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A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

SGA passes spring elections timeline, appoints new member, approves fifth appeal

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 15, 2021

The Student Government Association approved its spring elections timeline in the Student Assembly on Friday, finalizing procedures for the elections which will see every position in SGA open. An intent...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA pushes for alternative spring break amid burnout concerns

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 6, 2021

Students are championing the Student Government Association’s “Week of Rest” initiative, which calls for an alternative spring break in response to student complaints of burnout after seven straight...

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

The Student Government Association passes new bylaws, an appeal and appoints three new members during student assembly

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 2, 2021

The Student Government Association approved a series of new bylaws in a wide-ranging meeting where they added new members to the organization’s academic senate and approved an appeal.  The bylaws,...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Student Government Association approves two appeals

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 16, 2021

The Student Government Association approved nearly $5,000 in appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Emcomm, in Friday’s student assembly meeting.  Sigma Pi Theta requested $3,184, $1,500 of the funds will...

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

Student Government Association holds inaugural spring semester student assembly meeting

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 1, 2021

The Student Government Association appointed four new members and approved an appeal during their first student assembly meeting of the spring semester on Friday.  First-year students Hannah Flayhan,...

The Berkeley Beacon office in Emersons 172 Tremont St. building.

SGA passes legislation condemning The Beacon over instances of racism, discrimination

By Andrew Brinker and Frankie Rowley
December 18, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation in their Dec. 8 meeting condemning The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student newspaper, over instances of racism, ableism, and internal...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

SGA talks Tufts health center partnership

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 26, 2020

The Student Government Association discussed a new partnership that merges Emerson and Tufts Medical Center’s student healthcare resources at its Nov. 17 weekly student assembly meeting.  The proposed...

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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...

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

Debrosse to continue as SGA president through spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive President Lindsay Debrosse will retain the organization’s presidency through the spring semester, she confirmed to The Beacon Wednesday.  Debrosse, who...

A fall 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA appoints representatives to administrative boards

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
September 26, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed five representatives to four college committees during their fourth Student Assembly meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday.  SGA appointed one of its...

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...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to require “advanced permission” for student organizations to purchase ice sculptures at their Thursday meeting. The advanced permission designation...

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