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Mahone reflects on two-year tenure as SGA president

(04/03/16 7:46pm)

Since his freshman orientation, Macomb senior Chuck Mahone knew he wanted to become president of the Student Government Association.Five years later, the Communications and Political Science double major said he has few regrets as he serves his last days in office.Mahone joined SGA the first semester of his freshman year after being class president for his junior and senior years at Anchor Bay High School.

Legislation passed in SGA Senate calling for Gender Equity Center

(03/28/16 9:37pm)

Several pieces of legislation were unanimously passed in the senate at tonight's Student Government Association meeting.A resolution to have classes taught by graduate students and teaching assistants listed as such on the Central Michigan online course registration page, a resolution in support of the creation of a Gender Equity Center at Central Michigan University and a resolution to establish a short-term military absence policy at Central Michigan University were passed tonight. These same pieces were passed in the house as well, but with amendments.

SGA President calls for student unity during address

(02/29/16 11:00pm)

Powers Ballroom overflowed with students, Central Michigan University staff and members of the Mount Pleasant community who came to listen to Student Government Administration President Chuck Mahone deliver a State of the Student Body address.Mahone discussed the recently announced closure of Foust Pharmacy, stressed relations between students and residents living north of campus and alcohol-related student deaths.

SGA, students to lobby for higher education funding with President George Ross

(02/16/16 1:04pm)

Members from the Student Government Association will travel to Lansing Feb. 25 to lobby for higher education funding with Central Michigan University President George Ross.SGA will pay for the cost of members attending the trip, including tours of the Capitol Building, Hall of Justice and Historical Museum. On Feb.

SGA House and Senate passes resolutions on vending machines, excused absences on voting days

(02/15/16 10:10pm)

Two new pieces of legislation were introduced in the Student Government Association House and Senate tonight.A Resolution in Support for the Implementation of VendingMisers and a Resolution to Support the Creation of a Policy Ensuring Excused Absences for Students who are Voting and the Suspension of Exams and Presentations on Election Day were brought before both bodies for the first time.

SGA fills eight of 14 seats in the Senate

(01/26/16 12:07pm)

The first Student Government Association meeting of the spring semester welcomed eight new Senators to the Senate Monday night.Austin Blessing, Rahul Gopireddy, Bailey Gashton, Jackie Smith, Shayna Haynes-Heard, Boomer Wingard, Kyle Norman and Dan Duong were elected after giving minute long speeches and answering two questions from the audience as to why they were qualified to fill the open Senate seats.Six seats still remain open."We had individuals come up after (the election) who, because of some miss communication, wanted to run but didn't," said SGA President Chuck Mahone.

SGA to change meeting location

(01/10/16 5:48pm)

The Student Government Association will no longer be meeting in the Bovee University Center's Auditorium due to intended renovations on the room.SGA President Chuck Mahone said despite the fact renovations will not begin on the auditorium for awhile yet, he wanted to make the move at the start of the semester to avoid confusion."We're still waiting to see if it's possible to stay (in the auditorium) but for right now, we're tentatively going to be using Anspach," he said.Meetings will be held in Anspach 162.

SGA last meeting, House approves voter registration booth legislation

(12/07/15 9:33pm)

The last Student Government Association meeting of the year ended in 20 minutes in the House Monday night after approving a resolution to establish voter registration booths at freshman orientation.Penned by the SGA Governmental Affairs committee, the motivation for the bill came after committee members felt college age students did not attend the polls during the elections nearly enough.