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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Clubs experiencing budget shortfalls have been forced to question whether or not all of their planned events can go on as scheduled this semester.

Student Government budget decisions frustrate club leadership

By William Gutierrez, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Student Government recently decided on official budgets for the fall semester, frustrating many clubs and their executive boards. Multiple budget shortfalls have left clubs without all of their requested...

Student Governments decision to raise the student activity fee was influenced in part by the draining of its reserve funds.

Student activity fee increases, provides more funding for clubs

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Last Thursday, Student Government voted to increase the student activity fee from $342 to $360, which will generate an additional $150,000 for clubs. According to Student Government, the hike is necessary...

The debut of Simons Market has been largely overshadowed by widespread complaints about the new dining provider.

New dining provider serves up outrage

By Andreas Pelekis and Selma O’Malley September 1, 2023

In June, Lafayette ended its contract with Bon Appétit in favor of a new dining provider: Parkhurst Dining. Despite the addition of a new dining option, the switch has been widely panned, with students...

Both Brooks Thomas and Farhan Abedin 11 will use their funds to travel for their research. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Two professors earn prestigious federal research grants

By Emma Li, Contributing Writer September 1, 2023

In July, associate professor of physics Brooks Thomas and assistant professor of mathematics Farhan Abedin '11 received $150,000 and $184,593 respectively from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF...

Lafayette Data community provided the above graph of budget allocations by category. (Figure courtesy of Lafayette Data Community)

Data Community Club breaks down Student Government budget

By Maya Nylund, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

Following several delays, the recently-formed Lafayette Data Community provided The Lafayette with its audit of Student Government club budget allocations over the past two semesters. The audit showed...

The endowment aims to provide football players with opportunities off of the field. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Brothers of Lafayette Football announces endowment fund

By Elisabeth Seidel, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

On March 9, a new endowment fund was announced by Brothers of Lafayette Football to allow more football players of color to participate in opportunities like summer internships and interim trips, opportunities...

President Nicole Hurd said the college hopes to improve financial aid to offset the tuition increase.

Tuition hiked 5.5 percent for 2023-24 academic year

By Jenny Davis and Emma Chen February 17, 2023

This week, the college approved a 5.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing the total cost of attendance to $80,114. Inflation was cited among the reasons for the increase. “While...

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...

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