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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Rabbi Schorr said she will provide support for Jews specifically, but also all religious people on campus. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Schorr)

‘From strength to strength’: new Jewish chaplain looks to build on an already strong campus community

By Gabrielle Tropp September 13, 2019

Lafayette welcomed a new Jewish Chaplain and Interim Associate Director of Religious and Spiritual Life to campus this year. Rabbi Rebecca Schorr will be the advisor to Hillel, and will "act as a Jewish...

A sewage pipe burst last weekend in Ruef Hall, resulting in water shut-offs and construction to the north half of the building. (Photo by AJ Traub 20)

Students report illnesses from Ruef drinking water after sewage pipe bursts: college says any illnesses are ‘unrelated’

By Gabrielle Tropp December 7, 2018

A burst sewer pipe in Ruef Hall last weekend resulted in the water being shut-off to the north side of the building. Major construction ensued on the building's pipes for several days. Some students reported...

The recent wildfires in California have been widely attributed to the effects of climate change. (Photo courtesy of AP Photo/ Los Angeles Times, Meg Melcon)

Lafayette students from California feel effects of wildfires

By Gabrielle Tropp November 30, 2018

This past decade has seen a record area of California burned, and leading scientists say that this is directly attributable to climate change. Over 129 million trees have died in California according to...

Committee report on sororities: no need for new NPC chapter

By Gabrielle Tropp November 9, 2018

An exploratory committee, created by the Panhellenic Council in spring 2017 to investigate the possibilities of adding another National Panhellenic Council (NPC) sorority chapter to campus, recently released...

Walkway in front of Skillman Library. (Photo by Lauren Fox).

Administrators receive results of campus climate survey, professor Rinehart discusses general themes

By Gabrielle Tropp November 2, 2018

Results of the college's most recent survey to assess Lafayette's campus climate have been finalized and will be made available to the campus community later this November. The survey asked questions about...

The new proposed scheduling policy is intended, among many things, to ease congestion of dining halls during the lunch hour.

College plans new class schedule to ease stress

By Gabrielle Tropp October 26, 2018

In an effort to address scheduling concerns expressed by students and professors, a new schedule has been proposed by a committee consisting of the Provost, Registrar, Associate Registrar and Director...

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).

Updated climate action plan presented to Board of Trustees; Petition shows support for campus sustainability

By Gabrielle Tropp October 19, 2018

Marie Fechik-Kirk, Director of Sustainability, presented the new climate action plan for reducing Lafayette's carbon footprint to the board of trustees this past weekend. Before the presentation, representatives...

The college has completed its three-year self study for its pending reaccreditation process. (Photo by Emily Cardenas 22)

Reaccreditation self study concludes: campus reviews scheduled for November, April

By Gabrielle Tropp October 5, 2018

As the college enters the final stages of its three-year self study, which was created for the reaccreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), it is touching base...

Racist and anti-semitic graffiti was reported along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. Photo by Elle Cox 21

Racist, anti-semitic graffiti defames Karl Stirner Arts Trail

By Gabrielle Tropp September 28, 2018

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail, known for its eclectic displays of community art work, was defamed with explicit graffiti last week, causing some students question their safety in the surrounding community. Alexandra...

Hurricane Florence devastates the Carolinas: students initiate fundraising efforts

By Gabrielle Tropp September 21, 2018

In the past two weeks, Hurricane Florence swept through North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as a Category 4 storm, bringing with it high winds, heavy rains, and a sad death toll. Fortunately, for...

Over 100 students from around campus have become ill with what is likely to be norovirus, according to Dr. Goldstein. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Counseling Center adds counselors and services to meet increased student demand

By Gabrielle Tropp September 7, 2018

In an effort to adequately accommodate the increased student demand for counseling at Lafayette, the Counseling Center welcomed full-time counselors Dr. Devin Hussong and Dr. Asmita Pendse this August.  Being...

Colleagues, friends remember Professor Fix as “passionate” and “encouraging”

By Gabrielle Tropp August 31, 2018

After over 30 years of teaching at Lafayette, history professor Andrew Fix suddenly passed away over the summer, taking with him his energetic spirit and talented mind. Fix had been in hospice care when...

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