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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Faculty and Staff

Parkhurst management has denied hearing many of the complaints leveled against it by employees.

‘I don’t think anyone here is happy’

By Selma O'Malley, Trebor Maitin, Emma Chen and Madeline Marriott September 15, 2023

“With change come challenges” an apology email from Parkhurst Dining read after hundreds of complaints were leveled against it earlier this semester. But according to rank-and-file dining employees,...

The admissions department preempted the affirmative action decision by eliminating race-based admissions for the class of 2027. (Photo courtesy of the New York Times)

Lafayette commits to diversity despite affirmative action decision

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

Following the overturning of affirmative action by the Supreme Court in June, the ability of American colleges and universities to use race as a factor when reviewing applications has been effectively...

The final decision regarding the new position will be made in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Search for Vice President for Inclusion continues

By Annelise Przybylak, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

A new administrative position, Vice President for Inclusion, has been designed to make the structure of the school more equitable, diverse and inclusive. Candidates for the position are currently being...

Jessica Hess joins Chaplain Alex Hendrickson to provide greater support and comfort to students on campus.

Chaplain intern fulfills her ‘heart song’

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life welcomed chaplain intern Jessica Hess at the beginning of the academic year. Hess will spend the next two semesters shadowing Chaplain Alex Hendrickson, the director...

ChatGPT is one of the most widely used AI programs among students.

New ChatGPT committee seeks to study artificial intelligence in classrooms

By Evan Johnson, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

A working group of faculty members and administrators was assembled by Provost John Meier this summer in order to gain a better understanding of artificial intelligence (AI). As AI, such as the program...

The Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee spearheaded changes to Lafayettes curriculum.

Common Course of Study requirements to change for class of 2029

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023

With a vote of 95-12, Lafayette's faculty voted during their meeting last May to approve a revision to the Common Course of Study (CCS) requirements beginning with the class of 2029. The approval is...

Sarah Moschenross favorite part of her job is forging connections with students and faculty. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Sarah Moschenross begins as new vice president for student life

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor September 1, 2023

Sarah Moschenross officially steps into the role of vice president for student life today, replacing Annette Diorio, who served in the position for over 11 years. Moschenross previously worked at Grinnell...

Krista Evans main goal as dean of admissions is to understand the campus community. (Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Area School District)

Krista Evans joins college as new dean of admissions

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2023

After more than a year with the position empty, Lafayette has filled the vacancy at the top of the admissions hierarchy. On July 3, Krista Evans officially joined Lafayette as the new dean of admissions. Her...

Both Brooks Thomas and Farhan Abedin 11 will use their funds to travel for their research. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Two professors earn prestigious federal research grants

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 1, 2023

In July, associate professor of physics Brooks Thomas and assistant professor of mathematics Farhan Abedin '11 received $150,000 and $184,593 respectively from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF...

Bednarsky is now working at a crisis center in Washington, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Hole left in Student Life office after Bednarsky exit

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 1, 2023

Late July saw the departure of Katy Bednarsky, the college's now-former student advocacy and prevention coordinator, after less than two years on the job. In the intervening month, the college launched...

Neha Vora is one of at least two tenured professors to leave the college this semester. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

‘You can’t help but feel underappreciated’: Tenured professor Neha Vora leaving Lafayette

By Emma Chen, News Editor May 5, 2023

After over 10 years teaching at Lafayette and recently receiving full professorship, professor of anthropology Neha Vora is leaving her position. Her contract ends June 30, after which she will move to...

Some Student Government members drafted a resolution in response to the Faculty Teaching & Learning Committees proposal.

Faculty committee seeks to limit Course Evaluation access

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

The Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee is looking to limit access to student course evaluation data.  If approved, the student evaluations will be accessible only to the instructor, department...

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