The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Compost buckets for collecting food waste can be spotted around campus.

How did composting do?

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer May 3, 2024
Sebree Solar II will begin operations in the early stages of 2025. (Photo courtesy of NextEra Energy Resources)

Lafayette announces solar energy partnership

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2024

Lafayette College, with a group of nine colleges and universities across the country, announced on Monday that it will work with a large-scale solar facility in western Kentucky to offset 100 percent of...

There are a total of 12 electric vehicles at the college.

College purchases two roadworthy electric vans

By Kate Santamaria, Contributing Writer March 22, 2024

The Facilities Operations Department recently purchased two new electric Ford Transit vans, marking the first roadworthy electric vehicles at the college. The two vans will be used on campus and charged...

The Green Labs Program comes months after the college received a gold level in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

Green labs program to make science more sustainable

By Emma Li, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The Green Labs Program is the latest step forward from the Office of Sustainability as a part of the international movement to reduce waste and energy use in classroom labs. Four biology teaching labs...

The Office of Sustainability earned the silver designation twice before moving into the gold category.

Sustainability programs earn gold rating for green higher education

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor December 8, 2023

Lafayette was recently elevated to the gold level — the second highest rating — in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System program for sustainable initiatives in higher education. "Achieving...

Interns from the Office of Sustainability displayed a 3D model of energy usage on Wednesday.

Interns analyze campus energy efficiency

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer December 8, 2023

Student interns from the Office of Sustainability presented research this week on electricity usage in on-campus buildings. The data reveals important measures that are being taken into consideration to...

The Office of Sustainability utilizes books donated during Green Move Out for its textbook drive.

Student Government, Sustainability office offer dueling textbook drives

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

Student Government unanimously passed a resolution on Oct. 18 permanently codifying the Textbook Loan Program, which loans out textbooks to students for free. The Office of Sustainability and the college...

The Sustainable Office Program is part of the colleges commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2035.

New sustainability program promotes green office environment

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

This fall, the Office of Sustainability is pioneering the Sustainable Office Program, a voluntary, self-guided initiative focused on incorporating sustainable practices into the workplace. Faculty and...

Composting interns do a combination of office work and field work.

Composting interns contribute to sustainability changes on campus

By Evan Johnson, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Composting has returned to dining facilities around campus, and with it comes new composting interns in the Office of Sustainability. The reintegration of composting on campus was a much-anticipated change,...

The new composting system was implemented after a lengthy delay due to COVID-19.

Compost system returns to dining halls

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

After a three-year hiatus, composting has returned to campus. The renewed initiative marks the culmination of a series of discussions between the Office of Sustainability, Student Government, dining staff...

The Quad lights have been taken down as of earlier this week.

Balancing safety, sustainability with college lighting

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

While Lafayette is further emphasizing sustainability and environmental awareness, campus lighting has come under the spotlight as a potential environmental concern.   Lighting is critical to pedestrian...

The Office of Sustainability emphasized the role of students in the colleges sustainability initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Sustainability on Facebook)

Two programs unveiled by Office of Sustainability to combat waste

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 10, 2023

The Office of Sustainability recently launched new initiatives for sustainability efforts: the Sustainable Living Certificate and Leopard Leftovers. The Sustainable Living Certificate is an online survey...

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