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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The College

In the future, Remy Oktay 24 hopes to spearhead events that bring many students onto the Quad.

Students turn Quad into snowball battleground

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

In 1897, Pardee Hall was under attack by a disgruntled philosophy professor, with the building turned to ashes. On Tuesday, Pardee Hall, while not destroyed, was under attack by thousands of snowballs. Approximately...

The common lunch hour was abolished at the conclusion of the fall 2023 semester.

Campus adapts to removal of common lunch hour

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Students and faculty are adapting to the new course schedule that features classes scheduled during the period previously known as the common lunch hour. While some students believe the new change has...

Three months after the investigation was launched, the Department of Education has released no updates. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Department of Education investigation at Lafayette continues

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

The college remains under investigation by the Department of Education after a case was launched under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act on Nov. 16. The case began after an alleged incident of antisemitism...

Kirby Sports Center, the home of Lafayettes basketball teams, will be transformed into a debate stage come September.

College releases initial plans for vice presidential debate

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2024

The college, working with the Commission on Presidential Debates, has begun implementing plans for the highly anticipated vice presidential debate, scheduled for Sep. 25. Chief among the plans are an extended...

The Finance & Business office is located in the basement of Marquis Hall.

Where does my tuition go?

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor February 9, 2024

"Melting Mildred wants to know where the money is going," reads a fiery display in front of Farinon College Center, surrounded by printed screenshots of anonymous YikYak posts complaining about the college....

Professors can tailor their AI syllabus policies any way they choose.

Faculty votes to mandate AI statement in syllabi

By Alana Kipnis, Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

The faculty of the college passed a motion to require all professors to have an AI policy in their syllabi this spring after deliberations last semester. The rules regarding AI are now up to the professor's...

Cinco Cantina is the first of multiple pop-up restaurants planned by the colleges dining services.

Cinco Cantina opens for 3-day trial period

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

Cinco Cantina, a pop-up restaurant designed by Lafayette Dining, opened for lunch from Tuesday to Thursday. Students were able to use a digital pass and eat for free as part of Lafayette's plan to formally...

Residents of Watson Hall reported water damage in the days before a ceiling collapsed in one room. (Photo courtesy of Kira Baker 27)

Ceiling collapses in Watson Hall dorm room

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 2, 2024

When Tim Jarkow '27 saw that mud had accumulated outside of his dorm room last Friday night, he figured that his roommate had failed to wipe off her shoes. But when he entered his room on the second floor...

Former basketball coach Mike Jordan was fired during the 2022-2023 season. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer)

College seeks dismissal of Jordan lawsuit

By Trebor Maitin and Madeline Marriott February 2, 2024

Lafayette College, in a filing last Friday, motioned to dismiss the lawsuit against it by former head men’s basketball coach Mike Jordan. Jordan sued the college in November, alleging wrongful termination,...

The FAFSA application has been released for several weeks but is still experiencing glitches.

FAFSA issues impede 2024 admissions cycle

By Emma Li, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The college has been forced to adjust its financial aid deadlines as students struggle to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known by its initials, FAFSA. FAFSA notified students late...

Printing and Copy Services was previously located in Marquis Hall.

Print shop moves to post office

By Jacob Moldover, Business Manager February 2, 2024

Printing and Copy Services moved locations to the basement of Farinon College Center at the beginning of the semester. More commonly known as the print shop, it previously operated in the basement of Marquis...

The stipend for writing associates has not increased in the last 15 years.

Writing Associates without work due to budget constraints

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

Many writing associates, student employees of the College Writing Program, will not be assisting classes this spring semester and therefore are not being paid due to budget constraints. The program...

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