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Resolution from SGA in Response to the Podcast

Dear Dean Irish, President Hanno, DEAL Co-Chairs: Stephanie Daniels, Shaya Gregory-Poku, and Raquel Ramos; and Title IX Coordinator Caraline Mulholland, We call upon you, members of the administration, to clarify the ambiguity of the clause “hostile environment” for bias incidents.  The Student Government Association will always serve as a realm of debate. We pride ourselves […]

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Norton Braces for April Election

Next Month, Norton residents will be voting in the annual town election.   The election, scheduled for April 10, will determine who will replace Brad Bramwell, a member on town’s select board.   Bramwell, who could have sought a fifth term, announced last month that he would not seek re-election, drawing a three way race for his […]

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Donald Trump Acquitted a Second Time

After being impeached by the House of Representatives on January 13, 2021, and then facing a swift Senate trial starting on February 9, 2021, Donald Trump has been acquitted. With a vote of 57-43, this is the first time since 1868 that a president was acquitted by the Senate minority. In order to remove the […]

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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announces he will not seek re-election

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse (D) will not be running for a fifth term in the city’s 2021 election, he announced in a statement issued Tuesday morning.   Morse said in the statement he originally intended to serve for ten years. “When I was first elected, I expressed the desire to serve for ten years at most […]

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SGA Discusses: Updating the Removal Process, Mindfulness

On Nov. 4, 2020, SGA senate began with a quick discussion of remote learning during the informal conversation of Community Commentary. With the recent COVID-19 spike at Wheaton, many students have opted to leave campus over the past two weeks instead of waiting for Thanksgiving recess. David Palombo, 2021 chair, felt a fading desire to […]

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SGA discusses: Book Buyback Proposal, Educational Council Constitution

On Nov. 4, 2020, SGA Senate began with a quick discussion of current events during the Community Commentary. Cleef Jonathas ’23, Chair of the Class of 2023 Class Council, referenced the previous day’s presidential election and the current lack of a confirmed candidate, and registered surprise at the realization of the existence of a Conservative […]

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SGA discusses: Club Congress, Presidential Election Scholar Strike and Ping Pong Club

Note: The first section of this meeting’s report, the Urgent Discussion proposal by Carlos Corrada, has been previously published.  The meeting commenced with Presidential Updates from Aba Lypps ’21, SGA President. Lypps spoke of the senior superlative yearbook nominations, then moved to discuss several Halloween events, including Halloween at Hanno’s and the Class of 2022 […]

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SGA discusses “Club Congress”

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed plans for a meeting of club leaders, which was deemed “Club Congress,” at their recent meeting on Oct. 14. The proposal was originally titled “The Wheaton Coalition of Club Leaders” and was a group proposal brought forth by SGA Vice President, Abby Cook ’22, and presented by SGA President […]

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October 28th SGA Discussion of the College Conduct Process

Carlos Corrada, Member-at-Large for the class of 2022, requested for a last-minute Urgent Discussion to be placed on the SGA Agenda. Corrada spoke of a Wheaton female student of color who had been detained and arrested, and was currently awaiting information on her legal hearing.

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SGA confirms Wheaton Leftist Union and Regalia reimbursement

Wheaton College’s Student Government Association (SGA) confirmed the Wheaton Leftist Union(WLU) as an SGA-recognized club following a presentation by Jonny Raymond ’21, who is in charge of Public Relations for the club. Raymond mentioned that the group hopes to “improve the lives of the student body,” as well as “uphold Leftist ideals” and that the […]