Archive for February 2018

SGA Urges State Legislature to Fully Fund PVTA

PVTA Bus

In response to proposed funding cuts to PVTA, SGA passed a resolution to draft and sign the following letter to the State Legislature:   To the Representatives of the Massachusetts General Court, The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association writes to  urge you to fully fund the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) to prevent any…

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Spring Elections Report Released

Voting for SGA Spring Elections closed Friday, February 23. With over 17% of the campus participating in the 4-day voting period, new class Senators were announced along with President/Vice President -elects Timmy Sullivan and Nathalie Amazan, and Student Trustee -elect Jiya Nair. The elections report was ratified by the Senate on Monday, February 26. Spring…

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Senate Takes Issue with Dining’s Lunar New Year

Senate meeting

Amherst, MA — On Monday, Senate voted to endorse the following letter, directed toward the Director of Residential Dining Services Auxiliary Enterprises. The letter was cosponsored by Vice Chair Esther Oh, the Academic Oversight Committee, the Social Justice Empowerment Committee, and 41 cultural RSOs on campus. —- The University of Massachusetts Amherst prides itself on…

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SGA Supports PVTA’s Efforts to Incorporate Zero Emission Electric Vehicles

PVTA bus

Amherst, MA  — The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution and letter signed by SGA President Anthony Vitale to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission encouraging the incorporation of more zero emission electric vehicles into the PVTA fleet. The PVTA has three electric buses deployed…

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