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Athletic review timeline extended

Alex Doe April 28, 2017

Six months into the athletics review, the college said the results of the department-wide survey was postponed. The department began a review of athletic competitiveness last November. The goal of the...

Professor Yukiko Yoshiro lecturing at the college. (Photo by Courtney DeVita 19)

Visiting historian challenges US-dominated World War Two narratives

Alex Doe April 14, 2017

Since almost 1945, historians have viewed the U.S.'s decision to use atomic bombs on Japan in mainly two ways: either as a last-resort decision to end the War in the Pacific or as a way to intimidate...

Guenter Bischof, professor of history and expert on the Marshall Plan, spoke at the college on Monday. (Courtesy of Franz Johann Morgenbesser).

Lecture on history of Marshall plan takes turn to present day

Alex Doe April 7, 2017

In a talk Monday night, expert on the Marshall Plan Guenter Bischof said the plan still has implications for Americans' influence on today's European Union 70 years later. “It was sort of amazing that...

Lafayette Forensics Society after their victories. (Courtesy of Kaitlin Kinsella 17).

Forensics Society wins big at statewide tournament

Alex Doe March 3, 2017

Aaron Walker '18 has watched for several years as the schools with bigger teams dominated Forensics tournaments, as has been the case since he first attended one as a first-year. As an impromptu speaker,...

(Claire Grunewald 20)

Survey: Students find lack of student government impact

Alex Doe February 24, 2017

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...

Photo of first floor of Ruef Hall. (Photo by Claire Grunewald 20)

Ruef flooding leaves damage: Students return to rooms

Alex Doe February 17, 2017

Students whose rooms were flooded by a fire sprinkler have returned to their dorms, but some rooms were left with lasting damage to property. Last Friday, an electrical fire in the first floor women’s...

Picture of flooded room on the first floor of Ruef Hall. (Photo by Claire Grunewald 20)

Electrical fire leads to flooding, temporary housing

Alex Doe February 11, 2017

Twenty Ruef Hall residents have been reassigned to new dorms after the sprinkler system went off and flooded their rooms. The cause of the alarm was a small electrical fire in the first floor women’s...

Anne Houston, Lafayettes future dean of libraries. (Courtesy of Anne Houston).

Lafayette brings on new dean of libraries

Alex Doe February 3, 2017

From working in the Tulane University library during Hurricane Katrina to her current position as director of teaching, learning and research at the Smith College Libraries in Massachusetts, Anne Houston...

College responds to students’ list of concerns: No to ‘sanctuary campus’ label

Alex Doe January 27, 2017

After declining to designate Lafayette a sanctuary campus, President Alison Byerly has asked to once again meet with students who submitted a list of concerns to the administration asking to make the...

The Climate Action Plan 2.0 outlines projects to be completed for Lafayette to obtain carbon neutrality by 2035. (Lauren Fox 19)

Student-led group sends list of concerns for marginalized students to Byerly

Alex Doe December 9, 2016

In the last three months, a collaborative effort between groups, organizations and individuals has created a list of concerns to improve conditions on campus for marginalized groups. On Friday, this compilation...

Bailey Health Center (Courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Student demand for counseling on the rise

Alex Doe November 18, 2016

The number of students seeking assistance from school counselors has spiked this past year both at Lafayette and at colleges across the nation. In the past three months alone, nearly 50 percent more Lafayette...

Bailey Health Center (Courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Severe adenovirus outbreak pushes Bailey’s beyond capacity

Alex Doe November 11, 2016

The recent adenovirus outbreak pushed Bailey Health Center to the point where it no longer had the capacity to treat all the students that warranted treatment, according to Director of Health Services...

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