Category: Student Government

SGA presidential candidates outline sustainability platforms at forum

Student Government Association (SGA) presidential and vice presidential candidates answered sustainability-related questions at the inaugural SGA Forum on Sustainability and the Environment on March 17. The forum was hosted by the Coalition for Sustainability and the Environment, which is composed of 13 undergraduate and graduate organizations.  SGA presidential candidates Eleanor Liu (21Ox, 23B), Alyssa Stegall [...]

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Ortiz drops out of SGA presidential race

Following disqualification from the Student Government Association’s (SGA) presidential race, Elisabet Ortiz (24C) publicized her decision to step down from the race in a March 21 Instagram post.  In the post, Oritz wrote that she and her campaign are “still advocating for a vote of no-confidence to show SGA the necessity of changing its constitution [...]

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SBA denies to charter free speech club

Last November, the Student Bar Association (SBA), Emory Law School’s student government, rejected a charter request by the Emory Free Speech Forum (EFSF), a nonpartisan student group committed to providing a platform for different perspectives on various issues.  Now, the governing body is under fire from national free speech organizations accusing the group — and [...]

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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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