All that’s fit to digitize: Times subscription to go online

Readers of the morning paper at Farinon will soon have to switch to the morning scroll. Student government unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday night to move to an online-only subscription of The New York Times for all students, abandoning print copies of the paper altogether. Receiving paper copies to Farinon costs roughly $9,000 currently, and the […]

Survey: Students find lack of student government impact

Only one in four students believe student government is effective. Less than half believe student government impacts their experience at Lafayette in any way. But for Chair of Representation for Lafayette College Student Government Chirag Nijjer ’20, the most startling revelation from the survey was that only about one in five students responded to it. “As chair of […]

Reading ‘Right’: New book club focuses on conservatism

A new book club centered in conservative thought is coming to campus with the hopes of becoming a forum for discussion amidst the polarized political spectrum. The new club, the ISI Burke Society, has received funding from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) and has been approved by student government as an official organization. According to […]

College promises to help students affected by travel ban

In response to growing uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Provost Abu Rizvi announced the college would provide services to students directly affected. Among the policies emailed campus-wide are instructing public safety “not to ask students about students’ visa or immigration status or to act on the basis of that knowledge,” along with free housing and […]

Student government aims to increase presence post-election

Bilal Akbar ’18, the student government president-elect for the next calendar year, and vice president-elect Shreya Nebhwani ’19 want to give their organization more visibility on campus. “A very small proportion of the student body has an idea of what student government does,” Akbar said. Akbar plans on having monthly open meetings in which the student body can voice their […]