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

SGA to hire student employees to lighten treasurer workload

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 4, 2021

With the spring semester underway, the Student Government Association is staring down a vacancy in one of its most crucial positions—the executive treasurer—for the first time at the start of a semester...

Junior Abigail Semple recieved the fewest votes out of the top three candidates for executive treasurer in the spring 2019 election. Beacon Archive

Letter: Abigail Semple ’20 on being SGA Executive Treasurer

By Abigail Semple
November 17, 2020

Being the Student Government Association Executive Treasurer was both the best and worst year of college. Though it may shock some, I am shy and never imagined I would have taken such an active role in...

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...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting in September 2019.

SGA’s Financial Advisory Board meetings grind to a halt

By Charlie McKenna
October 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board has not met in four weeks, due in part to a lack of appeals for additional funding from student organizations.  The gap in meetings, Executive Treasurer Thomas Coughlin...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

SGA appoints Coughlin executive treasurer, ending months-long vacancy

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
August 31, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed former Visual and Media Arts Senator Thomas Coughlin to fill their long-vacant executive treasurer position in a Financial Advisory Board meeting Saturday,...

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...

Joint Session passes resolution to support students in first online meeting

Joint Session passes resolution to support students in first online meeting

By Charlie McKenna
April 5, 2020

The Student Government Association held two Joint Session meetings via Zoom this week where they discussed and passed a resolution to support students disproportionately affected by the college’s transition...

Debrosse, pictured middle right, in a Spring  Student Government Association meeting.

Financial Equity Board in limbo after weeks of delay

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
February 13, 2020

The future of Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s proposed Financial Equity Board appears uncertain after several votes on the proposal encountered roadblocks in past...

SGA President Will Palauskas at a meeting Wednesday night. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Chief Justice says constitution is “pretty straight forward” regarding ineligibility

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
February 9, 2020

Student Government Association Chief Justice Joseph Johnson would not take a stance on the two potential grounds for ineligibility in SGA against Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple laid out last week by...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

SGA officials denounce Treasurer’s proposed fee amendment

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 19, 2019

Update 9/19: The Financial Advisory Board did not vote on the proposed fee amendment. A discussion and potential vote are scheduled for Sept. 26  at 3 p.m. in the Student Government Association office...

Members of SGA watch as freshman Brady Baca gives an impassioned speech during spring election press night two days before announcing his departure from the executive treasurers race. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Baca drops out of SGA executive treasurer’s race amid criticism

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 31, 2019

Freshman Brady Baca dropped out of the Student Government Association executive treasurer’s race on March 28, leaving junior Abigail Semple as the only actively campaigning candidate for the position. Baca...

Junior Abigail Semple recieved the fewest votes out of the top three candidates for executive treasurer in the spring 2019 election. Beacon Archive

EIV business manager to challenge Baca for SGA executive treasurer

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 28, 2019

Junior Abigail Semple launched her write-in campaign and joined a contentious Student Government Association executive treasurer’s race on Tuesday as freshman candidate Brady Baca continues to face criticism...

Freshman Brady Baca is running for Executive Treasurer of SGA despite not having served on the treasury team. Photo by Xinyi Tu

SGA officials criticize candidate’s campaign for executive treasurer

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 21, 2019

Sophomore Joseph Davidi dropped out of the spring 2019 Student Government Association executive treasurer race which leaves freshman challenger Brady Baca with a likely victory in April, as the only actively...

SGA approves temporary funding for some unrecognized organizations

SGA approves temporary funding for some unrecognized organizations

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
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...

Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt (right) said the treasury team will release a partial budget to prevent conflict between student organizations. Abigail Noyes / Beacon Staff

SGA approves new appeal request procedures

By Frances Hui
September 20, 2018

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to grant the Financial Advisory Board the authority to exclusively review appeal requests under $5,000 from student organizations. SGA Executive...

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