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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Donation boxes are available for perishable and non-perishable food items, personal care products and supplies. (Photo by Claire Grunewald 20)

Student government takes over Pard Pantry prior to extended spring break

By Sabrina Pichamuthu March 13, 2020

The equity and inclusion committee of student government has organized a drive called the Pard Pantry to collect items for students staying on campus over spring break for whom dining options, transportation...

The revised guidelines will reduce the chances of certain student organizations unfairly receiving more funding than others. (Photo by Ian Morse 17)

Student government to release ‘long overdue’ new guidelines for student organization budgets

By Sabrina Pichamuthu February 28, 2020

The recently formed student government budget committee is taking on the task of revising the policies for budget allocation to student organizations. It has been years since the guidelines for student...

Panelist Bryan Fox 10 said he has noticed an increase in diversity at Lafayette, but that the college should diversifying its pool of students. (Photo by Andrea Collazo-Salazar 23)

Three trans men of color share their experiences: ‘Every day, I inspire myself’

By Sabrina Pichamuthu February 21, 2020

The campus community gathered last Tuesday to listen to the diverse journeys of three men of color who openly identify as transgender. The discussion was facilitated with a concentration on blackness,...

Minimum wage resolution remains in limbo after unanimous student government vote last April

By Sabrina Pichamuthu February 14, 2020

Student government unanimously passed the minimum wage resolution last April to raise the minimum wage of students employed by Lafayette from $7.25 to $10 an hour, but it has yet to be recognized by the...

Library staff and IT services collaborated to bring the new printing system to Skillman Library. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

New setup allows students to print from personal devices

By Sabrina Pichamuthu February 7, 2020

With changes to the college's printing setup over the break, students can now print directly from their personal computers in the Skillman Library. In addition to improving ease of access for students,...

RefAct helped resettle a third refugee family this semester. (Photo by Sabrina Pichamuthu)

RefAct members reframe ‘toxic conversation’ surrounding refugees in semesterly open meeting

By Sabrina Pichamuthu December 6, 2019

Lafayette Refugee Action (RefAct) hosted their semesterly open meeting on Tuesday to engage students in a dialogue regarding the perception of refugees in the mainstream media. Danielle Gardner, the...

Last years Take Back the Night vigil was well attended by students from across campus.
(Photo courtesy of Nahin Ferdousi 19)

7 counts of sexual misconduct reported this semester: Third annual Take Back the Night to be held next week

By Sabrina Pichamuthu November 1, 2019

According to the Public Safety crime log, seven counts of sexual misconduct have been reported in the last 60 days. Three of these incidents are categorized as sexual assault, one as indecent assault,...

Architecture professor Paul Felder shared his concerns about the expansion process in the October 8th meeting. (Photo by Gabby Tropp 20)

With expansion on track, faculty expansion committee gathers feedback from community

By Sabrina Pichamuthu October 25, 2019

The ad hoc committee on expansion held two meetings over the last two weeks to gather feedback from faculty and administrators on their ongoing task of monitoring the college's expansion initiative. The...

Pi Beta Phi and America Reads hold Literacy Day book drive

By Sabrina Pichamuthu February 8, 2019

Children who have more to read at home are more proficient in reading, according to the Educational Testing Service. Pi Beta Phi, along with America Reads, is working to give children those materials in...

While student participation in the campus climate study was low, turnout from faculty and staff was strong. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Campus climate final report: fewer than half of faculty report sense of community

By Sabrina Pichamuthu November 16, 2018

While most employees and students find their experience at Lafayette satisfactory, almost half of the whole faculty reported in the campus climate survey conducted last spring that they have considered...

The updated Climate Action Plan received support from a campus-wide student petition to establish a commitment to carbon emission reduction. (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

Sustainability Committee holds open meeting, discusses biodiversity, sustainability month

By Sabrina Pichamuthu October 26, 2018

At its open meeting this week, the Lafayette Sustainability Committee hosted members from campus to discuss ongoing sustainability efforts and increase awareness of their long-term goals. Though meetings...

The common area in Keefe Hall was remodeled to provide a multipurpose, 24-hour space for students.(Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Renovations transform student work spaces in Keefe and Acopian

By Sabrina Pichamuthu October 5, 2018

Recent renovations to the Acopian Engineering Center and Keefe Commons are serving as new study spaces. The renovations serve a dual purpose: to accommodate for the increasing size of the student body...

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