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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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...

ChatGPT is one of the most widely used AI programs among students.

New ChatGPT committee seeks to study artificial intelligence in classrooms

By Evan Johnson, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

A working group of faculty members and administrators was assembled by Provost John Meier this summer in order to gain a better understanding of artificial intelligence (AI). As AI, such as the program...

The Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee spearheaded changes to Lafayettes curriculum.

Common Course of Study requirements to change for class of 2029

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023

With a vote of 95-12, Lafayette's faculty voted during their meeting last May to approve a revision to the Common Course of Study (CCS) requirements beginning with the class of 2029. The approval is...

Krista Evans main goal as dean of admissions is to understand the campus community. (Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Area School District)

Krista Evans joins college as new dean of admissions

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2023

After more than a year with the position empty, Lafayette has filled the vacancy at the top of the admissions hierarchy. On July 3, Krista Evans officially joined Lafayette as the new dean of admissions. Her...

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...

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