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SGA department senators run for vice president with similar goals

SGA department senators run for vice president with similar goals

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

April 3, 2019

The Student Government Association executive vice presidential ballot features sophomores Annie Noel and William Palauskas both running on similar goals of increasing transparency in the college’s administration, and building a stronger connection to the student body. The vice president presides over the SGA Sen...

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 31, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board allocated a combined $6,172 to Emerson International and Kidding Around at the March 28 meeting. Emerson International, the college’s international student association, received $2,685 to fund their International Student Art Showcase on Ap...

Baca drops out of SGA executive treasurer’s race amid criticism

Baca drops out of SGA executive treasurer’s race amid criticism

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2019

Freshman Brady Baca dropped out of the Student Government Association executive treasurer’s race on March 28, leaving junior Abigail Semple as the only actively campaigning candidate for the position. Baca said he pulled out of the race because the role of executive treasurer does not coincide ...

SGA approves 39 constitutional amendments to appear on ballots next week

SGA approves 39 constitutional amendments to appear on ballots next week

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 30, 2019

The Student Government Association debated potential constitutional amendments and heard the progress of the Financial Accountability Initiative at the March 26 meeting. SGA approved 39 amendments to appear on the General Election ballot. The majority of the amendments consisted of word choice change...

SGA hosts press night in Center Stage for spring election candidates

SGA hosts press night in Center Stage for spring election candidates

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 28, 2019

Four Student Government Association senatorial and executive board races are contested while 12 remain without balloted candidates as candidates spoke at SGA’s semesterly Press Night on March 26.   This year, 65 percent of balloted candidates spoke at Press Night, compared to the 50 percent in spring ...

EIV business manager to challenge Baca for SGA executive treasurer

EIV business manager to challenge Baca for SGA executive treasurer

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

Junior Abigail Semple launched her write-in campaign and joined a contentious Student Government Association executive treasurer’s race on Tuesday as freshman candidate Brady Baca continues to face criticism over his qualifications for the job. The new challenger for executive treasurer will fa...

SGA asks Center for Spiritual Life to increase activity on campus

SGA asks Center for Spiritual Life to increase activity on campus

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 22, 2019

Student Government Association members called on the Center for Spiritual Life to have a stronger presence on campus at their March 19 meeting. SGA members spoke to Director of Spiritual Life Rev. Julie Avis Rogers about how the director plans to use her office in the Campus Center to promote spir...

SGA officials criticize candidate’s campaign for executive treasurer

SGA officials criticize candidate’s campaign for executive treasurer

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

Sophomore Joseph Davidi dropped out of the spring 2019 Student Government Association executive treasurer race which leaves freshman challenger Brady Baca with a likely victory in April, as the only actively campaigning candidate. The executive treasurer handles approximately $1 million in funding alloca...

SGA to release partial budget reports from student organizations

SGA to release partial budget reports from student organizations

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 21, 2019

The Student Government Association treasury team plans to release a document with limited information on SGA-funded student organization budgets in the late spring 2019 semester, an SGA official said. Executive Vice Treasurer Rachel Levin said the treasury team wanted to explore budget transparency bec...

FAB recommends Emerson Poetry Project appeal for national tournament

FAB recommends Emerson Poetry Project appeal for national tournament

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 18, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board recommended the Student Government Association spend $7,532 for the Emerson Poetry Project to go to a national poetry slam at their March 14 meeting. EPP plans to send five members to the annual College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in H...

SGA officials call for streamlined communication platforms at college

SGA officials call for streamlined communication platforms at college

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

Several Student Government Association members advocated for the college to consolidate its methods of communication to students at the March 12 Joint Session meeting. SGA officials voiced their complaints to Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan during a presentation of...

SGA elections chair becomes LGBTQIA+ commissioner

SGA elections chair becomes LGBTQIA+ commissioner

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

February 27, 2019

Senior Christopher Henderson-West stepped down as the Student Government Association elections chair to assume the role of LGBTQIA+ commissioner at a Feb. 26 meeting. Executive President Jessica Guida said in the meeting that Henderson-West stepped down from the elections chair position, which h...

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