Mind the gap: Representation and salary disparities between male and female professors

Prompted by faculty concerns of potentially unequal wages between men and women employees, Professor of Economics and chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee Chris Ruebeck put together a report for Lafayette faculty dealing with two main issues of the gender wage gap: representation and salary. According to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, male full professors […]

Byerly hosts semester’s first town hall: Concerns about college’s “new direction” raised

President Alison Byerly hosted a Town Hall meeting in Colton Chapel on Tuesday to discuss the state of the college. All faculty, staff and students were invited to attend. A primary topic of conversation was the future direction of the college—a direction of growth. Byerly began her summary by discussing the board meeting in which she and other members […]

Making fitness fun: Group Fit classes bring teachers from all over campus

The overhead lights were off, a disco ball was spinning, and Dean of Students Paul McLoughlin II was singing along to Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” It was not a party, but McLoughlin’s cycling class, which he teaches Monday nights in between his job as an administrator at the college and as an advisor to Student […]

Lafayette community mourns deaths of two professors

Two of Lafayette’s long time professors, who recently retired, passed away over the interim break. Erol Ulucakli, associate professor of mechanical engineering, died on Jan. 20 of unknown reasons, at age 78. Bryan Washington, associate professor of English, died on New Years’ Eve, after an 18-month battle with throat cancer. He was 57. Bryan Washington […]