Investigators announce role of alcohol, parties in McCrae Williams’ death

As the investigation into McCrae Williams’ death continues, no evidence of criminal conduct exists at this point, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli announced in a press conference Tuesday. Campus activities are slowly returning to normal. “We’re going to continue with our normal protocol as far as patrolling” in and around campus, Director of Public […]

Search for Educational Equity Coordinator ensues, position will expand Title IX coordinator’s role

The search for the new Educational Equity Coordinator is currently underway, a new role that expands the role of former Title IX Coordinator Amy O’Neill to include other forms of discrimination. The Educational Equity Coordinator will work with Dean of Equity and Inclusion Chris Hunt to cover all cases of discrimination, including racism, that previously were […]

Phone-a-thon reaches out to Senators in support of DACA

Within two hours, students, faculty and staff who gathered in the Farinon Atrium had written over six hundred post-cards and made over two hundred phone calls to Congress representatives across the country to urge them to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Charles Evans ’19 organized this Phone-a-thon in support of DACA on Wednesday, with the support […]

Expansion unfazed: the college explores options after rejection

On the heels of the Easton Planning Commission’s denial of its land development plan for the mixed-use building on McCartney St., Lafayette is exploring other ways to begin its inevitable expansion plan, Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said. The college can appeal the decision of the commission to the Easton City Council. It went […]

A long way from home: Lafayette students’ families face effects of hurricanes

As millions of residents evacuated from Florida this past week, Andres Parada ‘20 anxiously waited for another update from his family who finally made their way from Boca Raton to Memphis to escape Hurricane Irma. “It’s been really stressful trying to stay in touch with them, just not knowing with certainty whether they’ll be safe or […]

Researching for the stars: $120,000 NSF grant to study dark matter

A $120,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled theoretical physicist and physics professor Brooks Thomas to study alternative forms of dark matter particles. “It’s dark matter, it’s dark energy and other mysterious things we don’t know about yet,” Thomas said. According to NASA’s website, dark matter is most adequately defined by “what [it] is not than…what […]

PASA provides support and education for sexual assault survivors

Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) joins the campus community this year with plans to become an inclusive group in which students can learn about resources for sexual assault survivors and share their stories, founding member Nina Cotto ’19 said. “We want PASA to be something everyone in the community can be a part of because everyone in the community […]

Bringing back the data in sustainability efforts: college emissions down 14.3% since 2008

Since starting last November, Lafayette’s first ever Director of Sustainability Marie Fechik-Kirk has made headway in demonstrating the school’s progress in reducing greenhouse emission and increasing visibility of sustainability on campus. One of the first things Fechik-Kirk was tasked with was assessing the college’s progress toward its 2011 climate action plan aimed at reducing carbon […]