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Student Governments Sustainability Committee worked to pass the resolution calling for an increase in transparency regarding the endowment.

Student Government resolution pushes for sustainability in college investments

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Student Government passed a resolution last week aimed at increasing transparency from the college regarding the college's endowment. The goal, as stated in the resolution, was to “align the college’s...

Lafayettes sports psychologist Julie Amato strives to make sure that the athletes around campus have the mental health support they need. (Photo courtesy of Julie Amato)

Lafayette student-athletes discuss mental health challenges

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

Elevated suicide rates and reports of mental struggles from collegiate athletes across the nation have put student-athlete mental health in the national spotlight. After the suicide of James Madison softball...

Student governments new budget guidelines will require clubs to submit financial requests at designated times, as opposed to every week.

Budget request process for student organizations modified

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

In the midst of ongoing changes to the structure of Student Government, the Budget Guidelines Ad Hoc committee has successfully passed modifications to the budget request process for student clubs and...

Consisting of about forty members and led by the executive board pictured above, Refugee Actions work is divided into two branches: Events and Outreach as well as Resettlement. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Nearly five years in, Refugee Action continues to successfully sponsor families

Aliana Mediratta October 8, 2021

Lafayette's student-run Refugee Action (Ref Act) club has been working for years to educate the community and support and resettle refugee families arriving in the Lehigh Valley. The recent withdrawal...

According to Lafayettes Chief Investment Officer Krishna Memani, about one percent of the Colleges investments are in Fossil Fuels. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Today)

Momentum builds in favor of a greener endowment portfolio

Aliana Mediratta October 1, 2021

From Student Government initiatives to improve the college's investment policies to the Investment Club's restructuring of its own portfolio, the topic of sustainable investing has become a hot topic on...

This fall, both the Hispanic Society of Lafayette and the Office of Intercultural Development have plans for Latinx Heritage Month, which officially kicked off on Wednesday September 15, with events and celebrations focusing on honoring culture, engaging students and giving back to the community. (Photo courtesy of @hsl.lafayette Instagram)

Latinx Heritage Month plans events for education, philanthropy and community building

Aliana Mediratta September 17, 2021

The organizers of Latinx Heritage Month at Lafayette want the month to exist in more than just its name. Latinx Heritage Month, which is known more commonly as National Hispanic Heritage Month, takes...

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