Student government to release ‘long overdue’ new guidelines for student organization budgets

The recently formed student government budget committee is taking on the task of revising the policies for budget allocation to student organizations. It has been years since the guidelines for student organization budgeting have been revised, according to vice president Ross Coleman ’22.  Up until now, the budgets for student organizations were mostly decided on […]

Three trans men of color share their experiences: ‘Every day, I inspire myself’

The campus community gathered last Tuesday to listen to the diverse journeys of three men of color who openly identify as transgender. The discussion was facilitated with a concentration on blackness, masculinity and the trans identity. Grayce Walker, Treasurer of Queer People of Color, led the discussion. “I don’t think many people recognize that having […]

Minimum wage resolution remains in limbo after unanimous student government vote last April

Student government unanimously passed the minimum wage resolution last April to raise the minimum wage of students employed by Lafayette from $7.25 to $10 an hour, but it has yet to be recognized by the college administration. The Equity and Inclusion Committee of Student Government first made the proposal to increase the minimum wage on […]

RefAct members reframe ‘toxic conversation’ surrounding refugees in semesterly open meeting

Lafayette Refugee Action (RefAct) hosted their semesterly open meeting on Tuesday to engage students in a dialogue regarding the perception of refugees in the mainstream media. Danielle Gardner, the Co-President of RefAct, began the discussion with a brief introduction to the club. She said that RefAct is composed of two parts. The club holds events […]

7 counts of sexual misconduct reported this semester: Third annual Take Back the Night to be held next week

According to the Public Safety crime log, seven counts of sexual misconduct have been reported in the last 60 days. Three of these incidents are categorized as sexual assault, one as indecent assault, and three as rape.  All of these cases are still under active investigation by Public Safety, according to Public Safety Director Jeff […]

With expansion on track, faculty expansion committee gathers feedback from community

The ad hoc committee on expansion held two meetings over the last two weeks to gather feedback from faculty and administrators on their ongoing task of monitoring the college’s expansion initiative. The meeting served to engage the Lafayette community in an open forum, during which students, staff, and faculty could voice insights and opinions about […]

Campus climate final report: fewer than half of faculty report sense of community

While most employees and students find their experience at Lafayette satisfactory, almost half of the whole faculty reported in the campus climate survey conducted last spring that they have considered leaving due to factors such as the campus climate. President Byerly said that was an “important finding of the survey,” and she hopes to learn […]

Sustainability Committee holds open meeting, discusses biodiversity, sustainability month

At its open meeting this week, the Lafayette Sustainability Committee hosted members from campus to discuss ongoing sustainability efforts and increase awareness of their long-term goals. Though meetings are not generally open to the public without an RSVP, the committee welcomed students this week to discuss the committee’s current projects and their plans for campus […]