Expansion plan setback: Lafayette’s land development plans not recommended for approval

The Easton Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 to recommend that Lafayette’s subdivision and land development plan not be approved for their new dormitories on McCartney Street. The Easton Zoning Board receives their recommendation and has final say on approval, but the college can withdraw their plans from consideration by the board. While the dorms may […]

Proposed federal budget cuts leave college uncertain

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would drastically cut funds for many academic endeavors. Many people within the academic world, including Lafayette professors, have been left wondering about what this could mean for their work. The budget proposes eliminating the National Endowment for Humanities entirely, reducing the funds of National Institutes of Health, and […]

Questions about expansion dominate town hall

Nearly one year since Lafayette announced its expansion plans, President Alison Byerly opened a town hall meeting where audience members questioned the college’s future. During time for questions, the audience voiced their concerns, which included what happens if building construction cannot go as planned, if temporary classroom and office space will be necessary and the future of the Bushkill Drive […]

Survey: Students find lack of student government impact

Only one in four students believe student government is effective. Less than half believe student government impacts their experience at Lafayette in any way. But for Chair of Representation for Lafayette College Student Government Chirag Nijjer ’20, the most startling revelation from the survey was that only about one in five students responded to it. “As chair of […]

College seeks re-accreditation

Every eight years, colleges must undergo an accreditation process to make sure students’ degrees are really worthy of their name. Over the next two years, several committees and working groups will be trying to make sure the college fits its standards. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s standards include goals related to ethics, integrity, educational effectiveness, institutional […]

College promises to help students affected by travel ban

In response to growing uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Provost Abu Rizvi announced the college would provide services to students directly affected. Among the policies emailed campus-wide are instructing public safety “not to ask students about students’ visa or immigration status or to act on the basis of that knowledge,” along with free housing and […]