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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Portable labs, sent home to students during the pandemic, have become a permanent fixture of the engineering department. (Photo courtesy of Alexander Brown)

COVID-19 teaching changes continue to benefit Lafayette

By Remy Oktay, Contributing Writer December 2, 2022

When courses went online for over a year because of the pandemic, the Lafayette community, just like the rest of the world, grappled with a sudden change in how students were educated. Despite the numerous...

A new first-year dean will be hired, allowing each class year to have an individual advisor.

Lafayette advising office to undergo major staffing shuffle, new first-year dean to be announced 

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

Lafayette College’s advising office will undergo some major changes in the upcoming months. Throughout the remainder of 2022, the advising office will look to bring in a new first-year class dean and...

Danielle Lemisch ’23, Meg Dodge ’23 and Jed Alterman ’23 were awarded for their excellence in engineering. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Three students receive competitive engineering scholarship

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer October 21, 2022

This summer, three Lafayette engineering students each received a $2,000 scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the national Engineering Honor Society. Jed Alterman ‘23, Meg Dodge ‘23 and Danielle Lemisch ‘23...

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!

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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