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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Delegating for Hillary: President of College Democrats may become repeat delegate

By Gillian Dunlop May 5, 2016

Once told he would never succeed in politics, Ed O’Brien ‘16 said he used that doubt to fuel his political passion and that there is now a strong possibility that he will become a delegate for Hillary...

Posse holds first ever on-campus retreat: Micro-aggressions and coded language discussed

Posse holds first ever on-campus retreat: Micro-aggressions and coded language discussed

By Gillian Dunlop April 28, 2016

Coming from a lower class neighborhood in Brooklyn to Lafayette’s predominately white campus, Mikai Harris ‘19 knew her life would be different. She said she expected prejudices, a difficult time...

Photo by Lauren Fox 19. The open meeting of the Student Support Task Force.

New steps for student support: Task force holds open meetings for campus input

By Gillian Dunlop April 23, 2016

At an open meeting held by the Student Support Task Force Monday, about 14 students made their voices heard about faculty and peer advising, Lafayette’s party culture, and more general ways that Lafayette...

More than numbers: Gender gap report leads to discussion about campus climate

By Gillian Dunlop April 14, 2016

An internal analysis of pay disparity between male and female professors at Lafayette found that while women do make less than men, the gap is smaller than shown in some national studies and the reasons...

Swastikas drawn on campus prompt meeting by Bias Response Team

By Gillian Dunlop March 31, 2016

The Bias Response Team met the week before spring break following reports of swastikas being drawn in two locations on campus. On March 1, a swastika was reported being scratched into the back of a men’s...

Graphic by Mari Otto 17.

Norovirus on decline: Canceled classes last week prevents spread of sickness

By Gillian Dunlop March 17, 2016

President Alison Byerly was met with applause as she walked across the quad last Wednesday. The notice had just gone out. Classes were cancelled for the next two days. After well over 180 students reported...

Graphic by Mari Otto 17.

Norovirus plagues campus: Classes cancelled for the next two days

By Gillian Dunlop March 9, 2016

President Alison Byerly wrote to students and staff at approximately 4:45 p.m. this afternoon informing them that the college is officially canceling all classes and shutting down student activities until...

Wallets, keys and money are commonly stolen. (Hana Isihara 17)

Spree of thefts leaves students uneasy: Crime log lists seven thefts in two weeks and more go unreported

By Gillian Dunlop March 4, 2016

Anna Pohoryles ‘19 put her wallet down in Upper Farinon to mark her seat before getting breakfast last Saturday morning. It contained her ATM card, her license, about $50 to $60 and some gift cards....

Rejecting the vaccine controversy: Dr. Paul Offit debunks myths about autism

Rejecting the vaccine controversy: Dr. Paul Offit debunks myths about autism

By Gillian Dunlop February 26, 2016

World-renowned biologist, pediatrician and advocate of childhood immunizations Paul Offit sat calmly in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Library, making candid conversation with his interviewer before the...

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Not so scandalous: Sex week programming gets softer image

By Gillian Dunlop February 18, 2016

Sex Week is coming up at Lafayette and it’s less provocative than in previous years. This year, instead of drag performances and porn stars, Sex Week will feature programming like a condom wallet design...

Lehigh student infected by Zika virus

By Gillian Dunlop February 12, 2016

It was confirmed Wednesday that a Lehigh University student has been infected by the Zika virus, after traveling abroad over winter break. At press time, the student is reported to be recovering well,...

The power of ordinary people: Civil rights activist Diane Nash comes to campus

The power of ordinary people: Civil rights activist Diane Nash comes to campus

By Gillian Dunlop February 12, 2016

In the winter of 1960, a young black woman by the name of Diane Nash sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Nashville, Tenn. She was ridiculed, provoked, and tormented, but continued to sit alongside...

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