Chicago is a city of constant change and improvement, as much of the city's infrastructure is updated, improved, or downright replaced altogether. This summer will be no exception to this fact as major reconstruction alters the face of the famed Chicago “L” for months to come.
As the semester draws to a close, the newly elected Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) executive board is taking their formative steps to map out the direction they wish to take the organization in the coming year. Although the summer break creates an upset at the beginning of the new board’s tenure, it is imperative that the new heads of SGA form a solid understanding of the ideals and actions they wish to accomplish in the coming year.
On April 1, 2017, around 400 UNICEF club members, leaders, and activists gathered together in Washington, D.C. For 70 years, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been an organization that works with children throughout the world, doing whatever it takes to safeguard the world’s most vulnerable children.
Last Thursday in the main lobby of the Rettaliata Engineering Center, the Spring 2017 Armour Research and Development Expo recognized the hard work and effort made by students conducting research here at Illinois Tech. The spring 2017 expo was somewhat different from previous years in that the time of the presentation was moved from the typical midday time slot in past semesters to one later in the evening.
Debates for the Executive Board of the Student Government Association (SGA) continued on Thursday, March 30 in the MTCC Ballroom with candidates for executive vice president, Finance Board chair, and president.
The Illinois Tech chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held their second talk series for the Spring 2017 semester at Wishnick Hall room 116 on Thursday, March 30 during lunch. The executive board members, Aqueel Miqdad (computer science, third year) and Aditya Parakh (computer engineering, third year), shared ‘hacks’ on how to lock an internship.
The first day of the Student Government Association (SGA) debates included candidates for the vice president (VP) of communications, VP of academic affairs, and VP of student life.
On behalf of the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA), Senator Ethan Castro from the Stuart School of Business has taken efforts to create a student advisory board with the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). His vision is that this advisory board will serve as an intermediary between the questions and concerns of the student body and the overall strategies and programs of the SHWC.
On Wednesday, March 8, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their semesterly President and Provost Forum in Hermann Hall, where students and faculty were invited to bring questions and comments to address issues and improvements at Illinois Tech. To start the event, SGA President Hamze Leo Sukkar introduced President Alan Cramb and Provost Frances Bronet, and gave guidelines to make the event run smoothly and efficiently such as a ten minute limit to questions and discussions.