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Faculty votes in favor of restructuring, cuts faculty committees by over half

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

After the passage of a handful motions at a on April 26, a new faculty committee structure will go into effect in the 2023-2024 academic year. The new structure involves cutting back on the number of...

Brewer retired in 2015, but returned four years later to help the Office of Student Involvement transition between directors. (Photo courtesy Lafayette College Flickr)

Pam Brewer, former associate dean behind construction of Farinon, passes away at 64

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022

Pamela “Pam” Brewer, the retired Associate Dean of Students who created the Lafayette Leadership Institute and had an instrumental role in the construction of Farinon College Center, passed away on...

Mike Conover worked in Skillman Library for nine of the 10 years he worked at Lafayette College. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Baltz)

Remembering Mike Conover, beloved Lafayette custodian

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

Mike Conover, a custodian at the college known for his friendliness and constant smile, passed away on April 23. He was 63. Conover was a custodian at the college for 10 years, nine of which were spent...

The Contingent Faculty Working Group is advocating for higher pay, lighter workloads and greater stability for non-tenured professors.

Faculty protest working conditions of non-tenured professors

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2022

Non-tenured professors, despite their contributions to the campus community, have long struggled with visibility within academia. From low pay to a lack of recognition, the burden put on contingent professors...

Matt Hyde worked in the admissions department at Tufts University prior to joining the Lafayette community. (Photo by Chuck Zovko for the Lafayette College Flickr)

Matt Hyde to leave college at end of semester

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

After 11 years with the college, beloved Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Matt Hyde has found a new hill to call home. On July 1, Hyde will take on the role of dean...

The project to remove the dams on Bushkill Creek began in 2005. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Professors continue push to remove Bushkill Creek dams

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

Professors and students have tried for years to remove the dams along Bushkill Creek to improve the aquatic environment. Faced with financial and logistical obstacles, professors hope that by next year...

Dancho is leaving college to become sous chef at the Easton Wine Project. (Photo by Brenna Girard 25 for The Lafayette)

Gilbert’s Sous Chef Britney Dancho leaves after a decade at the college

Brenna Girard, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

After a decade of crafting flatbreads and introducing international food to the Lafayette community, Britney Dancho left her position as the sous chef at Gilbert's Cafe this past Monday. Though Dancho...

Parking and Transportation Specialist Bruce Hill has worked for Public Safety since he joined the Lafayette family. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Hill)

Bruce Hill to retire as parking and transportation specialist

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2022

After 34 years with the pedal to the metal, Parking and Transportation Specialist Bruce Hill is hitting the brakes on his time at Lafayette. Hill began as a part-time security guard at Lafayette College...

Uptons favorite memory from the college was the Write-a-thon, which was a session of intensive writing for students. (Photo courtesy of Poetry Foundation)

English Professor Lee Upton to celebrate retirement

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Professor Lee Upton retired from her position as an English professor and writer-in-residence at the college two years ago, at the height of the pandemic. She will now be celebrated by the department and...

If voted through this semester, changes to faculty committees are intended to go into effect in the fall of 2023. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

Faculty committees to restructure, strengthen shared governance

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Later this spring, the faculty will vote on a new policy from the Faculty Governance Committee. This could restructure the current committees on campus. Although this policy has not been fully solidified,...

New gray signs, such as those posted outside Van Wickle Hall, denote where masks are required (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

How are professors navigating a post mask-mandate campus?

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2022

While many professors have opted to forgo masking in their classrooms in the wake of updated CDC guidance, mask requirements persist in the halls and classrooms of faculty, and in at least one department...

Dean Brian Samble hopes that the registration process will lead to safer partying. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Upcoming policy change will require students to register all parties

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Starting next fall, any group prepping to throw a party will have to add filling out a party registration form to their to-do list. Individuals and organizations planning on hosting an event with alcohol...

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