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Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Expansion to improve market position with need-blindness

Ian Morse May 5, 2017

Roughly three years ago, the college put together a task force to grapple with the slow increase in enrollment they observed. Class sizes had been growing by about 10 people every year to deal with budgetary...

Cross country coach with murky history departs

Ian Morse May 5, 2017

Cross country assistant coach Christopher Straub left his position, the college confirmed this week. A new track and field coach will be hired before the next season begins in the fall, Vice President...

Tale of atrocities and judgement to comes to stage

Ian Morse April 21, 2017

A trial will be held against four German judges for crimes against humanity this Saturday in the showing of "Judgment at Nuremburg." L.A. Theatre Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation...

Mens rugby in a scrum. (Photo by Hana Isihara 17).

Men’s rugby team suspended

Ian Morse April 7, 2017

Men's rugby were forced to suspend the rest of their spring season last week after the college found them guilty of three alcohol violations. College officials confirmed that the team, a student club,...

Stephane Wrembel will play at Williams Center for the Arts on Wednesday. (Courtesy Michelle Roche Media)

Guitarist returns to French roots on stage

Ian Morse April 7, 2017

French guitarist Stephane Wrembel said his "gypsy jazz" is neither gypsy nor jazz. "I guess I'm a little bit rebellious with that term," he said. The term usually refers to the kind of music played by...

The figures only represent the size of the donations, not the way in which they will be directly used. (Graphic by Claire Grunewald 20)

Recent grads dominate donations in $1.2M President’s Challenge

Ian Morse March 24, 2017

Staff in the development office had been awake working hard for 23 hours, but they were still just shy of their goal. They had reached $209K by 10:45 a.m., and $566K by 4:20 p.m. They had been calling...

Plum House takes a new location and name downtown (Photo taken by Ian Morse 17).

Plum House owner focuses new restaurant on sushi

Ian Morse March 24, 2017

When Xin Yu opened a new sushi restaurant, he didn't keep his classic Plum House purple. Bright orange isn't the color of money, but he jokes that the color of his new restaurant makes people rich. In...

(From Amanda Miners 18 public Facebook page.)

Lafayette student dies in drunk-driving related crash

Ian Morse March 16, 2017

While celebrating her 21st birthday on Wednesday night, Amanda Miner '18 was killed after in a drunk-driving related car crash on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. Miner was an anthropology...

The 2017-2018 academic year will be priced at $50,400 without aid. (Graphic by Claire Grunewald 20)

Tuition next year will break $50K

Ian Morse March 3, 2017

The annual price of a Lafayette degree, without room, board and fees, will rise above $50,000 for the next academic year. Just 16 years ago, the price was half as much. The 4-percent increase is generally...

Public safety cars outside Hugel Science Center. (Lauren Fox 19)

Student questions sanction for dealing drugs

Ian Morse March 3, 2017

A Lafayette senior was suspended this week after public safety discovered marijuana in his room. But for him, he says, the punishment is more than just a suspension. The student, who wishes to remain...

The Ourbus line in New York City. (Courtesy Axel Hellman)

New Easton-NYC bus line offers low fares

Ian Morse February 24, 2017

A start-up charter bus company is finding a place for unused buses and giving riders a cheaper ticket to New York City at the same time. Ourbus, a start-up based in New Jersey, opened their second route...

Graphic by Mari Otto 17.

Lafayette student gets the flu, amateur epidemiologist follows it

Ian Morse February 10, 2017

Early last week, a student felt like her skin was on fire. Another said she felt like she got hit by a truck. More missed classes. Public safety said they drove a few students to the hospital. Bailey Health...

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