Senior’s poster for sustainability research wins first prize at national conference

Rachel Tenney ’18 is looking to make use of seemingly unusable municipal waste water. Tenney created a poster and based her honors thesis on extracting nutrients from the waste water in order to make more environmentally-friendly fertilizers for plants. With this poster, she won first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference (AIChE). […]

Student campaign aims to provide free menstrual products on campus

Planned Parenthood Generation Action has launched one of its first campaigns, intended to make free menstrual products available in all academic buildings.  Club president Sara Hayet ‘18 said that the club’s first step “has been to garner interest through our petition campaign. We have 400 signatures from the first four days.” Hugel Science Center, Kunkel […]

Students begin initiative to create multicultural Greek organization

Efforts are underway to found a multicultural sorority at Lafayette. At least 25 students have demonstrated interest in joining should a chapter be formed at Lafayette, according to Nina Milligan ’20, a student leader of the efforts. The idea for this organization originated from the list of concerns for marginalized students last year, which eventually […]

Research sees need for change in student drinking culture, college sees decrease in high risk drinking

While nearly two dozen Good Samaritan calls have been reported already this semester, the college says that the number of students drinking five or more drinks a night has declined over the past five years. Lafayette typically sees between 20 and 30 students who are hospitalized in a year for alcohol-related issues reported by their […]

Visiting Title IX Officer fields questions surrounding federal policy changes

Title IX and Compliance Officer from Moravian College Leah Naso Breisch addressed uncertainties and misunderstandings surrounding sexual assault policy changes on college campuses in her talk at the college this week. Pards Against Sexual Assault, a student group devoted to raising awareness and preventing sexual violence on campus, hosted the event. Breisch made an effort […]

Planned Parenthood Club aims to promote women’s health and gender equality

Launched on campus at a time when criminalizing abortion is an issue being raised in Congress, the Planned Parenthood Generation Action Club plans to work to make women’s health products including contraceptives more available at Lafayette, club founders said. Approved by student government last Wednesday, the club aims to bring to Lafayette education and volunteer […]

Students unite behind Puerto Rico

In an effort to help relieve the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, students have united to coordinate both a fundraiser and donation drive on campus.  Emily Ramírez ‘18 created a Facebook page, United for Puerto Rico: Lafayette College, this past Monday, advertising the week-long fundraiser. Fundraising efforts were initially started through the nation-wide GoFundMe page that […]

Valerie Melson wins Pepper Prize

Pepper Prize winner Valerie Melson ’17 arrived at Lafayette optimistic about the sense of community she saw, and she leaves after working to make that community more welcoming to students of marginalized and diverse identities. A neuroscience major and Posse Scholar, Melson found her voice as president of the Association of Black Collegiates (ABC) and a coordinator […]

All that’s fit to digitize: Times subscription to go online

Readers of the morning paper at Farinon will soon have to switch to the morning scroll. Student government unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday night to move to an online-only subscription of The New York Times for all students, abandoning print copies of the paper altogether. Receiving paper copies to Farinon costs roughly $9,000 currently, and the […]