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P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 8, 2019


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After canceling the traditional live display of results on Friday, April 5, Student Government Inc. took to Instagram to announce that the P.R.I.D.E. ticket swept all of the positions for the 2019-20 academic year. Those elected are as follows: President: Matthew Macatula Vice President: Clyde Drayton Se...

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

January 8, 2019


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St. John’s University is in the process of contacting students who posted accusations of sexual misconduct amid a flurry of social media posts last Friday, according to University spokesperson Brian Browne. In a statement to the Torch, Browne addressed the hashtag #SurvivingSJU on Twitter – w...

Student Government Inc. Holds Second Meeting

Derrell J. Bouknight, News Editor

October 17, 2018


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In its second assembly meeting of the semester, Student Government Inc. invited members of the University community to the D’Angelo Center to offer their thoughts on events and to use the two-hour period as a time to share ideas on ways to improve campus life. The meeting, led by SGI president Atemkeng T...

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

April 11, 2018


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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


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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...

SGI Elections: Meet the Faces Behind the Ballots

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


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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


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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. ...

SGI Meeting: Alumni Relations, Sustainability Changes

SGI Meeting: Alumni Relations, Sustainability Changes

Erin Bola, Co-Social Media Manager

November 15, 2017


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Student Government, Inc., held their most recent general assembly meeting this past Monday, Nov. 13 in the D’Angelo Center. Topics discussed included alumni relations, new sustainability goals and stipends for committee chairs. The meeting began with a presentation by Carolina Brandão Hojaij, assista...

New Initiatives at SGI

New Initiatives at SGI

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

October 4, 2017


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SGI gathered on Monday, Sept. 25 to discuss issues such as new initiatives, the introduction of the Sustainability Committee, and a meeting with Dining Services. The meeting began with a presentation by special guest President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, who discussed his “four strategic prio...

SGI Holds First Meeting of the Semester

SGI Holds First Meeting of the Semester

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2017


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SGI held their first meeting of the semester on Sept. 11 in DAC.   The meeting began with guest speakers including Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Mangione and Vice President of Student Affairs Kathryn Hutchinson, as well as CPS Dean Katia Passerini and Assistant Dean Kevin James. ...

Spring Concert canceled

Spring Concert canceled

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017


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Two years ago J. Cole visited campus. Last year it was Nas. This year, no one. St. John’s students have to wait until 2018 for a spring concert. This year’s concert was recently canceled, according to a statement  released on social media by Haraya and Student Government Incorporated (SGI). ...

SGI backs future meal plan changes

SGI backs future meal plan changes

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017


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Despite sparking outrage among some students, the new meal plan requirement for townhouse residents is the best possible outcome of the University’s contract negotiations with Chartwells, according to Student Government Inc. Representatives from the group met with members of the administration recently ...

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