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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Lafayette has reported no new cases since August 24. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

College confirms first positive case of COVID-19 at Lafayette

By Claire Grunewald May 1, 2020

The first positive case of COVID-19 at Lafayette was confirmed by Director of Health Services Jeffrey Goldstein on Wednesday, April 30 in an email sent out to the campus community. The student who tested...

A screenshot of the preview screen of the now suspended Twitter account, @BdanJafarSaleem.

Alaska man pleads guilty to false bomb threats against Lafayette

By Claire Grunewald April 22, 2020

The 21-year-old Alaskan gamer, Gavin Lee Casdorph, pled guilty on Monday, Apr. 20 to one count of willfully making false threats against Lafayette College in May of 2018. US District Judge Edward G. Smith...

The room and board credit is the only specific for of reimbursement the college is providing for this semesters disruption. (Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

Room and board credits for individual students to be announced April 10

By Claire Grunewald April 9, 2020

Tomorrow, students are expected to receive communication from the student billing office regarding each individual's specific refund amount for the spring semester's room and board fees. These refunds...

The Democratic Primaries in several states have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Registered in Northampton County? Here’s how to vote in this year’s Democratic Primary

By Claire Grunewald March 25, 2020

College students have the choice of registering to vote according to either their home or college address. However, this option could cause problems for a vast number of students who registered with their...

Photo courtesy of Lafayette Website

Remainder of spring semester moved online, commencement rescheduled for Aug. 1

By Claire Grunewald March 25, 2020

The remainder of Lafayette's spring 2020 semester will be conducted remotely, with students unable to return to campus after leaving for spring break as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition,...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Claire Grunewald March 13, 2020

Dear Lafayette Community: This week, President Byerly informed our community that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the college will be moving to remote learning after...

Director of Special Collections and College Archives Thomas Lannon worked at the New York Public Library before coming to Lafayette. (Photo by Claire Grunewald 20)

Thomas Lannon joins college archives, special collections as Director: Hopes to increase connection between history, community, representation

By Claire Grunewald February 14, 2020

In a digital age when most students turn to the internet for research, Thomas Lannon, the college’s new Director of Special Collection and College Archives, is eager to bring more students into the vast...

Five students and one employee have tested positive this semester.  (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Lafayette student with respiratory symptoms tested for Coronavirus

By Claire Grunewald February 7, 2020

At the beginning of the semester, Director of Health Services Jeffrey Goldstein informed the campus that members of the community who recently traveled to China participated in health screenings for detection...

The college welcomes a new Educational Equity and Title IX Coordinator and a new Director of Student Involvement this spring. (Photo by Irwin Frimpong 21)

New Faces, Empty Spaces: Division of Campus Life experiences staffing changes

By Claire Grunewald January 31, 2020

The Division of Campus life is undergoing changes this semester following the departure of former Dean of Students Christopher Hunt and Title IX Coordinator Jessica Brown earlier this month. With these...

The college has successfully implemented several initiatives from phase one of the Climate Action Plan. (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

Lafayette joins Pennsylvania leaders encouraging clean energy policies: Phase one of Climate Action Plan partially achieved

By Claire Grunewald December 6, 2019

As climate change continues to be a pressing issue around the world, some Pennsylvania businesses and institutions are taking a stand and reaching out to their elected representatives in Harrisburg in...

Ivan Baquerizo 21 (left) was known for his talkative personality and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Isabel Gleckner 21).

Ivan Baquerizo ’21 remembered for energetic, talkative, compassionate spirit

By Claire Grunewald November 22, 2019

Humility, compassion, and constant laughter. These are only a few of the words those close to Ivan Baquerizo ‘21 used to describe his personality and spirit on campus, where his optimistic and friendly...

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail and the City of Easton are close to finalizing land acquisition necessary for trail expansion. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

City to close negotiations on Easton Iron & Metal Co. site in December to begin Karl Stirner Arts Trail expansion

By Claire Grunewald November 8, 2019

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT) provides a community space for expression, exercise and nature that connects downtown Easton to the Bushkill Creek and the newly renovated Silk Mill at 13th Street. However,...

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