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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The College

The Portlock Black Cultural Center was re-dedicated on Saturday in front of an audience of a a few dozen. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Portlock Black Cultural Center open after second relocation

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 25, 2022

After a $1 million renovation and a move down the street from its most recent location, the Portlock Black Cultural Center opened once more last Friday with an open house. The center was then rededicated...

Only Lafayette Votes! had authorization to register students to vote on campus. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Gooding 23)

Dozens of students unable to vote after registration confusion

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

On Election Day last Tuesday, several Lafayette students were unable to vote at the polling location in Kirby Sports Center because of issues with their voter registration. The vast majority of those who...

The banner was promptly taken down after the Lafayette Activities Forum received complaints.

South College banner arouses controversy

By Emma Chen, Trebor Maitin, Jenny Davis and Shirley Liu November 18, 2022

A cherished rivalry week tradition sparked controversy when a banner was hung on South College that read “Lehigh is like a penny: brown, 2 faced, worthless.” Some students and faculty found the...

Lafayette’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) has donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food, though FRN has not been operating for the past two years.

Dining hall food donation program dormant since 2020

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Lafayette Dining Services has historically donated food and meals to local aid organizations. However, due to a recent lack of partnerships with student-run organizations, these donations have been limited....

Many LEOs expressed their frustration that they have not been paid at the expected time.

LEOs unpaid for over a month

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

Members of the new LEO program, which launched on campus this fall and combined the previous roles of orientation leaders and PARDners, were supposed to receive a $535 payment on Oct. 14, but due to unspecified...

Before a non-native plant can be brought on campus, it must be approved by grounds supervisor Jeff Weed.

The more you grow: Landscaping on Lafayette’s campus

By Christopher Byrnes, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

With the changing of seasons also comes the changing of plants. Between annual flowering plants and hanging baskets, a splash of color is brought to campus in the spring, summer and fall to attract visitors...

Annette Diorio, a stalwart of the college administration, has cited familial commitments in her decision to leave the school. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Communications)

Annette Diorio era comes to an end: Vice president for student life to take role at Union College in January

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

After over two decades of leadership, Vice President for Student Life Annette Diorio will be departing Lafayette. In January, Diorio will head to Schenectady, N.Y. to become Union College's vice president...

Students may be able to begin utilizing the funds from Chip Bergh 79 and his wife Juliets gift as early as this summer. (Photo courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.)

CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh ’79, wife Juliet, gift millions to fund student opportunities

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2022

Chip Bergh ‘79, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., and his wife Juliet donated $5.25 million to Lafayette College so that students can pursue research, study abroad and internship opportunities...

President Nicole Hurd encourages students to offer their input for the campus master plan.

Global firm to help Lafayette implement first master plan in nearly a decade

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

Lafayette has partnered with the architectural firm SmithGroup to undergo its first master plan in seven years. As a way to reevaluate the physical space on campus and consider areas where it could be...

Professors say that the issues with textbook ordering make adding and dropping classes difficult.

Professors deny responsibility for textbook delays

By Jenny Davis, Staff News Writer October 21, 2022

In September, assistant manager of the College Store Pete Violante said that supply chain issues, over-registration and even professors are to blame for students not receiving textbooks on time. Professors,...

While there was once a small initiative at Upper and Marquis dining halls, a more extensive composting program never materialized.

Composting initiative stagnant: Financial, bureaucratic reasons to blame

By Emma Chen and Trebor Maitin October 21, 2022

For at least five years, signs claiming that “composting is coming soon” have covered bins throughout campus. Despite this, little progress has been made towards implementing a composting program that...

The colleges properties, highlighted in green, make up a sizable portion of the College Hill neighborhood, outlined in blue. (Screenshot courtesy of Northampton County Assessors Office, edited by Trebor Maitin 24)

Eighty percent of college property value tax-exempt, school owns 17 percent of Hill

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

While many students choose Lafayette for its small size, few likely know the sheer extent of the school’s reach. The college owns 181 individual plots of land, totaling over $100 million in market value...

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