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The Lafayette


No members of the class of 2026 delegation returned to the general body.

Meet your new Student Government representatives

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2023

The incoming Student Government executive board accepted 20 students onto the general body for the 2024 term on Dec. 4. The 2026 and 2027 delegations are an entirely new set of faces, with one vacancy...

One of the alternatives for course evaluation access is a syllabus repository.

Faculty committee considers course evaluation alternatives

By Andreas Pelekis and Selma O'Malley December 8, 2023

Following the removal of student access to course evaluation results, the Faculty Student Affairs Committee has been tasked with proposing alternatives for students to access course information prior to...

Applications for ambassadors are now accepted on a rolling basis.

Admissions overhauls student employee application process

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer December 8, 2023

This semester, the admissions office is developing changes to the working experience for Ambassadors of Lafayette, a group of student workers including tour guides, office workers and senior...

Professor Mike Bertuccis research may help combat dangerous diseases caused by streptococcus gordonii. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Chemistry professor receives teacher-scholar award

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2023

Michael Bertucci, assistant professor of chemistry, was announced as a 2023 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for his research alongside his students. Bertucci is one of eight professors from U.S. colleges...

The bicentennial committee will emphasize bringing together students, faculty, parents and alumni.

College launches committee to prepare for bicentennial celebration

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2023

The college has established a bicentennial committee to prepare for its approaching 200th anniversary in 2026.   “[The bicentennial] is a chance to elevate and amplify the college,” college President...

Resident advisors said this change makes students feel safer.

Dorm access limited for resident advisors

By Emma Li, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Resident advisors are now restricted to 24-hour access to buildings in their nightly rounds as opposed to all buildings. “Fortunately, in recent years, incidents that necessitated RAs outside their...

Juniors are registering for courses today and sophomores and first-years will do the same next week.

Seniors experience glitches in new course registration process

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor November 10, 2023

Senior students woke up on Wednesday morning to register for classes only to encounter a variety of technical malfunctions on Banner Self-Service, the college's course registration platform. The college...

All Student Government meetings are open to the public.

Student Government report card

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

The Lafayette is introducing the "Student Government report card," a brief weekly report on Student Government's actions during a given week that looks at how well the organization follows its own rules. Here...

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...

The womens rugby team faces a freezing of funds if the hazing allegations are proven true.

Women’s rugby under investigation for hazing

By Selma O'Malley and Trebor Maitin November 3, 2023

The women’s club rugby team has been suspended after Public Safety opened an investigation into alleged instances of hazing. According to Public Safety Director Jeff Troxell, a hazing report was filed...

L-RAJE hopes to have tampon dispensers in all campus buildings by the end of the academic year.

L-RAJE, Engineers Without Borders team up to monitor tampon dispensers

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice and Empowerment (L-RAJE) is working with Engineers Without Borders to make the menstrual product dispensers more accessible. This is the latest initiative in...

Members of the student group that organized the protest decried hate speech after one of their posters sparked controversy.

Pro-Palestine protest promotes peace, generates backlash

By Selma O'Malley, Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin October 27, 2023

Roughly three dozen students participated in a protest on Wednesday in support of Palestinian people affected by the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, some walking out of their classes to participate in the demonstration.  Students...

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