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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Jeffrey Goldstein joined the college in 2000. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Magazine)

Jeffrey Goldstein to depart role as director of health services

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Jeffrey Goldstein will step down from his role as the director of health services at Lafayette College at the end of August. His departure from the position was announced last Wednesday on the Bailey Health...

The faculty meeting on Thursday was the last of the academic year.

Administration, faculty discourse over pro-Palestine protest continues

Several faculty members expressed discontent with the Lafayette College administration’s response to last month’s pro-Palestine protest at a Thursday faculty meeting — the latest in a series of contrary...

The Indigenous Studies minor will involve courses across several departments.

Indigenous Studies minor approved

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor May 3, 2024

An Indigenous Studies minor, falling under a new interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies program, will be available for students to pursue next semester after it was approved by faculty last week. “I...

The general counsel provides legal guidance to the college.

General counsel vacancy entering 11th month, to be filled soon

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

The following is a selection of the legal challenges Lafayette College has faced over the past 10 months: A federal antisemitism probe A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination  A federal...

Adding syllabi to the repository is optional for professors.

Syllabus repository approved

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer April 26, 2024

A motion to establish a syllabus repository was passed at the faculty meeting on Tuesday months after the repository was proposed as an alternative to public course evaluation data, which the faculty voted...

The Office of Student Life is located in Feather House, one block away from campus.

Vacancies in Student Life continue to impact students

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Student advocacy groups are still feeling the effects of the months-long vacancies left by the departures of Tommy Lee, the former assistant director of intercultural development for gender and sexuality...

The Aaron O. Hoff Awards were established in 1991. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Hoff Awards changes reversed after faculty condemnation

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 12, 2024

Changes made to the annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards by the Division of Student Life prompted faculty backlash last week, resulting in a pledge to reverse the edits.  “I think there’s a general danger...

Shieber taught 20 courses during his time at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafayette mourns death of philosophy professor Joseph Shieber

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2024

Joseph Shieber, a Lafayette philosophy professor of over two decades, passed away on Sunday morning after a short illness. He was 53. Shieber joined the Lafayette faculty in 2003 after receiving his...

Much of Laura McGranes time at Haverford College was spent strengthening the arts and sciences. (Photo courtesy of Laura McGrane)

Laura McGrane named next provost

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 5, 2024

Lafayette College has named a new provost: Laura McGrane, the current associate provost for strategic initiatives at Haverford College. McGrane will be taking over as Lafayette’s chief academic officer...

The faculty voted 92-26 in favor of the new mission statement. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Residence Life)

Faculty approves revised mission and values statement

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2024

The third draft of the mission statement was approved by the faculty at a March 26 meeting in a 92 to 26 vote, with eight abstentions, according to Clerk of the Faculty Joshua Smith. The vote comes weeks...

Chip Bergh 79 and Ilan Peleg have been friends for decades. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Ilan Peleg Award established, awarded to 2 professors

By Alexa McCarus, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The inaugural Ilan Peleg Award, endowed by Chip Bergh ‘79, was awarded to two professors on March 28 in honor of Ilan Peleg, a professor of government and law. It was awarded to chemistry professor Chip...

Three alumnae will serve as mentors for the McCutchen Research Scholars in STEM Program.

New program to provide inclusive STEM research opportunities

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

The new McCutchen Research Scholars in STEM program will provide a unique paid opportunity for women and nonbinary students of color to work alongside an alumnae of color in STEM.  Created by The Hanson...

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