Chris Hebdon

Susuni laps opponents in campaign spending

Newly elected Student Association president Julia Susuni spent more than double what all her competitors put toward their campaigns combined to win last week’s election, according to unofficial candidate estimates. The losing presidential candidates together spent half of the $968 Susuni reported Friday to the SA’s Joint Election Committee. She spent nearly $300 on camera […]

Bill tightens oversight of group funds

Starting next spring, student organizations will have to pitch each event and expense to the Student Association to get funding. Instead of asking for lump sums of money during the allocations process, when the SA divvies up a nearly $1 million pool this year, groups will have to break down their event and administrative costs, […]

Program pushes women to become campus leaders

Though females make up 55 percent of students, they hold just 16 percent of Student Association positions – a gap Executive Vice President Abby Bergren set out to change this election season. She brought the nationwide, female leadership program “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” to campus in January in an effort to empower female campus […]

Candidate kicked off SA presidential ballot

GW’s election board kicked a second-time candidate for Student Association president off the ballot Tuesday and is also considering removing a senior who plans to graduate this summer. Kwasi Agyeman – who claimed to be a master’s student though he has not been accepted into a program and also has yet to finish his undergraduate […]

Students keep space a priority after setback

Top administrators again refused to adopt the Student Association’s plan to increase student space on campus, but the group’s leaders say they will not shift their priorities for the second half of their term. SA President Ashwin Narla said he will continue to push for renovations to the Marvin Center, though Provost Steven Lerman and […]

Junior vies to be fourth female SA president

The first female in four years is vying for the Student Association’s top spot, pledging to improve career services and continue the student space fight. SA Vice President of Public Affairs Julia Susuni said she would push for better alumni-student programs in career services, put Trader Joe’s on GWorld and create an interdisciplinary leadership minor. […]

Student lobbying intensifies for BOT

Student Association executives have spent weeks rallying student support for campus space, which they will bring to the University’s highest governing board this week. SA President Ashwin Narla, along with two other students, will pitch ideas to expand student space while attending committee meetings with Board of Trustees members over the next few days. Narla […]

Student space tops candidate platform

A sophomore became the first candidate to announce his bid for Student Association president this spring, pledging to continue the battle for student space if elected. SA Sen. Michael Morgan, ESIA, said he will advocate for technology upgrades in conference rooms and classrooms, in addition to battling for Marvin Center and “superdorm” space. It would […]

Student leaders push GW to respond to Mitchell FIXit requests

Correction appended Mitchell Hall has seen flooding, leaks, fungus, broken ceilings and malfunctioning laundry machines this year. In response to student complaints, advocates from the Student Association and the Residence Hall Association are pushing the University to deal with issues up the hall before fall move-in next year. Sophomore Shani Shih said she found fungus […]

SA to start loan program for student organizations

Campus organizations looking to bolster their fundraising can soon borrow up to $500 from the Student Association to get off the ground. Applications for the microloan program, which the SA Senate unanimously approved last week, will go online later this month – part of the finance committee’s effort to better divvy up its limited budget. […]