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SGA funds raffle to support pronoun inclusion in University technology systems

By KAITLYN JUNG | October 16, 2021



These policy changes come as case numbers on campus decrease. 

At its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed the Women and Gender Minorities Caucus (WGMC) Funding Bill, confirmed new members and discussed the upcoming Administration (Admin) Networking Event.

WGMG Funding Bill

Senior Class Senator Niki Trivedi introduced the WGMC Funding Bill. The bill will fund a raffle for students who include personal pronouns on the University technology systems, including the myJHU portal searches, class rosters on the Student Information System and Blackboard. 

  • Each student who adds their pronouns to the University system will be entered into a raffle. 
  • The proposed raffle will award 10 prizes of $10.00 worth of J-Cash. 
  • The event will take place alongside SGA’s tabling event on Oct. 28. 
  • The bill passed unanimously. 

Admin Networking Event

Executive President Mehak Ali described the Admin Networking Event as very useful to “talk about issues [with administration] for smaller projects about anything, e.g., dining and transportation topics” with a wide selection of administration figures. 

  • Executive Vice President Breanna Soldatelli said this event is “a good way to get around the difficulty of convening many [administrators] together.”
  • The discussion was tabled for the next GBM when the new freshmen senators can contribute. 


SGA unanimously confirmed members to various positions. 

  • Executive Treasurer Karen He introduced two Student Activities Commission commissioners for confirmation: sophomore Ameya Dehade, and freshman Mary May. Their selection process was conducted through CampusGroups along with an interview process. Their confirmations passed unanimously. 
  • Soldatelli assigned new Senior Class Senator Pritika Parmar to the Civic Engagement Committee because of her prior interests and to the Finance Committee, which was in need of new members. Her committee confirmations passed unanimously. 
  • Ali nominated Junior Class Senator Obi Onyinanya for Black Caucus chair, which was confirmed through a unanimous vote by the SGA members.
  • Junior Class Senator JiWon Woo introduced new judiciary member sophomore Noam Rotenberg. He was confirmed unanimously. 

Correction: The previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Onyinanya as Sophomore Class Senator Vanessa Obi. The News-Letter regrets this error. 

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