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The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette

The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette

Ed and Ashley Bianchi are leaving College Hill after 5 years at Lafayette. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Saying goodbye to the Bianchis: a reflection on their time at Lafayette

Jane Collins May 4, 2018

Ashley and Ed Bianchi, Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Director of Admissions respectively, are leaving College Hill this July after five years at the college. Ashley has accepted a new job at...

Students receive national, international fellowships, grants

Jane Collins April 27, 2018

Post-graduation usually refers to graduate school or employment, but senior Alexandra Barton '18 will instead be teaching English for 20 hours a week in Colombia through a US Fulbright Student Grant. “I...

There are currently 61 custodians employed by Facilities Operations. Photo by Elle Cox 21

Stretched too thin: Custodians feel understaffed as college grows

Jane Collins April 13, 2018

The arts campus down the hill has been growing over the years, and its upkeep has been the responsibility of one individual: Joe Swarctz. Swarctz, a custodian with facilities operations for eight years,...

910 students voted in the most recent election that filled 9 positions on student government. (Photo by Saeed Malami 20).

Nine students elected to student government positions: Four new positions under revised structure

Jane Collins March 30, 2018

The results are in: 910 students voted to select the following students to represent the campus for the 2018-19 academic year. These newly elected representatives will usher in the new structure of Lafayette...

The #MeToo panel, consisting of students and professors, was sponsored by PASA and the Office of Educational Equity. Photo by Elle Cox 21

#MeToo Panels discusses concerns with Greek life and sexual assault

Jane Collins March 23, 2018

In a crowded room in Oechsle Hall, community members gathered for the #MeToo Panel which revealed several sentiments towards the influence of Greek life on sexual assault at Lafayette. The panel was sponsored...

Connor Burwell 19 will be leading student government under its new organizational structure for the 2018-19 academic year. (Photo courtesy Connor Burwell 19)

“More accessible, more energy, more passion”: Student government president-elect Connor Burwell’s goals for his term

Jane Collins March 9, 2018

Connor Burwell '19 was elected president of Lafayette College Student Government for the 2018-2019 academic year last week, winning 46 percent of the vote of 1088 votes total. Burwell will focus his presidency...

Equity, Transformation, and Accountability Board continues to work on meeting list of concerns for marginalized students

Equity, Transformation, and Accountability Board continues to work on meeting list of concerns for marginalized students

Jane Collins March 2, 2018

The Equity, Transformation, and Accountability Board is looking to continue to make significant steps towards addressing the issues raised by marginalized students over a year ago. In the fall of 2016,...

Each semester, students are burdened with textbook costs that have been increasing in recent years. Photo by Irwin Frimpong 21

Textbook prices impose challenges for students: College looking for alternatives to increase affordability

Jane Collins February 23, 2018

Grace Wilgucki ’19, a biology major, estimates that she spends an average of $800 a semester on textbooks alone. Prices like these are not uncommon, and the college has starting looking into increasing...

Photo by Sage Herz 21

Lafayette gifted $3 million endowment for interdisciplinary engineering chair

Jane Collins February 16, 2018

A $3 million gift to the college will go towards endowing a new faculty chair in the engineering department that focuses on interdisciplinary education, creating the Air Products-Ghasemi Professorship. The...

Photo by Elle Cox 21

Director of Health Services expects flu “peak” in coming weeks: campus implements precautions

Jane Collins February 9, 2018

With nearly 48,000 reported cases of the flu in Pennsylvania this year, and 2,343 in Northampton County alone, Lafayette has been fighting to keep the epidemic from spreading across campus. According...

College archivist Pam Murray was granted honorary membership of Alpha Phi Omega for  her continued maintenance of historical documents. Photo by Elle Cox 21

College archivist granted honorary membership to APO for commitment to history

Jane Collins February 2, 2018

A collection once covered with dust in the basement of Hogg Hall now holds a prominent place in the Lafayette archives and in the history of Alpha Phi Omega, the international service fraternity that started...

Photo Courtesy of Lafayette Archives

Alpha Phi Omega to regain Alpha charter

Jane Collins January 26, 2018

Nearly a century after its founding in Hogg Hall on Lafayette’s campus, the Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the now international service fraternity and largest fraternity in the country, will receive...

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