Black-led student coalition Dear Lafayette College begins working with staff and faculty after releasing demands

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd impacted every corner of the nation this past summer, and Lafayette was no exception. On June 22, the Instagram account was created, sending shockwaves through the College Hill community with its revelations about the treatment of Black and Brown students and faculty.  The Dear […]

‘The conversation doesn’t stop here’: LANDIS Center hosts discussion on ICE and the treatment of immigrants

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), eugenics, the sterilization of ICE detainees, and the history behind the treatment of immigrants were all discussed last Tuesday at a virtual event hosted by Landis Center’s MOSAIC Tutoring Team.  The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Sosa-Ponce ‘21 and included Karina Fuentes, assistant director of intercultural development, Flor De Maria […]

Greek life leaders silent over investigations into allegations linking unapproved social events with recent COVID outbreak

All Greek life activities at Lafayette have been canceled as of Oct. 21 amid an investigation into alleged misconduct both before and after Covid-19 cases began to emerge on campus in mid-October.  The allegations, which have come in from social media and anonymous reporting, allege that fraternities – specifically Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), Phi Kappa […]

Amidst largest outbreak of the semester, Lafayette announces spring plans: All students will be invited back to campus

In an announcement heard around the world, President Alison Byerly told the community that all Lafayette students will be invited back to campus for the 2021 spring semester. Students have until Nov. 2 to inform the college of their spring intentions, and billing is expected to be released around Dec. 7 “in [the] most current […]

Court-packing, gender and hypocrisy: Students activists and faculty discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

With just over two weeks to the general election, the nation’s attention has been focused almost exclusively on the presidency. But the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court has forced many student activists and professors to divert their attention. Hearings for Barrett’s appointment began […]

‘We must be active protectors of democracy’: Attorneys and professors discuss voting rights in the upcoming election

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the talk, “Voting Rights, Race and COVID: A View from the Front Lines” sought to shed light on the shortcomings of American democracy.  Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, attorneys Sonia Gill and Bobby Hoffman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discussed voting and […]

No new cases found after one student and one employee test positive in September: Cases in Pennsylvania still on the rise

Both the student and the employee who tested positive for the coronavirus in late September have fully recovered and exited isolation, according to director of health services Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. The positive test results brought the fall semester case count to eight. During the first week of having students on campus in August, five students […]

Lafayette wins appeal for phase two of construction: Timeline, enrollment still uncertain

The Easton city council approved phase two of the college’s expansion plan last Wednesday after initial hesitations from members of the planning commission earlier in the year. The project will involve the demolition of several houses on College Hill to make way for a 169-bed residence hall with a new health and wellness center.  Phase […]