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 […]

‘Rapped in Black’ library exhibition celebrates conception of minority student recruitment program, advocates discuss work to be done

“Black students at Lafayette need more Black students to fill out our community,” wrote James R. Hairston ’71, the former social chairman of the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and one of the first black students to attend Lafayette College. “We need more Black students so that the Black experience is not lost but shared […]

Committee proposes new course schedule for 2021: Faculty clash over program schedule and equity guidelines

After months of research and deliberation starting in June 2019, the Lafayette campus-wide course scheduling committee has proposed a new schedule for the 2021 academic year. But the work may not be finished just yet. Numerous members of the faculty expressed concerns over the new proposed schedule, which was discussed at length during an open […]

Letter from the Editor

Dear Lafayette Community: This week, President Byerly informed our community that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the college will be moving to remote learning after spring break from March 23 until April 5. Additionally, from March 16 to April 5, all students must return home, and stay home, unless […]

Lehigh reinstates Greek life after month-long ban: Lafayette continues search for new advisor to fraternities and sororities

Over the weekend, fraternities and sororities at Lehigh University were allowed to resume normal activity following a month-long hiatus after reports of hazing, alcohol violations, and drug abuse prompted the administration to “pause” all Greek life on campus in January. The organizations were reinstated after members of the Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Cultural Greek […]

College announces 15-year power purchase agreement that will offset 47% of campus carbon emissions

Lafayette has signed an energy purchase agreement to buy renewable energy on a 200-acre solar farm as part of their effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. This 15-year virtual power purchase agreement is in conjunction with Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College, and is the largest solar power purchase of any group of […]

Stroll into spring with style: Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opens on Northampton Street

Students walking down Northampton Street may notice a stylish new boutique in business just a few blocks from Center Square.  Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opened its doors to the public last Saturday, Feb. 29. The boutique sells a variety of women’s clothing including blouses, crop tops, dresses, sweaters, jeans, rompers, jumpsuits, and accessories. The […]