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The Berkeley Beacon

FAB allocated two appeals worth $30,000

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The Student Government Association at their weekly meeting. Photo credit: Charlie Mckenna

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals requests and one budget request totaling over $30,000 in their meeting Thursday afternoon.

If both requests are officially approved by Joint Session this coming Tuesday, approximately $88,000 will remain in the appeals account for the rest of the semester with almost two and a half months remaining until classes end. FAB moved forward with the $30,000 worth of requests following the approval of over $55,000 in appeals Tuesday. When all is said and done, SGA will have approved nearly $85,000 in appeals in just over a week.

The Emerson Forensics team presented a $14,008 appeal for the team to travel to represent the college at the International Forensics Association in Tokyo. As the forensics appeal exceeds $5,000, Joint Session will vote on it at next Tuesday’s meeting. FAB also approved a $2,828 request for 14 members of Women in Motion to attend the Athena Film Festival in New York City.

Four of five voting members were present at the meeting, as was SGA Advisor Jason Meier.

FAB also approved a $14,738 spring budget request for the newly SGA-affiliated Hip Hop Society, which will go to a rare digital Joint Session vote later Thursday night. If approved, the organization’s budget will go toward items such as field trips and video production equipment.

“The two appeals were both really incredible because they support Emerson students getting off of our campus, learning outside of this corner of Boylston and Tremont,” SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple said in an interview with The Beacon after the meeting. “There are so many people that go to Emerson College, and we all do so many different, individual things, it’s really easy to overlook the achievements that some of our student organizations have.”

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Dana Gerber, News Editor
Dana Gerber  graduated in 2022. She previously served as the News Editor at The Beacon, writing and overseeing coverage spanning all areas of interest on the Emerson Campus, including breaking news and long-form deep-dive articles. She hails from Rockville, Maryland, and is a contributing writer at Bethesda Magazine, a local publication. She has also written for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Mic.com, and Boston Magazine. When she is not busy burying herself in a Google Doc, Gerber can be found pursuing freelance writing opportunities, rock climbing, or finding the best Boston thrift stores.
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