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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Nicole Eramo will work with President Hurd on the strategic plan. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Eramo)

Chief of staff added to president’s office

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2023

The college recently hired Nicole Eramo, who formerly served in several administrative positions at the University of Virginia, to become President Hurd’s new chief of staff.  In this role, Eramo...

Among the construction projects is The Commodore, a mixed-use property at 100 Northampton Street. (Photo courtesy of

Development projects to bring housing, retail space to downtown Easton

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Receiving nearly $1 billion in investment in 2022 and featured by the New York Times, Easton has drawn local and national attention for its development in recent years. Downtown, several projects are...

Going forward, Student Government would like to improve communication with the student body.

Student Government reflects on fall semester

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2022

From a new constitution to progress on the textbook donation program, Student Government committee directors are happy with the headway they've made on projects this semester. They noted, however, that...

The revised Student Government constitution requires approval from both the faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Student Government’s revised constitution approved by faculty

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

Despite not having its required quorum, the faculty voted in favor of the revised Student Government constitution at its meeting on Monday. This will allow the Board of Trustees to consider it at its meeting...

The handbook surveys the debates on womens and gender issues throughout Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. (Photo courtesy of Routledge)

Professor Katalin Fábián wins prestigious scholastic award

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

​​Government and law professor Katalin Fábián was awarded the Heldt Prize – one of the most prestigious in her field – for “The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia,"...

Only Lafayette Votes! had authorization to register students to vote on campus. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Gooding 23)

Dozens of students unable to vote after registration confusion

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

On Election Day last Tuesday, several Lafayette students were unable to vote at the polling location in Kirby Sports Center because of issues with their voter registration. The vast majority of those who...

Students may be able to begin utilizing the funds from Chip Bergh 79 and his wife Juliets gift as early as this summer. (Photo courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.)

CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh ’79, wife Juliet, gift millions to fund student opportunities

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2022

Chip Bergh ‘79, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., and his wife Juliet donated $5.25 million to Lafayette College so that students can pursue research, study abroad and internship opportunities...

If all goes according to plan, the Student Government hopes to present its constitution to the Board of Trustees in early December.

Student Government constitution requires further edits, pushing timeline on elections

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2022

After it voted to adopt a new constitution and bylaws in September, members of the Student Government anticipated sending their revisions to the faculty and then the Board of Trustees for final approval...

Among other changes, the constitutional revisions introduced the roles of parliamentarian and inclusivity officer to the Student Government Executive Board. (Photo by Shreya Raizada 25 for Lafayette College Student Government)

Student Government revises constitution, looks for final approval from faculty, Board of Trustees in October

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

The Student Government voted overwhelmingly on Thursday, Sept. 29 to amend its constitution and bylaws, thereby adopting revisions that will decrease the Student Government's size and, members hope, streamline...

Krishna Memani speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York. (Photo by Chris Goodney for Bloomberg)

CIO Krishna Memani provides insight into college’s investment strategy

By Christo Maheras, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

Krishna Memani, Lafayette’s chief investment officer (CIO), has appeared several times in the national media to explain the fluctuations in the economy. This week he gave insight to The Lafayette about...

Student Government meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for Lafayette College Student Government)

Student Government leaders discuss fall semester plans

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

The Student Government Executive Board hopes to implement several projects this semester that will streamline the operations of their organization and enhance the student experience on campus.   According...

Professor Miller gave a presentation last week on his experiences during 9/11.

Letter to the editor

By Joshua Miller September 23, 2022

I was honored to be invited by Kait Ahern and Dimitri Chernozhukov, presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans, respectively, to speak at the 9/11 memorial event (described in the Sept. 16 issue...

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