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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Remy Oktay 24 has been just about everywhere on campus.

Remy Oktay ’24 wins Pepper Prize

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

You might know Pepper Prize winner Remy Oktay '24 as the creator of the campus swings, the guy who flew the electric plane, the mastermind behind the snowball and water balloon fights, the fella who runs...

Seven students received honorable Fulbright and Goldwater awards this year. Carter Brand 25 could not be reached for a photo. (Photos by Liv Bamford 24 and Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette; bottom middle photo courtesy of Tess Stanley 25).

Lafayette students awarded Fulbright, Goldwater scholarships

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Every year, Lafayette students earn awards from the country’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships. This year, four students joined the growing list of Lafayette’s Fulbright scholars and three...

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...

Peter Milius was a sophomore before he departed Lafayette College. It is unknown if his departure was voluntary. (Photo courtesy of TikTok)

More details revealed in Milius case, preliminary hearing postponed

By Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin May 3, 2024

A criminal complaint from the Northampton County Magisterial District Court revealed more details regarding child pornography and invasion of privacy charges leveled against Peter Milius, a former Lafayette...

Prospective clubs are also vetted by the Office of Student Involvement.

Six clubs approved for next year

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

Six of the 11 prospective clubs that presented to Student Government in the last two weeks were approved and will be official organizations next academic year. The approved clubs include Bridge H2OPE,...

The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity is the former occupant of the 635 High Street dormitory.

Kappa Delta Rho fraternity attempts comeback

By Emma Chen and Elisabeth Seidel April 26, 2024

A group of students seeking to reestablish the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity was unanimously approved as an interest group by an expansion committee formed to oversee Kappa Delta Rho’s recognition process. The...

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...

Protestors called for a ceasefire in Gaza from the steps of Markle Hall.

Pro-Palestine protest prompts complaints

By Emma Li, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

About a dozen students from a pro-Palestine student group organized a protest last Friday afternoon, disrupting tours that were part of an admissions event for accepted students called Fridays at Lafayette....

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...

About 200 students attended Tuesdays event on the Quad.

Water balloon fight soaks Quad

By Andreas Pelekis, Selma O'Malley and Trebor Maitin April 19, 2024

Just two months after the snowball skirmish of the century, the Quad was again turned into a battleground — this time with reusable water balloons. “Everyone was having a fantastic time," Dexter...

Menstrual product dispensers are currently located in over 30 academic and residential buildings.

Lafayette to fund Menstrual Equity Project in perpetuity

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 12, 2024

The college, Student Government and Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice and Empowerment, or L-RAJE, in a joint statement on Thursday announced that the Menstrual Equity Project would be institutionalized....

The visit to the conference comes after Sigma Tau Delta was established on campus in October. (Photo courtesy of Maria Cangro 24)

English students present work at national conference

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Three members of the college's new Sigma Tau Delta English honors society chapter attended the national society's Centennial Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, last week, marking the first time that Lafayette...

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