Student engagement with DSG has been declining in recent years, a trend incoming President Keizra Mecklai and incoming Executive Vice President John Guarco aim to reverse.

Incoming DSG leadership addresses lack of student involvement

Incoming DSG President Keizra Mecklai and Executive Vice President John Guarco plan to engage the student body in campus projects this Fall.

DSG wraps up 2014-15 year, transitions to new leadership

In the final Duke Student Government Senate meeting for the 2014-15 academic year, a new election bylaw was passed and next year’s executive board was sworn in.

Two DSG senators chosen in special election

In a special election, freshmen Jacqueline Monetta and Jeremy Gottlieb were elected as senators for equity and outreach in next year's Duke Student Government Senate.

DSG approves budget for 2015-16 academic year

The budget—which is funded by $470,000 from student activities fees—pays for the expenditures of many student groups.

23 percent of students vote in DSG election

A total of 1,518 students—23 percent of the student body—voted in the vice presidential portion of the election.

Following low turnout, DSG enters third election

Today undergraduates have the opportunity to vote in the third election cycle of the Spring.

DSG hears first reading of 2015-16 annual budget

The budget will provide the main source of income for many student groups over the next school year.

53 candidates to run in DSG elections

Duke Student Government will be holding its Senate and class elections next week.

DSG funds Social Justice Fellowship to increase conversation and tolerance

The Duke Student Government Senate passed a resolution and a statute advocating support for the Black Student Alliance and the black community at Duke Wednesday.

The DSG Senate passed a budgetary statute which will distribute roughly $180,000 into the annual budget over the next three years.

DSG allocates additional group funding for next three years

“This is quite possibly the biggest reallocation [of SOFC funds] in recent history."

Dean of Academic Advising Elizabeth Fox addressed the Senate about the state of the advising program.

Duke Student Government rejects restructuring plan

The Duke Student Government Senate failed to pass legislation lowering the number of senators and committees.

During its Wednesday meeting, the Senate passed a resolution stating that DSG supports
housing requirements based on the number of group executives living in section.

Duke Student Government offers compromise to housing quota guidelines

The resolution states that groups should be able to avoid the housing requirements by having three out of seven members of a group’s executive board live in section.

Mecklai, Guarco and Gavai victorious in DSG, SOFC elections

Junior Keizra Mecklai has been elected Duke Student Government President after a race against fellow junior Tucker Albert, with 60.67 percent of the total votes.

Keizra Mecklai elected DSG president

Duke Student Government election results were announced Tuesday at 11 p.m.

SOFC chair candidate Nikhil Gavai talks vision for balanced committee

"I see the SOFC chair as more of an advisor and a leader in that respect—not somebody that makes a decision themselves but someone who helps his or her committee members reach that decision."

SOFC chair candidate Apara Sivaraman maps out transparency goals

"I know all the bylaws and committee members very well, so I feel that there won’t be much of a learning curve for me as I take on the role."

John Guarco cites DSG experience in EVP race

"I think I can bring this experience and help the incoming freshmen next year, because the primary role of the EVP is to preside over the legislative process of the Senate and to ensure a smooth...

EVP candidate Shaker Samman discusses DSG changes ahead

"I really want to be EVP because I want to make us better as an organization, as a group, to better serve our peers, to better serve our own interests—we’re students as well—as well as everybody...

SOFC chair candidate Sanford Morton plans for efficient committee

"[SOFC is] interested in making it as equitable as possible, and we all have backgrounds in scenarios where things weren’t equitable, and we want that to not be the case on Duke’s campus."

Junior Tucker Albert is currently running for DSG president.

Albert aims to foster campus community

Currently DSG vice president for social culture, Albert is hoping to become the next DSG president in the March 3 election.

Junion Keizra Mecklai is currently running for DSG president.

Mecklai plans to make improvements in campus equity

Mecklai—a junior from Sacramento, Calif.—currently serves as the DSG vice president of equity and outreach.

Abhi Sanka discusses DSGRU at a September DSG meeting.

After being sidelined for legal concerns, DSG Research Unit returns

After being temporarily sidelined by questions of legality and privacy, the Duke Student Government Research Unit is back on its feet.

Juniors Tucker Albert and Keizra Mecklai have announced they are running for Duke Student Government president.

Albert, Mecklai announce DSG presidential campaigns

The election will be held March 3, and the elected candidate will replace current DSG President Lavanya Sunder, a junior.

Professor Susan Lozier and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ray Li lead a town hall discussion at Wednesday’s DSG meeting.

DSG supports funding of ER fees for sexual assault victims

Duke Student Government recommended that the University subsidize emergency room fees for victims of sexual assault.

The DSG executive board reiterated its support for the petition against the HDRL guidelines
requiring 30 percent of SLG and greek housing residents to be upperclassmen Wednesday.

DSG talks reducing size of Senate and executive board

Structural changes could be in store for the Duke Student Government Senate—but not the changes proposed two weeks ago.