Weekly Update: December 4-8

Executive Cabinet

Ken Tyler, Director of Athletics, spoke about the Athletics Department’s new diversity and inclusion initiatives. These include athlete education and training, community engagement, diversity-focused positions, and regular surveys and focus groups.

Arfa Vasim, DUCC Chair, and Lindsey Kowaki, AAC Chair are resigning to graduate early and study abroad, respectively. Special elections will be held for those positions at the beginning of the spring semester. If you are interested in running, stay tuned for more information come January.

Motion 11.29.5 was passed.


Student Senate

Senate did not meet this week.

If you are interested in joining Senate next semester, look for us at Club Carnival on January 17 or email vp@umwsga.org for more information!

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Weekly Update: November 27-December 1

Executive Cabinet

Dr. Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs attended the meeting on the 27th. She spoke about the University’s policies on free speech and campus expression in terms of recent events on college campuses nationwide.

Motion 11.15.1 was tabled and returned to the Senate with a request for clarification.  Motion 11.15.2 was passed.

Student Senate
While the following motions have been passed by the Senate, they are still subject to further review and a vote by the Executive Cabinet. Listed motions may not take effect as written, and are not obligated to occur.

11.29.1 – 11.29.4 – These motions consisted of updates to the Elections Rules and Procedures Handbook based on input from the Spring 2017 SGA general elections. For more details, visit www.umwsenate.org/minutes.

10.29.5 – Motion to work with the Fitness Center to replace disposable sanitation wipes with bottles of spray cleaner and towels. This includes a clarification update to motion 11.15.1.

 

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Weekly Update: November 13-17

Executive Cabinet

President Paino attended the meeting and spoke about current construction projects, revisions made to the Strategic Vision based on student survey responses, and current parking concerns regarding recent City of Fredericksburg plans for College Avenue.

Motion 11.06.1 was passed. Motion 11.06.2 was not passed.

 

Student Senate
While the following motions have been passed by the Senate, they are still subject to further review and a vote by the Executive Cabinet. Listed motions may not take effect as written, and are not obligated to occur.

11.15.1 – Motion to work with the Fitness Center to substitute single-use sanitation wipes with towels and cleaning spray for disinfecting equipment.

11.15.2 – Motion to work with Student Activities and Engagement to develop a formal reservation system with specific guidelines for painting the Spirit Rock.

 

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Weekly Update: November 6-10

Executive Cabinet

SGA is currently compiling a list of current student issues to tackle for the remainder of the semester, as well as into next semester. If you have any suggestions, please send them to president@umwsga.org.

Student Senate
While the following motions have been passed by the Senate, they are still subject to further review and a vote by the Executive Cabinet. Listed motions may not take effect as written, and are not obligated to occur.

11.06.1 – Motion to work with Facilities Services to install speed limit signs in the student levels of the Eagle Landing parking deck.

10.06.2 – Motion to work with Facilities Services to post “No Littering” signs in the Eagle Landing and Alvey parking decks.

 

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Weekly Update: October 30-November 3

Executive Cabinet

The Cabinet discussed current initiatives as well as data gathered from responses to the President’s Vision survey.


Student Senate

Paul Messplay, Executive Director of the Budget spoke about the current 2017-18 UMW budget, tuition and fees, upcoming capital projects, as well as the 2018-19 budget.

No new motions were passed this week.

 

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Weekly Update: October 23-27

Executive Cabinet

Dr. Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Paul Messplay, Executive Director of the Budget spoke about the proposed 2018-19 UMW budget. They answered questions regarding the University’s general fiscal status, recent expenditures, and future plans.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey about the President’s Strategic Vision, your feedback is being compiled in a report to President Paino!

Motion 10.18.1 did not pass the Cabinet. Motion 10.18.2 passed, but is unable to be enacted due to the unsafe structural condition of the staircase. Motion 10.18.3 passed, and is currently being explored and discussed.


Student Senate

No new motions were considered by Senate this week. Senators are currently investigating issues for possible future motions.

 

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Weekly Update: October 16-20

Executive Cabinet

A special task force has been formed by the SGA President to create a new SGA Constitution. The group meets weekly this semester to decide changes and restructure existing procedures.

SGA will soon be collecting feedback regarding President Paino’s Strategic Vision for UMW. This will include surveying students about the plan’s goals and action steps.

SGA will be tailgating near the Alumni Tent at the Battlegrounds on Saturday for Homecoming. Come by for free swag and food!

Student Senate
While the following motions have been passed by the Senate, they are still subject to further review and a vote by the Executive Cabinet. Listed motions may not take effect as written, and are not obligated to occur.

Motion 10.18.1 – Motion to work with University Services to troubleshoot and restore faulty cable connections in residence halls.

Motion 10.18.2 – Motion to work with Facilities Services to open the closed second staircase to the parking lots adjacent to Sunken Road and the Parking Deck.

Motion 10.18.3 – Motion to work with Facilities Services to have several potholes repaired and lines repainted in the parking lots adjacent to Sunken Road and the Parking Deck.

 

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Weekly Update: October 9-13

Executive Cabinet

A special task force has been formed by the President to create a new constitution. The group meets weekly this semester to decide changes and restructure existing procedures to make sure student government serves the student body as best as possible.

SGA will soon be collecting feedback regarding President Paino’s Strategic Vision for UMW. This will consist of a student survey via myUMW about the plan’s stated goals and action steps.

Motions 10.04.1 and 10.04.2 did not pass the Cabinet, and have been returned to the Senate.


Student Senate

While no new motions were passed this week, Senate discussed previous motions, as well as the cost of laundry to residential students.

 

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Weekly Update: October 2-6

Executive Cabinet

A special task force has been formed by the SGA President to create a new SGA Constitution. This group will meet regularly this semester to decide changes and restructure existing procedures.

SGA will soon be collecting feedback regarding President Paino’s Strategic Vision for UMW. This will include surveying students about the plan’s goals and action steps.

Student Senate
While the following motions have been passed by the Senate, they are still subject to further review and a vote by the Executive Cabinet. Listed motions may not take effect as written, and are not obligated to occur.

Motion 10.04.1 – Allow flags and tapestries to be hung on walls in residence halls.

Motion 10.04.2 – Work with Technology Support Services to provide better wireless connectivity in The Underground.

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Statement On Charlottesville Incident

A STATEMENT ON THE RECENT EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the Executive Cabinet of the UMW Student Government Association

August 15, 2017– Over the weekend, many of us watched the deplorable acts that were displayed in Charlottesville, Virginia. We felt fear, sorrow, and anger for our friends, neighbors, and fellow Virginians who faced the violent rhetoric and actions of white supremacists. It is more important than ever to denounce these senseless acts of malice that have not only occurred in Charlottesville, but throughout the nation.

The UMW SGA stands in solidarity with the first responders, counter-protesters, and those who were injured fighting against hatred, bigotry, and racism. Diversity and inclusion, in academia and in the public, is necessary for civil engagement and the free exchange of thought.

It is with great sadness we recognize that for students of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, this kind of discrimination is all too familiar. It is a daily reminder of the obstacles that discrimination, either through physical violence or systemic discrimination, is a day-to-day encounter.

Each of us has a role to play in defense of a diverse and inclusive campus community, and we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to find theirs and stand up for our shared values and beliefs. Please contact these resources with any concerns you may have or to join the conversation at UMW:

  • Arfa Vasim – Diversity & Unity Coordinating Committee Chair: (ducc-chair@umwsga.org)
  • Title IX Office: (540) 654-1166
  • James Farmer Multicultural Center: (540) 654-1044
  • Talley Center for Counseling Services: (540) 654-1053
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