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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

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Student Government

Student Government sees Mission and Values presentation, Pard Pantry update at April 11 meeting

Student Government sees Mission and Values presentation, Pard Pantry update at April 11 meeting

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Student Government’s April 11 meeting covered a final Mission and Values statement presentation, confirmation of funding for the Menstrual Equity Project, introductions of potential new student organizations...

Student Government forms additional committee at April 4 meeting

Student Government forms additional committee at April 4 meeting

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Student Government’s April 4 meeting saw budget approvals, a review of the updated Mission and Values statement proposal and the creation of a Superior Teaching Awards ad hoc committee. There were...

Former Reps. Virginia Sacotingo 25 and Dashawn Sheffield 27 both did DEI work in Student Government. (Photos courtesy of Lafayette College Communications)

Unsuccessful inclusivity officer candidate, second representative, resign from Student Government

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Student Government saw two more resignations prior to its March 21 meeting, bringing the total number of resignations this semester to six and the cumulative number of vacancies to 12. Virginia Sacotingo...

Student Governments March 21, 28 meetings see changes, resignations

Student Government’s March 21, 28 meetings see changes, resignations

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Student Government’s March 21 meeting saw two resignations, new office hours announced, dining updates and the first meeting of the Census Ad Hoc Committee. The meeting minutes from the March 21 meeting...

The Pard Pantry was first opened in 2019.

Pard Pantry to open on weekly basis

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 5, 2024

After years of irregular operating hours, the Pard Pantry, which provides complimentary food items and hygiene products, will be open each Saturday from 2-4 p.m. "I think that with everything going...

Rep. Alex Brown 26 and Treasurer Christo Maheras 26 created the Census Ad Hoc Committee.

Student Government forms committee to bridge disconnect with student body

By Emma Li, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Student Government launched a committee that aims to improve relations between Student Government and the student body. Student Government President Thania Hernandez ‘25 appointed the Census Ad Hoc...

Student Government approves invalid minutes, introduces committee at March 7 meeting

Student Government approves invalid minutes, introduces committee at March 7 meeting

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor March 22, 2024

Student Government's March 7 meeting before spring break saw the introduction of a new representative and an ad hoc committee. The Feb. 22 and Feb. 29 meeting minutes were approved, despite the latter's...

Three more students voted in the special election than in the falls executive board election. (Photos courtesy of Sasha Carter 27 and Ava Gallia 26)

Carter, Gallia secure victories in Student Government special election

By Emma Li, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Student Government released the results of its special election on Tuesday. In the inclusivity officer race, Sasha Carter '27 defeated Virginia Sacotingo '25, the interim inclusivity officer, by a single...

The accessibility ad hoc committee is one of four ad hoc committees in Student Government.

Student Government committee addresses accessibility issues

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

A Student Government accessibility ad hoc committee was formed this semester with the goal of redefining what accessibility looks like at Lafayette. “We have to hold ourselves to a higher standard...

Student Government holds Feb. 29 meeting in violation of bylaws

Student Government holds Feb. 29 meeting in violation of bylaws

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Student Government’s Feb. 29 meeting was rendered null after the meeting agenda was posted only six hours in advance. According to the bylaws, meetings may not take place unless the agenda is posted...

The four candidates spoke at a forum on Tuesday night. (Photos courtesy of Virginia Sacotingo 25, Sasha Carter on LinkedIn, William Gutiérrez 27 and Ava Gallia 26)

Student Government special election candidate platforms fact-checked

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2024

Student Government is currently hosting a special election to fill the inclusivity officer and parliamentarian vacancies. Voting will close on March 4. This week, The Lafayette spoke with each of the...

Candidates answered questions from both moderators and audience members.

Candidates in Student Government special election speak at forum

By Selma O'Malley and Andreas Pelekis March 1, 2024

The Lafayette moderated a forum on Tuesday featuring the Student Government candidates running in the special election for inclusivity officer and parliamentarian. Virginia Sacotingo ‘25 and Sasha...

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