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Student Government Association Update

By Kyle Naughton

April 20, 2017

The April 9 meeting began with a discussion pertaining to election reform within the senate bylaws. President Karina Toy ’17 proposed that the senate consider framing the election for Co-Chair of Community Council as a one-semester ticket where candidates would run for the spring and fall semesters...

Admin Turns to SGA for MiddView Funding


January 19, 2017

Representatives from the College administration formally asked members of the Student Government Association (SGA) on Jan. 15 to assist in the funding of MiddView orientation trips for three years, beginning in fall 2017. MiddView trips in their current form — mandatory for all students and free...

SGA Senate Passes Elections Reform Bill

By Will DiGravio

March 2, 2016

On Feb. 21, the Student Government Association [SGA] passed a bylaws amendment to reform the organization’s election procedures. The bill, written by SGA Director of Membership Zak Fisher ’16, and sponsored by SGA President Ilana Gratch ’16, eliminated the use of single-transferable-vote (STV)...

Gratch Speaks On Year So Far

By Christian Jambora

March 2, 2016

The Middlebury Campus met with Ilana Gratch ’16 to discuss the first half of her term as president of the Student Government Association (SGA). In this profile, Gratch speaks on initatives she has worked on and goals for the remainder of her presidency. Middlebury Campus (MC): We interviewed Presiden...

SGA Senate Adopts New Inclusivity Resolution

By Emma Dunlap

February 24, 2016

On Feb. 4, the Student Government Association (SGA) sent a statement addressing the College’s MLK Today event, Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s comments on Dec. 9 regarding black students on college campuses and the SGA’s commitment to being “supportive and proactive” in fighting racism on campus. The...

Student Leadership on 10 O’Clock Ross

By Ilana Gratch

October 21, 2015

This Monday night will be the first official “10 o’clock Ross.” (Translation: continental food will now be available in Ross Dining Hall from 10 pm to 11 pm every Monday-Thursday night.) We are very excited that the folks in Dining Services were willing to work with us on this initiative. If you...

The SGA Works for You: Cast Your Vote

By Nick Warren

February 18, 2015

“Decisions are made by those who show up.” That line has been attributed to people as various as Benjamin Franklin, Harry Truman and President Bartlet of The West Wing. Whoever said it first, it applies just as well to national politics as to student government at Middlebury. This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, studen...

SGA Update

By Claire Treesh

December 3, 2014

  The Student Government Association (SGA) met on Sunday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 23 to discuss a number of resolutions that addressed both old and new matters. They considered internal operational issues and passed two resolutions: The Second Hand Smoke Prevention Initiative and the Ian Burgin ...

SGA Announces Reform Group

By Nora O'Leary

November 12, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) announced the formation of the SGA Reform Working Group, which, according to an email sent out by SGA President Taylor Custer ’15, is designed to “examine the efficacy of student governance on campus.” It was created in part to examine the information gap...

SGA Update

By Claire Treesh

October 29, 2014

The Student Government Association  (SGA) met Sunday Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 26. The meeting on Oct. 19 began with the Finance Committee’s Biweekly report, presented by Treasurer Ilana Gratch ’16.5. The Finance Committee received budget and grant requests from 25 student organizations and appro...

SGA Update

By Claire Treesh

October 8, 2014

The Student Government Association held its latest weekly meetings on Sunday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 in the Crest Room of the McCullough Student Center. The meeting on Sept. 28 opened with an introduction of the new Director of Publicity Committee, Robin Loewald ’16. Confirmed the week prior, Loewald’s...

SGA Recaps Active Year

By Emily Singer

May 7, 2014

The current Student Government Association (SGA) administration has been faced with a great deal of scrutiny this year, due in part to the especially high voter turnout last year, which elected Rachel Liddell ’15 as SGA President with over 52 percent of the votes. Amid frustration with the apparent...

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