Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Meet SGA Speaker Sïonan Barrett

By Jason Kotoch

September 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

Originally from California, Sïonan Barrett has always wanted to attend an east coast university. The University of Massachusetts, she said, has turned out to be a perfect fit. Redondo Beach native Sïonan (pronounced Shan...

SGA OKs new cabinet, calls for more student involvement in campus planning

By Eric Bosco

April 24, 2013

Filed under News, SGA

In the second to last meeting of the year, the SGA approved the new administration’s cabinet appointees and passed a motion to recommend more students be involved in the committees and subcommittees that create the campus...

Amherst town elections open today

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 9, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics, SGA

The Town of Amherst polls will open today for the annual town elections, in which at least 15 University of Massachusetts students will be vying for election for a Town Meeting seat. The Town Meeting is projected to be made u...

SGA discusses upcoming residential area events, Student Bill of Rights in meeting

By Eric Bosco

April 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

The SGA met Monday night to go over several campus announcements, one of which included a formal draft of the University of Massachusetts Student Bill of Rights. Student Attorney General Matt Berquist presented a draft of the Student Bil...

Student Government Association election opens Tuesday

By Conor Snell

March 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

On Tuesday, students of the University of Massachusetts will be able to vote for the president and vice president of the UMass Student Government Association, along with the student trustee for the 2013-14 academic school ...

Jean Kim addresses SGA on housing, Governor’s proposal

By Ashley Berger

February 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

In the third meeting of the semester, the Student Government Association  had a number of items to tend to on their agenda. The meeting began with an address delivered by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jean Kim, ...

SGA election results released Saturday

By Mary Reines

September 24, 2012

Filed under News, SGA

Voting results for the fall Student Government Association elections were released Saturday. Out of the 20,873 people who attend the University of Massachusetts, 2,782 participated in the elections, showing that  13.33 perc...

UMass students ‘make a difference’ in the community

By Katie Landeck

September 17, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News, SGA

Over 200 University of Massachusetts students gathered at the Haigis Mall Saturday morning before heading into Amherst “to help out their community,” as Student Government Association President Akshay Kapoor puts it. Kapoor le...

CEPA keeps agency status after protest

By Zachary Weishar

April 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

Students wielding signs of protest packed the seats and lined the walls of Monday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting in a display of discontent over a motion to abolish the Center for Educational Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), which was...

SGA moves to increase RSO support

By Zachary Weishar

April 11, 2012

Filed under SGA

In a move aimed at increasing services and support for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), the Student Government Association is attempting to bolster the ranks of the Secretary of the Registry with two new undersecretaries. The Secretary of the Registry – the SGA department responsible f...

For next SGA president Akshay Kapoor, a title, a voice and a challenge

By Chris Shores

April 2, 2012

Filed under SGA

Akshay Kapoor – a 21-year-old Boxborough native pursuing a pre-med track as a public health and sociology double major – will become the next president of the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association tonight...

Student body elects Kapoor as SGA president, Healy as student trustee

By Chris Shores

March 16, 2012

Filed under SGA

In a Student Government Association election that saw a 14 percent undergraduate voter turnout, Akshay Kapoor was elected the University of Massachusetts’ SGA president for the 2012-2013 school year. Kapoor – and vice presidential...