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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 Lehigh Valley Railroad currently sits abandoned on the Delaware River, located half a mile away from Downtown Easton.

Lehigh Valley explores possible passenger rail routes

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

A long-awaited study was presented by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on March 27 which discussed the possibilities of a passenger rail system connecting the Lehigh Valley to nearby cities. There...

There are a total of 12 electric vehicles at the college.

College purchases two roadworthy electric vans

By Kate Santamaria, Contributing Writer March 22, 2024

The Facilities Operations Department recently purchased two new electric Ford Transit vans, marking the first roadworthy electric vehicles at the college. The two vans will be used on campus and charged...

The Commodores opening came after a six-year construction process.

Mixed-use development officially opens downtown

By Madeline Convy, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

The Commodore, a new mixed-use development that consists of rooftop dining, retail and luxury apartments, opened on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate one of many Easton revitalization...

The construction began the week of Oct. 9 and is expected to continue for the remainder of the semester.

Cattell construction seeks to improve safety, poses difficulties to students

By Emma Li, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The Cattell Street Pedestrian Improvement Project is officially underway. Notorious for being a difficult street to cross, Cattell will be undergoing construction until next spring that is set to install...

The college has planted 48 trees to account for those removed during the construction of the escarpment trail.

Lafayette works to remedy tree removal dispute

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

The recently completed escarpment steps and trail construction project was found to have violated local law with its removal of over 40 trees from the hillside without city approval. However, the administration...

Improvements to the rebuilt trail include new seating areas, revamped lighting along the pathway and reconstructed stair segments.

Escarpment trail opens to campus community after delays, violation of local law

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer October 20, 2023

Construction of Lafayette’s long-awaited escarpment multimodal trail concluded in mid-October. The college initially planned to complete the project in June, but the topography of the construction site...

Kenneth Tator 63 and his wife, Maureen, also sponsor an engineering scholarship.

McCartney North residence hall renamed Tator North after alum donation

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

Homecoming Weekend began with the dedication of a newly renamed dormitory, as McCartney North took on the name of Kenneth Tator '63 and his wife Maureen Tator following a donation. The building will...

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...

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