Sexual misconduct complaint process the subject of scrutiny at panel of college officials

Lengthiness, ambiguity among student concerns At a panel yesterday morning, students voiced their concerns to college officials that the college’s internal complaint processes for sexual misconduct are unclear to students and take too long to reach a resolution, discouraging survivors from coming forward. The college officials responded that they are exploring ways to make the […]

An underreported crime and a changing culture: survivors of sexual assault say with improved campus climate, some struggles remain

In the last two years, survivors of sexual assault and allies have made their voices heard, in society and on campus. A subject once frozen in shame is beginning to thaw. Survivors of sexual assault at Lafayette say that during this time of change, they have seen an improvement in the campus climate—people are looking […]

Transforming from governance into advocacy: Connor Burwell ’19 discusses year of his presidency

Connor Burwell ‘19, like many other students, has seen the emergence of new structures and plans during his time on campus. Unlike others, however, Burwell has played a key role as a conduit from the students to the administration as the expansion plan, or the growth and affordability initiative, progresses. Burwell served as the first […]

Op-ed: A letter from sports section alumni

Dear Lafayette Community, As sports staff writer alumni of The Lafayette, we feel that it is our duty to speak out on behalf of the current newspaper staff. We commend The Lafayette for delivering hard hitting journalism— while balancing full class loads— in a tumultuous time for the media not just on College Hill, but […]

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to last week’s paper concerning the volleyball program. I have been affiliated with the program in various ways since 2002 as the faculty liaison and academic adviser and I have worked almost every home volleyball game during the past 10 years as line judge or at the scorer’s table. In […]

Athletic department tight-lipped on past alleged issues with volleyball program and termination of former head coach Terri Campbell

A “change in leadership.” That’s all the Lafayette athletics department said when they announced in December that veteran head coach Terri Dadio Campbell ‘92 would no longer lead the women’s volleyball team. An investigation by The Lafayette has found, however, that Campbell—who coached several teams at colleges in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania during a […]

Editorial: Why The Lafayette should be able to contact student-athletes directly

Athletic department officials have recently notified their student-athletes of a change in procedure: inquiries from The Lafayette are to go through the athletic communications division. While the department has not put this in writing as an official policy, and there is no penalty for violating it, it is becoming standard procedure which our reporters have […]