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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

William Gordon May 5, 2017

Dear Lafayette community, It has been a busy year. Expansion plans, political protests and a hunger strike that made national news are just a few stories that we’ve covered this academic year. At times,...

Spanish professor Juan Rojo, who went on a hunger strike to protest his tenure denial last year, prepares to leave the college. (Photo by William Gordon 17)

Rojo leaves his strike behind, looks to future outside Lafayette

William Gordon May 5, 2017

As classes wind down at the end of the semester, Spanish professor Juan Rojo faces the end of his career at Lafayette College. At the beginning of the academic year, he attempted to push the college to...

Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton and history advisor to the Broadway musical Hamilton, will be this years commencement speaker. (Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Hamilton biographer speaks on the musical, American history, commencement speech

William Gordon May 5, 2017

What was a conversation on a Sunday afternoon walk in the fall of 2008 turned into a “life-changing” moment for biographer Ron Chernow. His friend’s daughter, he was told, was friends with Lin-Manuel...

(Photo by Will Cohea) A scene during a rehearsal of Metamorphoses.

Myths for the modern day: ‘Metamorphoses’ to play two weekends

William Gordon April 21, 2017

The classics are coming to life this week at Lafayette. Lafayette College’s theater department presents Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” an adaption of Ovid’s classic from the year 8 A.D. After...

College works to assess its carbon footprint

William Gordon April 21, 2017

After four years of uncoordinated monitoring of the college's Climate Action Plan, the college said they have a plan to assess its 2016 carbon footprint by July. Campus Energy Manager Nick DeSalvo said...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Administrators to vote in Pepper Prize election for first time

William Gordon April 14, 2017

For the first time since its creation in 1923, administrators can vote in this year’s Pepper Prize election. Many faculty members and students thought they already could, though, according to college...

(Photo by Lauren Fox 19) Paintings in the Painters Life exhibit.

Modernist era painter has US debut at Lafayette

William Gordon April 7, 2017

For the first time in the United States, 20th century modernist artist Marguerite Louppe’s work will be exhibited. From Thursday to May 19, works by Louppe and renowned painter Maurice Brianchon will...

courtesy of julien mignot

Well-rounded classical quartet to come to Lafayette

William Gordon March 24, 2017

Many might associate classical music with being old and stuffy, but Quatuor Ébène may prove them otherwise. The Guardian called the group's performance with Gautier Capucon "freshly compelling." Although...

(Graphic by Amanda Sananikone 19)

Climate action progress foggy after five years

William Gordon March 10, 2017

Although it has been more than five years since Lafayette College agreed to reduce its carbon emissions, the progress it has made is hazy. The Climate Action Plan, published in November 2011, outlines...

First Easton Freedom Congress meeting in November of last year. (William Gordon 17)

Local political action group finds its legs

William Gordon February 24, 2017

Although several members said it’s still in its nascent stages, the Easton Freedom Congress (EFC) is becoming a headquarters for community service and political activism at the college and in Easton. The...

Photo by Gillian Henry 19. Easton residents stand at the protest last Monday, Jan. 30.

College promises to help students affected by travel ban

William Gordon February 10, 2017

In response to growing uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Provost Abu Rizvi announced the college would provide services to students directly affected. Among the policies emailed...

Easton protest against the immigration ban on Monday.
(Photo by Courtney DeVita 19)

Students, faculty protest immigration ban online, on the streets

William Gordon February 3, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered last Saturday for an open house at Islamic Center of Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley. Food was served from several Muslim cultures. When a call to prayer occurred...

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