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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

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...

Voter turnout increased by 156 percent from the 2004 to 2019 spring elections. Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

SGA voter turnout increases by 230 percent

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
April 10, 2019

In the highest voter turnout since 2009, 875 students voted in the Student Government Association elections on April 3 and April 4 for 19 different positions. Voter turnout increased by more than 200...

SGA moves election sign-up online

SGA moves election sign-up online

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
February 28, 2018

The Student Government Association moved candidate registration online to ease the sign-up process for their upcoming spring 2018 election. The election sign-up form asks for basic information about...

Anne Makielski, current class of 2018 president, is running unopposed for executive president. Photo by: Cassandra Martinez/ Beacon Staff

Next SGA president hopes to improve communication

By Shafaq Patel
April 13, 2017

After joining the Student Government Association her second semester freshman year, Anne Makielski said her involvement in the organization is one of the most valuable experiences she’s had at college. The...

SGA officials say their meetings have low attendance despite attempts to publicize them.
Photo by Bethany Hamlin.

SGA-student communication falls short

By Shafaq Patel
April 5, 2017

Problems with communication and engagement are part of the reason that all the Student Government Association candidates on this year’s ballot are unopposed and most are current members, said Anne Makielski,...

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