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The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed an amendment clarifying members’ service requirements and approved a $10,000 program grant request for Relay for Life at Tuesday’s meeting. 

Race-based factors have been used in college admissions processes since the 1960s — now the Supreme Court is considering whether they’re constitutionally viable. The Supreme Court held oral arguments for two affirmative action-related cases Oct. 31 in which Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed suit against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Harvard for considering race in their admissions process. SFFA argues that race-based admissions leads to discrimination of Asian and White Americans.

The Rocktown Energy Festival recently held its second annual event as part of the National Solar Home Tour in downtown Harrisonburg. The festival served as an opportunity for attendees to learn about sustainable energy methods and engage in conversation. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate nominated senior Emily Butters to the position of SGA Representative to the Faculty Senate, ratified an amendment to the SGA Constitution and approved a statement condemning a recent hate crime at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) at Tuesday’s meeting.

JMU's Student Government Association is rebranding its DEI committee to be the DEIJA+ committee, incorporating the following: diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, accessibility and more. Leia Surovell, sophomore anthropology major, will take over as chairperson in the fall and hopes to expand the committee's presence and outreach next year.