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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

FAB approves changes to funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

FAB approves changes to funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 15, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board approved changes to how organizations appeal for funding as well as two appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Cheer Squad at their Feb. 14 meeting. At...

Beacon Podcast: SGA Elections

Beacon Podcast: SGA Elections

By Max Reyes
November 15, 2018

  The Student Government Association elections are this week. For the inaugural episode of our podcast, we sat down with Deputy Express Editor and former SGA reporter Chris Van Buskirk to explain...

Elections Chair Christopher Henderson-West raises his hand to ask a question at the Nov. 13 meeting. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

SGA constitutional amendment sets off disagreement

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 14, 2018

The Student Government Association voted to add a new amendment to the fall 2018 ballot setting strict requirements for the Board of Trustees representative at the weekly Tuesday meeting.    The Board...

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 19, 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...

Executive Treasure Ian Mandt heads the Financial Advisory Board. Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Archives

New SGA initiatives aim to improve college

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
April 19, 2018

The Student Government Association introduced three expansive documents suggesting solutions to what it claims constituents view as the college’s most pressing problems—academics, finance, and transparency....

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