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SGA confirms election results, passes transparency amendment

SGA confirms election results, passes transparency amendment

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The Student Government Association held its 17th general meeting on Feb. 25, the first meeting since the conclusion of the spring election season. President Karine Kanj reminded the senators that there...

Senator election packet deadline moved back, Mar. 4 meeting postponed

Senator election packet deadline moved back, Mar. 4 meeting postponed

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

At the  Student Government Association’s general meeting on Feb. 11, Vice President Lukas Phipps requested that the deadline for senate nomination packets be moved to 9 a.m. on Feb. 16. The motion passed,...

Presidential seat up for grabs as SGA election season begins

Presidential seat up for grabs as SGA election season begins

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Suffolk’s Student Government Association began its first round of executive board nominations at the organization's first meeting of the spring semester on Feb. 4.  With current President Karine...

SGA passes resolution for mental health break during Spring 2021 semester

SGA passes resolution for mental health break during Spring 2021 semester

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

The $93 activity fee that every Suffolk University student is charged will be cut in half for the Spring 2021 semester, Student Government Association (SGA) President Karine Kanj announced at the senate’s...

SGA discusses budget for spring semester

SGA discusses budget for spring semester

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

At the last Student Government Association meeting held on Dec. 3, the conversation both before and during the open forum was centered around the association's fall 2020 semester budget.  Before the...

Suffolk's Title IX Office shares resources after sexual assault of community member

Suffolk’s Title IX Office shares resources after sexual assault of community member

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

A representative from Suffolk University’s Title IX Office discussed what resources it had to the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Thursday, about two weeks after a member of the Suffolk...

Pass/fail grading option for Fall 2020 passes, administration to decide if it will take affect

Pass/fail grading option for Fall 2020 passes, administration to decide if it will take affect

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously passed a resolution to implement a pass/fail option for grading in the Fall 2020 semester. This grading system would allow for Suffolk University...

SGA passes “Gender X” resolution, discuss COVID-19 policy and closed testing site with Suffolk admin

SGA passes “Gender X” resolution, discuss COVID-19 policy and closed testing site with Suffolk admin

Housing Chair shares recent upgrades to Suffolk buildings, elevators
Caroline Enos and Ashley Ness November 3, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution at Thursday’s meeting that would extend gender inclusivity protections in the university’s registration systems. According to the...

SGA passes constitutional amendment to promote transparency

SGA passes constitutional amendment to promote transparency

Hailey Campbell, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

Suffolk’s  Student Government Association (SGA) passed  a constitutional amendment to ensure that the organization promotes all resolutions before they come to a vote in the SGA senate. The amendment...

Suffolk Mondays eliminated, SGA budget reallocated

Suffolk Mondays eliminated, SGA budget reallocated

Dani Webber, News editor October 13, 2020

Suffolk Votes spoke with the Student Government Association (SGA) about how they are working toward informing the Suffolk community about how they can vote in the 2020 presidential election. Suffolk...

Election Day holiday bill passed through the senate

Election Day holiday bill passed through the senate

Dani Webber, News Editor October 6, 2020

The Student Government Association passed a bill that seeks to recognize election day as a school holiday. Students and staff would have the holiday off to promote a higher voter turnout, according to...

SGA discusses the right to keep video off without penalty during online classes

SGA discusses the right to keep video off without penalty during online classes

Dani Webber, News Editor September 29, 2020

Suffolk University Dean Ann Coyne administered the oath of executive office to Student Government Association (SGA) President Karine Kanj, Vice President Lukas Phipps, Secretary Youseff Hassan and Treasurer...

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