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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...

Previous accidents along Cattell Street have spurred the college to address safety concerns.

Lafayette receives state funding to address Cattell Street safety concerns

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

Lafayette College was recently awarded $710,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to address safety concerns on Cattell Street from College Avenue to High Street. Announced to...

Construction on projects like the Acopian Engineering Center and Markle Parking Deck is on track. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

College endowment in ‘great shape’ as construction on campus progresses

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Despite a challenging investment environment, the financial health of the college remains "robust" and is supported by its endowment, according to Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Craig...

A Budget Planning Committee will be formed to guide the budgeting process. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

How Lafayette’s classes, professors and programs get funded

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

A year-long effort that determines the financial means for divisions on campus, the budget process, is integral to the college but remains largely unknown to the student body. Craig Becker, the interim...

Jada Peters 24 is a student employed by dining services. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Dining staff shortages continue, efforts to increase staffing fall short

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

Lafayette’s dining halls are not immune to the staffing shortages hitting minimum wage workplaces throughout the country. During the fall semester, community members voiced concerns about understaffed...

Lafayette custodians are finding themselves picking up more work than in previous years.(Photo by Trebor Maitin 24)

No raises, frozen pensions, more work: Custodians describe lack of benefits during Covid

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2022

When Covid struck campus two years ago, college operations were radically altered, with employees leaving and universal pay cuts instituted. The custodians of Lafayette, some of whom have been under the...

It is unlikely that the investment club will invest in cryptocurrency. (Photo courtesy of the Investment Club website)

Investment Club members discuss the potential and challenges of cryptocurrency

Hank Scheffler, Contributing Writer February 4, 2022

Lafayette’s Investment Club kicked off the new year by discussing recent trends in the market over winter break, along with potential speakers and internship opportunities under Lafayette’s own Chief...

The increase in student minimum wage this spring is the first step in reevaluating salaries for future fiscal years. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Floor for student minimum wage increased to $8.25

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2022

Nearly two and a half years after Student Government unanimously passed a resolution to increase the campus minimum wage for student workers from $7.25 to $10 an hour, the minimum wage was increased to...

The new athletic facility will include a weight room that all Division I athletes at Lafayette may use. (Photo by Pierson White 24)

New athletic facility to be constructed at current site of Maroon Club Strength Center

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor December 10, 2021

A new athletic and lacrosse facility is slated to be constructed in the place of the current Maroon Club Strength Center. The new building will expand the strength and training center, as well as add two...

The colleges bookstore moved from the basement of Farinon to the first floor of the new McCartney dorms in April 2021. As of now, the space in the Farinon basement is not being used. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Student Government in talks to transform previous bookstore into new student space

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2021

Student Government is currently in conversation with Dean of Students Brian Samble about renovating the space where the college bookstore used to be located in the basement of Farinon into a new multipurpose...

The renovation of the Rinek Rope factory, pictured above, may be postponed because of supply chain issues, according to VP of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Economics professor explains national labor shortages and supply chain issues felt by the college

Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

Labor shortages and disrupted supply chains have been a harsh reality since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with repercussions felt by institutions across the country. Lafayette College is no exception. The...

The financial grants are supposed to cover unexpected expenses, unmet financial need or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Baris Yazici 25)

COVID-19 stimulus funding distributed to Lafayette students

Kaitlin Ahern, Contriubting Writer November 19, 2021

As of Sept. 30, over $1.8 million in emergency grants from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), better known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, have been allocated to Lafayette College by the federal government....

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