Valerie Melson wins Pepper Prize

Pepper Prize winner Valerie Melson ’17 arrived at Lafayette optimistic about the sense of community she saw, and she leaves after working to make that community more welcoming to students of marginalized and diverse identities. A neuroscience major and Posse Scholar, Melson found her voice as president of the Association of Black Collegiates (ABC) and a coordinator […]

Expansion to improve market position with need-blindness

Roughly three years ago, the college put together a task force to grapple with the slow increase in enrollment they observed. Class sizes had been growing by about 10 people every year to deal with budgetary pressures. The committee of professors and administrators asked, should Lafayette stop the gradual creep? Should Lafayette decrease enrollment? Should Lafayette […]

Letter from the editor

Dear Lafayette community, It has been a busy year. Expansion plans, political protests and a hunger strike that made national news are just a few stories that we’ve covered this academic year. At times, it is exhausting. At others, it’s frustrating. But, always, it’s rewarding. National discussions around “the media” today tend to revolve around […]

College gets green light to build McCartney dorm

After several months of neighborhood pushback, the Easton City Council has approved Lafayette’s plans to build new dormitories on McCartney Street. The council voted four to two in favor of the zoning amendments needed for the plans. The college asked the city council to allow it to build 55-foot “mixed use” dormitories on McCartney Street. A diner and […]

Inclusive dialogue committee claims conservative views underrepresented

Roughly four weeks after its formation, the Ad Hoc Committee on Ensuring Inclusive Dialogue released their final report to the entire campus community. In it, the committee calls for the college to remedy the allegedly “intellectually homogeneous” discourse on campus, dominated by leftist ideology. Despite the charges of leaning conservative, committee chair Michael Latorre ’18 said that the committee has […]