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SGA Gets Underway with First Meeting

SGA Gets Underway with First Meeting

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September 15, 2011

After a brief explanation of procedures of a senate meeting, the first Student Government Association meeting of the year started off with a bill to confirm and seat 24 new senators. After each senator was confirmed, the meeting moved to special business. Kenneth Parker of the Saint Louis University...

SGA plans a new way to do business

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August 25, 2011

The Student Government Association is now under the guidance of a new administration led by President Matt Ryan. Ryan said many of his fellow classmates have not made the effort to engage in student government, but that he hopes for a big change this year. Starting this fall, the office hours for...

SGA concludes with ‘Best of’ awards

Kristen Miano

May 5, 2011

The Student Government Association concluded the year with their final meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year on Wednesday, May 4. During the meeting, they began with business as usual with an old bill from last week, moved on to charter new student organizations and then presented end-of-the-year...

SGA discusses amendment to bylaws

Kristen Miano

April 28, 2011

This week’s meeting of the Student Government Association was brief in comparison to last week, as the senate burned through the four items on their agenda in just under an hour. The meeting began with a presentation from the Saint Louis University Barnes & Noble Bookstore by Tricia Polly, the...

SGA funding process wraps up

SGA funding process wraps up

Erika Miller

April 14, 2011

Activity fee: Distribution explained This year students had a new way to keep up with Student Government Association’s annual funding appeals meeting: Twitter. Throughout the day on Saturday, April 9, 28 Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs) presented appeals to senate as part of the annual funding process, and students were able to follow the a...

5 of 8 organizations appeal successfully in senate

Parisa Rouie

April 14, 2011

Six organizations appealed for an increase of their budgets, five of which received at least some, if not all they asked for. A highly debated $6,000 was allocated to Rainbow Alliance for a renowned transsexual bisexual speaker, Julia Serano, whose influence Rainbow Alliance felt was imperative to educate...

Bylaw amendment fails by one vote

Kristen Miano

April 7, 2011

In the April 6 Student Government Association meeting, a bill from last week was the prime focus of the meeting. One vote decided the outcome of the bill, which was intended to allow non-international students to run for the position of Vice President of International Affairs. The bill failed to pass...

SGA allocates Rugby 5k in funding

Kristen Miano

March 31, 2011

This week’s meeting of the Student Government Association was all about change and precedent. Dean of Students Scott Smith and Director of Student Support and Parent Services Donna Bess Meyers gave a presentation regarding changes to the structure of the Student Involvement Center. According to Smith,...

Outage outcasts SGA from chambers

Kristen Miano

March 25, 2011

When the power went out in the Busch Student Center, the power in the Student Government Association moved into  Reinert. The SGA meeting took place as usual with some minor changes to the agenda. “It was a bit of an inconvenience to try to find another space to hold the meeting,” SGA President...

Senate debates ‘political statement’ over Missouri voter legislation

Sean Worley

March 15, 2011

Senate Resolution-013-11. The labeling of this resolution, like many other pieces of Student Government Association legislation, is common for the senate. Nonetheless, the debate by the senators over this legislation in the Wed. March 9 SGA meeting witnessed strong opinions, parliamentary procedure...

President calls senate to action, more respect

Sean Worley

March 3, 2011

The agenda for the Wednesday, March 2 Student Government Association meeting did not contain any mention of the debates that took place between senators.  With two funding bills, a proposal to change the wording of a committee’s responsibilities and another bill to call for the support of SGA, nothing...

Proud community member expresses gratitude

Letter to the Editor

March 2, 2011

On Feb. 25, my husband and I attended The “SLU Monologues.”  We were very impressed by the performances and were touched by the vulnerability and passion of the performers. When we left, I inadvertently left my purse near where I was sitting.  I didn’t realize this until the next morning when...

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