Lauren Myers, assistant professor of psychology, was recently featured in a story published in The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding faculty and staff who bring their children to campus. While some institutions frown upon the practice, others, including Lafayette, are open to it.

Myers occasionally brings her four-year-old daughter, Charlotte Myers-Jax, to her office, where there is a small desk for Charlotte to color, draw, and play quietly while Myers works.

In the story, Myers describes it as an effort at “making my identity as a parent visible in a limited, appropriate way to my students and making my work life visible to my children.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education story was inspired by a Twitter discussion that prompted the hashtag #KidsOnCampus and generated hundreds of responses.


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