In an attempt to increase transparency, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) has released its operating budget for the first time. Spring Gala, PolarFlix and Ivies come in as the biggest-ticket items, and students can now examine every line of the budget for themselves.
On Wednesday at Bowdoin Student Government’s (BSG) weekly meeting, the majority of students voted to adopt ranked choice voting in future elections. The proposal was brought forward by Vice President of Student Government Affairs Amber Rock ’19. Maine uses ranked choice voting for primary and federal elections.
In an email to the Orient Saturday night, Vice President for Bowdoin Student Government Affairs Amber Rock ’19 announced the results of the class council elections for the senior and first-year classes. In total, 260 seniors voted—approximately 53 percent of the class, although not all voters voted in all of the contests.
After an election marred with misunderstandings and an inconsistent enforcement of rules, Aneka Kazlyna ’20, multicultural representative to Bowdoin Student Government (BSG), introduced articles of impeachment against two members of BSG on Wednesday night for actions that occurred during the BSG chairs election.
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) canceled and then re-held its election for six Executive Team positions this week after concerns about possible violations of election rules. After a meeting of the Election Commission, Nora Cullen ’18 and Justin Weathers ’18, chair and vice chair of the Judicial Board, respectively, presided over the new election independently of the BSG Executive Team.
Elections for the six chairs of BSG executive committee open today and will remain open until Sunday at 8 p.m. In addition to serving on the executive committee next to the president and vice president, each chair will head up their own committee, which oversee specific parts of campus life.
Mohamed Nur ’19 will be the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) president during the 2018-2019 academic year and Amber Rock ’19 will be BSG vice president for student government affairs. The results of this weekend’s election were announced in an email to the Orient Sunday night from BSG President, Irfan Alam ’18.
Candidates for the 2018-19 president and vice president of Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) faced off at a debate on Tuesday night in preparation for this weekend’s election. Mohamed Nur ’19 and Ben Painter ’19 are running for president, while Amber Rock ’19 and Nate DeMoranville ’20 are running for vice president.
The student body approved changes to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) constitution on March 5, although low turnout in the vote prompted some concerns about the validity of the voting procedure. A total of 461 students, roughly 25 percent of the student body, participated in the vote.
Students have until Sunday to vote on a string of amendments to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) constitution. For the constitution to pass, at least one-third of the student body must vote in the election, and at least two-thirds of those students must vote in favor of the changes.
With an email on Thursday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) opened voting on a new constitution, which BSG voted to pass at its weekly meeting this past Wednesday. Should this constitution pass, it will be the first major BSG constitutional change in a decade.
At Wednesday’s Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting, Amber Rock ’19 was elected Vice President for Sustainability and Facilities by the assembly, replacing Ana Timoney-Gomez ’18, who resigned from her position last week saying she had too many other commitments.
On Wednesday, President Clayton Rose attended the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting to solicit student opinions on future use of the College’s funding. This funding comes primarily from donors and investments. According to Rose, Bowdoin has the second highest alumni donation participation rate in the nation.
At its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) discussed revising its constitution and improving student counseling resources. BSG hopes to pass a new constitution before spring break, which would require one third of the student body to vote on the constitution and two thirds of those votes to be in favor.
Last week, the Career Planning Center (CPC) and Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) announced a new initiative called “Just the Facts,” an attempt by both groups to better inform students of the career resources and opportunities available to them on campus, while also demystifying and debunking common misconceptions about the role of the CPC and its priorities.
For the first time in over a decade, major changes have been made to the structure of Bowdoin Student Government (BSG). Nineteen liaison positions were created to work with various administrative departments and offices including Safety and Security, Dining Service and Religious and Spiritual Life in addition.
In an email to the Orient Sunday night, Vice President for Bowdoin Student Government Affairs, Ben Painter ’19 announced the results of the class council elections for the first year class. Three hundred and eighteen first years participated in the vote—approximately 63 percent of the class.
The Bowdoin Orient Editors-in-Chief, Sarah Drumm ’18 and Harry DiPrinzio ’18, spoke with Bowdoin Student Government President Irfan Alam ’18 and Vice President for Student Government Affairs Ben Painter ’19 about plans for the upcoming year, off-campus housing, the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and more.
In its last meeting of the year, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) failed a bill that would have banned publicly releasing vote tallies from first-year elections, but passed several other bills that had been proposed earlier in the semester.
After being announced as winners in the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) elections on Sunday, BSG President-elect Irfan Alam ’18 and Vice President-elect (VP) for BSG Affairs Ben Painter ’19 are looking forward to enacting their vision for a better Bowdoin.
In an email to the Orient Sunday night, Vice President for Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) Affairs, Reed Fernandez ’17 announced the results of the BSG Executive Committee elections. A total of 1,234 students voted, about 69 percent of the student body. President Irfan Alam ’18: 945-Winner Riley O’Connell ’18: 273 Vice President for BSG Affairs Ben Painter ’19: 884-Winner Liam Nicoll ’18: 311 Vice President for Student Affairs Salim Salim ’20: 486-Winner Ural Mishra ’20: 358 Spencer Antunez ’18: 357 Vice President for Academic Affairs Mohamed Nur ’19: 864-Winner Nathanael DeMoranville ’20: 300 Vice President for Student Organizations Leah Matari ’20: 1061-Winner Vice President for the Treasury Ben Hopkins ’20: 1092-Winner Vice President for Facilities and Sustainability Ana Timoney-Gomez ’18: 1117-Winner
Irfan Alam – President Candidate Hi! My name is Irfan Alam and I am running for BSG President alongside Ben Painter as my VP. I currently serve as the Chair of the Treasury on the executive committee, and have previously served as an At-Large Representative to the SAFC and a member of the SOOC.
At its Wednesday meeting, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) discussed a revision to its bylaws that would allow any student to introduce legislation for discussion by BSG. The change would make BSG more accessible to students, according to BSG President Harriet Fisher ’17.
On Wednesday evening, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) voted on two proposals and discussed three others. At-Large Representative Jacob Russell ’17 introduced two proposals. Proposal 141544 suggested amendments to BSG bylaws. The proposal gave greater flexibility to the structure of general assembly meetings, which had often ignored BSG bylaws.
After tampons and pads were thrown away and feces was found in a menstrual product receptacle in the men’s bathroom on the first floor of David Saul Smith Union last week, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) altered the placards placed next to the dispensers to clarify their purpose.