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SGA Wrap Up: April 19, 2016

The Student Government Association meeting held on April 19 featured the approval of next year’s SGA budget and an impromptu discussion on housing for the 2016-17 school year.

There was no Club Spotlight this week as Emmanuel College Community Outreach could not attend.

Special funding saw two requests. The first from History Club requesting $50 for a banner. Their request was approved.

Though they did not show up until later in the meeting, For Good Measure requested $1,860 to pay for production of a six song album this summer. The album will be released in the fall. Their funding was approved as well.

Emmanuel College Programing Board (ECPB) was also in attendance at this week’s meeting to talk about their club’s mission and events.

Their mission statement reads, “The purpose of ECPB is to provide diverse and socially engaging events and activities that entertain & educate the entire campus community.”

They hold several meetings a week, both with their advisors and general members.

ECPB planned to increase their weekend programs, commuter programs, and off-campus programs this year.

Next, the full senate voted on the SGA budget. Available Fall funding was estimated to be $235,000.00. The requested budget totaled $119,100.00. This included items such as The Corner Pocket salaries, Through the Wire programs, and ECPB’s budget.

Discussion began with Ashlee Jeannot ’17 suggesting the Through the Wire budget be raised from $4,000 to $8,000. Dan Darcy commented that, since its creation eight or nine years ago, the budget for Through the Wire events has not been increased. The cost of speakers on the other hand has, which can prevent Jeff Smith of the Multicultural Programs from getting well known speakers to come to Emmanuel.

Discussion then turned to adding a separate Commuter Representative budget so that it is easier to plan SGA funded commuter events. There was also a suggestion to increase the SGA executive board’s budget to hold SGA sanctioned events on campus.

The motion to increase the SGA executive board budget from $4,000 to $6,000 does not pass. Instead, the original $4,000 is approved.

A motion was made to approve all of the budget except for the Through the Wire budget. This motion is approved and the rest of the budget is approved.

In his advisor reports, Dan Darcy commends clubs for including more weekend events.

Dr. Rissmeyer confirmed that more housing has been secured at Wheelock’s Peabody dorm. There are four and five person suits in Peabody that, based on seniority, students will have access to. This, in conjunction with the attempt to secure more space at City View and Trilogy, will house displaced students if Julie Hall is torn down.

Abigail Matheson is the Editor in Chief of The Hub. She can be contacted and on Twitter @abbimathy.

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