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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Provost John Meier navigated the colleges academic division through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provost to step down at end of year

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 22, 2023

Provost John Meier announced his resignation at a Tuesday meeting of the faculty, stating that he will be returning to teaching mathematics. The resignation, which takes effect at the end of the academic...

Clubs experiencing budget shortfalls have been forced to question whether or not all of their planned events can go on as scheduled this semester.

Student Government budget decisions frustrate club leadership

By William Gutierrez, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Student Government recently decided on official budgets for the fall semester, frustrating many clubs and their executive boards. Multiple budget shortfalls have left clubs without all of their requested...

Lafayettes ranking surpasses that of other small liberal arts colleges like Hillsdale College, Franklin & Marshall College and Occidental College. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafayette ranked 30th in U.S. News list of best liberal arts colleges

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Lafayette College ranked 30th among liberal arts colleges in the recently published 2024 U.S. News World Report rankings of higher education institutions. The college rose nine spots from last year's list...

The administration will assess space availability in dining halls in the coming weeks.

Dining hall overflows due to reservation conflict

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2023

The college's dining services again faced controversy after a substantial portion of Marquis Dining Hall was twice closed off during Sunday dinner hours to accommodate the football team. After receiving...

The Landis Center is located in the Feather House.

Landis restructure seeks program unification

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

The Landis Center for Community Engagement has big changes coming to its program, including the creation of four key initiative areas and a new student position, with the intent to bring more unification...

The new lobby of Markle Hall has been completed after over 18 months of construction.

Admissions space looking brighter after Markle renovations

By Nikolai Gentes, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Lafayette officially finished a renovation of the Hugel Welcome Center, located on Markle Hall’s first floor, this summer. As a result, the admissions office will have a brand new space to welcome prospective...

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,...

Student Government vacancies have been a significant issue since the February application cycle.

Student Government vacancies left unfilled for months

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Two vacancies within the Student Government class of 2024 delegation have remained unfilled since the start of the current legislative session in February. A third vacancy has also arisen due to the dismissal...

The current spike in COVID-19 cases comes at a similar time to last falls outbreak.

Campus has back-to-school COVID-19 spike

By Tom Contrucci, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

The Lafayette community has been experiencing an influx of COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. This comes four months after the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus is no longer...

The admissions department preempted the affirmative action decision by eliminating race-based admissions for the class of 2027. (Photo courtesy of the New York Times)

Lafayette commits to diversity despite affirmative action decision

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

Following the overturning of affirmative action by the Supreme Court in June, the ability of American colleges and universities to use race as a factor when reviewing applications has been effectively...

The class of 2027 is one of the most diverse in Lafayette history.

Lafayette meets goal for Pell Grant eligibility with class of 2027

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Lafayette's class of 2027, with 9,866 students sending in applications, has the second-highest number of applicants and surpassed admissions’ goal of 12.5 percent Pell-eligible students. The college...

The final decision regarding the new position will be made in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Search for Vice President for Inclusion continues

By Annelise Przybylak, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

A new administrative position, Vice President for Inclusion, has been designed to make the structure of the school more equitable, diverse and inclusive. Candidates for the position are currently being...

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