The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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