Temple Grandin to speak at virtual commencement on August 1; Renowned author, educator and autism spokesperson will receive an honorary degree of science from Lafayette

Temple Grandin thinks in pictures. Her world goes by “one short little PowerPoint slide” at a time, but her work is a testament to the power of different types of thinkers. Grandin is this year’s commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary science degree from the college, and will bring her expertise as an autism […]

Over 1000 signatures, but little change: Petition calls on Lafayette to divest resources from police departments

As worldwide protests against racism and police brutality continue, a petition to divest resources from the Lafayette Public Safety Department and Easton Police Department accumulated over 1000 signatures as of Thursday evening. The petition, signed by Lafayette students, faculty and alumni, listed 14 demands to “abolish and address systems that disproportionately harm BIPOC [Black, Indigenous […]

What happens next?: College hosts town hall meeting with student government to discuss fall semester

As schools around the country begin releasing their plans for the upcoming semester, Lafayette’s fate is still uncertain. In anticipation of the college’s forthcoming decision, scheduled for June 15, Vice President of Student Life Annette Diorio joined hundreds of students over Zoom in a town hall meeting hosted by student government on Monday. The purpose […]

Josie Brodfuehrer ‘20 wins Pepper Prize

From a young age, Josie Brodfuehrer ’20 has remembered the words of her great-grandmother who worked in the Simon Silk Mill before it was reconfigured: ‘Anyone who’s someone goes to Lafayette.” Today, as the Pepper Prize recipient for the class of 2020, Brodfuehrer has not only become “someone,” but has taken advantage of her last […]

The ‘golden age of maximum speech’: Vaidhyanathan delivers ‘Cacophony’ talk as 2020 Jones Lecture

What happens when someone with authority employs a tactic typically used by the powerless? Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan posed this question in the context of President Donald Trump’s Twitter usage in this year’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture on Wednesday. Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies and director of the Center of Media and Citizenship […]

Micro-internships provide new opportunities for summer work experience

With summer jobs and internships being cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been left without a way to earn money or have a job experience during the summer months. However, new opportunities for remote, “micro-internships” may provide Lafayette students with an alternate for the upcoming summer months.  Micro-internships typically range […]

Room and board credits for individual students to be announced April 10

Tomorrow, students are expected to receive communication from the student billing office regarding each individual’s specific refund amount for the spring semester’s room and board fees. These refunds are a result of students having to leave campus prior to spring break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Alison Byerly and Roger Demareski, Vice President of […]

Lafayette creates pass/fail option for spring semester: Students have until May 1 to decide

Today the college announced that all students will be allowed to take any course on a pass/fail grade basis for this semester only. The decision, which was distributed via a campus-wide email from President Alison Byerly and Provost John Meier, was made in response to the college’s transition to online instruction instigated by the ongoing […]