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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The College

Nunes seeks permanent funding to provide archives of student life.

Charlotte Nunes named dean of libraries

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

On March 15, Charlotte Nunes, the interim dean of libraries, was given the dean of libraries job. Nunes, who has served as the interim dean since last year, was selected to continue her role after a nationwide...

Forrest Stuart previously worked in financial aid before taking on his role in enrollment management. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Forrest Stuart named permanent VP of enrollment management

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2023

On Feb. 27, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Forrest Stuart was announced to be the permanent leader of the division. “I gladly accepted,” Stuart wrote. “It was a great opportunity...

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...

Faculty expressed their frustration over the new dean positions, as well as other structural issues, in a letter to the administration.

Group of faculty air frustrations in letter to Hurd

By Emma Chen and Madeline Marriott March 10, 2023

Last week, all faculty department heads and program chairs, as well as certain administrators, received a letter drafted by 23 of their department head and program chair colleagues detailing the “State...

Schools are ranked according to criteria like graduation rate and amount of financial resources available per student. (Photo courtesy of U.S News)

What’s in a number?: Administration, students on influence of U.S. News college rankings

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Dozens of elite law and medical schools have removed themselves from the U.S. News & World Report Rankings since last year. While some undergraduate institutions have followed suit, the vast majority,...

Twyleak Sexton, whose alleged actions resulted in the campus lockdown, was arrested in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of RLS Media)

Campus locked down after shooting downtown, suspect apprehended

By Emma Chen, News Editor March 3, 2023

The college went into lockdown for over an hour last Friday after gunfire was reported near Pearl Street. The suspect, Twyleak Sexton, who was reported to be on the Arts Campus, was apprehended in New...

Lafayettes would-be SJP chapter aimed to organize throughout the Lehigh Valley. (Graphic courtesy of Wikipedia)

College rejects formation of Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

Earlier this month, the college denied a group of students' request to form a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus. The Office of Student Life contends that the chapter’s events...

March Hall was built atop a parking lot as temporary housing.

You can’t spell ‘modular’ without ‘mold’

By Evan Fudala, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Mold isn’t the only thing growing in March Hall modular housing. The dormitory commonly referred to as “the mods” has continuously been threatened by the presence of black mold, and frustration has...

Some students are frustrated by the bells inconsistency.

The bell strikes again: Alarm rings through campus as clock chimes one minute late

By Emma Chen and Jenny Davis February 24, 2023

Much to the dismay of students, the South College bell once again failed to ring at the top of the hour this week after repairs were conducted less than a month ago. Liv Chioccariello ‘25 said that...

The college plans to separate the general counsel role from human resources, among other changes.

College shuffles around administration

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2023

Last week, it was announced that a pair of administrative shifts will change who oversees key divisions of the college. The changes "aim to center the student experience, bring comparable portfolios together,...

Oak, birch and cedar trees are among the worst for seasonal allergies. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

‘Worse than usual’: Allergies at Lafayette

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Many have reported that Lafayette’s plant life triggers more long-lasting and debilitating seasonal allergies. According to the Lafayette Campus Tree Project, a study carried out by students in 2016,...

President Nicole Hurd said the college hopes to improve financial aid to offset the tuition increase.

Tuition hiked 5.5 percent for 2023-24 academic year

By Jenny Davis and Emma Chen February 17, 2023

This week, the college approved a 5.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing the total cost of attendance to $80,114. Inflation was cited among the reasons for the increase. “While...

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