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SGA Treasurer faces possible impeachment over questions of eligibility

SGA Treasurer faces possible impeachment over questions of eligibility

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

February 6, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple faces questions about the legitimacy of her initial election to the organization and current eligibility bringing to light the possibility of impeachment.  The Beacon identified multiple potential oversights of Student Government ...

SGA delays vote on FEB proposal, appoints two new senators

SGA delays vote on FEB proposal, appoints two new senators

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

A highly-anticipated Student Government Association vote on the newly proposed Financial Equity Board was delayed again Tuesday, following several weeks of discussion regarding the proposal and initial approval from the Financial Advisory Board last week. The FEB proposal has appeared on both of Joint...

FAB appoints new member, prepares for upcoming FEB vote

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to appoint Marketing Communications Senator Talia Aiges to the board in their weekly meeting Thursday.Prior to Aiges confirmation, there was some confusion surrounding whether or not she could be appointed to the role of Vice Treasurer and keep her senat...

SGA appoints four executive cabinet members in wide-ranging meeting

SGA appoints four executive cabinet members in wide-ranging meeting

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to appoint the first four members of the newly established Executive Cabinet along with two new commissioners at their second Joint Session on Tuesday.The executive cabinet is new to SGA, after being officially formed at their first joint session m...

Structural changes reshaping student government following rocky semester

Structural changes reshaping student government following rocky semester

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

January 29, 2020

Following a somewhat tumultuous semester at the college, the Student Government Association is proceeding with unprecedented adaptations to the organization’s fundamental executive structure, which are likely to have immediate impacts on the group’s day-to-day function. On Jan. 16, SGA&#...

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to require “advanced permission” for student organizations to purchase ice sculptures at their Thursday meeting. The advanced permission designation means ice sculptures will require special approval from the Student Government Association's Executive...

SGA condemns swastikas in Piano Row stairwell

SGA condemns swastikas in Piano Row stairwell

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 23, 2020

The Student Government Association, in a statement released Thursday morning, condemned antisemitic graffiti found in the stairwells of Piano Row this week.SGA says it hopes the administration will not allow for these “deplorable actions” to disrupt the Emerson community’s commitment to ...

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

By Ashley Onnembo, Correspondent

January 17, 2020

Ice sculptures are set to become "unnecessary spending" under new FAB treasury policy.

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

January 16, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a sweeping change to the organization’s executive structure and appointed a new executive vice president Tuesday at the first joint session meeting of the semester. Executive President Will Palauskas’ first major act was to introduce a proposa...

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

January 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple is poised to unveil the new Financial Equity Board at Tuesday’s joint session meeting on Jan. 21.  Semple told The Beacon that the new board will act as an advocacy group, with 8–12 members who would hear students’ financial issues...

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 14, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board, in an informal meeting Thursday which lasted around 20 minutes, discussed potential changes to the Student Government Association’s Treasury Handbook for the coming semester.  The main potential change, suggested by Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple, would limit o...

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 11, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously ratified an updated academic initiative at their weekly joint session meeting Tuesday, effectively setting their agenda for the coming semester. The initiative, which underwent months of workshopping in SGA’s senate under Executive Vice President Will...

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