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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

To the Lafayette community,  As I reflect on this past year and write what likely will be my last words ever for The Lafayette, I feel some sadness but also much fulfillment. It has been an honor to...

The monument has been moved in the past, according to an Indigenous Rights Coalition leader.

College to consider Sullivan Monument proposals

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

The college recently expressed interest in working with the Indigenous Rights Coalition (IRC) to add an interpretive sign to the Sullivan Trail Monument and to potentially move the monument from its current...

Letter to the Editor

By Alexandra Hendrickson April 21, 2023

Thank you for the article about Ramadan dining in your April 14 edition. I appreciate you offering the Lafayette community a window to learn about the varied religions and cultures practiced by our student...

Mowins was inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame in 2005. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Sports broadcasting trailblazer Elizabeth Mowins ‘89 to deliver commencement address

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2023

For Elizabeth "Beth" Mowins ‘89, a sports broadcasting career was never a question of "if," but "how." “I really never wanted to do anything else. So there was no out. There were no other paths...

Please donate to my GoFundMe to help fund a toupee.

Every editor-in-chief has gone bald

By Nathan Kornfeind '23, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2023

It turns out Pennsylvania's oldest college newspaper is also the baldest. For the past decade, every editor-in-chief of The Lafayette has gone bald, an alarming trend for former top editors of the newspaper...

Clement Swaby was connected to alleged crimes in other jurisdictions with DNA evidence. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

McCartney Street intruder sentenced to rest of life in prison

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2023

Clement Swaby, the man responsible for the 2021 McCartney Street break-ins and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University student, was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in Northampton County Court last Wednesday. Swaby...

Letter to the Editor

By Ariel Haber-Fawcett, Ari Ismail and Briana Thomas March 24, 2023

Our goal in establishing SJP at Lafayette is to encourage freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians in the context of the collective liberation of all peoples. When the administration denied our application,...

Letter to the Editor

By Miles Asher Dorai-Raj March 24, 2023

The article posted March 10 about QPOC living in Lavender Lane not only misrepresented the QPOC experience in the house, but took the opinions of its residents out of context. The way that both Image and...

Schools are ranked according to criteria like graduation rate and amount of financial resources available per student. (Photo courtesy of U.S News)

What’s in a number?: Administration, students on influence of U.S. News college rankings

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Dozens of elite law and medical schools have removed themselves from the U.S. News & World Report Rankings since last year. While some undergraduate institutions have followed suit, the vast majority,...

Lafayettes would-be SJP chapter aimed to organize throughout the Lehigh Valley. (Graphic courtesy of Wikipedia)

College rejects formation of Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

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

Earlier this month, the college denied a group of students' request to form a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus. The Office of Student Life contends that the chapter’s events...

The college plans to separate the general counsel role from human resources, among other changes.

College shuffles around administration

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2023

Last week, it was announced that a pair of administrative shifts will change who oversees key divisions of the college. The changes "aim to center the student experience, bring comparable portfolios together,...

Voter turnout tripled from last year as students took to social media to promote their preferred candidates. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Puzio 25)

Olivia Puzio ‘25 elected Student Government president by five votes

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2023

Olivia Puzio ‘25 defeated incumbent Matwos Tadesse ‘24 and Anna Fenkel ‘25 in a close race for the Student Government presidency after polls for the Executive Board elections closed on Tuesday evening. According...

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