The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Student Government

Kaitlyn Hilley 23, a representative on Student Governments Sustainability Committee, has been at the forefront of Lafayettes sustainability initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Hilley 23)

Student Government passes composting resolution, calls for college accountability 

By Lauren Peterson, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

Last Thursday, Student Government passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a composting program at Lafayette by fall 2023. This is one of the many steps toward the realization of the college's...

Going forward, Student Government would like to improve communication with the student body.

Student Government reflects on fall semester

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2022

From a new constitution to progress on the textbook donation program, Student Government committee directors are happy with the headway they've made on projects this semester. They noted, however, that...

The revised Student Government constitution requires approval from both the faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Student Government’s revised constitution approved by faculty

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2022

Despite not having its required quorum, the faculty voted in favor of the revised Student Government constitution at its meeting on Monday. This will allow the Board of Trustees to consider it at its meeting...

Pard Pantry was temporarily located in the basement of Farinon.

Despite current closure, Pard Pantry is top priority, Student Government says

By Christo Maheras, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

In the midst of the pandemic, Pard Pantry’s shelves were brimming. Foodstuffs, hygienic supplies and everyday commodities ran out as soon as they hit the shelves. Now, if one were to walk into Pard Pantry,...

If all goes according to plan, the Student Government hopes to present its constitution to the Board of Trustees in early December.

Student Government constitution requires further edits, pushing timeline on elections

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2022

After it voted to adopt a new constitution and bylaws in September, members of the Student Government anticipated sending their revisions to the faculty and then the Board of Trustees for final approval...

While there was once a small initiative at Upper and Marquis dining halls, a more extensive composting program never materialized.

Composting initiative stagnant: Financial, bureaucratic reasons to blame

By Emma Chen and Trebor Maitin October 21, 2022

For at least five years, signs claiming that “composting is coming soon” have covered bins throughout campus. Despite this, little progress has been made towards implementing a composting program that...

Kelsey Wong 25 is hoping to make the lost and found bins more visible.

Student Government hopes to improve, publicize Lost and Found program

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer October 7, 2022

When someone loses a personal item at Lafayette, they may believe it to be lost forever. Little might they know, however, that their item may have made its way to one of Public Safety's lost and found...

Among other changes, the constitutional revisions introduced the roles of parliamentarian and inclusivity officer to the Student Government Executive Board. (Photo by Shreya Raizada 25 for Lafayette College Student Government)

Student Government revises constitution, looks for final approval from faculty, Board of Trustees in October

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

The Student Government voted overwhelmingly on Thursday, Sept. 29 to amend its constitution and bylaws, thereby adopting revisions that will decrease the Student Government's size and, members hope, streamline...

Student Government meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for Lafayette College Student Government)

Student Government leaders discuss fall semester plans

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

The Student Government Executive Board hopes to implement several projects this semester that will streamline the operations of their organization and enhance the student experience on campus.   According...

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

By 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

By 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...

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

By 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...

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