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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Bailey Health Center will continue to provide free masks and COVID-19 tests.

College drops COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 14, 2023

Last Wednesday, the college announced the end of the campus COVID-19 vaccine mandate, marking the conclusion of Lafayette’s three-year-long pandemic era. Director of Health Services Jeffrey Goldstein...

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...

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...

Professor Woo said that the pandemic allowed his to refine his teaching skills, given the new online challenges. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafayette community looks back on experiences during pandemic

By Te Filingo, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

As Lafayette eases and erases once ubiquitous pandemic restrictions, students and faculty alike have gotten to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. Lafayette faculty, now with a relative...

New gray signs, such as those posted outside Van Wickle Hall, denote where masks are required.

How are professors navigating a post mask-mandate campus?

By Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2022

While many professors have opted to forgo masking in their classrooms in the wake of updated CDC guidance, mask requirements persist in the halls and classrooms of faculty, and in at least one department...

Beginning March 1, students no longer have to wear masks in many indoor spaces. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Campus mask mandate loosened after updated CDC guidelines

By Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor March 4, 2022

After an update to CDC guidelines and Covid protocols on campus, Lafayette students will no longer be required to mask up in most indoor settings on campus. As of Tuesday, masking is no longer required...

The college will likely continue the mask mandate unless CDC recommendations change, according to Vice President for Campus Life Annette Diorio. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Mask off? Lafayette looks to the future of Covid protocols

By Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor February 18, 2022

As states and localities across the nation ease or erase their mask mandates, the future of masking at Lafayette has come into question. Annette Diorio, the vice president of Campus Life, is taking a “flexible”...

According to the Covid dashboard, as of Wednesday evening there were 26 positives out of 1,857 arrival tests. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Covid pre-arrival testing slip-up creates confusion among students

By Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor January 28, 2022

The college's Covid-19 testing plan fell apart after pre-arrival tests failed to ship on time–if at all–to many students, sewing confusion over the updated Covid protocol. Mailboxes remained empty...

The renovation of the Rinek Rope factory, pictured above, may be postponed because of supply chain issues, according to VP of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Economics professor explains national labor shortages and supply chain issues felt by the college

By Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

Labor shortages and disrupted supply chains have been a harsh reality since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with repercussions felt by institutions across the country. Lafayette College is no exception. The...

While not available on campus, students can get a booster shot at locations in Easton, including CVS. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Booster shots for COVID-19 unlikely to be offered on campus

By Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

While Lafayette’s Bailey Health Center was able to offer the first series of COVID-19 vaccines on campus during last spring semester because of a partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital Network, such...

Tasked with responding to the unexpected surge of cases caused by the Delta Variant, Dr. Goldstein praised the resilience and dedication of the Bailey Health Center Staff, some of whom are picture above. (Photo by Pierson White 24)

A look inside the Bailey Health Center during the pandemic

By Baris Yazici October 8, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Bailey Health Center has been the epicenter of the fight against COVID-19 at Lafayette. Even though many students visited the center this semester, few are likely...

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