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Allison Quensen Blatt has juggled a number of jobs in the colleges arts program over her two decades at the college.

Allison Quensen Blatt, titan of the arts, to retire in June

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor March 24, 2023

Allison Quensen Blatt, the longtime director of operations and patron services for the Williams Center for the Arts, will be closing the curtain on her Lafayette career on June 30. Blatt’s departure...

Nunes seeks permanent funding to provide archives of student life.

Charlotte Nunes named dean of libraries

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

On March 15, Charlotte Nunes, the interim dean of libraries, was given the dean of libraries job. Nunes, who has served as the interim dean since last year, was selected to continue her role after a nationwide...

Forrest Stuart previously worked in financial aid before taking on his role in enrollment management. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Forrest Stuart named permanent VP of enrollment management

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2023

On Feb. 27, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Forrest Stuart was announced to be the permanent leader of the division. “I gladly accepted,” Stuart wrote. “It was a great opportunity...

Faculty expressed their frustration over the new dean positions, as well as other structural issues, in a letter to the administration.

Group of faculty air frustrations in letter to Hurd

By Emma Chen and Madeline Marriott March 10, 2023

Last week, all faculty department heads and program chairs, as well as certain administrators, received a letter drafted by 23 of their department head and program chair colleagues detailing the “State...

Mechanical engineering students often cite nature of materials as a weed-out class.

Do ‘weed-out’ courses exist at Lafayette?

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

There are few classes at Lafayette that invoke the same terror in STEM majors as organic chemistry. Known for its fast-paced and unfamiliar, challenging material, “OChem,” or “orgo,” is STEM’s...

Dean Tim Cox will choose Student Government representatives to select Pepper Prize finalists.

Changes made to Pepper Prize selection process

By Selma O’Malley, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Last year, the Student Government president chose the representatives on the George Wharton Pepper Prize selection committee. All of the representatives were members of the Student Government, raising...

Lafayette went 9-20 under head coach Mike Jordan, though the Leopards dropped another game after he was placed on leave. (Photo by Samuel Lewis for Icon Sportswire)

Head basketball coach on leave after ‘complaint’: Team, administration stay quiet

By Trebor Maitin and Caroline McParland February 24, 2023

Mike Jordan, the head coach of Lafayette’s men’s basketball team, was put on paid leave pending an investigation into his workplace conduct. The nature of the investigation into the first-year coach...

Smith hopes to work closely with students this semester. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Advising)

New first-year class dean named

By Emma Chen, News Editor February 17, 2023

Alexis Smith has recently been named the new first-year class dean, a development necessitated by a shuffling of the advising office staff. Smith previously worked at St. Johns University as a freshman...

Adamson enjoys working with metrics to improve sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College.)

Recent Sustainability hire, Melissa Adamson, talks background, goals

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

In November, the Office of Sustainability welcomed Melissa Adamson as the climate action and circularity manager, a new role on campus. Adamson, who worked in transportation planning for five years before...

Each of the newly-endowed professors expressed gratitude for their named positions. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette College and Helena Silverstein)

Three professors awarded endowed chairs

By Emma Chen, News Editor January 27, 2023

Three professors have recently been awarded endowed chairs, transferring their income funding from tuition dollars to specific donor dollars. While full professorship is the highest professional achievement...

Jim Krivoski served the college in several roles before his 2018 retirement. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Today)

Jim Krivoski returns to become interim vice president for Student Life

By Emma Chen, News Editor December 9, 2022

Jim Krivoski, who worked at Lafayette for around 30 years prior to his retirement in 2018, was tapped by President Nicole Hurd to serve as interim vice president for Student Life. Krivoski first joined...

Professors Suzanne Westfall (left) and Deborah Byrd (right) each built up integral programs of the college. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette College)

Longtime professors Suzanne Westfall, Deborah Byrd to retire

By Jacob Potter, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

After a combined eight decades of service to the college, theater professor Suzanne Westfall and English professor Deborah Byrd will both be retiring in 2023. “It's been quite a ride,” Westfall...

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