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Student Government

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...

Some Student Government members drafted a resolution in response to the Faculty Teaching & Learning Committees proposal.

Faculty committee seeks to limit Course Evaluation access

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

The Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee is looking to limit access to student course evaluation data.  If approved, the student evaluations will be accessible only to the instructor, department...

The amended budget guidelines will provide clubs with extra funds for merchandise.

Student Government amends budget guidelines

By Te Filingo, Contributing Writer April 28, 2023

Student Government approved updated budget guidelines for clubs last Thursday. The revised guidelines are set to go into effect for the upcoming summer budget cycle. Notable changes include the increased...

Student Involvement plans to block employees from OurCampus voting.

Three non-students found to have cast ballots in Student Government elections

By Emma Chen, News Editor April 21, 2023

The Student Government Ad Hoc Committee to Study Elections recently found three instances of non-students voting in Student Government elections over the past four years. According to the Student Government...

Dean Tim Cox will choose Student Government representatives to select Pepper Prize finalists.

Changes made to Pepper Prize selection process

By Selma O’Malley, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Last year, the Student Government president chose the representatives on the George Wharton Pepper Prize selection committee. All of the representatives were members of the Student Government, raising...

The Data Community will process data to visualize trends in Student Government budget allocations.

New data club to audit Student Government budget allocations

By Maya Nylund, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Though the club has not been on campus for long, the Lafayette Data Community already faces a major undertaking: processing data on Student Government’s club budget allocations for the spring semester.  The...

There were 60 plus applications to become Student Government members this semester.

Student Government sworn in

By The Lafayette Editorial Board March 3, 2023

The Student Government swore in 26 Representatives on Tuesday – seven members of the classes of 2025 and 2026, six members of the class of 2024 and six elected Executive Officers. A vacancy in the...

Voter turnout tripled from last year as students took to social media to promote their preferred candidates. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Puzio 25)

Olivia Puzio ‘25 elected Student Government president by five votes

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2023

Olivia Puzio ‘25 defeated incumbent Matwos Tadesse ‘24 and Anna Fenkel ‘25 in a close race for the Student Government presidency after polls for the Executive Board elections closed on Tuesday evening. According...

A record number of freshmen applied to Student Government.

Student Government sees drastic increase in application numbers

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Student Government recently faced criticism for members' lack of engagement and was accused of stagnation by a soon-to-be former member, but this election season participation in Student Government has...

Trebor Maitin 24 and Emma Chen 24 hope that their resolution will increase engagement within Student Government.

Student Government introduces hours system to foster accountability

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Last week, Student Government passed a resolution calling for the enactment of an hours system in which General Body members would be required to complete five hours of work towards Student Government...

Student Government and L-RAJE worked with the college to reintroduce STI testing.

Bailey Health Center now offering free STI testing

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor February 17, 2023

Bailey Health Center will now offer free STI testing every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. Testing is offered for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV, services that have not been covered by the...

Some Executive Board members
classes conflicted with Student Government meetings.

Student Government shake-up brings dismissals, one resignation

By Maya Nylund, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Last week, two Student Government representatives were relieved of their duties and an Executive Board member resigned, a development prompted by the Student Government’s recent inability to meet a quorum...

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