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

SGA hopes to spur college action with first legislative effort

By Charlie McKenna
October 22, 2020

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of legislation, about several recent “Zoom-bombing” incidents, Tuesday—nearly halfway through the organization’s first semester under a...

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

Vacancy issues in SGA persist under new model

By Charlie McKenna
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 across its legislative branch in the last month. As...

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Jehan Ayesha.

Former SGA presidential candidate Ayesha takes over VP, completing quiet shakeup of top leadership

By Charlie McKenna
August 17, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed rising sophomore Jehan Ayesha to its executive vice presidency Monday after a sudden shake up of the organization's top leadership positions last month, SGA...

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...

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

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

January 16, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a sweeping change to the organization’s executive structure and appointed a new executive vice president Tuesday at the first joint session meeting...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

By Tomas Gonzalez , Staff Writer/Photographer
January 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple is poised to unveil the new Financial Equity Board at Tuesday’s joint session meeting on Jan. 21.  Semple told The Beacon that the...

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Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 15, 2020

Operating hours of the 172 Tremont St. campus center remain in question after the college observed minimal student access past midnight.  Director for Campus Centers Josh Hamlin said in a phone interview...

Class of 2022 President Cassie Shelley speaks with VMA Department students and faculty at Tuesdays Academic Town Hall. Xinyi Xu / Beacon Staff

SGA Academic Town Hall highlights prevailing college issues

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 19, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty crammed into the Lion’s Den Tuesday at the second annual Student Government Association Academic Town Hall to air grievances with the college’s newly restructured dance...

FAB Reviews the proposal to bring The Haze to campus. Photo by Andrew Brinker / Beacon Staff

FAB approves request to bring “The Haze” to campus

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 31, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved an appeals request from the class of 2021 on Wednesday that will bring “The Haze,” a one-woman production about survivors of sexual assault, to the...

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

SGA secretary admits to misplacing joint session meeting minutes

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 31, 2019

The Student Government Association failed to publicly post joint session meeting minutes 48 hours after their approval for the weeks of Oct. 1 and 15. The constitution dictates that Executive Secretary...

SGA hosts new diversity director, public art think tank

SGA hosts new diversity director, public art think tank

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 31, 2019

Director of Faculty Development and Diversity Tuesda Roberts appeared before the Student Government Association on Tuesday to explain her new role at the college, telling members that she deals mostly...

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...

Abigail Semple (left), Raz Moayed (middle), and Will Palauskas (right) discuss Semples policy proposal at joint session. Christopher Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

Semple faces questioning over policy proposal

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 25, 2019

The Student Government Association clashed on Tuesday over Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s funding proposal that would prohibit student organizations from charging admissions or submissions fees...

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
April 5, 2019

The Student Government Association approved 10 constitutional amendments for students to vote on in the April 3 and April 4 elections. Marketing Communications Senator and Executive Vice President candidate...

Sophomores Annie Noel and Will Palauskas are both running on similar platforms. Photo by Tivara Tandujaja / Beacon Correspondent

SGA department senators run for vice president with similar goals

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
April 3, 2019

The Student Government Association executive vice presidential ballot features sophomores Annie Noel and William Palauskas both running on similar goals of increasing transparency in the college’s administration,...

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 18, 2018

An Emerson Associate Director petitioned the Student Government Association at the weekly Tuesday meeting to help promote the Voice Your Choice initiative where students can allocate $100,000 of alumni...

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