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SGA elections outreach minimal prior to polls opening

By Charlie McKenna
November 18, 2020

With the polls open in the Student Government Association’s fall elections, the typical flood of campaign marketing materials that popped up on campus and social media in previous years is nowhere to...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Six candidates to run for SGA academic senate and class council seats

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2020

The Student Government Association’s fall 2020 elections will feature six candidates running to bolster the ranks of an organization that has struggled to make forward progress under its newly established...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA treasurer won’t run for re-election, leaving crucial vacancy for spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 17, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Thomas Coughlin is not running for a second term, presumably leaving one of the organization’s most crucial positions vacant for the spring as no candidates...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts voters knock down ranked-choice voting in failed ballot question

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 5, 2020

Massachusetts voters shot down ballot question two on Tuesday, which would have implemented a ranked choice voting system for select primary and general elections in the state beginning 2022. Ranked-choice...

Hundreds of protestors listen to leaders outside the Boston Public Library Wednesday night in preparation for the presidential Election result.

Peaceful Boston demonstrations condemn Trump efforts against vote counting

By Andrew Brinker and Camilo Fonseca
November 5, 2020

Just one day removed from the culmination of a historically divisive presidential campaign cycle, demonstrators took to the streets of Boston, demanding the proper execution of the country’s vote...

The election results play to a deserted Dining Center

As Trump’s chances narrow, optimistic student body awaits final election results

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
November 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed victories in several key battleground states Wednesday, laying clear his path to the presidency while narrowing the chances of incumbent President Donald Trump’s...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

Student organizations push political engagement on Election Day

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
November 3, 2020

Cultural, spiritual, and advocacy student organizations on campus are preparing to host Election Day events tonight that will center around self-care, political conversation, and the incoming election...

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball

Latest Emerson polls show Biden leading in key battleground states

By Dana Gerber and Elena Naze
November 2, 2020

With in-person voting set to open tomorrow, Emerson Polling’s final state and national polls of the general election show Democratic candidate Joe Biden with strong leads over incumbent President Donald...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

Vacancy issues in SGA persist under new model

By Charlie McKenna
September 21, 2020

The Student Government Association faces a slew of vacancies in its first semester under a newly established structure, despite filling several positions across its legislative branch in the last month. As...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Almost four hundred students elect 13 SGA candidates for next fall

By Charlie McKenna
May 8, 2020

The Student Government Association released its spring general election results Monday, revealing an extremely close race for the organization’s executive presidency with self-described LGBTQ+ activist...

Claire Rodenbush, the outsider candidate promising radical change, has won SGAs executive presidency.

Rodenbush, activist outsider wins SGA executive presidency

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
May 2, 2020

Claire Rodenbush, an outsider candidate who centered her campaign on bringing radical change to student government at Emerson, has won a highly contested three-way race for the Student Government Association’s...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting from the spring of 2019.

As SGA elections approach, no one is campaigning for executive treasurer

By Andrew Brinker and Charlie McKenna
April 26, 2020

The Student Government Association is set to proceed with their spring general elections Monday with no balloted or write-in candidates for the position of executive treasurer for the first time in at...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA Elections preview of senate and class council candidates

By Charlie McKenna
April 26, 2020

The Student Government Association's spring 2020 election features 19 students running for political office against the backdrop of a pandemic and a brand new organizational structure. The race is the...

Emerson candidates have campaigned entirely online for the first time in known SGA history.

SGA candidates look to overcome digital campaign hurdles amid pandemic life

By Charlie McKenna
April 26, 2020

Candidates for the Student Government Association's spring 2020 elections are facing the challenge of campaigning from afar after the coronavirus forced most students at the college to head home for the...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

Students vote to approve new, wide-ranging SGA constitution

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
April 23, 2020

A new constitution for the Student Government Association was officially ratified Tuesday, drastically altering the fundamental operations and direction of the organization and marking the most significant...

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SGA expands senate and class council positions ahead of spring 2020 elections

By Charlie McKenna
April 18, 2020

The Student Government Association restructured the way the organization conducts business within its class councils and academic senate ahead of the upcoming spring 2020 elections by expanding the number...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA finalizes election timeline, eliminates requirements

By Charlie Mckenna
February 20, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to eliminate several constitutional elections bylaws at their weekly Joint Session meeting Tuesday in an attempt to streamline their elections process.While...

Emerson Polling director Spencer Kimball at the EC Polling office / Tivara Tanudjaja

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
December 15, 2019

While the country gears up to vote in the upcoming primary elections, Emerson College Polling, releasing a new state poll every week and a new national poll every month, is busy determining which candidate...

Director of Student Leadership Jason Meier

Student voter turnout increases after college voting campaign

By Elena Naze
October 9, 2019

The college saw a rise in student voter turnout in the midterm elections after the college's increased efforts and education to improve voter registration and participation among students. Director...

SGA sets election timeline, approves six positions

SGA sets election timeline, approves six positions

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 18, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved timelines for both the special elections and the general elections during their joint session meeting on Sept. 17. The special elections, which...

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