SGA approves new appeals and announces financial town hall


By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief

At the Feb. 24 meeting, the Student Government Association granted a budget appeal for the Emerson Skunks, the college’s ultimate frisbee team, swore in two new senators, and announced the first of its kind financial town hall, hosted by Emerson officials. 

The Skunks’ appeal would include over $6,000 for jerseys, transportation for spring tournaments, and other needs. Senior Adam Tzach, captain and treasurer for the team, was present during the meeting to clarify any questions concerning the appeal. He assured that the team was looking at several tournaments this spring, including an event hosted by College of the Holy Cross, and hoped to use the budget to host recruiting events. 

Student leadership reminded all Emerson org representatives the annual budget request process closes on March 6th, and to submit appeals in advance.

Two senators were sworn in during Friday’s meeting , including junior Sean Myers as performing arts senator and first-year Monica Rivera Sosa as deputy political communication senator. 

On March 24, Emerson College will host a financial town hall open to all Emerson students on the first floor of the Union Bank Building. More information regarding the event is pending. 

Other events hosted by SGA members this week include a students of color improv workshop in the Little Building on Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. On Tuesday, Amigos is hosting a ‘Show a little skin’ event in the SPC Black Box at 8 pm.

Before adjourning, attendees were informed that on Feb. 27, college students across the Greater Boston area, including Emerson, will be rallying at Cambridge City Hall to protest the police shooting of 20-year-old Arif Sayed Faisal. Justice for Faisal will take place at 5:30 p.m., where students will be demanding answers from the Cambridge Police Department on how a student suffering from a mental health crisis could have lost his life in the hands of their officers. 

The next SGA meeting will be Friday, March 3, from 12 to 2 p.m. in Walker 417.