SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday.

Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for the fall 2018 semester. In recent years, most candidates ran unopposed, although SGA encourages multiple applicants.

Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt also presented two financial appeal requests from Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest and WECB.

SGA granted WECB $8,364.53 for WECB Live!, a branch of WECB that started in September to enhance the Emerson music community, according to WECB’s appeal document.

EBONI also received $9,614.57 to fund the Black Rainbow Ball and BLACKOUT Fashion Show in honor of Black History Month. The events highlight black designers and fashion while focusing on the cross-section of black and queer identities, according to their appeal document.

After both appeals, $180,914.53 remains in the appeals budget.

SGA then appointed sophomore Nola Elliffe as the health and wellness commissioner. In her application, Elliffe said she wants to create a writing and communication platform that encourages the completion of tasks to connect the Emerson community. Her experience with Lyme disease prompted her to learn more about various diseases and illnesses.

“This position and being in SGA really gives me a full picture on how to unify … student and faculty organizations,” Elliffe said.

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