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SGA moves election sign-up online

SGA moves election sign-up online

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018

The Student Government Association moved candidate registration online to ease the sign-up process for their upcoming spring 2018 election. The election sign-up form asks for basic information about the potential candidate and requires they gather 50 signatures from enrolled undergraduate student...

Forum to offer insight on college’s finance

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2018

The Dean for Campus Life announced a student town hall forum on the college’s finances in an email to the Emerson community on Feb. 22. The forum will provide an opportunity for students to learn about how the college manages its money, budget, and makes financial decisions, Student Government A...

SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma

SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018

The Student Government Association granted appeal requests to Emerson Independent Video and Sigma Phi Theta on Feb. 13. EIV approached the Financial Advisory Board with an original appeal of $11,825 to fund the purchase of new technical equipment, including a Sony A7S camera, and a reporting trip...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for the fall 2018 semester. In recent years, most candidates ran unopposed, although SGA encourages multiple applicants. Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt also pre...

SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects

SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

The Student Government Association Executive Board faced a slew of issues in their first semester, which began with a student protest and ended with the Faculty Assembly voting out their chair, Marketing Communications Professor Anthony Lowrie, after he compared student protesters to Senator Joseph Mc...

SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners

SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018

The Student Government Association appointed a new chief justice, honors commissioner, and accessibility commissioner on Tuesday, Jan. 23. SGA unanimously approved junior Lizzie Northey for chief justice. Chief justice is on the SGA Executive Board and is responsible for interpreting and implem...

Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter

Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017

President M. Lee Pelton wrote in his annual State of the College letter that the college’s failure to live up to its diversity, inclusion, and social justice promise was unacceptable. Members of the Student Government Association expressed concerns that the college is not focusing on day-to-day reali...

SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app

SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017

The Student Government Association discussed ways to make the Emerson mobile app more relevant to students’ daily activities at their Tuesday meeting. The conversation came after receiving an email from Emerson’s mobile app strategist asking how the app could meet students needs. Several ideas...

Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo

Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

The Student Government Association discussed the recent memo by Faculty Assembly Chair Anthony Lowrie at their Tuesday meeting. They resolved to respond to the memo in a way that will be heard by the Emerson community. Multiple members said they were unsurprised by Lowrie’s accusations. ...

Unopposed candidates win SGA election

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

The results of the Student Government Association special election are in—with unopposed candidates Matthew Enriquez and Gregory Massimino-Garcia winning their elections for class of 2020 Vice President and class of 2018 President, respectively. Write-in candidate Lizzie Northey was also elected as Cl...

SGA seeks solution for designated smoking area

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017

As construction on the Little Building continues, Emerson smokers lack an appointed smoking area, and now flock to the Boylston Street sidewalk. A designated smoking area existed at the side entrance of the building on Tremont Street before renovations began this May.   Two students approached administration with ...

Low student turnout at SGA Press Night

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

October 5, 2017

Two candidates gave campaign speeches at the Student Government Association’s Press Night which reached only the eight-person audience in attendance, which included current SGA members and the press. Matthew Enriquez Manrique is running for the position of Class of 2020 Vice President and Gregory ...

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