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SGA officials denounce Treasurer’s proposed fee amendment

SGA officials denounce Treasurer’s proposed fee amendment

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Update 9/19: The Financial Advisory Board did not vote on the proposed fee amendment. A discussion and potential vote are scheduled for Sept. 26  at 3 p.m. in the Student Government Association office located on the third floor of 172 Tremont St.  Student Government Association Executive Treasurer ...

SGA sets election timeline, approves six positions

SGA sets election timeline, approves six positions

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

September 18, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved timelines for both the special elections and the general elections during their joint session meeting on Sept. 17. The special elections, which are intended for students wishing to join SGA during the fall semester, will hold voting from 7 a.m. on ...

SGA Treasurer proposes abolishing org admission fees

SGA Treasurer proposes abolishing org admission fees

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

The Student Government Association could prohibit organizations from charging admission fees for events after Executive Treasurer Abby Semple proposed the idea at the first Financial Advisory Board meeting this year.  “I feel very strongly that because you are a student paying activity fees, tha...

SGA appoints commissioners, sets goals for the semester

SGA appoints commissioners, sets goals for the semester

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved two commissioners and an executive secretary at their first Tuesday meeting of the year.  The appointments, including Jay Liu as International Student Commissioner, Julia Stanton as Executive Secretary, and Ann Zhang as Spiritual Commissione...

FAB approves $5,000 for Senior Week

FAB approves $5,000 for Senior Week

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 15, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved a $5,000 appeal from the Class of 2019 council to fund Senior Week festivities before commencement on May 12. Class of 2019 President Ally MacLean said the class council plans to use $3,000 of the $5,000 they appealed...

SGA decreases Emerson Fashion Society’s appeal for annual showcase

SGA decreases Emerson Fashion Society’s appeal for annual showcase

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 14, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a $3,400 appeal from the Emerson Fashion Society on April 9 to fund its annual Spring Fashion Showcase after decreasing it by $6,000. EFS initially appealed for $9,400, which the Financial Advisory Board approved the week before. The original a...

EIV business manager secures SGA executive treasurer despite losing race

EIV business manager secures SGA executive treasurer despite losing race

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

Junior Abigail Semple will assume the Student Government Association executive treasurer position for the 2019–20 academic year after sophomore Joseph Davidi and freshman Brady Baca both declined the job. Davidi and Baca's deferral of the position puts Semple in control of nearly $1 million in student...

SGA voter turnout increases by 230 percent

SGA voter turnout increases by 230 percent

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 10, 2019

In the highest voter turnout since 2009, 875 students voted in the Student Government Association elections on April 3 and April 4 for 19 different positions. Voter turnout increased by more than 200 percent compared to the 265 votes in the spring 2018 election. Five percent of the undergraduate s...

Palauskas narrowly wins SGA executive vice president

Palauskas narrowly wins SGA executive vice president

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

April 10, 2019

Sophomore William Palauskas won the Student Government Association executive vice president race against sophomore Annie Noel by six votes, according to the election results released by SGA. Palauskas, the current SGA marketing communications senator, said he plans to focus on working with the col...

FAB grants Emerson Fashion Society appeal to host annual showcase

FAB grants Emerson Fashion Society appeal to host annual showcase

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 7, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board approved a $9,400 appeal from the Emerson Fashion Society to fund the second annual Spring Fashion Showcase. Final approval lies with SGA joint session on April 9 as the appeal totals more than $5,000. The event aims to bring attention ...

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 5, 2019

The Student Government Association approved 10 constitutional amendments for students to vote on in the April 3 and April 4 elections. Marketing Communications Senator and Executive Vice President candidate Will Palauskas suggested an amendment that allows SGA to create new senatorial positions for ac...

Junior runs unopposed for SGA executive president

Junior runs unopposed for SGA executive president

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

April 3, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Raz Moayed entered the race for executive president unopposed, with plans to resign at the end of the fall semester to study abroad in the spring. This is not the first time a student has planned to leave a position in the middle of the academi...

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