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College to transition to Gmail to free up time, budget resources

Tristan Smith October 26, 2018

This month, the college plans to begin the transition of its email, calendaring and contacts platform from Zimbra to Gmail that it announced last September. The first phase of this transition will officially...

Yusuf Dahl took on the role of the director of the IDEAL Center this fall. (Photo by Irwin Frimpong 21)

Formerly known as IDEAL, Dyer Center persists with entrepreneurial mission under new name

Tristan Smith September 21, 2018

Over the past several years, Lafayette has made an effort to create a program that works exclusively to develop student’s entrepreneurial passions and skills through the creation of the Dyer Center for...

Student Government has not explained the reasons behind the impeachment charge. (Photo by Ian Morse 17)

Student Government embarks on first year with structural changes

Tristan Smith September 14, 2018

This year marks the inaugural year for Lafayette Student Government's revised structural changes that were voted on last semester, and those in charge are making efforts to increase transparency, functionality...

The new College Transition Specialist position was created in response to a list of concerns from marginalized students sent to President Byerly in fall 2016. Photo by Irwin Frimpong 21

College Transition Specialist position created to increase support for students

Tristan Smith September 7, 2018

In response to a list of concerns from marginalized students on Lafayette's campus and the resulting student support task force, the college has established the new position of “College Transition Specialist." The...

This summer, College Hill residents filed a procedural appeal against the city’s acceptance of the zoning changes (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

Lawsuit against City of Easton delays McCartney Dorm Project

Tristan Smith August 31, 2018

The college's expansion plans has met yet another obstacle: an ongoing lawsuit against the City Council of Easton by four College Hill residents. The construction of McCartney dorm project is the subject...

Heidi Tinsman discussed the positive and negative effects of US grape consumption on Chile. Photo by Elle Cox 21

Between the vines: US grape consumption creates differing effects in Chilean economy, society

Tristan Smith March 23, 2018

The phrase "farm-to-table" takes a different meaning when the farm is hundreds of miles away in South America. According to Heidi Tinsman, increased grape consumption in the US over the last several decades...

David Cornstein 60 has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the new U.S. ambassador to Hungary. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Lafayette alum nominated to be US Ambassador to Hungary

Tristan Smith March 9, 2018

The next potential U.S. ambassador to Hungary, David Cornstein '60 got his start here in Easton, Pa. While Cornstein was nominated by President Donald Trump Feb. 13, his nomination has yet to be confirmed...

Alison Byerly’s tweeted public support for applicants who may be penalized for participation in protests. (Photo Courtesy of Josh Lopez)

Lafayette will not penalize applicants suspended for peaceful protests: on campus, discussions on gun control take place

Tristan Smith March 2, 2018

Students across the nation have been taking part in protesting gun violence after the school shooting in Florida two weeks ago, and President Alison Byerly said Lafayette has joined other universities...

June Schlueter and colleagues discover new sources Shakespeare “borrowed” from for plays

Tristan Smith February 23, 2018

English professor June Schlueter recently made national and international news as a result of her research into William Shakespeare in which she and her colleagues were able to identify several new sources...

Junior Electrical Engineering Majors at Lafayette College present their projects to fellow students and professors on Friday May 6 2011 in Acopian Engineering Center

Studies show increased desirability for humanities majors after graduation

Tristan Smith February 16, 2018

As Lafayette announced a new endowed professorship this week aimed at combining engineering and the liberal arts, research has been showing growing appreciation and need for skills associated with a humanities-based...

This summer, College Hill residents filed a procedural appeal against the city’s acceptance of the zoning changes (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

Easton Mayor confirms support for expansion, next public hearing March 8

Tristan Smith February 2, 2018

Earlier this month, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and City Council affirmed their support for the Lafayette expansion project, and Panto said he was working on writing ordinances to clarify some of the issues...

David Bishop Skillman Library at Lafayette College. (Lauren Fox 19)

No need to rush: study room reservation system makes its debut

Tristan Smith January 26, 2018

When the library doors open for the day, the race for the study rooms will now be slowed as a result of the new study room reservation system in Skillman Library. In the past, students could walk into...

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