College receives its largest donation

The college received the largest single donation in its 138-year history—$4 million. In an email to the community on April 18, President M. Lee Pelton said the donation from an anonymous benefactor will establish an Opportunity…

New SGA initiatives aim to improve college

The Student Government Association introduced three expansive documents suggesting solutions to what it claims constituents view as the college’s most pressing problems—academics, finance, and transparency. The Academic Initiative, a…

Organizations request more funding than 2017-18

The Student Government Association’s annual budget requests totaled $901,326, a $153,465 increase from last year. ABR allows SGA-recognized organizations, and SGA itself, to apply for a yearly budget. Once organizations turn in their…

College apologizes for caterpillars in Dining Center food

The college’s Sodexo liaison apologized for serving broccoli with insects at a town hall meeting on April 6. Division of Student Affairs officials, Erik Muurisepp and Duncan Pollock, joined with Sodexo’s General Manager of Dining…

SGA under fire for lack of innovation

An unknown party posted flyers criticizing the Student Government Association on the door of the Multi-Purpose Room on April 3 before the organization’s weekly meeting.   About 80 fliers and 10 Berkeley Beacon newspapers hung outside the…

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SGA signs onto Divest Emerson campaign

The Student Government Association pledged to support Earth Emerson’s efforts to withdraw the college’s investments from fossil fuels. The Divest Emerson campaign protests the college’s indirect financial ties to the fossil fuel…

Guida wins SGA executive president

Student Government Association Class of 2019 President Jessica Guida garnered enough votes to win the executive president position over challenger Christopher Henderson-West. Guida managed to draw in 146 votes compared to Class of 2020…

Two candidates run for SGA executive president

Polls for the Student Government Association election opened midnight March 28. The race for executive president pits SGA Class of 2019 President Jessica Guida and Class of 2020 President Christopher Henderson-West against each other.…

SGA debates openly supporting gun control reform

Senior Matt Mogavero asked the Student Government Association to increase their involvement in the state-level gun control debate at their weekly joint session meeting on March 27. Mogavero spearheaded both the walkout on March 14 and…

Students fees to fund student leadership scholarship

The Student Government Association discussed plans for a student-leader scholarship funded in part by the appeals account on March 20.     While most of the specifics of the grant are still under debate, Executive President Annie…