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Previous accidents along Cattell Street have spurred the college to address safety concerns.

Lafayette receives state funding to address Cattell Street safety concerns

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

Lafayette College was recently awarded $710,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to address safety concerns on Cattell Street from College Avenue to High Street. Announced to...

Gender neutral bathrooms have been placed in Skillman Library and also exist in a number of other buildings on campus. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

A look at gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

One diversity initiative the college has created over the last few years has been to add more gender-neutral bathrooms to the campus. Recently, Skillman Library designated some of the bathrooms as gender-neutral...

Construction on projects like the Acopian Engineering Center and Markle Parking Deck is on track. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

College endowment in ‘great shape’ as construction on campus progresses

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Despite a challenging investment environment, the financial health of the college remains "robust" and is supported by its endowment, according to Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Craig...

Chip Bergh 79 majored in international affairs while at Lafayette College. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh ‘79 to be 187th commencement speaker

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2022

When Chip Bergh ‘79 joined Levi Strauss & Co. as president and chief executive officer in 2011, “the house was on fire.” The company had nearly gone bankrupt a few years prior; it was losing...

The company Aunt Flow will be providing the menstrual products at a cost of $8400. (Photo courtesy

Student Government green-lights menstrual equity program

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

On March 10, The Menstrual Equity Pilot Program Resolution passed unanimously through the Student Government General Body. The program, which strives to place free menstrual products in campus bathrooms,...

Simons closed because of Covid related issues. (Photo by Kwasi Obeng-Danwa 23 for The Lafayette)

Simon’s says: We’re coming back!

Tessa Landon, Contributing Writer March 25, 2022

Simon's Cafe will return after a pandemic-driven hiatus, Christopher Brown, General Manager of Bon Appetit, announced at a recent Student Government body meeting. “[Dining Services is] considering...

The boathouse is located along Lehigh Drive, a narrow road with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Baumbach appeal successful: Lawsuit against college and crew coaches proceeds

Nathan Kornfeind and Trebor Maitin March 11, 2022

In a unanimous decision reached last Friday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania concluded that a civil suit brought by the parents of former student Aubrey Baumbach against Lafayette College, crew coach...

Lucy Cai 23 hopes to create more in-person opportunities for community building and solidarity creation in addition to the social media page. (Photo courtesy of @anti.violence.laf)

@anti.violence.laf account resumes digital activism

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor March 11, 2022

“I felt I had no idea who I was anymore and felt utterly alone and out of place at all times.” May 19, 2021. On June 26, 2020, the Instagram account @anti.violence.laf shared its first ever story...

Dean Brian Samble hopes that the registration process will lead to safer partying. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Upcoming policy change will require students to register all parties

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Starting next fall, any group prepping to throw a party will have to add filling out a party registration form to their to-do list. Individuals and organizations planning on hosting an event with alcohol...

The new solar panels, atop Kirby Sports Center are a large step towards Lafayette sustainability initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College website)

New solar panels on Kirby Sports Center pave the way for greener future

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

This month, Lafayette College took a major step toward advancing its carbon neutrality commitment pledge. As of March 1, the college's on-campus solar array is operational on the roof of Kirby Sports Center. The...

A Budget Planning Committee will be formed to guide the budgeting process. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

How Lafayette’s classes, professors and programs get funded

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

A year-long effort that determines the financial means for divisions on campus, the budget process, is integral to the college but remains largely unknown to the student body. Craig Becker, the interim...

Beginning March 1, students no longer have to wear masks in many indoor spaces. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Campus mask mandate loosened after updated CDC guidelines

Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor March 4, 2022

After an update to CDC guidelines and Covid protocols on campus, Lafayette students will no longer be required to mask up in most indoor settings on campus. As of Tuesday, masking is no longer required...

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