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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

According to a college spokesman, Public Safety responded to the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on three occasions. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Man arrested outside Kappa Kappa Gamma house

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

A man was arrested outside the Kappa Kappa Gamma house last Friday following consecutive reports of suspicious activity. According to Jeff Troxell, the director of Public Safety, the calls alerting...

Love at first write

Love at first write

February 9, 2024

Residents of Watson Hall reported water damage in the days before a ceiling collapsed in one room. (Photo courtesy of Kira Baker 27)

Ceiling collapses in Watson Hall dorm room

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 2, 2024

When Tim Jarkow '27 saw that mud had accumulated outside of his dorm room last Friday night, he figured that his roommate had failed to wipe off her shoes. But when he entered his room on the second floor...

Graphic by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette

Does Lafayette have a turnover problem?

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor January 26, 2024

7-to-1. That is the student-to-administrator ratio at Lafayette College, at least if one counts the likes of desktop engineers and coaches as administrators, which the Lafayette College Catalog does. That...

Christine Blaha served as Parkhursts resident district manager at Lafayette for one semester. (Photo courtesy of Web Archive)

Christine Blaha out as dining head

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor January 26, 2024

Christine Blaha, the head of Lafayette's dining program, is "no longer with Lafayette Dining," according to Geoff Labe, the finance administrator who oversees the program. Tony Williams, a longtime...

Brian Samble, in his role as dean of students, implemented the colleges party registration policy. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Dean of Students Brian Samble abruptly departs college

By Trebor Maitin and Emma Chen January 14, 2024

Dean of Students Brian Samble “has departed the institution,” according to an email sent to The Lafayette on Jan. 12 by Sarah Moschenross, the vice president for student life. The college announced...

Editorial: Reflecting on 2023

Editorial: Reflecting on 2023

By The Lafayette Editorial Board December 31, 2023

2023, for Lafayette College, was a year of overhauls … and a year of controversies. Several sports teams overcame yearslong dry spells to become some of the most dominant in the Patriot League –...

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.), left, has served as the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee since last September. (Photo by Bill Clark for CQ Roll Call)

The committee that took down George Santos

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor December 8, 2023

Months before George Santos was booted from Congress last Friday, nearly 200 of his coworkers wanted him gone, but they twice failed to muster the necessary votes. That was until the House Ethics Committee...

Graphics by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette

Lafayette Fashion Society on what’s in this holiday season

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor December 8, 2023

A half-hour Zoom call with the Lafayette Fashion Society was how I, the disgraced former Student Government parliamentarian, spent my Tuesday night. My objective was simple: find the best Christmas gift...

None of the administrators interviewed use Spotify, meaning that theyll never know which town shares their listening habits. (Photos courtesy of Spotify)

Admin’s top songs

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor December 8, 2023

Confirmed: College President Nicole Hurd is a Swiftie. But that is not all. The Lafayette has the scoop on the top songs of some of Lafayette's top administrators. For the record, Hurd and her chief...

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