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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Construction and Expansion

The new post office system utilizes kiosks and lockers for package pickup.

New high-tech post office encounters glitches

By Hannah Young, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

The recently renovated Lafayette College Post Office, located in the basement of Farinon College Center, now offers a streamlined package pick-up service as well as a new mail system. The changes have...

The Commodore will be the first of the new buildings to finish construction.

Three new buildings coming Downtown

By Tom Contrucci, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

Easton community members will start to see a new city skyline over the next few years, as the city is in the process of numerous revitalization projects. Some of these projects have largely been carried...

The Leopards Lair offers space for student groups to hold events.

Leopard’s Lair opens in Farinon basement

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer September 1, 2023

Leopard's Lair, the college's newest student space, officially debuted in the basement of Farinon College Center this summer. Located across from the post office, it was one of the major construction...

The Lafayette Inn was once owned by Lafayettes chapter of Pi Lambda Phi.

Lafayette’s own bed and breakfast

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2023

On Thursday, the college assumed ownership of The Lafayette Inn, a bed and breakfast on Monroe Street with a rich history intertwined with Lafayette’s own nearly two hundred year past.   Steele Andrews,...

The master plan will be finalized at the end of 2023.

Master plan recap: A year of envisioning change

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

As the semester comes to a close, Lafayette has made significant progress in preparation for the reveal of the campus master plan. This will be the first master plan in over a decade and has been spearheaded...

Students on the west side of campus can enjoy the food trucks offerings until Avenue-C opens.

Simon’s Cafe replacement delayed

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

Avenue-C, a 24-hour self-checkout market meant to replace Simon’s Cafe in the basement of Kamine Hall, remains under construction despite a projected opening in January. In the interim, a food truck...

The strategic plan consists of four phases, each of which will last about two to three months.

Strategic plan, first in roughly 15 years, to begin soon

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2023

For the first time in around 15 years, the college is taking the first steps in establishing a new strategic plan. Called "Becoming Lafayette," this strategic plan will involve examining Lafayette's values,...

Among the construction projects is The Commodore, a mixed-use property at 100 Northampton Street. (Photo courtesy of

Development projects to bring housing, retail space to downtown Easton

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Receiving nearly $1 billion in investment in 2022 and featured by the New York Times, Easton has drawn local and national attention for its development in recent years. Downtown, several projects are...

Students appreciate the hourly reminder from South Colleges bell.

South College bell rings again after two years out of service

By Jennifer Ortega, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

Every hour, the sounds of a bell ringing fill the campus. But before this semester, the bell, perched atop South College, had hung silent for two years. The bell stopped working prior to the COVID-19...

The Portlock Black Cultural Center was re-dedicated on Saturday in front of an audience of a a few dozen. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Portlock Black Cultural Center open after second relocation

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 25, 2022

After a $1 million renovation and a move down the street from its most recent location, the Portlock Black Cultural Center opened once more last Friday with an open house. The center was then rededicated...

The Easton stairs remain traversable despite having been closed off for months.

Students ignore barriers as stairs to Easton remain usable

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Despite barriers being put in place, students continue to use the stairs linking campus to downtown Easton. According to those who continue to use the stairs, progress on construction appears to be stagnant. “I...

President Nicole Hurd encourages students to offer their input for the campus master plan.

Global firm to help Lafayette implement first master plan in nearly a decade

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

Lafayette has partnered with the architectural firm SmithGroup to undergo its first master plan in seven years. As a way to reevaluate the physical space on campus and consider areas where it could be...

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