SGA's closed meeting brings Leader protests


At the last meeting of the semester, SGA closed its meeting for voting body members only, despite a protest by The Leader.

Editor-in-chief Syeda Sameeha objected to the meeting.

“I respectfully ask that you postpone this closed door meeting until I have an opportunity to argue this closure violates the First Amendment,” said Sameeha before stepping out of the meeting.

In an interview after the closed meeting, SGA president Madiha Ahmed denied the closed meeting was in response to The Leader’s controversial May 7 editorial.

“We had some finance proposals to go over, and we haven’t been asking people to leave as per the constitution,” she said.