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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Winner of the Pepper Prize Valerie Melson plans on going to medical school. (Photo by Lauren Fox 19)

Valerie Melson wins Pepper Prize

By Claire McNulty May 5, 2017

Pepper Prize winner Valerie Melson '17 arrived at Lafayette optimistic about the sense of community she saw, and she leaves after working to make that community more welcoming to students of marginalized...

College and community members come together in support of LGBTQ+ community

By Claire McNulty April 28, 2017

A large group of people sporting t-shirts with rainbow leopards on the front gathered in front of Hogg Hall last Friday for the third biennial Equality Rally. Quest, the college’s student organization...

(Photo by Lauren Fox 19)

All that’s fit to digitize: Times subscription to go online

By Claire McNulty April 21, 2017

Readers of the morning paper at Farinon will soon have to switch to the morning scroll. Student government unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday night to move to an online-only subscription of The...

Lawyer and transgender advocate Dean Spade gave a talk this week. (Photo by Claire McNulty 20).

Trans rights lawyer advocates empathy, activism for LGBT people of color, poor

By Claire McNulty April 14, 2017

As transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming issues grow in media prominence, low-income earners and people of color in these communities have been particularly harmed, Dean Spade said in a lecture...

Professors Andrea Armstrong, Kira Lawrence, and Joe Woo ask, Where Did the Data Go? (Photo by Claire McNulty 20).

Professors concerned over loss of research data

By Claire McNulty April 7, 2017

When chemical engineering professor Joe Woo returned to an online data set he had been using for his research into atmospheric chemistry, it had disappeared. He had lost crucial public data in a seemingly...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Proposed federal budget cuts leave college uncertain

By Claire McNulty March 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would drastically cut funds for many academic endeavors. Many people within the academic world, including Lafayette professors, have been left wondering...

Rubin Hall, where Delt will have 10 to 11 rooms. Courtesy of Lafayette Communications.

Delt to call Rubin home

By Claire McNulty March 24, 2017

Next semester, Lafayette's recently reinstated chapter of Delta Tau Delta will occupy 10 to 11 rooms in Rubin Hall. This marks their first on-campus live-in space since 1988 when they occupied Tri Delta's...

Faculty and staff gathering after the town hall. (Photo by Claire McNulty 20.)

Questions about expansion dominate town hall

By Claire McNulty March 10, 2017

Nearly one year since Lafayette announced its expansion plans, President Alison Byerly opened a town hall meeting where audience members questioned the college's future. During time for questions,...

Photo by Claire McNulty 20.

Students take sustainability into their own hands

By Claire McNulty March 3, 2017

Two Lafayette students, Ariel Jakubowski ‘17 and Scott Oliveri ‘17, have taken changing the environment and reducing the college's carbon footprint into their own hands this past November with the...

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