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Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Student Government Inc. (SGI) elections are underway, and two tickets, P.R.I.D.E. and L.I.T., are running with a few common initiatives – inclusivity, accountability and student wellness. In anticipation of the SGI debate between the candidates, which will be held on Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in the...

A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2018

1)  Gempesaw interview President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw sat down with our former Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Ciechalski in April to discuss various aspects of St. John’s University — among these were the issues of hiring, fundraising, basketball and education. He also touched upon the ...

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

April 11, 2018

Student Government Inc.’s executive board elections came to a close Friday afternoon with the PLUG ticket coming out on top with a sweep. History was made as junior Atem Tazi became the second black female president in SGI history.  PLUG, which stands for personality, legacy, unity and growth, was led by Tazi who b...

Student Government Debate Talks 2018-19 Goals

Student Government Debate Talks 2018-19 Goals

Isabella Bruni, News Editor

April 4, 2018

Students and faculty gathered in the D’Angelo Center Living Room on March 22 to hear and see what could be in store for SGI next year at the annual Student Government Inc. Debate. The Living Room was packed with students and representatives from all organizations on campus, and despite technica...

Flames of the Torch: SGI e-board candidates need to challenge the status quo

Flames of the Torch: SGI e-board candidates need to challenge the status quo

Torch Staff

March 21, 2018

Election season is now upon us. With new e-boards emerging to serve for the 2018-2019 academic year that will undoubtedly impact the climate on campus — and further guide where it’s going — this is one of the most important times, if not the most important, in the year. One of the most signif...

SGI Elections: Meet the Faces Behind the Ballots

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018

Thursday afternoon, the candidates for the upcoming Student Government Inc. executive board election will face off in a common hour debate. Students will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions about their platforms and goals; but before that happens, the Torch sat down with each ticket...

SGI Meeting: Last Meeting Before New E-Board Elections

SGI Meeting: Last Meeting Before New E-Board Elections

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The most recent SGI floor meeting was held Monday, March 19 in the DAC Org Lounge. The meeting consisted of a discussion with the Chief Diversity Officer, introductions of the candidates for the 2018-2019 SGI e-board and voting on budget approval from several organizations on campus for future events. ...

Opposing Tickets for SGI Elections

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

For the first time since 2015-16 school year, Student Government Inc. has two full tickets running against each other for executive board elections. “SGI is very happy to have two tickets and one independent running this year,” SGI President Frank Obermeyer said in an email to the Torch. “It sho...

SGI: No proof of negative campaigning

SGI: No proof of negative campaigning

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

March 29, 2017

The election for Junior Senator, won last Thursday by Atem Tazi, was marred by accusations of negative campaigning on a student-run website and social media. However, Student Government Inc. (SGI) told the Torch they had no evidence “directly or indirectly” connecting the winning candidate to th...

Seniors unable to vote in SGI election

Talia Tirella, News Editor

March 25, 2015

The student who lost the race to become Student Government Inc. president by only 90 votes says the election was clouded by confusion at the voting tables that left many upperclassmen unable to cast their ballots. Andy Chang, a junior finance student, said some juniors, all seniors and all fourth...

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