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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Jones Lecture is an annual event featuring faculty members presenting from a variety of disciplines.

Jones Faculty Lecturer Melissa Galloway speaks to importance of chemistry in atmosphere

By Nikolai Gentes, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

Chemical reactions in atmospheric particles can significantly affect the quality of human life and serve as a warning for global warming, chemistry professor Melissa Galloway told students and faculty...

Amy E. Herman will be the third alum in a row to give the commencement address. (Photo courtesy of Christine Butler)

‘This is always going to be home’

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2023

Amy E. Herman ‘88, this year’s commencement speaker, first charted out the path for her life while in professor Robert Mattison's art history class. “If it were not for [Mattison’s] class, I...

Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés spoke to students individually about sexism in her line of work. (Photo by Adam Atkinson for Lafayette College Communications)

Former UN General Assembly president speaks at Lafayette

By Maya Nylund, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

Last Tuesday evening, Lafayette College welcomed Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, to the packed Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Espinosa Garcés...

Lafayette Activities Forum attributed much of the uproar surrounding 100 Nights to misinformation. (Graphic courtesy of @laf_activities on Instagram.)

100 Nights changes provoke student pushback

By Selma O'Malley, Staff News Writer February 3, 2023

This past week, Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) announced the return of the annual 100 Nights event. But due to the limited space available at the event and its shift from a formal to a comparatively...

The College Republicans and College Democrats came together in a bipartisan effort to remember 9/11.

College Democrats, Republicans coordinate 9/11 discussion

By Alexander Portner, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

To honor and remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the College Republicans and College Democrats hosted a discussion and documentary screening for students in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights....

Deanna Hanchuk 22 prepares a plate of pierogies to serve at her fundraiser rally to raise funds for Ukraine.

Rally for Ukraine raises two thousand dollars for refugees and soldiers

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

Last Saturday, Deanna Hanchuk '22, along with students representing the International Students Association (ISA) and Art Professor Pedro Barbeito's Beginning Printmaking class, raised over $2,000 in cash...

Additions to the collection include a number of antique books and magazines. (Photo by Emma Alessi 25 for The Lafayette)

Special Collections acquires new artifacts

By Emma Alessi, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Items in Skillman Library’s Special Collections range from a rare prayer book to Confucian texts written by an ancient emperor. A number of the newest additions to these artifacts added over the past...

Jas Verem spoke about his work with the Elizabeth, New Jersey brach of the International Rescue Committee, inviting students to volunteer. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Jas Verem ’00 discusses humanitarian work with International Rescue Committee

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

This Wednesday, Jas Verem ‘00 described his turbulent upbringing and his work with the New Jersey office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) at Refugee Action's keynote event.  Born into...

The organizers of the Zetefest spoke to the joy of hosting an event after many were away for campus the past year because of the pandemic. (Photo by Tyler Makover 22)

Student-led music festival “Zetefest” raised thousands for Third Street Alliance

By Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

The Lafayette chapter of the Zeta Psi fraternity organized a student-led music festival on Oct. 23 that raised $2,000 in support of Easton's Third Street Alliance. The fall-themed festival, or "Zetefest,"...

Dean of Students Brian Samble, Title IX Coordinator Amanda Haninck and Student Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator Kate Bednarsky (left to right) discussed the frequency of sexual assault on campus and their efforts to prevent it to a group of about 15 students. (Photo by Gilad Evans 24)

Town hall addresses sexual assault after 13 reports in two months

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

On Monday, a small group of students gathered in the Farinon atrium for a panel led by Dean of Students Brian Samble, Director of Educational Equity Amanda Hanincik and Student Advocacy & Prevention...

James Cottrell 77 uses his experiences from around the world in his diversity pursuits. (Photo courtesy of Holland & Knight)

James Cottrell ’77 speaks on his contributions to diversifying the uniform field of finance

By Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2021

HoThe finance industry is one of the least diverse industries in the United States. James Cottrell '77 has been fighting the imbalance since his graduation, long before the Securities and Exchange Commission...

A crowd of about 100, including three Lafayette students, marched in protest of the Texas abortion law this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of Meredith McGee 23)

Lafayette students march with locals to protest restrictive abortion legislation

By Trebor Maitin October 8, 2021

Cities across America participated in the 2021 Women’s March last Saturday, held in response to Texas's restrictive abortion law and the slew of copycat bills in other states. The Lehigh Valley and Easton...

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