Category: SGA

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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...

Candidates to run unopposed in SGA special election
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Candidates to run unopposed in SGA special election

The Student Government Association set a special election for Oct. 11 to fill six empty seats within the organization. “We had a great number of vacant positions due to some positions not being filled in the spring elections, as well as a couple resignations over the summer,” Chief Justice Ally MacLean said. “We felt that...

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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...

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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...

SGA presents plans for academic improvement
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SGA presents plans for academic improvement

The Student Government Association approved an initiative that calls for improvements in the college’s academic departments and changes across the campus that would help the students.  SGA compiles an academic initiative every year that it sends to department chairs and other faculty members, Gregory Massimino-Garcia, communication disorders and sciences senator, said in an interview. The...

Solomon reflects on SGA presidency
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Solomon reflects on SGA presidency

Emily Solomon accidentally became executive president of the Student Government Association. The two top vote-getters for the position turned it down, and then-freshman Solomon’s name was the next highest on the list with 12 votes—though she had not been running. Solomon accepted the role in spring 2014, and has since been re-elected twice since then.  In...

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SGA constitution amends funding requirements

A new amendment to the Student Government Association constitution will allow organizations with restrictive memberships to file for SGA recognition and funding as long as they maintain the college’s mission of Inclusive Excellence. SGA recognized Flawless Brown, an art collective for women of color, last fall but did not grant the group funding, said Gabriela...

SGA: An unrecognized organization
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SGA: An unrecognized organization

Kenzy Peach started her write-in Student Government Association campaign after she learned no one is on the ballot for the class of 2018 president. Anne Makielski, who currently holds the position and is running for SGA executive president, emailed the class on Monday to inform students that the ballot for class of 2018 president and...

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition
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SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

Student Government Association voted to unanimously support a new petition requesting Emerson to publicly declare itself a sanctuary campus to assist undocumented students. The new petition asks Emerson to broadcast the college as a safe place for these students. Laura Londoño, a student in Emerson Understanding National Immigration Through Education, presented the petition for Emerson...