This week’s edition of The Lafayette contains an article quoting Brother David Eckelmann ’13 as captain of the fencing team. Fencing Hosts NCAA Regional by Ariana Giorgi ’13, discusses Lafayette College’s hosting of the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional tournament. The article goes into detail about the funding of the fencing team, which is funded as one team rather than separate men’s and women’s teams :
“The most important thing the school could do right now would be to fund the program as two separate teams,” captain Dave Eckelmann ‘13 said.
Read the full article for more fencing details and news.
Another newspaper article about the closing months of President Weiss’ tenure as President of Lafayette College briefly touches on Greek Life:
The Implementation and Assessment Group on Greek Life (IAGGL), which was established by Weiss in late 2011, is nearing its conclusion. Weiss admits he is encouraged by the progress.“Over the last three or four years, we’ve had a series of studies and working groups and we’re now at a stage where the standards have been set and the monitoring mechanisms are in place and the administration, the board, the students—everybody—understand where we are and we’re making good progress,” he said.
It is encouraging to hear that everyone, including the administration and Board, continues to acknowledge the progress already made in the Greek Community.
Finally, the newspaper also covered a New Public Safety Advisory Committee.
“It is helpful for Public Safety to have a group of students to get ideas from and to bounce ideas off of,” Director Public Safety Hugh Harris said. “The main focus is to work with the students in a positive way.”There are two seniors, two juniors, three sophomores, and one freshman on the committee, which meets periodically to discuss how they can improve the department.
Hopefully the next Director of Public Safety will continue this Committee following Hugh Harris’ retirement at the end of this year. Such a Committee could provide an avenue of direct communication from students to the Public Safety, which may avoid controversies such as the alcohol patrol issues that came to a head last year, ultimately being resolved during a forum hosted by President Weiss in the Spring of 2012.