SGA works hard to represent Emersonians#039; interests

by Beacon Staff • February 20, 2008

It's unfortunate when someone issues a critique without knowing the facts. But I know the facts. I know how hard this board has worked to represent your interests and how hard this decision was. I know that students on SGA dedicate five to eight hours a week not to throw a party for ourselves, but to create the changes that students deserve.,Dear Editor -

It's unfortunate when someone issues a critique without knowing the facts. But I know the facts. I know how hard this board has worked to represent your interests and how hard this decision was. I know that students on SGA dedicate five to eight hours a week not to throw a party for ourselves, but to create the changes that students deserve. I know that there is no scandal here-this event runs every year with a similar budget-the only difference now is that differences of opinion were voiced, and that's a success for SGA-not a failure.

But I understand why you're frustrated. Last year I worked hard to successfully remove Hand Me Down Night's budget from the Financial Advisory Board in hopes that the event could be changed this year and a new budget assigned. But it came down to approving this appeal or not having the event at all, and I agree that honoring our outstanding students and faculty is important.

Also, in your editorial, it was implied that my being elected president as a freshman showed that the students do not take SGA seriously. Not only is that disrespectful to me, but to all SGA members and everyone who believed in my message and has joined me on this journey towards change for both SGA and Emerson as a whole.

I have learned that change doesn't come easily, but I will never forget the dedication and passion I've seen from both SGA members and students. It has truly inspired me and changed the course of my life. Of course there are things about Emerson we'd all like to see changed, but we need to work together. Together we can better Emerson, and together we will.

-Scott Fisher

Executive President, SGA

Sophomore

Visual and Media Arts