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Student Government

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

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

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...

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...

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