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A Financial Advisory Board meeting in September 2019.

SGA’s Financial Advisory Board meetings grind to a halt

By Charlie McKenna
Published 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...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting from the spring of 2019.

FAB grants Wack Magazine appeal

By Diana Bravo
Published September 26, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously granted a $1,356 appeal to Wack Magazine Friday to fund their semesterly operations. FAB was able to approve...

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

Vacancy issues in SGA persist under new model

By Charlie McKenna
Published 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...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA appoints three students to new Student Experience Senate

By Diana Bravo
Published September 3, 2020

In the first Student Assembly meeting of the new semester, the Student Government Association made a series of appointments to fill vacancies across different...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

SGA appoints Coughlin executive treasurer, ending months-long vacancy

By Diana Bravo
Published August 31, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed former Visual and Media Arts Senator Thomas Coughlin to fill their long-vacant executive treasurer position...

The Student Government Association in a joint session meeting in February 2020.

What does the SGA executive treasurer do?

By Chris Van Buskirk
Published February 8, 2020

The Student Government Association is the cornerstone of organizational structure for student groups at the college—they decide the policies and...

FAB appoints new member, prepares for upcoming FEB vote

By Charlie McKenna
Published February 1, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to appoint Marketing Communications Senator Talia Aiges to the board in their weekly meeting Thursday. Prior...

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on unnecessary spending items

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

By Ashley Onnembo, Correspondent
Published January 17, 2020
Ice sculptures are set to become "unnecessary spending" under new FAB treasury policy.
Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

By Andrew Brinker
Published December 14, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board, in an informal meeting Thursday which lasted around 20 minutes, discussed potential changes to the Student Government Association’s...

SGA approves largest appeal of the semester

SGA approves largest appeal of the semester

By Andrew Brinker
Published November 16, 2019

The Student Government Association voted to approve the largest appeals request of the fall 2019 semester on Thursday for Alpha Epsilon Phi’s annual...

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

By Diana Bravo
Published November 15, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals totaling $14,607 to Alpha Epsilon Phi and the Commissioners Council for upcoming events at...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

Students question executive treasurer’s motivation behind fee amendment

By Chris Van Buskirk
Published September 25, 2019

Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s fee amendment that would bar some student organizations from charging participation fees follows a months-long hiring...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

SGA officials denounce Treasurer’s proposed fee amendment

By Chris Van Buskirk
Published 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...

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Abolishing admission fees could hurt student organizations

By Editorial Board
Published September 18, 2019

Editor's Note: Editor-in-chief Chris Van Buskirk did not contribute to or edit this editorial due to a conflict of interest.  At the Student Government...

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

SGA Treasurer proposes abolishing org admission fees

By Carlee Bronkema
Published September 12, 2019

The Student Government Association could prohibit organizations from charging admission fees for events after Executive Treasurer Abby Semple proposed...

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

By Diana Bravo
Published March 31, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board allocated a combined $6,172 to Emerson International and Kidding Around at the March 28 meeting....

FAB approves two appeals to send organizations to national events

FAB approves two appeals to send organizations to national events

By Diana Bravo
Published February 11, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board unanimously recommended an appeal from Emerson Forensics to Joint Session and approved an appeal...

FAB finalizes funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

FAB finalizes funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

By Diana Bravo
Published February 5, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board finalized new guidelines at their Thursday meeting to ensure organizations act in a manner...

FAB grants Active Minds appeal to attend national conference

FAB grants Active Minds appeal to attend national conference

By Diana Bravo
Published January 26, 2019

The Student Government Association’s Financial Advisory Board granted $2,064 to the college’s chapter of Active Minds at their Jan. 24 meeting. FAB...

FAB approves appeals from SPEC and the Cheer Squad

FAB approves appeals from SPEC and the Cheer Squad

By Rice Foster
Published November 12, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board approved appeal requests from screenwriting organization SPEC for accommodations for a panel speaker and from the Emerson...

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