“Focus on the success of our students.” The fall 2018 President-Provost Forum

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Oct 29, 2018
Once per semester, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) hosts an open event wherein the university’s president and provost take to the stage and answer direct questions from the student body. The fall 2018 installment of the President-Provost Forum saw President Alan Cramb and Provost Peter Kilpatrick answer a plethora of student questions during the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 28.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 8
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SGA Academic Affairs Committee initiates project on architecture portfolio reviews

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Oct 22, 2018
Third-year architecture student and Student Government Association (SGA) Senator Marcos Mercado is in the midst of a project that is very personal to him as an architecture major. For the past several weeks, he has been in talks with Illinois Tech Career Services to look into better options for bolstering the portfolios of architecture students.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7
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WIIT Radio Show Spotlight: “BLANK Time”

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Nov 05, 2018
First-year architectural engineering student Jackson Lapp has hit the ground running with his involvements on-campus as an elected senator representing the Armour College of Engineering in Student Government Association (SGA) as well as a DJ on WIIT, Illinois Tech’s student-run radio station. It seemed only logical for him to combine these two pursuits into one: thus, he created his current show on the station - “BLANK Time” Sundays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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2018 - Fall - Issue 9
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SGA forms ad hoc Governmental Affairs Committee

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Nov 05, 2018
By a prior vote earlier in the fall 2018 semester, SGA created the ad hoc Governmental Affairs Committee to carry out a number of functions for the organization. More specifically, this committee was created, in the words of Senator Matt Chavera, for the purpose of emulating the internal and external affairs committees of SGA equivalents at other universities.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 9
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SGA holds fourth hearing of semester, three student organizations proposed

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Oct 29, 2018
The Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) held its fourth senate hearing of the fall 2018 semester on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:15 p.m. in Stuart Building 113. All Illinois Tech students are invited to these biweekly meetings held with the purpose of approving or denying new student organizations, giving and receiving updates on projects and staff meetings from executive board members, and learning about the developments senators have made on their projects. 
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2018 - Fall - Issue 8
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Hawk’s Nest, commuter spaces, food insecurity, more at SGA Student Life committee meeting

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Oct 15, 2018
On the evening of Wednesday, October 3, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) held its second round of committee meetings. At these meetings, the organization breaks into its various committees (Academic Affairs, Communications, Events, and Student Life) to discuss its ongoing projects. After gathering all of the senators and executive board members in the MTCC Brown Room (and possibly breaking the building’s fire code in the process) for a series of quick announcements, SGA then broke into each of its respective committees. On this particular occasion, TechNews attended the Student Life meeting, led by Vice President of Student Life Lin Abu-Amara.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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Astronomy Club approved, impeachment retracted, more at third senate hearing

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Oct 12, 2018
The Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) held its third senate hearing of the fall 2018 semester on Wednesday, October 10 at 9:15 p.m. in Stuart Building 113. As a part of their biweekly practice of meeting to approve or deny the formation of new student organizations, receive updates on official reports from executive board members, and converse about senator projects, SGA invites all students to the hearings in order to voice and discuss their concerns.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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SGA finance board chair brings forward impeachment charge against chief justice

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Oct 01, 2018
At the most recent senate hearing on Wednesday, September 26, Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) Finance Board Chair Jorge Morin brought forward a charge of impeachment against SGA Chief Justice Erin Monforti, specifically citing her “lack of experience.”
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2018 - Fall - Issue 5
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