Category: Student Government

SGA revises Code of Elections, removes full-time status requirement for candidates

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed Bill 56sl31 to revise the Code of Elections with an 11-0 vote and one abstention on Nov. 14. The edits — which include measures like removing the full-time student requirement for presidential candidates, allowing candidates needing financial assistance to receive 100% of campaign funds from SGA and clarifying the [...]

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OxSGA receives formal warning following monetary code misconduct related to Oxford Chess Club

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) finance committee issued a formal warning to the Oxford College SGA (OxSGA) on Oct. 26 due to a monetary code violation related to funding for Oxford Chess Club. SGA’s finance committee contended that OxSGA funding the chess club to compete in a chess competition as individuals, with no affiliation [...]

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Free speech debate reignited at law school with Emory Free Speech Forum event, students allege transphobia

When the Emory Free Speech Forum (EFSF) began to promote their event with the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) at the Emory University School of Law last month, controversy quickly followed. Within a couple days, EFSF’s fliers about the event — coined “A Pro-Human Approach to Civil Rights” — were met with student-made fliers [...]

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Wellness Open House gives voice to student health concerns about COVID-19, monkeypox, reproductive care, mental health

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted Emory University’s first-ever Wellness Open House on Oct. 3. The town hall-style meeting covered COVID-19, monkeypox, reproductive health and mental wellbeing.  The event featured Chief Resilience Officer Amir St. Clair, Executive Director of Student Health Services Sharon Rabinovitz and Associate Vice President for Health, Well-being, Access and Prevention James [...]

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Marchuck vetoes associate justice confirmation, alleges lack of communication

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) President Noah Marchuck (24C) announced Sept. 22 that he vetoed Bill 56sl26, which confirmed Asmita Lehther (24Ox) as an associate justice of the Constitutional Council. The bill was passed on Sept. 12. This is Marchuck’s first veto in his tenure as SGA president. Marchuck, who originally sponsored the bill, [...]

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SGA implements sustainability initiative, discusses upcoming year

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted to instate a sustainability vice president and committee during their Sept. 12 meeting after students expressed concern about SGA’s “lack of focus” on sustainability initiatives, according to Bill 56sl18. Catherine Wang (24C) was named SGA’s first vice president of sustainability. They are an environmental science major and have [...]

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College Council swears in incoming 67th legislature

College Council President Akshat Toshniwal (23C). Photo courtesy of Akshat Toshniwal Upon concluding the duties of Emory University’s 66th College Council, outgoing President Akash Kurupassery (22C) and Vice President Riya Mehta (22C) expressed their heartfelt gratitude toward the legislature’s numerous initiatives this year during the April 20 Transition Ceremony in Convocation Hall.  “It’s been a [...]

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SGA Legislature votes to invoke line of succession, Marchuck sworn in as president

The Student Government Association (SGA) Legislature voted to pass Resolution 55sl05, invoking the line of succession instead of holding another presidential election in a 11-3-1 vote during an emergency meeting on April 18. Vice president-elect Noah Marchuck (24C), who abstained himself from voting, was officially sworn in as SGA president after the meeting. “This was [...]

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Constitutional Council holds that run-off election was constitutional, Board of Elections did not violate powers

In a unanimous verdict of the April 11 hearing for Friese v. SGA, the Constitutional Council held that the Board of Elections has not “seriously violated” the Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution or “greatly misused” their powers in creating the Spring 2022 SGA presidential run-off election or determining the procedure following “a no confidence” victory. [...]

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Friese, Kumar argue lack of procedure before Constitutional Council

(Ally Hom/Photo Editor) The Constitutional Council held a hearing for the case Friese v. SGA on April 11, following plaintiffs Emma Friese (24C) and Sruti Kumar’s (20Ox, 22C) challenge to the constitutionality of the March 29 run-off election for Student Government Association (SGA) president.  Friese and Kumar met while doing campaign work for former SGA [...]

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Yang elected as Oxford SGA president

Andrew Yang (23Ox) won the Oxford College Student Government Association (OxSGA) presidential election, according to an April 11 email from OxSGA. Michael Cao (23Ox) was elected vice president. Both Yang and Cao ran uncontested. Results were emailed to students after voting closed on April 9 at 10 p.m. Yang garnered 167 (80.28%) of the 208 [...]

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