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Lafayette College Public Saftey determined the shooting was not a threat to the campus. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Shooting in Easton Centre Square leaves one injured, suspect at large

Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor April 15, 2022

A 29-year-old man was shot in the area around Centre Square and S. 3rd Street of downtown Easton last Saturday around 2 a.m. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is refusing to cooperate...

Public Safety, which is still investigating the situation, encourages anybody with knowledge of who the individual could have been to reach out to their office. (Photo courtesy of Public Safety)

Public Safety responds to rumor about naked man with knife

Emma Chen September 17, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 15, there was a disturbance in Easton Hall. While some students and resident advisors reported that an intoxicated man in his underwear had attacked a fellow resident with a knife, Director...

Students allege that officers have failed to wear masks while sharing patrol cars with others. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

Andrew Hollander March 26, 2021

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director...

Police are stationed on the 400 block of McCartney and have yet to detain the individual(s) responsible for the break-in. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Armed intruder enters second home on College Hill

Nathan Kornfeind March 12, 2021

An intruder brandishing a knife broke into housing on the 400 block of McCartney Street last Friday, making it the second time in two weeks that such an incident occurred near campus.  It is currently...

Director of Public Safefty Jeff Troxell said the backpack was stolen out of the Williams Visual Art Center.

Allentown man arrested by Public Safety for theft of student’s backpack

Andrew Hollander October 4, 2019

The Department of Public Safety responded to a call on September 12 from a student reporting a theft of her backpack from the visual arts building on the college's downtown campus. Robert Douglas, 57,...

While legalization has broad public support in Pennsylvania, existing federal laws have continued prohibition on campuses. (Courtesy of Pixabay)

In midst of statewide support for legalizing marijuana, unclear how Lafayette policies would react

Ben Fuller April 26, 2019

According to the Pew Research Center, over six in 10 Americans currently support the legalization of marijuana, including 75% of millennials. Despite this budding support, colleges located in states that...

Moravian College is being sued by one of its students for violating Title IX. (Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

With trial date set for Moravian Title IX lawsuit, a look at Lafayette’s sexual misconduct procedures, policies

Kathryn Kelly April 19, 2019

A Moravian student filed a federal civil lawsuit against her college and alleged rapist last August, and a trial date for the matter was set for Oct. 28 a couple weeks ago. The student alleges that the...

Easton firefighters responded to a fire in Watson Courts Wednesday night. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Small trash bin fire in Watson Courts sparks response from Easton Fire Department, investigation ongoing

Ben Fuller March 8, 2019

At about 9:46 p.m. Wednesday night, the Easton Fire Department responded to a scene at Watson Courts, where one sprinkler head had been set off by high heat conditions, according to Chief Mike Krill of...

PASA board members and college administrators came together to educate students on sexual assault resources on campus.(Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

Toward a healthier campus culture surrounding sexual assault: panelists discuss resources and challenges

Ben Fuller March 1, 2019

Student board members of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) told a packed audience on Wednesday that "we are all participating in the culture surrounding sexual misconduct." Dean of Conduct Jennifer...

From top left to bottom right: the fencing team (Photo courtesy of assistant coach Zack Lee), Zeta Psi house (Photo by Lauren Fox), the mens rugby team (Photo by Hana Isihara 17), Tri Delta house (Photo by Elle Cox 21), Delta Kappa Epsilon House (Photo courtesy of Chuck Zovko), Delta Gamma house (Photo by Rachel Bram 20), and the football team (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

College releases more information on hazing charges

Kathryn Kelly February 22, 2019

The college has said which organizations were ultimately found responsible for the charges of hazing brought against them. College officials said on Wednesday they expected to update the online hazing...

Keefe Hall is the sight of three reported burglaries which prompted a timely warning from public safety to campus. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

After students report burglaries, public safety warns campus to lock doors

Ben Fuller February 22, 2019

A rash of burglary reports in Keefe Hall led to Public Safety sending out a campus-wide warning notice on Monday. The timely warning sent out by Public Safety was required under the Jeanne Clery Act, named...

An unidentified gamer known as Neuroscientist prompted Gavin Lee Casdorph to threaten the college after an argument between a Lafayette student and Neuroscientist, according to authorities. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Alaskan gamer charged with making false bomb threat to campus

Danielle Kraidin February 1, 2019

A man from Anchorage, Alaska, was charged over the break with perpetrating last May's bomb threat against campus. Gavin Lee Casdorph, going by Jafar Saleem on Twitter, was arrested in December for propagating...

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