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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Parkhurst management has denied hearing many of the complaints leveled against it by employees.

‘I don’t think anyone here is happy’

By Selma O'Malley, Trebor Maitin, Emma Chen and Madeline Marriott September 15, 2023

“With change come challenges” an apology email from Parkhurst Dining read after hundreds of complaints were leveled against it earlier this semester. But according to rank-and-file dining employees,...

Student Governments decision to raise the student activity fee was influenced in part by the draining of its reserve funds.

Student activity fee increases, provides more funding for clubs

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Last Thursday, Student Government voted to increase the student activity fee from $342 to $360, which will generate an additional $150,000 for clubs. According to Student Government, the hike is necessary...

Student Government vacancies have been a significant issue since the February application cycle.

Student Government vacancies left unfilled for months

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Two vacancies within the Student Government class of 2024 delegation have remained unfilled since the start of the current legislative session in February. A third vacancy has also arisen due to the dismissal...

The current spike in COVID-19 cases comes at a similar time to last falls outbreak.

Campus has back-to-school COVID-19 spike

By Tom Contrucci, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

The Lafayette community has been experiencing an influx of COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. This comes four months after the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus is no longer...

The admissions department preempted the affirmative action decision by eliminating race-based admissions for the class of 2027. (Photo courtesy of the New York Times)

Lafayette commits to diversity despite affirmative action decision

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

Following the overturning of affirmative action by the Supreme Court in June, the ability of American colleges and universities to use race as a factor when reviewing applications has been effectively...

The class of 2027 is one of the most diverse in Lafayette history.

Lafayette meets goal for Pell Grant eligibility with class of 2027

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Lafayette's class of 2027, with 9,866 students sending in applications, has the second-highest number of applicants and surpassed admissions’ goal of 12.5 percent Pell-eligible students. The college...

Pat Fisher served as both a basketball and softball coach during her decades at Lafayette. (Graphic courtesy of GoLeopards)

Legendary former basketball coach Pat Fisher passes away

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2023

On Sept. 8, long-time Lafayette women's basketball coach Patricia "Pat" Fisher, 84, passed away peacefully in her home. Leaving behind a career at Easton Area High School as a teacher and coach, Fisher...

The final decision regarding the new position will be made in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Search for Vice President for Inclusion continues

By Annelise Przybylak, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

A new administrative position, Vice President for Inclusion, has been designed to make the structure of the school more equitable, diverse and inclusive. Candidates for the position are currently being...

The new composting system was implemented after a lengthy delay due to COVID-19.

Compost system returns to dining halls

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

After a three-year hiatus, composting has returned to campus. The renewed initiative marks the culmination of a series of discussions between the Office of Sustainability, Student Government, dining staff...

Dining administrators have cited growing pains in the challenges experienced by students.

Parkhurst makes changes to dining experience

By Selma O'Malley and Andreas Pelekis September 8, 2023

After controversy over the transition to Parkhurst Dining, several changes have been implemented, generating mostly positive reactions. However, many remain unsatisfied with current dining options and...

The new post office system utilizes kiosks and lockers for package pickup.

New high-tech post office encounters glitches

By Hannah Young, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

The recently renovated Lafayette College Post Office, located in the basement of Farinon College Center, now offers a streamlined package pick-up service as well as a new mail system. The changes have...

Jessica Hess joins Chaplain Alex Hendrickson to provide greater support and comfort to students on campus.

Chaplain intern fulfills her ‘heart song’

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life welcomed chaplain intern Jessica Hess at the beginning of the academic year. Hess will spend the next two semesters shadowing Chaplain Alex Hendrickson, the director...

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