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The Lafayette

The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette

Economics professors Hongxing Liu and Joaquín Gomez-Miñambres say that this valuation shows the importance of LaFarm to students.

Nonmarket valuation appraises LaFarm at almost $500,000 annually

Emma Chen, News Editor September 23, 2022

According to a recent nonmarket valuation, the LaFarm experience can't be "beet." The valuation, conducted by Remy Oktay '24, found that the farm's nonmarket value was $486,798 annually. This number...

The College Republicans and College Democrats came together in a bipartisan effort to remember 9/11.

College Democrats, Republicans coordinate 9/11 discussion

Alexander Portner, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

To honor and remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the College Republicans and College Democrats hosted a discussion and documentary screening for students in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights....

Baileys Heath Center is offering Covid-19 Deans Excuses for students. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lack of COVID-19 guidelines generates confusion

Lauren Peterson, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

While many may feel the COVID-19 pandemic has ceased to become a defining aspect of student life, cases have once again spiked, reminding students that the pandemic is not entirely over. An increase this...

Becker wrote that the colleges construction remains a top financial priority.

Lafayette in ‘good shape’ financially despite inflation-induced challenges

Emma Chen, News Editor September 16, 2022

The current high-inflation economy has created issues all across the country, and Lafayette College is no exception. Associate Vice President for Finance & Business Craig Becker wrote in an email that...

Students across campus were left without power this past Tuesday.

Parts of campus left in dark for over 30 hours

Emma Chen and Shirley Liu September 9, 2022

Lafayette College was without power for nearly three hours on Tuesday night after a fallen tree damaged a power line. The western half of campus – including Alpha Phi, Chi Phi, Pi Phi, Delta Upsilon,...

Kumar founded his own educational organization in order to allow more students from his hometown to go to school. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Dyer Center)

From village teacher to college student: Prem Kumar ’26 empowers kids to pursue education

Te Filingo, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

The word "extraordinary" does not seem sufficient to describe the accomplishments of Prem Kumar ‘26. Hailing from the underprivileged village of Gonpura in the state of Bihar, India, Kumar is the son...

The reverse vending machine only accepts aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

New reverse vending machine encourages sustainability

Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

In August, Lafayette College installed an Atlas Reverse Vending Machine in the Farinon Student Center, which was brought in with the help of the Lafayette Office of Sustainability, Bon Appetit and Coca-Cola....

The fifth floor of Acopian Engineering Center is set to be complete in late October.

Construction continues as Lafayette looks forward with new campus master plan

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

While the 2022-23 school year has only just begun, Lafayette College has decided to look towards the future with a new master plan for its campus. This agenda complements projects which were already under...

Professors have expressed frustration with the growing class sizes of first year seminars.

College enrolls oversized freshman class, stressing First Year Seminars

Emma Chen, News Editor September 2, 2022

At 761 strong, Lafayette’s current freshman class rivals that of yesteryear as one of the largest ever. While students are excited to join the Lafayette family, the sheer size of the class is proving...

Road markings show the path of the vehicle driven by Kyle Flanagan 22 as it collided with a tree. (Photo by Joe Werkmeister for The Suffolk Times)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 charged with DUI after deadly crash

Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 2, 2022

Lafayette alum Kyle Flanagan ’22 has been arrested and charged with driving while under the influence after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Suffolk County, N.Y., killing one of his passengers and...

Professor Muppaneni broke down barriers for women of color in STEM fields. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Engineering Facebook)

Dr. Naga Spandana Muppaneni, cherished professor of electrical and computer engineering, passes away

Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

Dr. Naga Spandana Muppaneni, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, passed away on July 26. She was in her mid-thirties. Muppaneni taught at Lafayette for three years, one as a...

Professor Woo said that the pandemic allowed his to refine his teaching skills, given the new online challenges. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafayette community looks back on experiences during pandemic

Te Filingo, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

As Lafayette eases and erases once ubiquitous pandemic restrictions, students and faculty alike have gotten to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. Lafayette faculty, now with a relative...

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