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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Some Student Government members drafted a resolution in response to the Faculty Teaching & Learning Committees proposal.

Faculty committee seeks to limit Course Evaluation access

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

The Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee is looking to limit access to student course evaluation data.  If approved, the student evaluations will be accessible only to the instructor, department...

Some biology students were unable to take seats in classes due to staff turnover.

Biology department staffing shuffle causes headaches

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The biology department recently underwent several staff shifts, resulting in course selection changes and some confusion among students. This year, assistant biology professor Khadijah Mitchell is leaving...

This year, Admissions expects around 700 students in the class of 2027.

Second-highest number of applications on record, college plans smaller class of 2027

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The college received 9,866 applications for the class of 2027, the second-highest number of applications on record. The number comes as a slight drop from the class of 2026 when 10,495 applied, yet it...

The last change to the deans excuse policy came over four years ago.

New dean’s excuse form to standardize absence policy

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer April 21, 2023

On March 20, the Office of Advising launched a new way to request a dean's excuse: an online form located on the Advising website. Prior to this change, students were directed to email their class deans...

The Leopard for a Day program allows prospective, accepted and incoming students to shadow current students.

Leopard for a Day returns

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer April 21, 2023

The Office of Admissions relaunched the Leopard for a Day program on March 27, welcoming prospective, accepted and enrolled students to campus to experience a day in the life of a Lafayette student. Associate...

Maria Bossert 23 and Mackenzi Berner 23 will be going to Nepal and Spain, respectively, following graduation. (Photos courtesy of Maria Bossert 23 and Mackenzi Berner 23)

Lafayette’s 2023 Fulbright, international scholars

By Maddie Marriott, Culture Editor April 14, 2023

In February, Lafayette was named a top producer of Fulbright scholars for the seventh time. This year, two more students have received the award, along with one alternate recipient and another scholarship...

A program cannot be accredited if it has not had at least one graduating class.

Some integrative engineering students frustrated with accreditation process

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

While the majority of Lafayette College's majors are accredited, the integrative engineering program – as a fairly new major – does not count among them. Some students argue that the college could...

Mechanical engineering students often cite nature of materials as a weed-out class.

Do ‘weed-out’ courses exist at Lafayette?

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

There are few classes at Lafayette that invoke the same terror in STEM majors as organic chemistry. Known for its fast-paced and unfamiliar, challenging material, “OChem,” or “orgo,” is STEM’s...

Dean Tim Cox will choose Student Government representatives to select Pepper Prize finalists.

Changes made to Pepper Prize selection process

By Selma O’Malley, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Last year, the Student Government president chose the representatives on the George Wharton Pepper Prize selection committee. All of the representatives were members of the Student Government, raising...

The College Writing Program is looking to expand its reach through social media.

‘I’ve had zero students come in’: College Writing Program on underutilization

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor March 3, 2023

All first-year students are required to meet with a Writing Associate for guidance on writing assignments as a part of their First Year Seminar. However, students rarely take advantage of this resource...

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...

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