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This fall, Ashley will be pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering at Drexel University.

Alex Ashley ‘22 wins Pepper Prize

Katie Frost, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

Alex Ashley ‘22 enjoys being lost.  “You have to figure it out yourself, nobody’s going to help you. It’s just you and the world now,” he said. He was reflecting specifically on getting...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

To the Lafayette community, This was a year of transition. A year spent trying to remember life before a lockdown. This past fall I began my tenure as editor-in-chief writing that this year would mark...

(Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Faculty votes in favor of restructuring, cuts faculty committees by over half

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

After the passage of a handful motions at a on April 26, a new faculty committee structure will go into effect in the 2023-2024 academic year. The new structure involves cutting back on the number of...

Previous accidents along Cattell Street have spurred the college to address safety concerns.

Lafayette receives state funding to address Cattell Street safety concerns

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

Lafayette College was recently awarded $710,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to address safety concerns on Cattell Street from College Avenue to High Street. Announced to...

The growth plan for Lafayette was put on hold by the administration due to enrollment challenges caused by the Covid pandemic.

College lowers target enrollment for class of 2026, forcing pause on growth plans

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

The current first-year class is the largest at Lafayette to date. However, the target goal for the incoming class of 2026 is 725 students—at least 55 students lower than the preceding class year of over...

Matt Hyde worked in the admissions department at Tufts University prior to joining the Lafayette community. (Photo by Chuck Zovko for the Lafayette College Flickr)

Matt Hyde to leave college at end of semester

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

After 11 years with the college, beloved Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Matt Hyde has found a new hill to call home. On July 1, Hyde will take on the role of dean...

Parking and Transportation Specialist Bruce Hill has worked for Public Safety since he joined the Lafayette family. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Hill)

Bruce Hill to retire as parking and transportation specialist

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2022

After 34 years with the pedal to the metal, Parking and Transportation Specialist Bruce Hill is hitting the brakes on his time at Lafayette. Hill began as a part-time security guard at Lafayette College...

Lafayette solves feminism

Lafayette solves feminism

April 1, 2022

The Board of Trustees has done the impossible. The 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote, took nearly a century of protesting. The board figured out something even better within a week. In...

College admits one of the Oechsles is a simulation, forgets which one

College admits one of the Oechsles is a simulation, forgets which one

April 1, 2022

This past week, President Nicole Hurd stood in front of the college and sheepishly muttered a confession: one of the two buildings known as Oeschsle is a simulation. Barely able to look at the audience,...

Chip Bergh 79 majored in international affairs while at Lafayette College. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh ‘79 to be 187th commencement speaker

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2022

When Chip Bergh ‘79 joined Levi Strauss & Co. as president and chief executive officer in 2011, “the house was on fire.” The company had nearly gone bankrupt a few years prior; it was losing...

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

Milena Berestko March 25, 2022

On March 18, 2022, Russia dropped missiles on Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv is 70 km (43 miles) from the Polish border, 100 km from Rzeszów, my hometown. In 2013, I remember performing in a beautiful basilica with...

Op-Ed: Teaching Black literature at Lafayette: A reconsideration

Patricia Donahue and Debbie Byrd March 25, 2022

As two faculty members of long-standing association with the Lafayette College English Department (we were both hired in the 1980s), we read with interest Shirley Liu’s article on “The Past, Present,...

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