Category: SGA

SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma
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SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma

The Student Government Association granted appeal requests to Emerson Independent Video and Sigma Phi Theta on Feb. 13. EIV approached the Financial Advisory Board with an original appeal of $11,825 to fund the purchase of new technical equipment, including a Sony A7S camera, and a reporting trip to the Oscars in early March. After deciding...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals
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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...

SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects
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SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects

The Student Government Association Executive Board faced a slew of issues in their first semester, which began with a student protest and ended with the Faculty Assembly voting out their chair, Marketing Communications Professor Anthony Lowrie, after he compared student protesters to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Executive President Annie Makielski said SGA didn’t respond to the...

SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners
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SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners

The Student Government Association appointed a new chief justice, honors commissioner, and accessibility commissioner on Tuesday, Jan. 23. SGA unanimously approved junior Lizzie Northey for chief justice. Chief justice is on the SGA Executive Board and is responsible for interpreting and implementing the constitution, overseeing elections, presiding over impeachment hearings, and hearing all student and...

Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter
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Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter

President M. Lee Pelton wrote in his annual State of the College letter that the college’s failure to live up to its diversity, inclusion, and social justice promise was unacceptable. Members of the Student Government Association expressed concerns that the college is not focusing on day-to-day reality and needs of students on Tuesday. “All of...

SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app
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SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app

The Student Government Association discussed ways to make the Emerson mobile app more relevant to students’ daily activities at their Tuesday meeting. The conversation came after receiving an email from Emerson’s mobile app strategist asking how the app could meet students needs. Several ideas were shared, such as streamlining the entire app and redesigning the...

Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo
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Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo

The Student Government Association discussed the recent memo by Faculty Assembly Chair Anthony Lowrie at their Tuesday meeting. They resolved to respond to the memo in a way that will be heard by the Emerson community. Multiple members said they were unsurprised by Lowrie’s accusations. The memo addressed the Oct. 24 protest in which students disrupted a faculty assembly...

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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...

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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...

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Low student turnout at SGA Press Night

Two candidates gave campaign speeches at the Student Government Association’s Press Night which reached only the eight-person audience in attendance, which included current SGA members and the press. Matthew Enriquez Manrique is running for the position of Class of 2020 Vice President and Gregory Massimino-Garcia is running for Class of 2018 President. The two are...