Tag Archives: Student Government Association

Student profile: Zhitomi’s time in SGA


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor For a second year in the row, Alexis Zhitomi has been elected Student Government Association president after running against representativesat-large Benson Rodrigues and Isaiah Yopp. The three candidates were given the opportunity to express to the SGA council why they each felt they were best suited for the job as SGA president for the 2019- 2020 academic

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SGA executive board voted on


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor & Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer After being reelected Student Government Association President Alexis Zhitomi, appointed the executive board that would serve beside her during the 2019-2020 academic year last week. The board is composed of six members which the elected president selects and SGA representativesat-large then vote in favor of or against. “E-board was a very difficult decision.

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SGA works toward LEP changes


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor A letter is being drafted on behalf of Student Government Association President Alexis Zhitomi to state the group’s position on the Liberal Education Policy’s foreign language requirement. For several years, SGA has been working toward revising the foreign language requirement and certain barriers a distinct major may face. Zhitomi said, at last week’s meeting, however, the group’s

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SGA allocates money for Giving Day prizes


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor To incentvize students to participate in the university’s upcoming Giving Day—which encourages alumni, students, faculty and others to donate monetary gifts to the institution—on April 1 the Student Government Association voted to allocate $1,800 from their reserves for one of the fundraising events. On Giving Day, members of clubs and organizations will be competing with each other

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SGA plans forum centered on LEP


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor For at least five years the Student Government Association has been advocating for a reevaluation of the Liberal Education Program, primarily the foreign language requirement, according to SGA President Alexis Zhitomi. While the Board of Academic Experience has been the primary group working on this issue, Zhitomi said, at their weekly meeting, the whole SGA body will

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Spring week concert allocated additional funds


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor The Student Government Association voted 15-1 in favor of allocating an additional $15,000 towards the spring week concert fund. The body sent out a four question survey to students last week to discern how students feel about the annual concert. According to SGA President Alexis Zhitomi, they received 1,000 responses in 24 hours. A combined total of

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Free online textbooks considered for courses


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Approximately five courses currently use Open Educational Resources, a free online textbook system, said Director of the Adanti Student Center Brad Crerar. “If the university can save someone 50 dollars on a book this semester,” Crerar said, “it’s all that much more, so anytime we can save the students money, we’ve got to see how, and that’s exactly

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