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This fall, Ashley will be pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering at Drexel University.

Alex Ashley ‘22 wins Pepper Prize

Katie Frost, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

Alex Ashley ‘22 enjoys being lost.  “You have to figure it out yourself, nobody’s going to help you. It’s just you and the world now,” he said. He was reflecting specifically on getting...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

To the Lafayette community, This was a year of transition. A year spent trying to remember life before a lockdown. This past fall I began my tenure as editor-in-chief writing that this year would mark...

(Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Faculty votes in favor of restructuring, cuts faculty committees by over half

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

After the passage of a handful motions at a on April 26, a new faculty committee structure will go into effect in the 2023-2024 academic year. The new structure involves cutting back on the number of...

Student Governments Sustainability Committee worked to pass the resolution calling for an increase in transparency regarding the endowment.

Student Government resolution pushes for sustainability in college investments

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Student Government passed a resolution last week aimed at increasing transparency from the college regarding the college's endowment. The goal, as stated in the resolution, was to “align the college’s...

Student governments new budget guidelines will require clubs to submit financial requests at designated times, as opposed to every week.

Budget request process for student organizations modified

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

In the midst of ongoing changes to the structure of Student Government, the Budget Guidelines Ad Hoc committee has successfully passed modifications to the budget request process for student clubs and...

Protests have erupted across the country to oppose the draft ruling. (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)

Campus reacts to leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

On Monday night, a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade if officially released was leaked. The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito as a draft of the majority decision in...

Anderson earned her bachelors degree at Lafayette and completed her Ph.D in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Anderson 04).

Professor Lauren Anderson ‘04 to take command of engineering division

Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor May 6, 2022

The engineering division will have a new leader beginning this summer. Lauren Anderson ‘04, a chemical and biomolecular engineering associate professor, will replace the current Jeffers Director of Engineering,...

Candidates for six out of eight Student Government executive board positions ran unopposed, with the Student Organizations and Athletic Affairs committees not having candidates. Only Fatimata Cham 23 and Shreya Raizada 25 faced opposition. (Photos courtesy of the incoming Student Government Executive Board)

New members elected to Student Government executive board

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

As the 2022 spring semester comes to an end, the Lafayette College Student Government held elections for its Executive Board. The results were announced on the Student Government's Instagram on April 29. For...

Brewer retired in 2015, but returned four years later to help the Office of Student Involvement transition between directors. (Photo courtesy Lafayette College Flickr)

Pam Brewer, former associate dean behind construction of Farinon, passes away at 64

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022

Pamela “Pam” Brewer, the retired Associate Dean of Students who created the Lafayette Leadership Institute and had an instrumental role in the construction of Farinon College Center, passed away on...

Mike Conover worked in Skillman Library for nine of the 10 years he worked at Lafayette College. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Baltz)

Remembering Mike Conover, beloved Lafayette custodian

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

Mike Conover, a custodian at the college known for his friendliness and constant smile, passed away on April 23. He was 63. Conover was a custodian at the college for 10 years, nine of which were spent...

The proposals must be approved by Student Government, the faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Student Government Ad-hoc Committee proposes constitutional changes to organization

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The Constitution and Bylaws Ad-hoc Committee introduced a potential new structure for Student Government at a general body meeting last Thursday which included decreasing the size of the organization by...

Previous accidents along Cattell Street have spurred the college to address safety concerns.

Lafayette receives state funding to address Cattell Street safety concerns

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

Lafayette College was recently awarded $710,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to address safety concerns on Cattell Street from College Avenue to High Street. Announced to...

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