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UMass SGA Supports Fixed Fares for Knowledge Corridor Passenger Rail Pilot

December 11, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) Senate approved a resolution and letter addressed to MassDOT and transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack, encouraging fixed fares on the Knowledge Corridor pilot passenger rail service. The SGA believes that fixed fares based on distance is the best fare structure for students and community members…

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Office Manager Application Now Open

December 4, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. — The Student Government Association is now fielding applications for office mangers for the spring semester. Candidates, who must be on work-study, should visit Current Openings and download the application. The application should be e-mailed to Kelsey DeWolfe at sgachiefofstaff@umass.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 20. Office managers will be responsible for the day-to-day operations…

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SGA’s iClicker Lending Library

November 30, 2018

The Academic Oversight Committee launched an iClicker lending program in 2018 to assist low-income students on campus. Now, we are calling on students to donate used iClickers; last year, students received in certificates to Sweets & More and Amazon Gift Cards in exchange for their donations. Donations will be collected throughout the semester in the…

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FREE Bike Rentals for One Year

October 29, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff will be able to rent a free bike for one year starting tomorrow, Oct. 30, between 12-4 p.m. The bike-share program, which is headed by the Student Government Association’s Secretary of Sustainability, has been revamped to a long-term model from a previous short-term model that only allowed…

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Amherst Town Council Candidates to Participate in Forum at UMass Amherst

October 23, 2018

The Q&A panel will take place on Oct. 24, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. in Thompson 106. AMHERST, Mass. — Following the commencement of early voting on campus, 10 town council candidates will engage in a Q&A panel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The panel — which is sponsored by UMass’ Pi Sigma Alpha, a…

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Vote Early on Campus from Oct. 24-26

October 23, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. — Students and community registered to vote in Amherst will be able to early vote in the Student Union, room 420, from Oct. 24-26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Voters are encouraged to bring their IDs and proof of address where they are registered to vote in case. Other early voting locations in Amherst…

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SGA to Host Forum on New, Proposed “University Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence”

October 10, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. — Following a presentation on a new, proposed “University Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence” at Monday night’s senate meeting from the Chancellor’s Office, the Student Government Association will host a forum on Thursday to continue the discussion. The forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30…

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Chancellor’s Office to Present Proposed Sexual Assault Policy

October 6, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. — Representatives from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Chancellor’s Office will present a new, proposed Sexual Assault Policy at the Oct. 9 Student Government Association senate meeting. The presentation, which is open to the public, will solicit feedback from the community and answer questions students may have. The Oct. 9 senate meeting is set…

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Class of 2022 Elections Results Announced

September 27, 2018

AMHERST — Following a class vote, 16 senators have been elected to represent the class of 2022. At the end of the elections period, 732 members of the class of 2022 — which equates to more than 15 percent —  voted in this election. There were 30 nominated candidates running in this election. The full, ratified…

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SGA President Sullivan and SGA Vice President Amazan’s Response to Sept. 14 Incident

September 25, 2018

Released Monday, Sept. 17, 2018: This past Friday morning, UMass Police Department (UMPD) received a call from an anonymous person that described a “very agitated African-American gentleman” walking into Whitmore holding a large duffel bag. After UMPD investigated this call, they found that the man in question is a long-term employee of the University and…

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