SGA approves club NFT production, holds first in-person meeting of the semester


James Bartlett

SGA gathers for first in-person meeting of the semester

Suffolk University Student Government Association met in person for the first time in the spring semester.

SGA met in its new space in Sargent 285, a bigger space than the previous classroom in Sargent room 275.

The new room size made many of the day’s absences more apparent in the almost cavernous space of SGA’s new home, as Vice President Stephen Rykola’s roll call often went unanswered.

Treasurer Evan Weston announced in her report that SGA Initiatives had approved $308 for SU Blockchain, a new club on campus, to design and produce 1,000 NFT’s (Non-Fungible Token).

“We struggled to figure out if that was going to work in the bylaws,” Weston said. “But we found out they aren’t trying to trade them, they are just trying to create a presence in the NFT community.”

Weston said that SU Blockchain explained to a skeptical initiatives board the club is really pushing to make their presence known in the Blockchain community, which they said an NFT can help them accomplish.

Weston also said that SU Blockchain is also planning on someone from Bentley University coming to speak to their club about blockchain.

In a statement to The Journal, Weston explained “It all made sense once we had a better understanding of what they actually wanted. We always want to be able to help clubs out with funding, it’s their money from tuition.”

The meeting also had first-year Asma Akbar nominated as Senator at Large for class of 2025.

First year Grace Kaine was nominated and approved the be Student Affairs Chair nominee after class of 2023 senator JD Conte, who is also a Sports Editor at The Suffolk Journal, recently resigned from SGA.

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