The Sweet and Subtle Science of Wooing the Admitted

The Sweet and Subtle Science of Wooing the Admitted 1

Sarah Bones for The Chronicle

Lafayette's admissions office has enlisted the help of students who are spending several weeks this spring calling admitted applicants. The college plans to reach about half of its admitted pool.

To get to Lafayette College, follow Third Street up a steep hill that rises above the rooftops of downtown Easton. Turn left on McCartney Street, then left on High. Walk to the top step of Markle Hall, the admissions building, and then turn around.

There unfolds a stirring view of the campus, its green slopes rolling under Skillman Library's glass walls, and Van Wickle Hall, with its brown bricks and gabled roof, and on past Colton Chapel, whose stone tower rises over the pink