KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explores ‘claustrophobic’ relationship between mother and daughter in winning story, ‘A Mother’s Suicide Note’

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 was this year’s Flash Fiction Contest winner for her story “A Mother’s Suicide,” which is a series of instructions left to girl by their mother. Below is the award-winning story:  Sit like a lady. Say your prayers. Always make the right decision. Never change the calendar before the new year starts. Use […]

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 […]

Bergh Startup Accelerator winners GoPeer and CherryTree to expand their businesses this summer

A low-cost tutoring service and a program connecting consumers with local farmers have been selected as promising student-led start-ups at Lafayette. The Dyer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently announced the winners of its Bergh Startup Accelerator Program—named for Chip Bergh ’79, the CEO of Levi Strauss. The program aims to support Lafayette students’ business […]

Alex Homsi ’19 and Becca Adelman ’19 win regional Startup Competition Pitch, hope to ‘keep working on’ business post-grad

From being in a marketing class together to winning a regional startup competition pitch in the Lehigh Valley, Alex Homsi ‘19 and Becca Adelman ‘19 have come a long way together. The pair won $2,000 at the Ben Franklin Institute last week, where they presented their entrepreneurial idea. They competed against students from different colleges […]

Maddie Smart tragically loses battle to cancer after fighting with ‘super-human strength’

Known for her “loving heart” and “goofy spirit,” Maddie Smart died surrounded by family on Tuesday, after a valiant battle with cancer. Maddie passed away just over a month after she began treatment at Maine Medical Center for her second bout of leukemia. A junior neuroscience major and resident of Maine, Maddie was a member of […]

Opinion: While Lafayette makes slow and steady accessibility progress, getting around campus with physical disability remains difficult

Ever imagined living on campus with a walking disability? I hadn’t. My first problem was my living situation. My old dorm room was up three flights of stairs and was near impossible for me to climb up to after my injury. The Office of Residence Life was accommodating and found me a new room over […]

Policy studies senior seminar project to air on PBS39

The spring 2019 senior policy studies seminar’s semester project will be featured on local television channel PBS39. The class, taught by professor and policy studies chair Mark Crain, will show a broadcast on the station. “The spring production, entitled ‘Trade vs College,’ is the eighth in our partnership between Policy Studies and PBS39. The goal […]

College considers leasing new dorms to avoid taking on more debt

The college is considering funding the new McCartney Street Dorms through a student housing development firm. If the Board of Trustees approves this model, known as a Public-Private-Partnership or P-three deal, students housed in the dorms would lease their dorms from the firm, not from the college. Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said […]

In midst of statewide support for legalizing marijuana, unclear how Lafayette policies would react

According to the Pew Research Center, over six in 10 Americans currently support the legalization of marijuana, including 75% of millennials. Despite this budding support, colleges located in states that have legalized marijuana continue to have prohibitive policies on campus. In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana has been legal since 2016. A recent poll from Franklin & Marshall […]