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The Student News Site of Lafayette College

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The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette

Amnesty seeking signatures: Lafayette chapter looks to gain support for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

Amnesty seeking signatures: Lafayette chapter looks to gain support for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

Ryan Powers May 6, 2016

The Lafayette chapter of Amnesty International is organizing a petition to be sent to President Alison Byerly in an effort to get Lafayette College to endorse the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. The legislation...

Task Force for Student Support holds third open forum: Students voice opinions on faculty leadership and trigger warnings

Ryan Powers April 29, 2016

The third and final open meeting of the Student Support Task Force met this past Tuesday. Around 20 students, faculty and administrators showed up to discuss a potential campus advising program, though...

Lafayettes admitted class ranks highest ever in academics

Lafayette’s admitted class ranks highest ever in academics

Ryan Powers April 15, 2016

The admitted cohort for the Lafayette Class of 2020 is one of the strongest academically in the history of the college. Although there are still several weeks left for students to respond to the acceptance...

Bombing in Istanbul cancels McKelvy trip

Ryan Powers April 1, 2016

The McKelvy House spring break trip to Istanbul, Turkey was cancelled following a bombing there this past Saturday. Although the trip had initially been approved by the school, the recent attack prompted Lafayette...

McKelvy goes to Istanbul: Unexpected funds prompt spring break trip

McKelvy goes to Istanbul: Unexpected funds prompt spring break trip

Ryan Powers March 18, 2016

With midterms coming to a close, 11 students and three faculty advisors affiliated with the McKelvy House at Lafayette, are preparing to head on an international spring break trip. The group will be...

The power outage was caused by this small wire melting. 
Photo courtesy of Bruce Ferretti.

Power outage hits parts of campus

Ryan Powers March 11, 2016

Peter Phelan ‘18 was on his way to meet up with friends around 7 p.m. last Sunday when parts of the campus lost power. Before he knew it, he was stuck in an elevator in Williams Art Center with his newly-bought...

Students talk about activism culture on campus

Ryan Powers March 4, 2016

On Feb. 29, President Alison Byerly sent out a campus wide e-mail, announcing that Posse D.C. would decisively not be affected by budget redistribution. After weeks of student-driven discussions regarding...

William C. Buck named donor of new arts building

William C. Buck named donor of new arts building

Ryan Powers February 26, 2016

A donor was named for the recently opened arts building downtown last Friday. At a reception for the board of trustees, President Alison Byerly announced that the new building will be named after William...

Sustainability conference brings ideas outside the classroom: Lafayette and surrounding schools participate

Ryan Powers February 19, 2016

This Saturday marks Lafayette’s next local, public forum for environmental sustainability. Every two years, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC), a consortium of all of the...

Reorienting orientation

Ryan Powers February 5, 2016

Programs added to the beginning of the semester and more changes For new students, orientation is their first taste of college life. And while that may not change, next year’s freshmen will have a slightly...

Lockdown prompts student concerns

Ryan Powers January 29, 2016

Robbery at Family Dollar causes alert from public safety In the wake of a recent robbery in downtown Easton, students are calling for improved campus response in the event of an emergency. On Jan. 8,...

Revamping reading day

Ryan Powers December 11, 2015

Marquis Hall open for academic assistance Monday With final exams approaching, there is only a brief period to collect notes, unwind, and cram for some students. Reading day, the only day a year between...

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