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Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 10, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Will Palauskas used his previous experience in the governmental body to sell himself to potential voters Thursday during SGA’s Candidate Press Night.  Palauskas’ stump speech, the same speech posted in the description of his campaign’s ...

Hoppe talks ongoing campus construction with SGA

Hoppe talks ongoing campus construction with SGA

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 4, 2019

Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe spoke with members of the Student Government Association Tuesday about construction projects at the college, announcing that the sidewalk expansion on Boylston Street will conclude for winter in the coming weeks. Hoppe said the city of Boston requires the c...

Palauskas joins SGA presidential race amid dropouts

Palauskas joins SGA presidential race amid dropouts

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 4, 2019

The race for the Student Government Association’s executive presidency was thrown into turmoil last week after the two candidates originally slated to compete for the position abruptly withdrew from contention, leaving it at risk of vacancy.  Following mounting pressure from peers to bring experience to th...

SGA Academic Town Hall highlights prevailing college issues

SGA Academic Town Hall highlights prevailing college issues

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

November 19, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty crammed into the Lion’s Den Tuesday at the second annual Student Government Association Academic Town Hall to air grievances with the college’s newly restructured dance program and limited class availability across multiple majors.  The town hall was structured...

SGA approves largest appeal of the semester

SGA approves largest appeal of the semester

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

November 16, 2019

The Student Government Association voted to approve the largest appeals request of the fall 2019 semester on Thursday for Alpha Epsilon Phi’s annual Ribbons on the Runway fashion show. The request, totaling $13,974.07, first received approval from the Financial Advisory Board on Wednesday after...

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 15, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals totaling $14,607 to Alpha Epsilon Phi and the Commissioners Council for upcoming events at their Nov. 13 meeting. AEPhi appealed for $13,974.07 to fund the annual Ribbons on the Runway fashion show. The sorority provided $750 of its own mone...

FAB delays Ribbons on the Runway appeal vote

FAB delays Ribbons on the Runway appeal vote

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

November 8, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board met on Thursday for their weekly meeting, but did not address any official business as they did not have the required number of voting members. The Student Government Association Constitution dictates that, in order for FAB to hold an official meeting, they are required...

IT apologizes to SGA for server crash, Workday issues

IT apologizes to SGA for server crash, Workday issues

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

November 7, 2019

The college’s IT department apologized to members of the Student Government Association Tuesday for a string of recent issues in the department. Assistant Vice President of IT Brian Basgen acknowledged a server crash that delayed course registration Monday and complications with the college’s swit...

FAB approves request to bring “The Haze” to campus

FAB approves request to bring “The Haze” to campus

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

October 31, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved an appeals request from the class of 2021 on Wednesday that will bring “The Haze,” a one-woman production about survivors of sexual assault, to the college.  Class of 2021 President Arasha Lalani wrote the request which totaled $4,000 and inc...

SGA secretary admits to misplacing joint session meeting minutes

SGA secretary admits to misplacing joint session meeting minutes

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

October 31, 2019

The Student Government Association failed to publicly post joint session meeting minutes 48 hours after their approval for the weeks of Oct. 1 and 15. The constitution dictates that Executive Secretary Julia Stanton record and maintain written records of all executive board and joint session proceedings and “shall post, for publi...

SGA hosts new diversity director, public art think tank

SGA hosts new diversity director, public art think tank

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

October 30, 2019

Director of Faculty Development and Diversity Tuesda Roberts appeared before the Student Government Association on Tuesday to explain her new role at the college, telling members that she deals mostly with faculty. “Essentially, my role is a support role for faculty as they consider, explore, and i...

FAB approves two appeals requests, dismisses others

FAB approves two appeals requests, dismisses others

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

October 27, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals requests worth just over $3,500 on Thursday, while two additional requests were dismissed. XeCult, an organization dedicated to promoting LGBTQ+ artists at the college and in the Boston area, and Phi Alpha Tau, a professional communicativ...

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