Greek council commissioner named

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divMari Watson, a junior communication science and disorders major, was appointed as the first greek council commissioner in an unanimous vote at Tuesday’s student government association meeting.Watson, a member of Kappa Gamma Chi and treasurer of greek council,  said she wants to use her position on SGA to showcase Emerson greek life in a more positive light.“I’m excited to get rid of all the negative stereotypes by promoting all the wonderful things we’re doing,” she said, referring to various events Greek organizations hosted to help the local community. “There are a lot of negative stereotypes nowadays and it’s not fair.”Divya Reddy, a sophomore who is not apart of greek life at Emerson said she thinks having a commissioner on SGA will help decrease the negativity towards the lifestyle.“Part of it is awareness. We don’t even know what they do. I don’t know how many sororities or fraternities there are,” the marketing communication major said. “If they increased awareness of what they do rather than just social things, we would understand them.”Sophomore Lizzie Swerdlin, who is also a member of Kappa Gamma Chi said that while she exactly doesn’t know what the the role will entail, she thinks that having a Greek-life commissioner will help to bring Greek life to the forefront of Emerson student life.

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“I think the people who are involved in Greek life are the people who are leading the campus, and as individuals they have great reputations, but the idea [of Greek life] as whole isn’t represented in a positive light,” the performing arts major said. “Mari’s position will probably add to that positivity that we’re trying to enhance.”

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