Student Government Weekly Update – January 27th, 2016

Hey Patriots! We hope you’ve had a nice break and are ready to continue to tackle this semester. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on for you. As always, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop! @MasonStudentGov.

 

Mason Lobbies 2016!

On Thursday, January 28th, we will be heading to Richmond with fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni to speak to state legislators on behalf of the student body. Our legislative priorities include an increase in student financial aid funding, support funding for Robinson Hall renovations, an increase in opportunities for graduate student research assistantships, and supporting legislation that provides college campuses with the direction and resources necessary to combat campus sexual violence. Follow the hashtag #MasonLobbies2016 for updates!

 

National Student Debt Day

Can’t join us for Mason Lobbies? You can still have your voice heard on National Student Debt Day in DC! On January 28th from 9 am to 4 pm, students from around the country will gather at UDC to learn more about the student debt crisis and be provided with the tools they need to impact change. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/StudentDebtDay16.

 

White Out Game against George Washington University

On Sunday, January 31st, Men’s Basketball will be playing George Washington University in the White Out Game. Head to EagleBank Arena at 12 pm to cheer them on to victory! George Mason Athletics will be giving out free Doc Nix gnomes (while supplies last) and having a hot chocolate bar. We hope to see you there!

Check out the Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016498065066139/

 

Recent Legislation: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resolution

On January 21st, the Student Senate passed a resolution to urge the university to reconstitute Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. To view the resolution, check out our legislation log http://sg.gmu.edu/2016/01/22/january-21-2016/

 

Weekly Senate Meeting

Our weekly Student Senate Meetings are always open to the public! Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 4:30 pm in Merten Hall Room 1201 to learn more about what the Student Senate has been working on.

 

We hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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