Category: Student Government

Debate over slurs in the classroom causes rift in the Student Bar Association, followed by resignation of former president

Professors using slurs in the classroom at the Emory University School of Law is nothing new.  Most recently, Associate Professor of Law Alexander Volokh used a homophobic slur in a lecture involving the Westboro Baptist Church in early September 2021.  The law school did not punish Volokh because he argued that he had a pedagogical [...]

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The 21 Stories that Shaped 2021

Click below for interactive view From Emory University’s mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 to a gold medal performance from former Emory swimmer Andrew Wilson (17C) at the Tokyo Olympics, 2021 held tremendous victories for the Emory community. However, the year also presented great tragedy. With the Atlanta spa shootings devastating the metro area’s Asian American [...]

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SGA and GSGA close the semester with joint session

The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) held a joint meeting on Dec. 6 to recap progress made during the fall semester. Members of SGA’s four main legislative branches, College Council, BBA Council, Emory Student Nurses Association and Oxford SGA, also attended the meeting. GSGA President Emmakristina Sveen (23B, 23L) [...]

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SGA swears in executive vice president, hosts panel with University president and dean

The 55th legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously confirmed Aditi Vellore (21Ox, 23C) as executive vice president and hosted an Q&A session with University President Gregory Fenves and Dean of Campus Life Enku Gelaye at their Oct. 18 general body meeting. Vellore, who previously served as Vice President of Elections and Charters at [...]

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SGA President aims to fill Vice President vacancy by end of September

Student Government Association (SGA) President Rachel Ding (20Ox, 22B) intends to have a new executive vice president appointment confirmed by the legislature by the end of the month. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Amon Pierson (22C) in late August who cited mental health concerns. Pierson was elected alongside Ding in a second [...]

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