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SGA passes resolutions that support gender-inclusive bathrooms, lingual diversity

SGA passes resolutions that support gender-inclusive bathrooms, lingual diversity

Caroline Enos

October 23, 2019

SGA senators approved two resolutions at the Oct. 17 general meeting.  The first resolution states that Suffolk University should label every single-toilet public bathroom on campus as “Gender Inclusive.” It also calls for the university to install menstrual care product dispensers and special trash contain...

SGA to hold Mingle with a Senator event Wednesday

SGA to hold Mingle with a Senator event Wednesday

Caroline Enos

October 16, 2019

Students can meet their SGA representatives, voice their concerns and see what SGA is all about at SGA’s new “Mingle with a Senator” event Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Stoll Room on the 4th floor of the Sawyer Building.  At SGA’s Oct. 10 meeting, Vice President Oba Oseghali said the...

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

Caroline Enos

October 9, 2019

In the coming weeks, SGA senators will likely vote on several more resolutions that concern the push to arm Suffolk University Police Officers (SUPD).  Logan Casey, senator for the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD), plans to bring a resolution to senators that could repeal last year’...

New SGA subcommittee, SJRB, financial committee members elected

New SGA subcommittee, SJRB, financial committee members elected

Caroline Enos

October 2, 2019

Below are the newly appointed 2019-2020 SGA subcommittee chair members, Student Judiciary Review Board (SJRB) members, SGA class speakers, SGA Finance Committee members and SGA members at large.  Public Relations Committee- Bryanna Crowley, Class of 2020 senator and Marissa Kearney, Class of 2022 sena...

Senators confirm nominations for SJRB and subcommittee chairs

Senators confirm nominations for SJRB and subcommittee chairs

Caroline Enos

September 24, 2019

At the first SGA meeting of the year, senators confirmed nominations for its subcommittee chairs and the Student Judiciary Review Board (SJRB).  The SJRB is chaired by SGA Vice President Oba Oseghali and comprised of four non-SGA members and an SGA senator from each class. Four SGA senators will be ...

SGA did not properly advertise arming resolution before vote, student says

SGA did not properly advertise arming resolution before vote, student says

Caroline Enos

May 31, 2019

Logan Casey, member of the Class of 2022, spoke to senators at SGA’s final general meeting for the year about his concern that the organization did not properly advertise its resolution on arming the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) before it was passed in a 23-11 vote on April 4. Th...

SGA funding for 2019-2020 increased, senator says

SGA funding for 2019-2020 increased, senator says

Caroline Enos

April 24, 2019

The total SGA funding for the 2019-2020 academic year is $779,995. This can be broken down into $314,250 for SGA’s total budget, $365,745 for total club budgets and $100,000 for club initiative requests. The total club budget is used to fund clubs. Senator Rachel Neves, a member of the finance c...

SGA passes resolutions that crack down on grading standards, campus maintenance

SGA passes resolutions that crack down on grading standards, campus maintenance

Caroline Enos

April 18, 2019

At the April 11 meeting, SGA passed a resolution written by Senator at Large Jared Marshall that recommends the university mandate that “all assignments for courses in… CAS and SBS shall be graded and returned to students in person and on Blackboard before the deadline for the Early Alert Project if ...

Resolution to fix grading inconsistencies passed by SGA

Resolution to fix grading inconsistencies passed by SGA

Caroline Enos

April 10, 2019

On March 28, SGA passed a resolution written by Senator-at-Large Jared Marshall that recommends Suffolk fix inconsistencies in assignment grades and final grades. The resolution stated that not all faculty currently list a final grading scale in their syllabi, despite this being a requirement in Col...

New SGA election bylaws address issues from 2018-2019 E-board election

New SGA election bylaws address issues from 2018-2019 E-board election

Caroline Enos

April 3, 2019

SGA passed a new set of election bylaws last Thursday. While Most of the regulations outlined in the resolution reaffirm rules that have been in place in the SGA election packets from previous years, this is the first official set of election bylaws written and passed by SGA. The bylaws address ...

New Commuter Student Lounge opening announced, SGA constitution to be updated

Haley Clegg

March 27, 2019

Current SGA President Morgan Robb announced the opening of the new commuter student lounge. The official unveiling of the new space, which is located on the first floor of the 73 Tremont building, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The ribbon cutting ceremony with Suffolk University President Mar...

Recent SGA Financial Committee initiative requests

Caroline Enos

March 6, 2019

Financial Committee initiative requests 2/12/19 Best Buddies: $1,457.84 for t-shirts and a conference in Indiana. The Fundamental Brotherhood Society- $200 for “You are Loved” event on 2/14 Diabetes Network: $0 of a $2,045.92 request for attending an event. The finance committee ...

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