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SGA President Ophelia Griffen.

SGA Wants to Build A New Legacy

Aurora Wilson, Roo News Lifestyle and Culture Editor
March 22, 2024

  Last year, SGA caught the attention of the students and faculty – but not for new bills passing or legislation being introduced.      The previous administration faced scandals of resigning senators, unclear leadership and the impeachment of former SGA President...

UMKC School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Tamara Falicov helps create a community garden with ESC.

UMKC Students Rally for Sustainability: The Push for a Green Fee Referendum

Amina Shaw, Staff Writer
March 19, 2024

  The UMKC Environmental Student Council (ESC) is pushing to reinstate funding for campus sustainability efforts on the March Student Government Association ballot.   The proposed referendum would direct a percentage, which has not yet been decided, of the Student One...

Brett Boyer (right) said his goal when joining SGA was to advocate for the needs of the student body. Now he said he can no longer lead the senate in this mission.

Speaker Resigns After Petition for Impeachment is Brought Against Him

Ellen Beshuk, News Editor
November 6, 2023

An email sent Saturday evening detailed Brett Boyer's resignation from his position as House Speaker. His successor is planning to be confirmed at 6 p.m. tonight during the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. According to Boyer, recent actions taken in the Senate...

With two items completed and two legislations presented SGA set the semester off to a productive start.

Student Government Association starts the Semester Strong

Ellen Beshuk, News Editor
August 22, 2023

  With SGA’s first meeting of the fall 2023 semester, the student body representatives created a  lighthearted environment in the Student Union on Aug. 21 while presenting themselves and discussing campus changes.    After the Speaker of the House Brett Boyer swore...

SGA Senator Shewit Abai makes her case as speaker of the senate. Despite earning 11 senators approval, Abai lost the position to Senator Brett Boyer by two votes.

SGA had its final meeting of the year: Here’s what happened

Claire Powell, Staff Writer
April 27, 2023

  This past Monday marks the final meeting for the 2022-2023 Student Government Association. The student senators completed their last two agenda items April 24 in the Student Union Chambers.   Here’s what SGA discussed:   Supreme Court Chief Justice Confirmation  UMKC...

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