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Elections Board overturns violations ruling on independent campaign

March 1, 2021
And another independent senator is filing an appeal
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‘Just doesn’t make sense’: Independent senate candidate alleges targeting from Elections Board

March 1, 2021
John Dodd took a campaign photo without a mask on. Now he's facing a mandatory campaign blackout period. Dodd, who has been vocal in his criticism of The Machine, says he feels the Elections Board is nitpicking at his campaign in retaliation.
SGA presidential candidate Jill Fields speaks at Sunday's forum.

In less-than-lively ‘debate,’ uncontested candidates share their platforms

March 1, 2021

In the face of an unchallenged executive election, the Student Government Association’s “Presidential and Candidate Debate” more closely resembled a forum. All eight executive seats are unopposed...

Lauren Gilonske, candidate for vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, speaks at the executive candidate forum on Sunday night.

‘White, wealthy and Greek’: This year’s uncontested SGA races draw criticism from senate candidate

March 1, 2021
For the second year in a row, every SGA executive candidate is running unopposed. The all-white slate of candidates boasts a record number of women, but in comparison to UA demographics, the candidate pool is far too homogenous.
Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Colin Marcum is your only option for executive secretary

February 28, 2021

How did you originally get involved with SGA? As a freshman, I served as a member of the Lobby Board, where I integrated my previous leadership experience with my passion for lobbying in order to serve...

Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Sullivan Irvine is your only option for VP for financial affairs

February 28, 2021

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)?  When I came to the University, Harrison [Adams, former SGA president] had talked about becoming involved in SGA,...

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

February 21, 2021
This is the second year in a row that all executive candidates will run uncontested.
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SGA passes resolution to enhance online learning 

February 19, 2021

Following two weeks of postponement, the Student Government Association hosted its first town hall on Thursday night to open conversations between the SGA and other student organizations, but no groups...

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SGA updates pay scale following postponement 

February 17, 2021
Here’s how much student legislators will get paid.
SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

January 31, 2021

Following an extended add/drop period for the spring semester, which allows students to adjust their schedule without receiving a “W” on their transcripts, the Student Government Association Senate...

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Why SGA is encouraging its members to undergo suicide prevention training

January 22, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) will offer free Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) gatekeeper training for suicide prevention to all SGA members this semester.  The programming proposal was...

CW file and Alec Druggan / The Daily Pennsylvanian

Presidential Platforms: How Trump and Biden’s plans and policies stack up

November 1, 2020
You can watch all the debates you want, but sometimes the concrete differences in policies are hard to cipher. Here's one more look at the announced policy plans of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, broken down into six easily digestible categories.
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