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SENATE CONFIRMS NEW POSITIONS, RECEIVES BUDGET UPDATES

02.11.2020 - The Daily Free Press reports on the confirmation of three new positions, budget updates given by the Vice President of Finance, and a proposal for a student feedback initiative. Read article here

STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEGINS SPRING WELLNESS CHALLENGE

02.06.2020 - The Daily Free Press reports on the Wellness Challenge, a four-week program pioneered by the Department of Social Advocacy Department in conjunction with Wellness and Prevention Services. Read article here

SG MEETING LIVE STREAMED, AD-HOC COMMITTEE CREATED

02.04.2020 - The Daily Free Press reports on the first recorded and live streamed Senate meeting, which included the formation of an ad-hoc committee for Give BAC Act of 2020. Read article here

SG ANNOUNCES NO SPRING CONCERT, POTENTIAL FOR NEW SET OF EVENTS INSTEAD

01.28.2020 - The Daily Free reports on news of no Spring Concert, possible other spring events, the 2020 Wellness Challenge, and two openings in Senate and the judicial branch. Read article here

SG ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HEARS PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTING ECOSIA

12.10.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports confirmation of a new Executive Vice President, the Ecosia On BU Initiative, and budget updates given by the Vice President of Finance. Read article here

SG HEARS GSU PLANS, FREE TEXTBOOK PROPOSAL

12.03.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports George Sherman Union renovation plans, a textbook initiative spearheaded by the Department of Academic Affairs in partnership with Mugar Library, and a student government name change. Read article here

USG REJECTS TRANSPARENCY AMENDMENT TO PUBLISH MINUTES, VOTING RECORDS

11.19.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports a new amendment to the Boston University Undergraduate Student Government constitution. Read article here

USG DISCUSSES BETTER COHESION BETWEEN THREE BRANCHES, STUDENT BODY

11.12.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports that following Ben Shapiro’s visit, USG reflected on the relationship between the three government branches. Read article here

USG SENATE CONDEMNS BU’S HANDLING OF SHAPIRO VISIT

11.05.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports that USG condemned BU administration’s choice to pay for Ben Shapiro’s security detail. Read article here

USG DISCUSSES SHAPIRO CAMPUS VISIT

10.29.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports that two senators propose that USG release a statement about Ben Shapiro’s visit. Read article here

CAMPUS COGNITION: BU STUDENTS SHOULD BE MORE INVOLVED IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

10.28.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports that more students should take the initiative to become more involved and aware of their governing body. Read article here

USG DISCUSSES BUDGET CUTS AND EARLY-SEMESTER SPENDING

10.22.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on a new amendment passed and USG’s 2019-20 budget. Read article here

USG CREATES COMMITTEE TO TEST CAMPUS WATER QUALITY

10.07.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on USG’s newly passed Water Quality Act of 2019. Read article here

USG VOTES IN NEW CABINET CHAIRS

10.01.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on SG’s five new cabinet chairs. Read article here

USG KICKS OFF YEAR WITH SENATE CONFIRMATIONS

9.24.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports student government’s first meeting for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read article here

MORE SG EVENTS TO COME THIS SEMESTER

4.23.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting and upcoming events including two more “Swipes for Boston” food runs. Read article here

SG ELECTS FRESHMAN SENATOR KARLA LEON AS NEW SENATE CHAIR

4.23.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the election of College of Communication senator Karla Leon for new Senate Chair. Read article here

SG ELECTION VOTER TURNOUT HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS YEAR

4.11.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on voter turnout for this year’s SG E-Board elections. Read article here.

SG VOTES TO FUND MURALS FOR STUVI WALKWAY

4.9.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including the approval of the Campus Beautification Proposal. Read article here

EMPOWERBU WINS SG E-BOARD ELECTION, HAFZAT AKANNI ELECTED FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

4.9.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the victory for members of EmpowerBU slate on Monday night. Read article here

SG’S SPIRIT WEEK STARTS MONDAY

3.31.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on spirit week hosted by SG. Read article here

SG PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE POLICY, PLATFORMS

3.26.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the debate between SG’s executive board candidates. Read article here.

STUDENTS EXCHANGE GARMENTS AT SG’S FIRST-EVER CLOTHING SWAP

3.26.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the first clothing swap hosted by SG’s Department of Environmental Affairs. Read article here

SG VOTES ON PORTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

3.19.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including new constitutional amendment proposals. Read article here

2019-20 SG PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED

3.7.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the race for SG president with University-wide SG elections occurring March 31 through April 7. Read article here

FEEDING BOSTON’S HOMELESS—ONE SWIPE AT A TIME

3.6.2019 - BU Today reports on SG’s initiative, Swipes for Boston. Read article here

BU, SG LAUNCH EMAIL INITIATIVE TO ENCOURAGE STUDENT HEALTH

3.5.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on a wellness program run by SG and the BU Wellness and Prevention Center. Read article here

SG MEETS TO DISCUSS IMPEACHMENT, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

3.5.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including a debate on a number of constitutional amendments and current proposals. Read article here

A HIGH SCHOOL TRIP THAT CHANGED A LIFE

3.4.2019 - BU Today reports on SG’s executive VP, Hafzat Akanni, and her commitment to social justice. Read article here.

 

SG MEETS TO DISCUSS UPDATES TO HTC, DINING SERVICES

2.26.19 - The Daily Free Press reports on updates on the weekly Senate meeting featuring a discussion with Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and updates to BU Dining Services. Read article here

SG VOTES TO NOT IMPEACH SENATOR, LOOKS TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

2.20.19 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting featuring a vote on the impeachment of a Senate Elections Oversight Committee member and proposed an initiative to make BU Dining Services more environmentally sustainable. Read article here

SG PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

2.12.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting featuring updates from the Cabinet on their semester overview, as well as updates about the Menstrual Product Initiative, and proposed amendments to the constitution from the executive board. Read article here

SG DISCUSSES SENATE RESPONSIBILITIES

2.5.2019 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting featuring updates from senators working on the Menstrual Product Initiative and a discussion about Senate expectations. Read article here

SG VOTES ON PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS

12.10.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting featuring a proposal for the Menstrual Product Initiative. 

SG OPENS UP STUDY SPACES FOR FINALS

12.09.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on Boston University’s Student Government opening up spaces around campus to study for finals. Read article here

SG INVESTIGATES GRADE TRANSPARENCY

12.06.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the Boston University’s Student Government investigation into grade deflation and grading transparency at BU. Read article here

SG HEARS PROPOSALS ON FIRST AID, DINING HALL NUTRITION LABELING

12.4.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on proposals on first-aid kits and dining hall nutrition labels including a vote to allocate funds. Read article here

SG DISCUSSES STUDENT OUTREACH PROGRESS, INSTALLING FIRST AID KITS IN RESIDENCES

11.12.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the Senate Outreach Program proposal and hear a proposal about first aid in residence buildings. Read article here

SG VOTES ON SPRING CONCERT FUNDING, CONFIRMS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

11.5.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including a vote to approve the Spring Concert amended funding request and hearing from the appointee for director of communications. Read article here

SG HEARS FROM BU SERVICE WORKERS, LISTENS TO PROPOSAL ON STUDENT GROUP STORAGE

10.29.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including hearing about ongoing contract negotiations from BU’s service workers and a proposal on storage or BU student organizations. Read article here

SG HOLDS FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE

10.28.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the first SG press conference including the upcoming Spring Concert. Read article here

SG VOTES ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, DISCUSSES FINANCES

10.22.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including votes on amendments and proposals. Read article here

SG CONFIRMS JUDICIAL COMMISSIONERS, HEARS PROPOSAL TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT WITH STUDENT BODY

10.16.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including confirming four judicial commissioners and hearing a bylaw proposal from the Senate Outreach Program. Read article here

SG SENATORS LAUNCH PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS

10.10.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including an effort to install free menstrual product dispensers around campus. Read article here

SG INTRODUCES PARTIES, HOLDS MOCK SENATE PROPOSAL

10.1.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including hearing introductions from the Senate’s three special interest parties and a mock senate proposal. Read article here

SG DISCUSSES SENATE PARTICIPATION, CONFIRMS COMMITTEE DIRECTORS

9.25.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including confirming directors for two committees and discussing the commitment of senators for the full year. Read article here

SG APPOINTS NEW CABINET MEMBERS, CUTS SENATE REPRESENTATION

9.18.2018 - The Daily Free Press reports on the weekly Senate meeting including confirming cabinet members for the year and introducing new clickers for vote-counting. Read article here