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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Menstrual product dispensers are currently located in over 30 academic and residential buildings.

Lafayette to fund Menstrual Equity Project in perpetuity

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 12, 2024

The college, Student Government and Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice and Empowerment, or L-RAJE, in a joint statement on Thursday announced that the Menstrual Equity Project would be institutionalized....

L-RAJE collected over 45 testimonials recounting experiences with menstruation at Lafayette.

‘Productive conversations’ held since menstrual product protest

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 5, 2024

The Menstrual Equity Project appeared to receive a breath of life on Wednesday after the president of Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice and Empowerment, or L-RAJE, indicated that a meeting between...

The protest was held weeks after the college administration offered $2,000 to fund the Menstrual Equity Project.

L-RAJE, dozens of students protest lack of menstrual product funding

By Trebor Maitin and Madeline Marriott March 23, 2024

A demonstration was held on Friday to protest the college administration’s insufficient funding of the Menstrual Equity Project, which provides free menstrual products in campus restrooms. The protest...

The funds given to clubs came after an activity fee increase during the fall 2023 semester.

Student Government finalizes spring club budgets

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The results of this semester's Student Government budget requests have faced varying reactions from club officers. Some clubs can now function at full potential with enough financial support, while other...

The FAFSA application has been released for several weeks but is still experiencing glitches.

FAFSA issues impede 2024 admissions cycle

By Emma Li, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The college has been forced to adjust its financial aid deadlines as students struggle to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known by its initials, FAFSA. FAFSA notified students late...

The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where a similar suit was settled for $4.5 million. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Former student sues Lafayette, seeks refund of tuition paid during COVID

By Trebor Maitin and Madeline Marriott November 10, 2023

A federal class-action lawsuit was filed against Lafayette last month by an alumnae who claimed that she is entitled to a partial refund of her tuition and student activities fees spent for the spring...

College President Nicole Hurd wishes to better reach middle-income families with her new financial aid plan. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Hurd announces loan-free education for middle-income students

By Madeline Marriott and Emma Chen October 6, 2023

As part of its efforts to expand access in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action, the college will offer loan-free education to students with a family income of under...

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 Gutiérrez, 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...

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