Senate discusses First Generation students, campus police


The Student Government Association Senate met in Blanchard great room Tuesday night to discuss recent issues on campus, including transgender students’ experiences, the Five College First Generation Conference and the SGA budget.

Senate discusses election results, SCC survey


“Senate must be a place where we learn about Mount Holyoke through a diverse range of perspectives,” said Liz Brown ’20. She addressed SGA senators with the hope of becoming next year’s chair of Senate, explaining her hopes for the future of Mount Holyoke and Senate’s role on campus.

SGA discusses First Gen Students, AccessAbility Services and more


On the evening of Tuesday, Feb 28, MHC Senators could be found sitting in four separate working groups. Each of these groups aims to address specific topics of student interest: AccessAbility Services, first generation and low income students, Facilities Management and the Career Development Center. The goal of these groups is to connect students with the respective offices regarding their specific concerns in order to generate positive change. Tuesday’s meeting updated attendees on the progress and concerns of each working group and introduced the directors and officers from each of the college departments addressed.

Immigration ban weighs on campus community

Immigration ban weighs on campus community


President Trump's recent executive order on immigration has barred citizens from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. Refugee admission from these countries has been suspended for 120 days, while Syrian refugees have been barred from entering the United States for an unspecified period of time. 28 percent of Mount Holyoke's student body is made up of international students – many of whom are from the Middle East. This executive order will greatly impact the ability of many of these international students' ability to return home and travel. 

Student government addresses ban in Senate


The Student Government Association hosted Jennifer Medina, immigration advisor for international students, and Donna Van Handle '74, dean of international students, at senate on Tuesday to address questions regarding the recent executive order. Students expressed concerns regarding the Trump administration's immigration policy and its possible effects on international students and parents of international students visiting for graduation. 

SGA E-Board and Class Board officials elected

SGA E-Board and Class Board officials elected


This year’s All Campus Elections took place over the last week, opening on March 31 and closing April 8. All positions for Class Boards, as well as the SGA Executive Board, were open. The winners were announced Tuesday, April 12 in Senate by the All Campus Elections Committee.