Tour guides leave program following feelings of pressure to share inauthentic experiences: The challenges facing tour guides of color

Tour guides are one of the key bridges between prospective students and the Lafayette College experience. But what if your experience isn’t relatable to the majority of prospective students? For several former tour guides who joined the program with the goal of sharing their experiences with a more diverse population of prospective students, appealing to a […]

Mumps confirmed at colleges in the Lehigh Valley, yet to be found at Lafayette

With the confirmation of over a hundred cases of the mumps associated with a flare-up at Philadelphia’s Temple University in February, mumps breakouts have since been confirmed on Lehigh Valley campuses. Lehigh University had a confirmed case of the mumps in late August, while Moravian College in neighboring Bethlehem confirmed on September 23rd that five […]

Vampires beware, Garlic Fest is here: this weekend’s annual festival to provide food, live music

Garlic Fest, a two-day festival full of “amazing chefs,” live cooking competitions and music, is one of Easton’s most popular annual events, and the city is preparing for its downtown take-over this weekend. More than 90 food and merchandising vendors will crowd around Centre Square to showcase the pungent flavors of garlic. Local restaurants and […]

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students create space for representation

With activities and special trips, the college’s Hispanic Society of Lafayette plans to keep Hispanic culture alive for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated throughout the country from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The student organization already hosted a day trip to Fiesta DC on Sept. 22, where students could spend the day enjoying […]

President Byerly appoints three-person council to oversee diversity, equity, inclusion efforts

The college’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive campus community for students, faculty and staff will now be spearheaded by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, a newly appointed team replacing the previous individually led Senior Diversity Officer position.  President Alison Byerly made the announcement of the new council in an email to […]