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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Protests have erupted across the country to oppose the draft ruling. (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)

Campus reacts to leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

By Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

On Monday night, a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade if officially released was leaked. The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito as a draft of the majority decision in...

Lafayette nixes basketball coachs job offer after realizing hes not the actual Michael Jordan

Lafayette nixes basketball coach’s job offer after realizing he’s not the actual Michael Jordan

April 1, 2022

On Tuesday, Lafayette announced the hiring of Michael "Mike" Jordan as the new Men’s Basketball coach. A few hours later, they retracted their offer upon realizing they had hired the Colgate University...

Pennsylvania was one of seven states to lose a congressional seat after the 2020 census. (Photo courtesy of The New York Times).

Democrats and Republicans battle over Pennsylvania’s lost Congressional seat

By Jacob Moldover May 7, 2021

Paving the way for political battles in Harrisburg and a loss of political clout at the federal level, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lost one of its congressional seats last week after this year’s census. The...

The McCartney residences will be the new home of the college bookstore. (Photo courtesy of Roger Demareski)

Lafayette joins the movement for ethically produced retail

By Jacob Moldover February 26, 2021

On Feb. 19, the college officially became an affiliate institution to the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), a labor monitoring organization that works to combat sweatshop conditions and ensure that retail,...

Students petition for pass/fail option as semester draws to a close, no word from faculty if this is a possibility

By Jacob Moldover November 13, 2020

With the end of the semester and final exams right around the corner, a petition calling on the college to implement a pass/fail option for students has garnered more than 600 signatures on During...

No new cases found after one student and one employee test positive in September: Cases in Pennsylvania still on the rise

By Jacob Moldover October 9, 2020

Both the student and the employee who tested positive for the coronavirus in late September have fully recovered and exited isolation, according to director of health services Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. The...

A handful of positive tests were linked to the Phi Kappa Psi house last week.
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Greek organizations move forward with new accreditation process to address growing concerns about inclusivity

By Jacob Moldover September 25, 2020

Lafayette has finalized policy changes to the Greek organization accreditation process, mandating increased attendance at various workshops addressing concerns about inclusivity in fraternities and sororities.  Earlier...

The panel discussed issues of racism, sexism and homophobia within Greek life. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Panhellenic Instagram page)

Diversity in Sorority Life Panel discusses first steps to making Greek life more inclusive amidst calls for abolition

By Jacob Moldover September 13, 2020

Sorority leaders from all six Lafayette chapters held a Diversity in Sorority Life Panel last Thursday to discuss inclusion in the Greek life community, as calls for the abolition of Greek life intensify...

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