Aaron O. Hoff Awards 2021: Highest Honors recipients speak on their impact

Last Monday, the Division of Campus life honored twenty-three students, faculty members and student organizations at the annual Hoff Awards. The ceremony, held in honor of Aaron O. Hoff, the first African-American student at Lafayette, recognizes their leadership, dedication and contributions to the College. Jeremiah Alterman ’23, Emily Ross ’22 and Fatimata Cham ’23 received […]

Sexual assaults and rape reported while administrative response to PASA demands lags behind

Two sexual assaults and one rape have been reported in the past two months, as the college grapples with the ongoing issue of sexual violence and student activists demand that the administration do more.  All three of the alleged incidents were anonymous third-party reports. The rape case was submitted through One Pard and the two […]

Natalie Kucowski ’21 selected 35th overall in the WNBA draft by reigning champs Seattle Storm

With so much in flux this year, one thing stayed constant: senior forward Natalie Kucowski dominated the game of basketball. And now, in addition to her numerous accolades, records, and countless double-doubles this past year, Kucowski has been drafted to the Seattle Storm WNBA team. “As it got further and further into the draft with […]

Lafayette students win top three places at Lehigh Engineering’s annual Research Symposium

Lafayette students won first, second and third place in this year’s David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted at Lehigh University. One outstanding student was selected from each of Lafayette’s engineering departments to compete in the symposium, giving them the opportunity to showcase their academic agility alongside other engineers in the Lehigh Valley. On […]

Phi Kappa Psi found not responsible for alcohol and COVID-19 violations after alleged party in February

After an alleged party was held in the Phi Kappa Psi basement in late February, the fraternity was charged with three violations: failure to comply with COVID-19 policies, serving alcohol to minors and having an unregistered event with alcohol. Phi Psi was found not guilty on all three charges after a Faculty Committee on Student […]

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell said he spoke with Chief of Police Jim Meyer about the issue of maskless officers and they […]

Jon Davis ’22 and Scott Fernandes ’22 win annual Dyer Center Real Estate Competition

Students pitched their design for a new indoor athletic facility at Metzgar Fields last week at the annual Real Estate Case competition hosted by the Dyer Center. Scott Fernandes ’22 and Jon Davis ’22 presented the best pitch and won a $3,000 prize. Yusuf Dahl, the Dyer Center marketing coordinator, helped develop programming and supported […]

Virus cases linked to Greek life houses as chapter presidents stay mum

After rising COVID-19 cases kept the college at operational level two last week, a handful of positive tests were linked to the Phi Psi house and one positive test was linked to the Zeta Psi house, according to several sources inside each fraternity. Two cases have also been linked to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, […]

PASA leaders meet with President Byerly to discuss next steps after open letter

Since their inception in 2017, the student-run Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) group has done the vast majority of prevention and education efforts on campus. But with a surge of stories of sexual violence shared on social media over the past nine months, PASA is imploring the administration to do more. On the heels of […]