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Unopposed candidates win SGA election

The results of the Student Government Association special election are in—with unopposed candidates Matthew Enriquez and Gregory Massimino-Garcia winning their elections for class of 2020 Vice President and class of 2018 President, respectively. Write-in candidate Lizzie Northey was also elected as Class of 2019 Treasurer. The special election was held in response to six vacant...


Retail space reserved in Little Building

The first floor of the Little Building is set to be converted to a commercial retail space as renovations to the building continue said Arthur Mombourquette, senior associate vice president of real estate. The area will be available to outside companies looking to put in a shop or business. Mombourquette also said concerns for both...


SGA seeks solution for designated smoking area

As construction on the Little Building continues, Emerson smokers lack an appointed smoking area, and now flock to the Boylston Street sidewalk. A designated smoking area existed at the side entrance of the building on Tremont Street before renovations began this May.   Two students approached administration with complaints about the increase of smokers in...


Amelio talks campus climate survey at SGA

The Emerson360 Climate Survey was presented to the Student Government Association by Robert Amelio, director of diversity and inclusive excellence on Tuesday. The survey assess if work environments promote healthy and supportive conditions. This is the second time since 2014 that Emerson is offering the survey to students, staff, and faculty. The survey, which goes...


Spears talks social justice at SGA meeting

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears challenged the way the Emerson community looks at inclusivity during Student Government Association Tuesday meeting. Junior Ally MacLean, chief justice for SGA, also shared her proposal for a directory of answers to general campus life questions.  Spears said higher educational institutions often do not speak in plain...


SGA selects Board of Trustees representative

The Student Government Association moved Tuesday to appoint new commissioners in various divisions of student life and the SGA representative to the Board of Trustees.  Three members of SGA, sophomore Christopher Henderson-West, class of 2020 president; sophomore Raz Moayed, visual and media arts senator; and junior Allison MacLean, chief justice, all entered themselves into the...