BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate

By Vanessa Reis  On Wednesday, April 25, the Student Government Association (SGA) shot down a proposed bill which, if passed, would have resulted in the university no longer investing in a list of companies that have been accused of contributing to human rights violations against Palestinians. After five hours of debate, the bill was rejected in a 25-9 vote. More than 100 students took the … Continue reading BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate

UMD alum announces presidential candidacy

By Rachel Clair University of Maryland alumnus Eric Swalwell officially announced his 2020 presidential run on Monday, April 8. During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Swalwell, a father of two, stated that he intends to focus on gun control if elected. Swalwell is currently serving his third congressional term in California’s  fifteenth district, including the San Francisco area. In his official … Continue reading UMD alum announces presidential candidacy

UMD remains in the shadow of McNair tragedy as Maryland accreditation review nears

By Luke Gentile Amid the protests and resignations of school officials, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)  announced it will look into the University of Maryland’s accreditation during its next meeting. UMD’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in June 2017. Its accreditation is what allows the university to be eligible for federal student financial aid funding. However, following the death of offensive lineman Jordan … Continue reading UMD remains in the shadow of McNair tragedy as Maryland accreditation review nears

Election countdown has campus civic engagement in full force

By Maristela Romero Civic engagement groups increased their presence across campus to provide information and resources for casting votes as a last hoorah before the midterm elections Tuesday. The Student Government Association (SGA) has particularly intensified their efforts through their coalition TerpsVote and by implementing a new initiative: handing out free envelopes and stamps at their office for students to mail in their absentee ballots. … Continue reading Election countdown has campus civic engagement in full force