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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2018

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Student Government Association embraces changes for next year

April 19, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA), held elections to determine their new cabinet for the upcoming school year.Read More

SGA aims to become a more effective student government

February 14, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Wednesday, February 7 the Student Senate convened to vote on a new governing system as well as a recently re-drafted Student Government Association constitution.Read More

SGA puts motion into act, offering tampons in various campus locations

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Last school year, the Student Senate passed a motion requesting that the school provide Tampons and Pad dispensers in campus buildings such as the University Center. The motion passed through both the Senate and Executive Cabinet of SGA. Now after several months of deliberation, this motion was put into act on Sept. 25 and free feminine hygiene products are offered in various locations across campus.Read More

Student Senate and SGA pass motion for a sauna in the gym

February 23, 2017 |


On Jan. 30, the University of Mary Washington’s Executive Cabinet voted to pass a motion for a sauna to be added to the fitness center. Senior political science and Spanish double major, Ben Purdy was the senator who introduced the proposal about a week earlier at a student senate meeting.Read More

Ban on shot glasses in dorms being questioned by students

November 10, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Student Senate recently lifted the ban on shot glasses and other alcohol related paraphernalia that encourages binge drinking.

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Sitting SGA Executive Cabinet approves three new clubs

April 9, 2015 |


This week, a new Executive Cabinet was approved and is preparing to transition in the coming days, but the sitting Executive Cabinet is continued to operate as usual this week. Three student club motions were approved by the Executive Cabinet at their most recent meeting on Monday, April 6.Read More

SGA Executive Cabinet rejects motion to issue statement in support of DivestUMW

April 8, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington Student Government Association’s Executive Cabinet rejected a motion by the Student Senate to issue a statement from the SGA in support of DivestUMW’s actions during their most recent meeting on Monday, April … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Apathy and Atrophy at UMW

November 20, 2014 |

It seems like over the past four years I’ve been at the University of Mary Washington has become stricken by a disease, a cancer. I’m not sure if it is internal to the students, faculty, or the administration, but what is for sure is that it is causing more than a fair share of issues at UMW. Read More

UMW debates possibility of Greek life

November 20, 2014 |


Students, alumni, community members and members of the university administration crowded into Lee Hall room 411 to speak about the possibility of Greek life coming to the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg Campus.Read More

Student addresses violations of SGA constitution

November 20, 2014 |


Student Senator Benjamin Hermerding spoke with the University of Mary Washington’s Student Government Association Executive Cabinet on Monday night about violations and a lack of adherence to the SGA constitution.


Hermerding, a senior political science major … Read More

Student Senate passes motion on Greek life

November 13, 2014 |

A motion to begin the process of establishing a nationally recognized Greek life system passed in the University of Mary Washington Student Senate and the Student Government Association’s Executive Cabinet this past week. Read More

Student senate begins after confusion in voting process

October 2, 2013 |

After a delay, the University of Mary Washington’s Student Senate is officially in session. Led by Senate President Nate Levine, the 40 member senate elected Vice President Margot Jelinek, and passed its first motion on September 25th.Read More

SGA Works to Include Student Perspectives

December 6, 2012 |

On the weekend of Nov. 17, the University of Mary Washington Student Government Association (SGA) worked to ensure that students would have a voice in the impending review process.Read More

Student Senate Votes to Remove Banners

November 15, 2012 |

The Executive Cabinet of the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a motion from the Student Senate last week to remove the advertising banners from Campus Walk.Read More

Student Senate Votes to Remove Misleading Banners From Campus

November 7, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington is at a crossroads with its identity. Three years ago, during my sophomore year, UMW started experimenting with ways to attract new students while still staying true to who we are.Read More

IT Talks to SGA About Technology

March 28, 2012 |


UMW’s Information Technologies (IT) department presented a discussion with the Student Senate about technology problems on campus.

The presentation took place last night at the Student Senate’s weekly meeting.

IT Vice President Justin Webb and IT Project … Read More

Safety Walk Occurs Without Drama

November 16, 2011 |

After a history of controversial events on past University of Mary Washington’s Safety Walks, this year’s, held Nov. 9, occurred without incident.

During the 2008 Safety Walk, police were unable to determine the location of a test call. In 2009, … Read More

Senate Proposes SGA Constitutional Revision

November 18, 2009 |

Yesterday, the Student Senate met and passed three proposed changes to the Student Government Association constitution.

The changes, which were passed by both the Student Senate and the Executive Cabinet, must be presented as a referendum to the student body … Read More

More Parking for Residents

October 21, 2009 |


In accordance with a motion introduced by Student Senate, the first level of the student parking deck will now be reserved for residential students with yellow decals only. This change comes amidst continuing student concerns over UMW’s … Read More

First Senate Meeting Pushes Communication

September 30, 2009 |


The Mary Washington Student Senate convened for its first meeting of the semester on Sept. 9.  Presided over by SGA Vice President Hassan Abdelhalim, this Senate meeting allowed both senior and newly-elected senators to familiarize themselves with … Read More

Festival Sought Emergency Funding

February 12, 2009 |


Only one day before the annual student film festival, Jonathan Stallings was surprised to find out that the Senate did not have the $1,800 they believed they had been given to run the … Read More

Student Senate to Host Film Festival

February 5, 2009 |


Students will get an opportunity to showcase their filmmaking abilities this week in the sixth annual “Spectacle,” UMW’s own film festival.

The Spectacle is the only student film festival on campus and is comprised entirely of films … Read More

Delays and Burned-Out Bulbs

October 30, 2008 |

Official Student Senate Notes from the Safety Walk:

• Blue lights don’t go directly to police, takes awhile before police arrive, police don’t know where you are located • Cracked sidewalk on path of Mercer Hall, leading to parking lot … Read More