Textbook prices impose challenges for students: College looking for alternatives to increase affordability

Grace Wilgucki ’19, a biology major, estimates that she spends an average of $800 a semester on textbooks alone. Prices like these are not uncommon, and the college has starting looking into increasing affordability and accessibility. Dean of Libraries Anne Houston and others in the administration recently decided to take on the issue of rising textbook […]

June Schlueter and colleagues discover new sources Shakespeare “borrowed” from for plays

English professor June Schlueter recently made national and international news as a result of her research into William Shakespeare in which she and her colleagues were able to identify several new sources of inspiration for some of his plays. Initially, Schlueter and her colleagues were researching the North family—and specifically Thomas North—who published a translation […]

Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Justin Kamine ’11 speaks on importance of communication

Just seven years after graduating from Lafayette, Justin Kamine ’11 has been recognized on Forbes 30 under 30: Food and Drink list for his success as co-founder of KDC AG, an agricultural technology company that turns leftover food waste into animal feed and fertilizer. On Wednesday night, Kamine returned to campus to share the inspiration […]

Riley Temple ’71 uses theology framework to analyze work of African-American playwright

Within the “50 years Black America has been free” since the Civil Rights Act in 1964, African-American authors, poets and playwrights, including playwright August Wilson, have portrayed the history of their people since slavery through various mediums, Riley Temple ’71 said. Wilson’s works play a “redemptive role” for black culture, and according to Temple, can […]

Lafayette gifted $3 million endowment for interdisciplinary engineering chair

A $3 million gift to the college will go towards endowing a new faculty chair in the engineering department that focuses on interdisciplinary education, creating the Air Products-Ghasemi Professorship. The gift is a three-part donation from the Air Products Foundation who donated $1.5 million, CEO of Air Products Seifollah Ghasemi who donated $500,000 and an […]

Zeta Psi colony works towards reinstatement next November: New chapter aims to be more diverse

Chirag Nijjer ’20, the first president of Zeta Psi since its suspension, said the newfound group’s mission in bringing Zete back is to provide Lafayette with “a new way to look at Greek life.” This new perspective may include such things as purposely recruiting a diverse membership, in terms of socioeconomic status, background and interests, […]

Studies show increased desirability for humanities majors after graduation

As Lafayette announced a new endowed professorship this week aimed at combining engineering and the liberal arts, research has been showing growing appreciation and need for skills associated with a humanities-based education. Inside Higher Ed reported in 2015 that only 4.3 percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the humanities were unemployed. Of the other 95.7 […]