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SGA demands protections for Chartwells workers in resolution

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Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) released a resolution today that demands protections for Chartwells dinings workers contracted by DePaul.  The resolution was written by Kelly Garcia, SGA senator for mission and ministry, and policy advisor Wesley Janicki. It was passed by SGA on M...

DePaul SGA-organized discussion lets candidates for various senate seats talk platforms and campus issues

Gisselle Cervantes (left) and Landon Campbell (right) at last year’s Meet the Candidates event.

Emma Oxnevad and Mackenzie Murtaugh

October 14, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Meet the Candidates event to facilitate a discussion between the seven candidates for their upcoming senate election. The election comes after last spring’s largely uncontested race. The event was hosted by Landon Campbell, SGA’s vice presiden...

SGA: A turn for the better

SGA: A turn for the better

Nahal Hashemian & Emily Hoey, SGA President & Vice President

January 22, 2019

We stepped into our positions in May because the school needed leaders. There was little precedent to follow, but we do not shy away from challenges. In June, we made a game plan. Emphasizing collaboration, trust and transparency, we mapped out a new trajectory for DePaul’s Student Government Association ...

SGA rolls out candidates for first-year positions

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Five freshmen emerged as candidates for the 11 senate seats at Student Government Association’s (SGA) “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday. Three candidates, Lenin M. Plazas, Ankit Pal and Maya Tesigni are on the ballot for Senator for First Year Students. The other two candidates in attenda...

With fresh leadership, SGA sets ambitious goals

With fresh leadership, SGA sets ambitious goals

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Nahal Hashemian, the first Muslim president of DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA), is seeking to revitalize the organization’s image this school year through connecting with students and promoting diversity on campus. SGA has three main initiatives to achieve over the next school year:...

SGA president formally endorses “We are DePaul”

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Michael Lynch, SGA President

April 23, 2018

Hi DePaulia, Hope all is well! Thank you for covering SGA these past couple months. We appreciate you taking an unbiased approach to your reporting as that is what this university, and this world, needs more of. With that, I want to follow up regarding last night’s presidential debates and offer...

SGA presidential race underway: Meet the candidates

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Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 18, 2018

Student Government election season is here and two candidates have emerged in the presidential race. Sophomores Jack Evans and Josh Kaufman both secured a minimum of 200 verified student signatures in order to officially declare their candidacy. Each candidate has a vice presidential running mate that represe...

SAF-B explained: How is your money being spent?

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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018

Over the last year, nine DePaul students decided where $564,818 of student activity fees would be distributed. The nine voting students, along with one voting DePaul staff member and three non-voting members, make up the Student Activity Fee Board (SAF-B). Every month the board is given a budget by ...

SGA releases budget, shows dwindling funding

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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2018

Historically, students love to complain about DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA). Take a look at DePaul SGA on Facebook and you will find multiple low ratings and poor reviews. One of the biggest complaints has been that SGA at DePaul hasn’t been transparent to the student body. After ...

SGA introduces new senators, updates on library hours

SGA's new senators will be sworn in on Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Michael Lynch)

Michael Lynch

October 10, 2017

The Student Government Association recently had their Fall election. Read More »...

With new leadership, a new way of doing business at SGA

Photo courtesy of Michael Lynch

Benjamin Conboy and Dirce Toca

September 11, 2017

DePaul’s new Student Government Association (SGA) board members are ready to shake up the way things are done in the organization after a stressful campaign. Michael Lynch will serve as president and Gracie Covarrubias as vice president. Read More »...

SGA vetoes controversial amendment

SGA vetoes controversial amendment

Samantha Rivera

January 17, 2017

A proposed Student Government Association (SGA) amendment has ignited controversy within the group and brought the SGA election process under scrutiny.  During a Jan. 5 Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, members held their annual constitutional review session where proposed changes to the ...

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