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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The College

The proposed dates for the vice presidential debate are currently July 23 and Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of The New York Times)

Lafayette’s future as vice presidential debate host uncertain

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor May 15, 2024

Following an announcement from President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he would not participate in debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates this fall, it was confirmed on Thursday that...

A rendering of the new Gilberts Cafe. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Dining)

Parkhurst announces dining changes

By Michala Dennis, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

The student dining experience will see some changes at the start of the fall semester. Cinco, a Mexican restaurant, will open permanently, Gilbert's Cafe will see major renovations and Lower Farinon will...

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...

Last years Pepper Prize winner, Fatimata Cham 23, presents the sword at the 2023 commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Pepper Prize sword tradition axed

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 26, 2024

The decade-old tradition of the Pepper Prize winner hoisting the Marquis de Lafayette’s sword at graduation will be discontinued after the committee overseeing the ceremony received concerns about the...

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...

Mushrooms were found in the laundry room of March Hall.

Mushrooms found growing in March Hall

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Students found mushrooms growing in the March Hall temporary modular housing unit Sunday. The mushrooms were removed by a facilities operations team member the day after the discovery. Scott Kennedy,...

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...

The Aaron O. Hoff Awards were established in 1991. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Hoff Awards changes reversed after faculty condemnation

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 12, 2024

Changes made to the annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards by the Division of Student Life prompted faculty backlash last week, resulting in a pledge to reverse the edits.  “I think there’s a general danger...

Much of Laura McGranes time at Haverford College was spent strengthening the arts and sciences. (Photo courtesy of Laura McGrane)

Laura McGrane named next provost

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 5, 2024

Lafayette College has named a new provost: Laura McGrane, the current associate provost for strategic initiatives at Haverford College. McGrane will be taking over as Lafayette’s chief academic officer...

The applications reported for the class of 2028 mark a slight increase from last years class.

Lafayette College receives second-highest number of applicants ever

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The college received 10,191 applications for the class of 2028, second only to the number of applications for the class of 2026. The admissions team expects 700 students to enroll for the class of...

The faculty voted 92-26 in favor of the new mission statement. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Residence Life)

Faculty approves revised mission and values statement

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2024

The third draft of the mission statement was approved by the faculty at a March 26 meeting in a 92 to 26 vote, with eight abstentions, according to Clerk of the Faculty Joshua Smith. The vote comes weeks...

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