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Skillman Library offers a variety of technology for loan, including calculators, laptops, projectors and cameras.

You get a condom! You get a calculator! You get a camera!

Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

If the best things in life are free, then suits and subscriptions are among the greatest. We at The Lafayette have compiled a brief list of free materials and resources that are available to students on...

The textbook delays can be attributed to supply chain issues, over-enrollment, late textbook requests and more.

Students left waiting for textbooks

Emma Alessi, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

Many Lafayette students are experiencing delays in receiving their textbooks from the college store. Supply chain issues, higher demand, the effects of COVID-19 on the workforce and late orders are likely...

Baileys Heath Center is offering Covid-19 Deans Excuses for students. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lack of COVID-19 guidelines generates confusion

Lauren Peterson, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

While many may feel the COVID-19 pandemic has ceased to become a defining aspect of student life, cases have once again spiked, reminding students that the pandemic is not entirely over. An increase this...

Professors have expressed frustration with the growing class sizes of first year seminars.

College enrolls oversized freshman class, stressing First Year Seminars

Emma Chen, News Editor September 2, 2022

At 761 strong, Lafayette’s current freshman class rivals that of yesteryear as one of the largest ever. While students are excited to join the Lafayette family, the sheer size of the class is proving...

Going forward, students who repeat a class will now have increased opportunity to raise their GPA. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Course repeat policy updated for fall 2022

Brenna Girard, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Beginning this fall, a new course repeat policy will allow students struggling in a class an improved opportunity to raise their GPA. The current policy dictates that students who fail a course may...

A common objection that professors have to technology in the classroom is that it acts as a distraction. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

To type or not to type: The debate over student use of technology in classrooms

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor March 4, 2022

From submitting papers online to watching videos for homework, technology has become an integral part of education at every level. But, for some Lafayette professors, the question still remains: does technology...

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Henry Hallock studies adaptive behavior and looks forward to sharing his passion for neuroscience inside the classroom. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette News)

Three new faculty members speak on research in health and psychology

Emma Chen October 8, 2021

Twenty-one new faculty members, made up of both tenure-track and visiting professors, have joined the Lafayette community this academic year. Three of them spoke with The Lafayette about their own research...

The Italian studies program will hold a summer course in Florence every other year. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Student and professor bring Italian Honor Society chapter to Lafayette

Mario Sanchez Castillo March 15, 2019

Efforts to bring the National Italian Honor Society to campus began with an email to the organization over winter break, and now, it has come to fruition. Marissa Bocchiaro ‘20 and professor Anthony...

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

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 College Writing Program is currently assessing the writing requirement and its effectiveness. (Photo by Adrianna Barazotti 21)

Assessing curriculum and writing outcomes through reaccreditation

Claire Grunewald December 8, 2017

Four pages of writing a week for a full semester and a mid-term and final paper that were 15 pages each added up to close to 80 pages which Henry Hichney ‘20 wrote for History 265. Yet, the class didn’t...

(Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Kelly)

College-wide grant encourages new problem-solving approaches

Trang Le November 3, 2017

The Kern Family Foundation presented Lafayette with its second Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) grant which is used in departments outside engineering. “We’ve received this second grant...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Proposed federal budget cuts leave college uncertain

Claire McNulty March 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would drastically cut funds for many academic endeavors. Many people within the academic world, including Lafayette professors, have been left wondering...

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