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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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The revised Student Government constitution requires approval from both the faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Student Government’s revised constitution approved by faculty

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

Despite not having its required quorum, the faculty voted in favor of the revised Student Government constitution at its meeting on Monday. This will allow the Board of Trustees to consider it at its meeting...

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...

The handbook surveys the debates on womens and gender issues throughout Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. (Photo courtesy of Routledge)

Professor Katalin Fábián wins prestigious scholastic award

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

​​Government and law professor Katalin Fábián was awarded the Heldt Prize – one of the most prestigious in her field – for “The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia,"...

Scan the QR code to send a thank you note to a veteran on Lafayettes staff. (Graphic by Madeline Marriott 24 for The Lafayette)

Veterans of Lafayette speak on military service

By Jacob Potter, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

Before they served the college, some employees served the United States as members of the armed forces. “We pretty much stood on the border and growled at the Russians and they growled back, but we...

Annette Diorio, a stalwart of the college administration, has cited familial commitments in her decision to leave the school. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Communications)

Annette Diorio era comes to an end: Vice president for student life to take role at Union College in January

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

After over two decades of leadership, Vice President for Student Life Annette Diorio will be departing Lafayette. In January, Diorio will head to Schenectady, N.Y. to become Union College's vice president...

A new first-year dean will be hired, allowing each class year to have an individual advisor.

Lafayette advising office to undergo major staffing shuffle, new first-year dean to be announced 

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

Lafayette College’s advising office will undergo some major changes in the upcoming months. Throughout the remainder of 2022, the advising office will look to bring in a new first-year class dean and...

Although the new Markle Parking Deck has been open for use for over a month now, some faculty and staff are still experiencing parking difficulties.

Some faculty, staff face parking issues despite new deck 

By Onab Falak, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Although the college increased its parking capacity with the construction of the new Markle parking deck, many staff and faculty members say that they are still facing parking issues. This has sparked...

Jamila Bookwala said that she hopes to bring diversity and equity initiatives to Gettysburg. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Jamila Bookwala, dean of faculty, to become provost of Gettysburg College

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

After over 20 years of teaching, research and contributions to the Lafayette community, Jamila Bookwala, current dean of faculty and chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, will become...

Professors say that the issues with textbook ordering make adding and dropping classes difficult.

Professors deny responsibility for textbook delays

By Jenny Davis, Staff News Writer October 21, 2022

In September, assistant manager of the College Store Pete Violante said that supply chain issues, over-registration and even professors are to blame for students not receiving textbooks on time. Professors,...

Stephanie Chan, Farhan Abedin and Sunita Chepuri were three of the newly hired professors on the tenure track. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafayette hires new tenure-track faculty

By Onab Falak, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

Alongside the promotions of current professors and the granting of tenure to eight faculty members, Lafayette also welcomed many new tenure-track professors this semester. The faculty members come from...

The promoted professors come from every corner of campus. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette College)

Nearly two dozen professors receive promotions

By Emma Chen and Trebor Maitin September 30, 2022

Over the summer, 20 professors were recognized for their dedication to the college by getting promoted, some receiving tenure and others becoming full professors.  Promotions from assistant professor...

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...

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