he saw an opportunity to discuss how to improve inequities in the educational system. Coincidentally, the panel discussion Hunt worked to put together at Lafayette helped those students learn more about those […]

Easton Hospital earns “C” rating for hospital safety

Easton Hospital, the nearest general medical center other than Bailey’s Health Center, received a “C” grade from LeapFrog’s most recent Hospital Safety Grade in fall 2017. The LeapFrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that aims to increase quality and safety of American health care, according to their website. It uses information about “errors, accidents, and […]

Senior’s poster for sustainability research wins first prize at national conference

Rachel Tenney ’18 is looking to make use of seemingly unusable municipal waste water. Tenney created a poster and based her honors thesis on extracting nutrients from the waste water in order to make more environmentally-friendly fertilizers for plants. With this poster, she won first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference (AIChE). […]

Jones Lecture discusses value of history in modern East Asia

Bringing expertise in East Asia and international security, government and law professor Seo-Hyun Park tackled a pressing question in academia: will history repeat itself? Her answer: both yes and no. In her lecture, Park drew parallels between 19th century security in East Asia and modern day security challenges that face the region. She then posed […]

Student campaign aims to provide free menstrual products on campus

Planned Parenthood Generation Action has launched one of its first campaigns, intended to make free menstrual products available in all academic buildings.  Club president Sara Hayet ‘18 said that the club’s first step “has been to garner interest through our petition campaign. We have 400 signatures from the first four days.” Hugel Science Center, Kunkel […]