Two DSG amendments to face referenda

Duke Student Government passed two constitutional amendments which will face referenda during the Spring election cycle.

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DSG proposes changes to Senate election model

Proposals introduced at Wednesday's Duke Student Government meeting may mean major changes are in store for the Senate.

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DSG decharters 50 student groups

In its first meeting of the Spring 2015 semester, the DSG Senate voted on a statute to decharter 56 groups due to their failure to re-register or go through student group training during the Fall.

K-ville tenting to be monitored through new website

Krzyzewskiville tenting for the current basketball season will soon be monitored through a new, web-based platform.

DSG president reflects on semester highs and lows

"We’ve really done a lot this semester in terms of focusing our efforts on a number of projects expanding student life."

DSG passes resolution in support of DSGRU study methods

The Duke Student Government Research Unit will tackle questions regarding academics, residential life, social culture and more in their first year.

DSG supports academic links to Durham

The Senate passed the Durham Education Initiative Resolution, which expresses support for the creation of more Durham and regionally-oriented classes, and a FOCUS cluster centered exclusively...

Senators for Equity and Outreach introduce the identity representative program at the DSG meeting Wednesday evening.

'Identity representative' program to aid students in-house

Students struggling with issues of their identity may soon have a peer to turn to for support within their dormitories.

Executive Vice President Abhi Sanka addresses the DSG Senate at their meeting Wednesday, where a resolution was passed to support changing the name of the Women's Studies department.

DSG raises Student Activities Fee, supports Women's Studies name change

At a meeting Wednesday night, the Student Activities Fee was raised from $126.50 to $128.65 for the 2015-16 academic year.

Keizra Mecklai, DSG vice president for equity and outreach, second from left, leads the committee in charge of the partnership between DSG and CAPs to increase awareness of mental health resources on campus.

DSG partners with CAPS to increase mental health awareness

DSG—in the inaugural semester of its partnership with CAPS—will launch a series of initiatives to increase student awareness of mental health resources on campus.

DSG approved policies for K-Ville, pictured above, establishing that one-third of a tenting group must always be present in the area.

K-Ville policy, rides to early voting set by DSG

A budgetary statute allocated $2,500 to provide shuttles to polling locations for Duke students.

Fix My Campus proposed to become DSG affiliate

FMC affiliation would allow them to streamline operations and pass/fail changes would allow students to take two classes counting towards their Trinity or Pratt requirements

The new members of the Duke Student Government Research Unit were confirmed at the DSG Senate meeting Wednesday.

Greek diversity, residence equality among initial DSGRU topics

The inaugural set of semester-long focus questions for the Duke Student Government Research Unit were set Wednesday—drawing from six areas of campus and academic life at Duke.

President Lavanya Sunder's goals include devoting a wall in the West Union to student art and creating a "Duke Encyclopedia."

DSG sets 2014-15 Executive Agenda

Agenda passes unanimously containing goals concerning everything from an LGBTQ Focus group to a Duke Encyclopedia.

Kshipra Hemal, a junior and statistics major, has been appointed to be the DSG Research Unit director.

Statistics enthusiast named DSG Research Unit director

"We can put numbers on the issues that affect students instead of believing the myths that circulate through campus."

Provost Sally Kornbluth spoke about her plans, including focusing on research and student life, at the DSG Senate meeting Wednesday.

Kornbluth presents vision for University in strategic plan

New Provost Sally Kornbluth took the DSG meeting floor to speak about the areas she plans to work on as she begins to lead academic planning and organization.

One of the Women's Mentoring Network's faculty advisors, Kim McCrae, is a staff member at the Women's Center. Stephanie Helms Pickett, the director of the center, spoke at WMN's first meeting.

Women's Mentoring Network revamped with DSG help

Women on campus have access to a new peer-mentoring system in the revamped Women's Mentoring Network.

New senators were officially sworn in at DSG's meeting Wednesday evening, where they were introduced to the legislative process and campus issues.

New DSG senators sworn in

Senators were sworn in to the Duke Student Government Senate Wednesday evening and brought up to speed on legislative processes and campus issues.

Executive Vice President Abhi Sanka presented on a resolution to create the research unit at DSG's weekly meeting Sept. 3.

DSG Research Unit will harness data to solve campus issues

DSG recently announced the creation of the Duke Student Government Research Unit, a project designed to quantitatively review different facets of student life.

Thursday's Duke Student Government freshman election brought 12 new senators to seven different committees.

Twelve freshmen elected to DSG Senate

Weeks of frenzied campaigning on East Campus concluded Thursday night as polls closed in the Duke Student Government freshman elections.

President Lavanya Sunder, center, speaks at the third DSG meeting of the year.

Third DSG meeting doles out $1,100 to DevilsGate, voter registration

The Duke Student Government Senate used its last meeting before first-year senator elections to appropriate more funding to DevilsGate and set up student voting registration options.

The freshman class will elect 12 students to the Duke Student Government Senate's seven committees, listed above, Tuesday.

Election: freshmen to choose DSG Senate representatives

Weeks of campaigning, flyer-hanging and speech-making will end Thursday, when the freshman class will elect 12 students to Duke Student Government’s Senate.

Executive Vice President Abhi Sanka presents on a resolution to create a research unit to help solve campus issues.

DSG asks for evaluation of LGBTQ-related application question

The Duke Student Government Senate passed a resolution to encourage evaluation of Duke's new LGBTQ-inclusive application question—a different one than DSG had previously proposed—at their meeting...

At DSG's weekly meeting Wednesday evening, senators, pictured above, swore to "preserve, protect and defend" the DSG constitution.

Senators sworn into DSG

The first meeting of the Duke Student Government Senate began with the traditional inauguration of senators Wednesday evening.

DSG's vice presidents spent this summer preparing for projects to be implemented this year.

DSG uses summer for project preparation

As the academic year approaches, members of Duke Student Government say work they did over the summer means a number of projects will hit the ground running.