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SGA constitutional amendment sets off disagreement

SGA constitutional amendment sets off disagreement

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 14, 2018

The Student Government Association voted to add a new amendment to the fall 2018 ballot setting strict requirements for the Board of Trustees representative at the weekly Tuesday meeting.    The Board of Trustees representative acts as a spokesperson for SGA and the undergraduate student body to t...

FAB approves appeals from SPEC and the Cheer Squad

FAB approves appeals from SPEC and the Cheer Squad

By Rice Foster

November 12, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board approved appeal requests from screenwriting organization SPEC for accommodations for a panel speaker and from the Emerson Cheer Squad for new uniforms at their Nov. 6 meeting.  FAB unanimously granted a $1,916 appeal request from SPEC to cover hotel fees and dining costs...

SGA hopes for increased voter turnout in upcoming election

SGA hopes for increased voter turnout in upcoming election

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 11, 2018

Members of the Student Government Association expect an increased voter turnout for this semester’s fall election. Historically, voter turnout for SGA elections has been consistently six to seven percent of the undergraduate student population—between 229 and 267 students. Executive President...

SGA votes to propose POWER commissioner on fall ballots

SGA votes to propose POWER commissioner on fall ballots

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 7, 2018

The Student Government Association approved potential amendments to the SGA constitution including the ability to appoint a new non-voting member from Protesting Oppression with Educational Reform at their weekly Tuesday meeting. The new non-voting member will potentially represent POWER as its student ...

Student Government Association moves to revive ‘Lion for Lions’ scholarship

Student Government Association moves to revive ‘Lion for Lions’ scholarship

By Sydney Richelieu

November 2, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board plans to allocate some Student Government Association scholarship funds to sustain the Lions for Lions scholarship. The 2016 senior class created the Lions for Lions scholarship to aid undergraduate Emerson students financially at the college.  Executive Treasurer ...

SGA approves temporary funding for some unrecognized organizations

SGA approves temporary funding for some unrecognized organizations

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 2, 2018

The Student Government Association approved temporary funding guidelines for unrecognized organizations and prepared for the upcoming Academic Town Hall at the weekly meeting on Oct. 30. The executive board agreed to set aside an undetermined amount of money to grant limited event funding to cert...

New opening date for The Commons, Little Building on schedule

New opening date for The Commons, Little Building on schedule

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

October 24, 2018

The renovations of The Commons at 172 Tremont Street and the Little Building should finish in March and August of 2019 respectively, according to a college official at the weekly Student Government Association meeting Tuesday. The City of Boston has not yet granted a permit for the college to begin r...

Phi Alpha Tau appeal request funds week-long AID research fundraiser

Phi Alpha Tau appeal request funds week-long AID research fundraiser

By Emily Cardona, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board approved Phi Alpha Tau’s appeal request to fund its annual week-long fundraiser for AIDS research at the weekly Thursday meeting. Phi Alpha Tau appealed to the Student Government Association for $1,099 to fund Brudnoy Week—Dec. 3 to Dec. 7. These funds will pay f...

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

October 18, 2018

An Emerson Associate Director petitioned the Student Government Association at the weekly Tuesday meeting to help promote the Voice Your Choice initiative where students can allocate $100,000 of alumni donations. Jillian Naimo, associate director of student and young alumni engagement, asked SGA ...

SGA debates new criteria for student scholarship

SGA debates new criteria for student scholarship

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

October 4, 2018

The Student Government Association debated potential criteria for a senior scholarship they hope to award next year. At its weekly Tuesday meeting, SGA discussed lowering the GPA requirement and awarding the scholarship on a need-basis to make it more accessible for students. SGA previously debated giving...

Financial Advisory Board removes policy to avoid bias

Financial Advisory Board removes policy to avoid bias

By Rice Foster

September 30, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to approve new bylaw amendments which included a decision to remove a policy that allowed for bias when reviewing an organization’s budgets. The policy, called leveling, allowed the Student Government Association to set an organization's budget at ...

SGA appoints deputy chief justice, elections chair, commissioners

SGA appoints deputy chief justice, elections chair, commissioners

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

September 27, 2018

The Student Government Association unanimously appointed the Elections Chair and Deputy Chief Justice along with three commissioners at its Tuesday meeting. SGA designated Chris Henderson-West and Brilee Carey as Elections Chair and Deputy Chief Justice, respectively. All members SGA appointed do ...

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