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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...

Donald Chambers (courtesy of Donald Chambers), Neil McElroy (Courtesy of Kylie Bailin), Curlee Holton (Courtesy of Lafayette Communications) (left to right).

Retiring faculty reflect on time at college: Four stepping down

Kathryn Kelly February 10, 2017

Four faculty members of the college have already announced their impending retirement at the close of this semester. Three agreed to be interviewed by The Lafayette about their time at the college and...

Class polls Lafayette for election: 72 percent for Clinton in voluntary survey

Claire Grunewald November 11, 2016

While nationwide polls reached out to thousands of people to predict the outcome of this presidential election, a first year seminar was polling the 2,500-student-strong Lafayette College. Math professor...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Faculty motions to give Rojo tenure

William Gordon September 9, 2016

Faculty voted overwhelmingly to urge the board of trustees to uphold the tenure review committee’s recommendation to grant professor Juan Rojo tenure in a special faculty meeting Tuesday, several sources...

Spanish Professor Juan Rojo plans to end his hunger strike six days after it began. (Ian Morse 17)

Professor to end hunger strike Monday morning

William Gordon September 4, 2016

Spanish Professor Juan Rojo announced to the board of trustees Saturday that he plans to suspend his hunger strike Monday at 10 a.m. Faculty were notified Sunday morning. Rojo has only consumed water...

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