Dan Sunderland ’14 raised the issue of the forfeit policy for the Alfond Apartments Complex in the Community Forum at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Sunday February 24.
According to the Student Government Association (SGA) Fall Semester Financial Report, written by Treasurer Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga ’13, SGA received 132 funding requests from 56 percent of the approved clubs in the fall.
The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a number of motions during its last meeting before Thanksgiving Break, including the new Alfond Residency Forfeit Policy.
Anna Caron ’13 shared her story of economic and family struggles with the College community on Oct. 28 as a part of the Student Government Association (SGA)’s Story Time.
The Student Government Association (SGA) met for its biweekly meeting Sunday, Oct. 21 in Page Commons. Topics discussed included input from the College trustees, an SGA financial overview and SGA bylaws.
On the evening of Oct. 7, members of the Student Government Association (SGA) convened in the Robins Room of Roberts Union for their biweekly meeting.
The Class of 2016 arrived on Mayflower Hill full of energy and ready to make an impact on the College community. Now, Brittany Chin ’16 and Michael Loginoff ’16 are ready to make more than just a small impact.
During their biweekly meeting on Sunday, Sept. 23, the Student Government Administration (SGA) representatives were accompanied by College President William “Bro” Adams and Dean of Students Jim Terhune. Adams and Terhune delivered the Deans’ Report, which included a brief overview of this year’s bicentennial activities as well as an update on the new science center and future renovations of Roberts Union.
On Sunday, April 22, the Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed President William “Bro” Adams and Dean of Students Jim Terhune for the semester Dean’s Report.
The Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on April 1 opened with a presentation by Berol Dewdney ’13 and Kareem Kalil ’13 on the initiative to make a multicultural literacy course a graduation requirement, and continued to approve one club and discuss ongoing campus issues.
The results of the 2012-13 Student Government Association (SGA) elections have been announced. After weeks of preparation and campaigning, the student body chose the new SGA president, vice-president, treasurer and class presidents.
On March 11, in its last meeting before Spring Break, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed plans for the future and approved two new clubs.
Outreach and transparency are two of our highest priorities.
Students present their SGA platforms.
Establishing a more integrated Colby community is our utmost priority. Let’s work together to realize this goal! Vote Andrew Fabricant and Pasquale Eckert, the Voice of the Students.
We don’t have all the answers, but we want to be vehicles for your ideas, putting the “cool” back into “school.”
The Echo officially endorses Morgan Lingar and Kareem Kalil for the 2012-13 SGA President and Vice-President positions.
Our favorite event we got to plan this year was Spontaneous Fun Day: from cotton candy vendors to spray paint hats, it was a day where the Colby community really came together for some much-needed fun.
We have high energy, we’re spunky and we’re motivated to create the events and paths of communication that will keep you involved and enthused all fall.
The paramount goal of our campaign is to maximize the communication between you and us, and to give you what you want.
We, Kelly Ling and Elliot Marsing are here to serve you, Colby College Class of 2014, and we would love to be your presidents for the spring of 2013.
We are one of the most diverse classes in the college’s history, and we would like to continue our reputation through many different kinds of class and school activities, whether that’s a dodgeball tournament, class movie nights or outdoor activities at the outing club cabin, we are open to all suggestions.
If elected again, we will continue planning fun events for the class as well as to carry forward our work on SGA policy and other SGA-related tasks.
The Student Government Association (SGA) approved four new clubs at its first meeting of the spring semester on Sunday, Feb. 12.
At the final Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the semester on Sunday, Dec. 4, representatives reflected on recent achievements, approved a new club and discussed plans for the upcoming semester.
The ad-hoc committee of the Student Government Association (SGA) is working on developing a gender and sexual diversity program.
Responding to the tension on campus in recent weeks, the Student Government Association (SGA) addressed various ways to make students on the Hill safer at its Nov. 20 meeting.
At its meeting on Nov. 6, Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed current College affairs and future initiatives with President William “Bro” Adams and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students James Terhune.
As of May 25, there were 82 clubs registered with the Student Government Association (SGA), and more have been approved since the beginning of the current academic year.
The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed residence hall vandalism, whether clubs should be able to use their funds to buy alcohol and student handbook distribution at its meeting on Oct. 23.
Responding to recent transgressions between students and Waterville law enforcement, Student Government Association (SGA) Co-Presidents Justin Rouse ’12 and Laura Maloney ’12 sent a letter to the mayor of Waterville, the chief of police and the city council to address the current condition of “town-gown” relations.
In its meeting on Sunday, Oct. 16, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the upcoming spirit week as well as United States flag storage policies and class scheduling.
At the September 11th remembrance ceremony this year, a few members of the Student Government Association were setting up for the event when our Publicity Chair, Raymond Rieling ’12, noticed that the flag, displayed at half-mast for the day, was flying in darkness—a violation of United States Flag Code.
Justin Deckert ’15 and Joseph Whitfield ’15 became the Class of 2015 presidents two weeks ago, after winning the Student Government Association (SGA) first-year presidential election in a run-off vote.
In the meeting on Sept. 25, the Student Government Association (SGA) officially approved two new clubs as well as several unofficial clubs that have been running since last semester.
The Student Government Association (SGA) executive board appointed a residential life chair, a new position on the executive board, last semester.
During their informal meeting on Sept. 18, Student Government Association (SGA) members broke into groups and discussed campus-wide improvements they want to make.
Student Government Association (SGA) Co-Presidents Laura Maloney ’12 and Justin Rouse ’12, along with College President William “Bro” Adams spoke before members of the College community during the annual State of the College address on Monday, Sept. 19.
During the first Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the semester on Sept. 11, SGA members discussed their current and upcoming initiatives aimed at encouraging more students to attend events on campus and in the greater Waterville area.
Colby has many people this year who care and are active in the discourse of the campus.
Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) struggled to agree on structural reevaluations within the organization during their meeting on April 24.
The staff of The Colby Echo critiques this year's Student Government Association. While we believe they did a lot of good things, we do not feel as though they accomplished anything great and we are unsure of how long many of Hutchings and Ravunniarath's changes with last.
The Student Government Association (SGA) announced the appointments for next semester’s executive board positions and the recipients of this year’s SGA awards, and passed a motion to extend ColbyCard access hours to residence halls during its meeting on April 10.
What makes Colby College yours? Academics, athletics, clubs, diversity initiatives or any combination these or others aspects of our community? Colby is something different for everyone, but we, Sam Andler and Raymond Rieling, want to make it the best Colby for all.
Hey there, Colby! This week we are very excited to announce our candidacy for junior class presidents.
We are Brian Fung and John Kalin, and we have nothing to hide. Just ask us anything. John still sucks his thumb at night and Brian still sleeps with a teddy bear.
Dear Class of 2014, as you may have heard, Student Government Association (SGA) elections for the 2011-2012 term are fast approaching!
Because the world may be ending during the year of our graduation, we, Tracey Tomlinson and Justin Partridge, are committed to making sure the Class of 2012 has an unmatched senior year.
Hi, Colby class of 2013! Our names are Morgan Lingar and Lester Batiste, and we are running to serve as your class presidents.
Hey Colby! We, Laura Maloney and Justin Rouse, are running to be your Student Government Association (SGA) Co-Presidents!
Hi, I’m Lane McVey and I want to be your Student Government Association (SGA) treasurer.
We at The Colby Echo would like to begin this endorsement by congratulating both tickets on an exemplary debate performance. Our endorsement serves not as a judgment of whom we believe performed best at the debate, but whom we believe will serve best the student body as SGA President. Therefore, The Colby Echo officially endorses the Samuel Andler ’12 and Raymond Rieling ’12 ticket for Student Government Association (SGA) Co-President.
As we find our selves in the midst of election season, we would like to offer advice to all who hope to see a lively SGA next year.
Multiple motions concerned with addressing dorm damage on campus, as well as motions regarding the housing selection process garnered widespread discussion among Student Government Association (SGA) representatives at the meeting on February 27.
Our current SGA has had no problem finding new problems to address. But their persistent ignorance of our campus’ largest problem is a key source of disappointment.
While we at the Echo support the Student Government Association’s (SGA) polling initiative, we believe that SGA Publicity Chair Justin Rouse’s recent presentation on behalf of the SGA Executive Board concerning the polling results from October demonstrate that SGA leaders are not listening to the student body as closely as they ought to be.
Publicity Chair Justin Rouse ’12 informed representatives of the results of last week’s Student Government Association (SGA) online survey at the meeting Sunday, October 31.
Student Government Association (SGA) executive board members and dorm presidents met Sunday, October 17 to discuss the issue of diversity on campus as well as methods of addressing dorm damage. Representatives also approved the sailing club, the College chapter of MEDLIFE (Medicine Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere) and the Chemistry Club in three unanimous votes.
Student Government Association (SGA) members met to review old policies and initiate new clubs Sunday, September 26. Jed Wartman, SGA faculty advisor and Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life, oversaw the meeting, and Head of Security Jeff Coombs also attended.
Representatives at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Sunday, September 12 were curious to learn about the implementation of the new hard alcohol policy and its effect on students thus far. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students James Terhune invited students to raise a variety of concerns during the meeting, yet the ban and its aftermath remained the focus of discussion throughout the night.
Hey Colby! We, Leslie and Athul, the current 2011 Class Presidents, are running to be your SGA President and Vice-President. We want your support and here’s why
Hi Colby! We are running for President and Vice-President of the Student Government Association. Justin Rouse and I are extremely excited for the great potential that SGA has for the upcoming academic school year and we hope that this election brings momentum and vitality back to the SGA. Justin and I have strived to be involved on campus and we believe that these experiences will allow us to represent our peers most appropriately; we are the right ticket to reconnect SGA to the student body.
“On any given day, you should know what SGA is doing for you.”
If elected, I intend to bring the position back to where it belongs: the student body. Next year is not my last year at Colby, and I will be a Treasurer that plans for the years 2012 and 2013, in addition to 2011. I am ready, willing and able to level with clubs, the student body and the administration to promote a time at Colby where all students on campus genuinely feel that the SGA serves them.
Student Government Association (SGA) President Jake Fischer '10 opened both of the organization's meetings this semester by demanding more from the members of SGA. He expressed his "disappointment" in SGA members not "stepping up" and how doing the "bare minimum" is "not acceptable." SGA, he said, can only be successful if its members pursue their own initiatives actively.
This year the Student Government Association (SGA) covered what used to be an entire weeklong, summertime orientation into one intense, nine-hour introduction on Sunday afternoon. The change was made because of last year's amendment to the SGA constitution moving dorm president elections to the fall. "I didn't know what to expect as a first year dorm president, and I had heard that the meetings sometimes get a little chaotic, but I thought Sunday went really well and set a great standard for how the rest of the year will hopefully go," Treworgy President Shreya Balakrishna '12 said.