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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Students and campus activist groups gathered on the quad at the No More Cages Protest to call for the closing of the Berks County Detention Facility, a center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement that is about an hour away from College Hill.

Over 50 students gather in protest to shut down Berks County Immigrant Detention Center

By Jack Weitzner May 7, 2021

Sporting "Black Lives Matter" masks and brandishing "Abolish ICE" signs, students gathered in protest to shut down the nearby Berks County Immigrant Detention Center last Friday. The “No More Cages Protest”...

College endowment crests $1 billion

By Jack Weitzner April 16, 2021

The college’s endowment reached a major milestone this year when its value surpassed one billion dollars, placing it in an elite circle of other private institutions valued in the dectuple digits. The...

Student government hopes to expand themed housing like that found in the Monroe neighborhood (photo by Caroline Burns 22).

College looks to build more community-based housing outside of Greek life

By Jack Weitzner April 9, 2021

This past week, the Greek Life Committee of Student Government passed "A Resolution for the Prioritization of Campus Community Development." In order to better promote Lafayette’s core values, the...

A common room in March Hall for students in isolation. (Photo by Samuel Augustine 24)

‘A walk of shame’: A look into life in the mods

By Jack Weitzner March 26, 2021

If you hold your breath opening the LVHN app or answering an unexpected call from Bailey’s, you’re not alone. For many students, much of the stress surrounding COVID-19 stems from uncertainty. Kai...

The Greek Life Climate Survey was a response to the outpouring of social media posts highlighting accounts of alcohol abuse, sexual misconduct, racism and other issues within Greek life. (Photo courtesy of Student Government Greek Life Committee PowerPoint)

Student Government presents Greek Life Climate Survey results to Board of Trustees, with one key question

By Jack Weitzner March 5, 2021

The survey responses to the Greek Life Climate Survey completed last semester painted a clear picture of what many already thought to be true: the campus is divided on the issue of fraternities and sororities.  Director...


Victoria Puglia ’21 wins the Rhodes Scholarship

By Jack Weitzner February 19, 2021

Victoria Puglia '21 has enjoyed an adventurous undergraduate experience. From her study abroad trips in Peru, Uganda, India, and Senegal to her involvement in several student organizations on College Hill,...

The Greek Life Committee of Student Government presented results of the survey to the campus community on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of GL Committee PowerPoint)

Responses to Student Government’s Greek Life Survey reflect division among students

By Jack Weitzner November 20, 2020

The future of Greek life in the United States hangs in the balance as colleges across the nation struggle to address the ever-growing controversies stemming from these institutions. Universities such as...

The second community discussion on November 12 will focus on bystander intervention and consent clues. (Photo courtesy of Pards Against Sexual Assault)

‘We are moving in the right direction’: Student Government and PASA launch the Consent Campaign

By Jack Weitzner November 6, 2020

Sexual violence is pervasive across college campuses in the United States, and Lafayette College is no exception. Among undergraduate students, it is estimated that 26 percent of females and seven percent...

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