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The Lafayette


Seven students received honorable Fulbright and Goldwater awards this year. Carter Brand 25 could not be reached for a photo. (Photos by Liv Bamford 24 and Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette; bottom middle photo courtesy of Tess Stanley 25).

Lafayette students awarded Fulbright, Goldwater scholarships

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Every year, Lafayette students earn awards from the country’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships. This year, four students joined the growing list of Lafayette’s Fulbright scholars and three...

The Indigenous Studies minor will involve courses across several departments.

Indigenous Studies minor approved

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor May 3, 2024

An Indigenous Studies minor, falling under a new interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies program, will be available for students to pursue next semester after it was approved by faculty last week. “I...

The visit to the conference comes after Sigma Tau Delta was established on campus in October. (Photo courtesy of Maria Cangro 24)

English students present work at national conference

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Three members of the college's new Sigma Tau Delta English honors society chapter attended the national society's Centennial Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, last week, marking the first time that Lafayette...

The government and law major has a storied history at the college.

Why government and law, not political science?

By Claire Coker, Contributing Writer April 12, 2024

Lafayette is home to the only government and law department in the United States, according to Ilan Peleg, a government and law professor. The title is synonymous with the more nationally common program,...

Chip Bergh 79 and Ilan Peleg have been friends for decades. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Ilan Peleg Award established, awarded to 2 professors

By Alexa McCarus, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The inaugural Ilan Peleg Award, endowed by Chip Bergh ‘79, was awarded to two professors on March 28 in honor of Ilan Peleg, a professor of government and law. It was awarded to chemistry professor Chip...

The shuttle is often the primary mode of transportation for students taking art, film & media studies or theater classes on the arts campus.

Arts campus shuttle service frustrates students

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

The college's student shuttle service, the LCAT, has been the source of headaches for students, with schedule changes causing them to be late to classes.  Last year, the college announced improvements...

Mark Sapara comes to Lafayette after a two-year tenure at Oberlin College. (Photo courtesy of Mark Sapara)

Mark Sapara named student life’s first associate vice president

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2024

Mark Sapara has stepped into the newly created role of associate vice president and senior advisor to the vice president for student life. Sapara, who previously served two years as the dean of intercultural...

Juniors are registering for courses today and sophomores and first-years will do the same next week.

Seniors experience glitches in new course registration process

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor November 10, 2023

Senior students woke up on Wednesday morning to register for classes only to encounter a variety of technical malfunctions on Banner Self-Service, the college's course registration platform. The college...

The Jones Lecture is an annual event featuring faculty members presenting from a variety of disciplines.

Jones Faculty Lecturer Melissa Galloway speaks to importance of chemistry in atmosphere

By Nikolai Gentes, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

Chemical reactions in atmospheric particles can significantly affect the quality of human life and serve as a warning for global warming, chemistry professor Melissa Galloway told students and faculty...

Michael McGuire, who chairs the Faculty Affairs and Resources Committee, praised the new fund for broadening access for professors.

New faculty fund provides travel opportunities for professors

By Tom Contrucci, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

College President Nicole Hurd announced the launch of the Faculty Excellence Fund during a September faculty meeting. The fund will benefit faculty members in their work outside of the classroom, setting...

Provost John Meier navigated the colleges academic division through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provost to step down at end of year

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 22, 2023

Provost John Meier announced his resignation at a Tuesday meeting of the faculty, stating that he will be returning to teaching mathematics. The resignation, which takes effect at the end of the academic...

The new lobby of Markle Hall has been completed after over 18 months of construction.

Admissions space looking brighter after Markle renovations

By Nikolai Gentes, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Lafayette officially finished a renovation of the Hugel Welcome Center, located on Markle Hall’s first floor, this summer. As a result, the admissions office will have a brand new space to welcome prospective...

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