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Construction has begun in Centre Square, with the circle planned to grow in size by 20 feet. (Photo by Deanna Hanchuck 22 for The Lafayette)

Renovations begin in Easton Centre Square

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2022

Construction has commenced in downtown Easton. Centre Square and the roads surrounding it are undergoing changes both structurally and aesthetically. Along with the circle getting expanded by 20 feet and...

The fifth-floor will include bioengineering and robotics laboratories. (Photo by Kwasi Obeng-Dankwa 23 for The Lafayette)

Expansion of Acopian Engineering Center set to open in fall 2022

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer February 4, 2022

Last summer, construction commenced for a fifth-floor addition to the Acopian Engineering Center, which will be named the Scott Pavilion. The expansion is on schedule to have the classrooms on the fifth...

The temporary lot will be constructed at the future site of the McCartney Street student housing development, originally scheduled to break ground in 2024 as a part of the Phase 2 expansion plan. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Renovated Markle Parking Deck underway, slated to open in August

Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor January 28, 2022

The estimated 10 million dollar project to replace the Markle Parking Deck is officially underway. Demolition of the original deck began over winter break, and the excavation for the foundation of the...

The new athletic facility will include a weight room that all Division I athletes at Lafayette may use. (Photo by Pierson White 24)

New athletic facility to be constructed at current site of Maroon Club Strength Center

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor December 10, 2021

A new athletic and lacrosse facility is slated to be constructed in the place of the current Maroon Club Strength Center. The new building will expand the strength and training center, as well as add two...

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

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...

Because of the plans to rebuild the Markle Parking Deck, the houses in red will be demolished in mid-December to create temporary parking spots. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24)

Markle Parking Deck to be demolished in a month as Phase 2 of renovations begins

Trebor Maitin, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Plans to rebuild the Markle Parking Deck are in full swing with demolition slated to begin in December and construction planned to be completed in Aug. 2022, according to Director of Facilities and Operations...

Opened in Fall 2020, the McCartney Dorms were the keystone project of the first phase of expansion outlined in the Colleges Strategic Direction to grow the student body. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

The uncertain future of enrollment: College growth plans on hold amid pandemic woes

Nathan Kornfeind April 30, 2021

The college's ambitious plan to grow the student body population by 400 students is facing obstacles, including a drop in enrollment caused by the pandemic and the imminent exit of President Alison Byerly,...

Faculty and students in academic departments like biology and computer science are looking forward to the move to Rockwell. (Photo by Morgan Sturm 19)

Academic departments, centers prepare for move to Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

Morgan Sturm May 3, 2019

The Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, which is scheduled to open for the fall 2020 semester, will soon be the new home of some academic departments and centers. The construction on the sciences center...

The McCartney Street residence halls will begin construction in the first week of June following approval on the project from the board. (Photo courtesy of Roger Demareski)

College considers leasing new dorms to avoid taking on more debt

Ben Fuller April 26, 2019

The college is considering funding the new McCartney Street Dorms through a student housing development firm. If the Board of Trustees approves this model, known as a Public-Private-Partnership or P-three...

Nia Burrell 19 had near miss with a car while walking across the street at this intersection of Hamilton and High. (Photo by Morgan Sturm 19)

Look both ways, three times: students describe danger of crossing street on the hill

Katie Frost April 26, 2019

As Lafayette gains $1 million from a state grant to improve pedestrian safety on and around campus, some students say they have concerns about the safety of crossing multiple intersections on the hill....

The college is building new dorms on McCartney Street to house the students it plans to add to campus. The faculty ad hoc committee will recommend whether or not to continue adding students each year. (Photo by Jess Furtado 19)

Two years into expansion, faculty committee to begin oversight: recommendations can’t go into effect until fall 2020

Ben Fuller April 19, 2019

The ad hoc faculty committee on expansion, first created in February, is taking shape under the direction of its eight newly elected members. The committee will make recommendations to the college annually...

Forrest Stuart was appointed as Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid in January. (Photo courtesy of Forrest Stuart)

With new Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid, Lafayette looks to broaden socioeconomic diversity

Katie Frost March 15, 2019

Money in college admissions is a hot topic at the moment — with the indictment of wealthy parents for bribing and cheating their children's way into elite schools, some have pointed out the contrast...

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