Combating a toxic culture: PASA urges community to act with second annual Take Back the Night keynote, vigil

Addressing head-on what lies beneath the surface of the college community, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) made Lafayette’s toxic culture surrounding sexual assault a main topic of discussion at Thursday’s Take Back the Night. They posed a direct question to the audience of students at the keynote event: how can you be a part of […]

Following hazing allegation, Delta Gamma resumes normal operations after accepting student conduct charges

The college’s Delta Gamma chapter, Epsilon Xi, has been granted permission to “operate again” following an allegation of hazing, according to Delta Gamma Executive Offices. After the incident of alleged hazing was reported against Delta Gamma on Sept. 13, the chapter received a letter ordering it to “cease and desist.” This cease and desist order was […]

PASA’s Take Back the Night week prompts reflection on sexual assault: campus shows solidarity with survivors

“You’re not alone.” “Believe survivors.” “I will not be afraid anymore.” These are some of the messages written on shirts that hung over the atrium of Farinon this week during Pards Against Sexual Assault’s (PASA) second annual Take Back the Night (TBTN). Community members were invited by PASA to create the shirts on Sunday during […]

Democrats gain control of the House, Republican increase senate majority; Increase in voter turnout, especially among millennials

The midterm elections on Nov. 6 resulted in a shift in the balance of bipartisan representation in the United States Congress with Democrats winning the House majority and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate. In addition to this shift, these midterms also resulted in a number of historic firsts for the country. A record number […]

Committee report on sororities: no need for new NPC chapter

An exploratory committee, created by the Panhellenic Council in spring 2017 to investigate the possibilities of adding another National Panhellenic Council (NPC) sorority chapter to campus, recently released a report that advised against adding another NPC chapter. Last year, discussions took place about interest in forming a multicultural sorority chapter on campus. Since multicultural Greek organizations don’t fall […]

Lafayette clears first hurdle with preliminary approval of reconfigured McCartney dorm plan

The Easton Planning Commission voted five to two to approve Lafayette College’s preliminary land development plan for the college’s McCartney Mixed-Use Dormitory Project. Last September, the planning commission voted not to recommend the college’s previous land development plan. However, the new preliminary plan was submitted under the new zoning ordinance that was amended for the […]

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 […]

Library purchases 14 collections from Digital National Security Archive

Lafayette is now home to 14 recently declassified Digital National Security Archive collections, after the college purchased them for an undisclosed price. Topics included in the archives range from the space race and the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War to United States foreign policy decisions throughout the twentieth century. The archives were recently […]

Breaking Bear: College severs ties with security company

The college has severed long-term ties with Bear Security, an independent company that provided security at campus events like Lafayette-Lehigh and the spring concert. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell would not discuss specifics about the Bear contract, merely confirming that the college is no longer “utilizing” them. Bear officials did not respond for comment […]