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Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As students begin completing projects, papers and theses, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been prepping to provide students with opportunities to relieve stress. The Campus Life Committee has been hard at work, under the leadership of Junior Class President Allison Aguado and Junior Class Vice-President Ariel Kaylor, preparing stress balls to be distributed during the biannual finals breakfast. In addition, therapy dogs are planned to make an appearance as those are always well received by our students. In addition, Aguado took notes during the fireside chat with Dean Tucker and Dean Wells. The biggest topic of discussion was the implementation of May term and how it will affect the class of 2019 specifically. The question being: How will replacing J-Term effect juniors who are still required to complete an ethics course next year? Many students have traditionally taken...

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SGA newsletter

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Maryville College Student Government Association (SGA) has been working hard to ensure that student organizations on campus that request additional funds receive the needed funds for their upcoming events. SGA understands that unexpected fees can often be unavoidable and will work with organizations to fund them sufficiently and efficiently. Recently, SGA gave the Black Student Alliance (BSA) $2,200 to help fund the 10th Annual GLIMPSE Conference. This year, Maryville College is hosting the conference, and BSA needed additional funds to make it great. This conference highlights diversity through different multicultural students. It specifically discusses what it means to be a diverse student leader in the 21st century on a predominately white college campus or within one’s community and the struggles that confront groups like this. Maryville College BSA will be hosting this conference on November 10-11. The PRIDE...

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SGA President shares club’s first newsletter

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Sept. 14 marked the first meeting of the new student government association (SGA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Members of SGA have been eager to get to work and push legislation to provide for students. Since our first meeting, here are some of our most recent orders of business:   Voices of Praise (VOP) came to us asking for $1,500 to help fund a three-day professional workshop on Oct. 6 – Oct. 8. This workshop benefits the Maryville College VOP, but any Maryville College student that wants to attend may do so. Dr. Kathy Bullock, Chair of the Music Department at Berea College, plans to come share her research in sub-African and African-American music and culture.   In our most recent meeting, we discussed the plans for a “Good Vibes” day here on campus. Several students have mentioned in...

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Maryville College to receive largest gift in history

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville College will soon receive its largest gift in history. Dan (Class of 1940) and Elaine McGill have worked closely with the College to document their estate gift, and thanks to their spectacular generosity, the College will receive $15 million. This donation will go on record as the largest gift in Maryville College’s 198-year history. Per their instruction, the gift will be allocated as follows: $1 million will be directed to Anderson Hall – and in their honor, the first floor will now be known as the McGill Family Floor. The remaining $14 million will be designated for endowed scholarships. The scholarship will carry Dan’s name, in addition to that of their daughter Melanie. The first Dan Mays McGill and Melanie Mays McGill Memorial Scholarships will be awarded during the College’s Bicentennial Year in 2019. Dan and Elaine originally...

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Pepsi pulls ad after controversy goes viral

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

On April 5, Pepsi pulled a two-and-a-half-minute commercial that caused controversy due to its tone-deaf attitude towards the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. The commercial aimed to “reflect people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony,” according to Pepsi. The commercial begins by showing a man of Asian descent playing cello on a rooftop and then cuts to a woman wearing a hijab organizing photos on a table. Quickly after this, the viewer gets a brief glimpse of a generic protest happening in the background of Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot. After noticing the protest, the man with the cello and the woman wearing the hijab join the protest. The man with the cello makes eye contact with Jenner and persuades her with a simple head nod to join the movement. The protest...

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