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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

View up McCartney St. (Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19).

With residents and the college making claims about student parking, students respond

By Hannah Doherty November 16, 2018

When the college’s preliminary plans for the expansion project were approved by the Easton Planning Commission last Wednesday, much of the discussion surrounded concerns from residents and commissioners...

Ian Morse 17 originally travled to Indonesia to teach English with the Fulbright Scholar Program. He chose to return, however, to work as a reporter. (Photo courtesy of Ian Morse).

In aftermath of disasters in Indonesia, Ian Morse ’17 reports on the ground from devastated areas

By Hannah Doherty November 2, 2018

When a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi, Ian Morse '17 was en route to the Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, he said in a video chat interview with The Lafayette. He got off the...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia and Nobel Laureate, spoke about her time in office and creating peace in a previously war-torn country. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications/Clay Wegrzynowicz)

A leader in building peace: Former Liberian president, Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks at the college

By Hannah Doherty October 26, 2018

Despite being exiled from her home country in 1985, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf returned to Liberia 12 years later with the mindset that her people wanted and deserved better and that she could make a difference...

Hill’s Kitchen owner maintains dedication to community, emphasizes freshness and accessibility

By Hannah Doherty September 21, 2018

Hill's Kitchen, which sits at the corner of Cattell and W Monroe Streets, may have replaced College Hill's local diner, but the food and style of Tracy's lives on through long-time chef and Hill's Kitchen's...

Lafayette reaffirms commitment to Affirmative Action after federal policy reversal

By Hannah Doherty September 14, 2018

As Lafayette's most diverse class formed over the summer, the Trump administration reversed President Barack Obama’s policy on affirmative action in colleges and universities. Affirmative action policies,...

Tina Yerdon ’18 has begun research on the rare bone cancer she was diagnosed with during her junior year. Photo courtesy Tina Yerdon ’18

‘A remarkable amount of courage and strength’: Tina Yerdon ’18 researches rare cancer she overcame

By Hannah Doherty September 7, 2018

In her last two years attending Lafayette, Tina Yerdon '18 fought a battle that she never expected she would have to fight: a rare form of bone cancer. However, from her diagnosis to a post-surgery infection,...

This summer the college renovated the space behind Hogg Hall to provide a courtyard area for students. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

From sidewalks to logins to ADA accessibility, students return to changes on campus

By Hannah Doherty August 31, 2018

Upon returning to campus, students were met with several changes including landscaping and renovations, new safety precautions, a new login system for Lafayette accounts, and other changes in policies...

Matt Marchese 19 shows off his beard he grew during Movember. (Photo Courtesy of Cam Bartlett 18)

Mustering the ‘staches for Movember: DU and Phi Psi exceed fundraising goals

By Hannah Doherty December 8, 2017

In the course of a month, men on campus grew their facial hair to raise awareness for the Movember fund. In the process, the brothers of Delta Upsilon and Phi Kappa Psi raised over $15,000 for men's health...

The rivalry game against Lehigh University at Lafayette in 1920. (Photo Courtesy of Lafayette Archives)

The oldest rivalry in college football endures 133 years later

By Hannah Doherty November 17, 2017

In 1884--the same year that Harry Truman was born, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid and Mark Twain wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn--Lafayette College and Lehigh University met...

Spring break will fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday in late March to dissuade students from traveling off-campus.

Educational Equity Coordinator hired, will handle discrimination cases beyond Title IX

By Hannah Doherty November 3, 2017

Lafayette's first Educational Equity Coordinator Jessica Brown will bring a unique perspective to her role when she arrives on Nov. 20. She has worked extensively in law and public service dealing with...

Comedian Aasif Mandvi is best known for his time on The Daily Show from 2006-2015. (Photo by Irwin Frimpong 21)

‘An adventure of laughter’: Aasif Mandvi takes on islamophobia, cultural issues with comedy

By Hannah Doherty October 27, 2017

Aasif Mandvi knew he was crossing boundaries with his comedy during his show at the college. But, he said, the theater is a unique place where boundaries can be crossed safely. “I think that hopefully,...

Professor Moshin Hashim of Muhlenberg College and Professor Caleb Gallemore led a discussion about the Rohingya crisis (Photo By Hannah Doherty).

‘A textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: Lecturer looks to raise awareness of Rohingya crisis among students

By Hannah Doherty October 20, 2017

Muhlenberg College political science professor and Bangladesh native Mohsin Hashim came to the college to bring an expert perspective to the problems and circumstances of the Rohingya crisis, an ongoing...

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