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

Sexual misconduct complaint process the subject of scrutiny at panel of college officials

Kathryn Kelly May 14, 2019

Lengthiness, ambiguity among student concerns At a panel yesterday morning, students voiced their concerns to college officials that the college's internal complaint processes for sexual misconduct are...

Last years Take Back the Night vigil was well attended by students from across campus.
(Photo courtesy of Nahin Ferdousi 19)

An underreported crime and a changing culture: survivors of sexual assault say with improved campus climate, some struggles remain

Kathryn Kelly May 10, 2019

In the last two years, survivors of sexual assault and allies have made their voices heard, in society and on campus. A subject once frozen in shame is beginning to thaw. Survivors of sexual assault at...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Kathryn Kelly May 10, 2019

Dear Lafayette, This week, I close out my second and final year as Editor-in-Chief. I feel lucky to have occupied the role for as long as I have. I'm proud of all that my staff and I have been able to...

Some faculty members say they were not consulted on enrollment decisions by the administration. (Photo by Hana Ishara 17)

Faculty passes motion to get rid of appeal to president

Kathryn Kelly May 10, 2019

On Tuesday, the student conduct committee presented a motion to the faculty with five changes to the student code of conduct, one of which was to remove the option of appealing a case to the president. President...

Maddie Smart passed away last Tuesday after her second bout of leukemia. (Photo courtesy of Fiona Smith ‘20).

Friends of Maddie Smart describe her resilience, drive, kindness toward all

Kathryn Kelly May 3, 2019

Maddie Smart stumbled upon a sick Anna Nollan '20, being cared for by Alex Vogel '20, in a bathroom in Gates Hall their freshman year. She didn't know either of them at the time, but helped take care of...

Maddie Smart was a junior neuroscience major at Lafayette. (Courtesy of Maddie Smarts Facebook page)

Maddie Smart tragically loses battle to cancer after fighting with ‘super-human strength’

Kathryn Kelly April 26, 2019

Known for her "loving heart" and "goofy spirit," Maddie Smart died surrounded by family on Tuesday, after a valiant battle with cancer. Maddie passed away just over a month after she began treatment at...

Professor Robert Weiner will retire this May after a 50-year long career at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette History Department)

A spirit of inclusivity, mentorship, scholarship: community reflects on career of Professor Robert Weiner, who will retire at end of term

Kathryn Kelly April 19, 2019

Among former students and mentees of Robert Weiner, certain themes stand out about the history professor and co-leader of Hillel: he is an inquisitive spirit who makes a constant effort to include and...

Moravian College is being sued by one of its students for violating Title IX. (Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

With trial date set for Moravian Title IX lawsuit, a look at Lafayette’s sexual misconduct procedures, policies

Kathryn Kelly April 19, 2019

A Moravian student filed a federal civil lawsuit against her college and alleged rapist last August, and a trial date for the matter was set for Oct. 28 a couple weeks ago. The student alleges that the...

The student government office in Farinon. (Photo by Ben Fuller 21)

Student government executive board positions up for election Monday

Kathryn Kelly April 12, 2019

Student government will be holding elections for eleven executive board positions on Monday. Five of these positions are uncontested, with only one candidate running for each role. Six positions, however,...

Fraynette Familia 20, a Bronx native and government and law major, was elected student government president on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Fraynette Familia 20)

Fraynette Familia ’20, next student government president, looks to channel passion for inclusion, advocacy

Kathryn Kelly April 12, 2019

Student government president-elect Fraynette Familia '20 almost didn't end up at Lafayette. On her way home from a visit at Dickinson College, she and her family decided to stop at Lafayette along the...

Fraynette Familia 20 (left) and Mia Coutinho 20 (right) are running to be student government president. (Courtesy of Familia and Coutinho, respectively)

Get to know the two candidates for student government president: elections to be held Monday

Kathryn Kelly April 5, 2019

Student government is going into its second year under its new structure, and both candidates are quite familiar with it. Mia Coutinho '20 helped create it and served on it last semester as Vice President,...

Tom Woods spoke about his experience with sexual assault on Wednesday. (Photo by Abi Olofin 22)

Speaking out to heal inside: Tom Woods shares his story of trauma, struggle, recovery

Kathryn Kelly April 5, 2019

Tom Woods wanted to make one message particularly clear during his talk: anyone who keeps their story of trauma a secret does themselves a disservice. "We are as sick as our secrets," he said. "And we're...

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