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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Clement Swaby was connected to alleged crimes in other jurisdictions with DNA evidence. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

McCartney Street intruder sentenced to rest of life in prison

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2023

Clement Swaby, the man responsible for the 2021 McCartney Street break-ins and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University student, was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in Northampton County Court last Wednesday. Swaby...

Allison Quensen Blatt has juggled a number of jobs in the colleges arts program over her two decades at the college.

Allison Quensen Blatt, titan of the arts, to retire in June

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor March 24, 2023

Allison Quensen Blatt, the longtime director of operations and patron services for the Williams Center for the Arts, will be closing the curtain on her Lafayette career on June 30. Blatt’s departure...

The endowment aims to provide football players with opportunities off of the field. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Brothers of Lafayette Football announces endowment fund

By Elisabeth Seidel, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

On March 9, a new endowment fund was announced by Brothers of Lafayette Football to allow more football players of color to participate in opportunities like summer internships and interim trips, opportunities...

The counseling center is located on the second floor of Bailey Health Center.

Counseling center on spring mental health struggles

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2023

As the weather gets warmer and the flowers start blooming, everyone’s mental health takes a turn for the better – right? Not necessarily. “Spring can often come with increased pressures,”...

Nunes seeks permanent funding to provide archives of student life.

Charlotte Nunes named dean of libraries

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

On March 15, Charlotte Nunes, the interim dean of libraries, was given the dean of libraries job. Nunes, who has served as the interim dean since last year, was selected to continue her role after a nationwide...

Forrest Stuart previously worked in financial aid before taking on his role in enrollment management. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Forrest Stuart named permanent VP of enrollment management

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2023

On Feb. 27, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Forrest Stuart was announced to be the permanent leader of the division. “I gladly accepted,” Stuart wrote. “It was a great opportunity...

The Quad lights have been taken down as of earlier this week.

Balancing safety, sustainability with college lighting

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

While Lafayette is further emphasizing sustainability and environmental awareness, campus lighting has come under the spotlight as a potential environmental concern.   Lighting is critical to pedestrian...

Faculty expressed their frustration over the new dean positions, as well as other structural issues, in a letter to the administration.

Group of faculty air frustrations in letter to Hurd

By Emma Chen and Madeline Marriott March 10, 2023

Last week, all faculty department heads and program chairs, as well as certain administrators, received a letter drafted by 23 of their department head and program chair colleagues detailing the “State...

The former Tri Delta house became Lavender Lane in 2022.

Queer people of color speak on Lavender Lane inclusivity issues

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Lavender Lane was founded last year as special interest housing meant to provide a safe and inclusive living space for LGBTQIA+ students. Although many queer students have found refuge in the house, some...

Schools are ranked according to criteria like graduation rate and amount of financial resources available per student. (Photo courtesy of U.S News)

What’s in a number?: Administration, students on influence of U.S. News college rankings

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Dozens of elite law and medical schools have removed themselves from the U.S. News & World Report Rankings since last year. While some undergraduate institutions have followed suit, the vast majority,...

Mechanical engineering students often cite nature of materials as a weed-out class.

Do ‘weed-out’ courses exist at Lafayette?

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

There are few classes at Lafayette that invoke the same terror in STEM majors as organic chemistry. Known for its fast-paced and unfamiliar, challenging material, “OChem,” or “orgo,” is STEM’s...

Twyleak Sexton, whose alleged actions resulted in the campus lockdown, was arrested in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of RLS Media)

Campus locked down after shooting downtown, suspect apprehended

By Emma Chen, News Editor March 3, 2023

The college went into lockdown for over an hour last Friday after gunfire was reported near Pearl Street. The suspect, Twyleak Sexton, who was reported to be on the Arts Campus, was apprehended in New...

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