February 28, 2012 12:03 am
Students discuss online SGA Incident – Becky White Apologizes for “Impulsive Posts”
Dear St. Mary’s,
Recently there was an incidence of incivility on Tumblr and Facebook involving some SGA members, and I wanted to apologize for the part that I played. I am sorry. My original Tumblr posts were hateful and inappropriate, and I should never have written them.
I viewed Tumblr as somewhat of an online journal, forgetting that the Internet is a public domain and you really must be held accountable for everything you say. I can assure you, however, that what I wrote is not indicative of my actual views, but rather something I posted impulsively after hearing about some recently passed SGA legislation that upset me. I respect everyone in the current SGA administration and always have; that was simply a fleeting moment of anger. I understand how much power words hold, and the importance of remaining civil and classy at all times.
I promise that I will never again forget what it means to embody the St. Mary’s way, where we forge relationships based upon “mutual respect, honesty, integrity and trust.” As a public representative of St. Mary’s, I further understand that it is critical for me to personally uphold and champion this standard. I am deeply sorry that I have let you all down as a student leader, and I promise to serve you better next year.
SGA Vice President Elect