SGA Visits Capitol Hill

SGA, UMW’s Student Government Association, visited the US Capitol in mid-March for a tour and to learn about congressional life. They met with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) as shown along with other senators (more info on their tour is provided on UMW article UMW Political Science Students Have Unique Access to Lawmakers). Joey Zeldin, the current SGA president, is also a Political Science major and a former intern in Senator Kaine’s office. Check out SGA's website to learn more about them and their engagement with the UMW community.   … [Read more...]

The UMW IRO Attended UNC Model UN Conference – Nov 2021

In November 2021, UMW’s International Relations Organization took a team of 16 student delegates on a trip to the University of North Carolina Model United Nations Conference. Read more about their experiences below! … [Read more...]

UMW International Relations Organization’s First Saturday Simulation

The UMW International Relations Organization (IRO) is putting on the first-ever 'Saturday Simulation,' surrounding NATO's response to the fall of the Soviet Union, set in the final days of 1991. In the debate style of a Model UN 'Crisis Committee,' delegates will represent member states of NATO in a fast-paced simulation of historical events, influenced entirely by their decisions. It's a casual affair, but schemes, assassinations, invasions, and intrigue are expected. The simulation is on Saturday the 12th of February 2022, from 11-3:30 in the Monroe 233! To attend, use this link to RSVP for Feb 2022 Sat Sim and select your preferred nation to represent -- to guarantee a spot, please RSVP by Wednesday the 9th. After filling out the form, we'll send out further information concerning basic research and historical briefs, and anything else we think might be helpful. For more information, (or, if you'd like to be involved in any capacity) come to our weekly IRO meetings. We debate … [Read more...]


UMW's International Relations Organization (IRO) Travel Team competed at VICS XXIII at University of Virginia. Delegate Julia Gibbons won an verbal commendation for her role as Sir Arthur Drakeford, Minister of Air and Civil Services during the Curtin Government, Australia 1942. … [Read more...]

Khaila and Lauren Emphasize Women in Politics

Political Science majors (from left to right) Khaila Nelson and Lauren Talbert wore matching sweatshirts which say “a women’s place is in the house and senate” to Professor Cooperman’s Policy Process and Congress class. In this class they performed a congressional simulation where Khaila was in the House and Lauren was in the Senate. … [Read more...]