The Posse question: Students air concerns in three hour forum

By Christina Shaman ’16 and William Gordon ’17 Roughly 100 students, faculty and staff attended what turned into a 3-hour long open forum Wednesday full of high emotions, pointed questions and frustration. The forum, which was hosted by two faculty committees, was on the recommendation to reallocate funds from Posse D.C. to need-based financial aid. Students […]

Posse’s uncertain future: College officials consider phasing out D.C. group

By Christina Shaman ’16 and William Gordon ’17 On her first day at Lafayette, Brianna Braswell ’16 almost packed up her car and went back home to Washington, D.C. Overwhelmed by the new environment, she wandered aimlessly around campus until she ran into a senior Posse member, who made her feel at home. For Braswell, […]

Why tuition rises

Planning the upcoming budget, college grapples with costs to students A month after the College Board released nationwide data on tuition increases, Lafayette is preparing to go before the board of trustees with budget plan for the 2016-17 year. President Alison Byerly and the cabinet will submit their budget proposal this month to the board […]

Admin organ-izes new tuition plan: Kidneys used as form of tuition payment

By Juno Nothing ‘61 | Daydreamer Photo by Alberta Hoffman ‘43 College administrators reported earlier this week that, in order to ease the burden of the two percent tuition increase for the next Academic year, they are allowing students to pay their tuition in a variety of alternative methods. “We know that, despite the fact that […]