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A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

After rocky fall semester, SGA optimistic about spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 12, 2021

The Fall 2020 semester saw the Student Government Association struggle to adapt its day-to-day functioning to its new legislative model passed in the spring, a difficulty further complicated by the limitations...

Abigail Semple (top left), Jason Meier (top right), Sharon Duffy (bottom left), and Will Palauskas (bottom right)

SGA knowingly ignored election rules during fall and spring 2019 contests

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
February 20, 2020

n examination of the recent execution of SGA’s election policies revealed a systemic, and at times purposeful, failure to adhere to elections protocols—exposing much of its executive membership as...

Professor Tom Cooper next to a Best Professor Award certificate given to him by his Fall 2018 Ethics and Cultural Diversity class.

Tom Cooper, champion of treats and sower of kindness

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
January 29, 2020

During the Thanksgiving and winter breaks, freshman Jehan Ayesha remained on campus, over 9,000 miles away from her home in Malaysia. Ayesha received a welcoming invitation to the home of professor Tom...

Jacqueline Holland works as the chair of the Spirit of Emerson committee that will vote on  winners of the Kindness Award. Shiyu Pan / Beacon Staff

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 20, 2019

An anonymous faculty donor partnered with the Spirit of Emerson organization to establish an award debuting in spring 2020 celebrating kindness within the college community. Professor Tom Cooper and...

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College shifts around key administrators to improve student retention

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 21, 2019

The college announced a reorganization of the offices of Student Affairs, Student Success, and Enrollment Management on Monday in hopes of improving student retention through graduation. “We are now...

Executive Vice President Will Palauskas updated SGAs website on Oct. 30 to include the previously missing meeting minutes.

SGA special elections to proceed without balloted candidates

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 16, 2019

The Student Government Association announced on Tuesday that it will hold its upcoming special elections without any officially balloted candidates. SGA Executive President Raz Moayed told members at...

Former SGA Executive President Will Palauskas at an academic town hall in 2018.

SGA Town Hall served as starting point for departmental conversations

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
December 1, 2018

Faculty and students gathered to discuss their academic experiences and help the Student Government Association collect information on potential changes at the SGA Academic Town Hall on Tuesday. Students...

Three candidates for the assistant dean of campus life presented in the Emerson Skybox.
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Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
December 7, 2017

The search for an assistant dean for campus life has been narrowed to three candidates, with a final decision expected from Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp this week. The newly-created...

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,...

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

All SGA candidates running unopposed

By Shafaq Patel
March 22, 2017

The only students running for any position in the Student Government Association elections this year—excluding potential write-ins—are unopposed, largely current members. At SGA Press Night Wednesday,...

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