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Student Governments Sustainability Committee worked to pass the resolution calling for an increase in transparency regarding the endowment.

Student Government resolution pushes for sustainability in college investments

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Student Government passed a resolution last week aimed at increasing transparency from the college regarding the college's endowment. The goal, as stated in the resolution, was to “align the college’s...

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...

Candidates for six out of eight Student Government executive board positions ran unopposed, with the Student Organizations and Athletic Affairs committees not having candidates. Only Fatimata Cham 23 and Shreya Raizada 25 faced opposition. (Photos courtesy of the incoming Student Government Executive Board)

New members elected to Student Government executive board

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

As the 2022 spring semester comes to an end, the Lafayette College Student Government held elections for its Executive Board. The results were announced on the Student Government's Instagram on April 29. For...

The proposals must be approved by Student Government, the faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Student Government Ad-hoc Committee proposes constitutional changes to organization

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The Constitution and Bylaws Ad-hoc Committee introduced a potential new structure for Student Government at a general body meeting last Thursday which included decreasing the size of the organization by...

Matwos Tadesse 24 will serve as Student Government president for the fall semester. (Photo courtesy Matwos Tadesse 24)

Matt Tadesse ’24 to take the helm as next Student Government President

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

Matwos "Matt" Tadesse ‘24 was elected the next Student Government president last Saturday, following a race against Olivia Lattanzi '23. Tadesse has served on Student Government's Equity and Inclusion...

The company Aunt Flow will be providing the menstrual products at a cost of $8400. (Photo courtesy

Student Government green-lights menstrual equity program

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

On March 10, The Menstrual Equity Pilot Program Resolution passed unanimously through the Student Government General Body. The program, which strives to place free menstrual products in campus bathrooms,...

Dean Brian Samble hopes that the registration process will lead to safer partying. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Upcoming policy change will require students to register all parties

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Starting next fall, any group prepping to throw a party will have to add filling out a party registration form to their to-do list. Individuals and organizations planning on hosting an event with alcohol...

Student Government doesnt anticipate to reach any conclusions by the end of the semester. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

Student Government overhaul in the works

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer March 4, 2022

The process of revising the Student Government constitution is underway this spring, but members do not expect any formal changes to be completed by the end of this semester.  The idea to reform the...

The Sustainability Committee sent out flyers to clubs and organizations on campus to discuss which industries in which they would like the school to invest their endowments funds. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

Sustainability Committee calls for more transparency over endowment investments

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer February 25, 2022

In 2019, students rushed the field of the Harvard-Yale football game in protest of their schools' endowment investments in the fossil fuel industry. The demonstration acted as a catalyst for Harvard to...

Three members of the Dear Lafayette Coalition have joined The Monroe Neighborhood this school year. (Photo courtesy of Fatimata Cham 23)

Dear Lafayette to hold events with Greek organizations, continues ongoing initiatives

Hank Scheffler, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

Two years after Dear Lafayette's inception, the group shows no indication of slowing down efforts to combat systemic racism and insufficient equity on campus. The tie between the greater Lafayette community...

The new student space should be completed by fall 2022, according to Dean of Students Brian Samble. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Student Government to contribute $400,000 to new student space

Michael Antonacci, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

Lafayette Student Government passed a resolution on Dec. 2 endorsing the creation of the new student space in the basement of Farinon, voting to contribute $400,000 to the project. The pledge is contingent...

The colleges bookstore moved from the basement of Farinon to the first floor of the new McCartney dorms in April 2021. As of now, the space in the Farinon basement is not being used. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Student Government in talks to transform previous bookstore into new student space

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2021

Student Government is currently in conversation with Dean of Students Brian Samble about renovating the space where the college bookstore used to be located in the basement of Farinon into a new multipurpose...

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