The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Lafayette is one of the most expensive colleges in America. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Lafayette among lowest in nation for Pell grant recipients

By Selma O’Malley, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

"The Chronicle of Higher Education," an independent media site for news about American colleges and universities, recently published an article ranking American colleges and universities by the percentage...

Many LEOs expressed their frustration that they have not been paid at the expected time.

LEOs unpaid for over a month

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

Members of the new LEO program, which launched on campus this fall and combined the previous roles of orientation leaders and PARDners, were supposed to receive a $535 payment on Oct. 14, but due to unspecified...

Students may be able to begin utilizing the funds from Chip Bergh 79 and his wife Juliets gift as early as this summer. (Photo courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.)

CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh ’79, wife Juliet, gift millions to fund student opportunities

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2022

Chip Bergh ‘79, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., and his wife Juliet donated $5.25 million to Lafayette College so that students can pursue research, study abroad and internship opportunities...

The colleges properties, highlighted in green, make up a sizable portion of the College Hill neighborhood, outlined in blue. (Screenshot courtesy of Northampton County Assessors Office, edited by Trebor Maitin 24)

Eighty percent of college property value tax-exempt, school owns 17 percent of Hill

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

While many students choose Lafayette for its small size, few likely know the sheer extent of the school’s reach. The college owns 181 individual plots of land, totaling over $100 million in market value...

Krishna Memani speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York. (Photo by Chris Goodney for Bloomberg)

CIO Krishna Memani provides insight into college’s investment strategy

By Christo Maheras, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

Krishna Memani, Lafayette’s chief investment officer (CIO), has appeared several times in the national media to explain the fluctuations in the economy. This week he gave insight to The Lafayette about...

Student group budget requests totaled over $750,000 this semester. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for Lafayette College Student Government)

New budget request process leaves clubs feeling underfunded

By Nathan Kornfeind and Shirley Liu September 16, 2022

After adopting a new budget request process, Student Government funded approximately half of all student organizations’ budget requests this semester, sparking frustration and confusion among some student...

Members of The Lafayette met with the Budget Committee to discuss concerns about the papers budget allocation this past Wednesday.

Unclear future for The Lafayette after Student Government budget cut

By Nathan Kornfeind and Shirley Liu September 16, 2022

As of Thursday morning, Student Government cut The Lafayette’s budget in half for the fall semester. If left unaddressed, Pennsylvania’s oldest college newspaper would be forced to cease print publication...

Becker wrote that the colleges construction remains a top financial priority.

Lafayette in ‘good shape’ financially despite inflation-induced challenges

By Emma Chen, News Editor September 16, 2022

The current high-inflation economy has created issues all across the country, and Lafayette College is no exception. Associate Vice President for Finance & Business Craig Becker wrote in an email that...

The new parking deck will create 230 additional parking spaces, several with electric vehicle charging capabilities.

Rebuilt Markle Parking Deck features greater accessibility, new amenities

By Onab Falak, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

The newly constructed Markle Parking Deck has officially opened for use after nine months. With more available parking spaces and a direct connection to the Markle Office of Admissions, the new deck enhances...

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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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