Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) were elected president and vice president of the Georgetown University Student Association by a razor-thin margin of 36 votes Feb. 22, ending the two-week executive election season. Here’s a look at The Hoya’s election coverage.

4 Tickets Emerge for GUSA Executive Race

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By Jeff Cirillo and Yasmine Salam
Feb. 2, 2018

Four potential tickets have emerged in the upcoming race for the Georgetown University Student Association executive election.

Election day is set for Feb. 22, with this year’s official campaign period beginning Feb. 8. Candidates are not permitted to campaign until this date. Tickets are required to attend one of two information sessions hosted by the GUSA Election Commission, held on Tuesday and Thursday this week, or to collect 100 student signatures by Feb. 10 to participate in the election.


4 Tickets Announce Executive Run 

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By Jeff Cirillo and Hannah Urtz
Feb. 8, 2018

Four tickets launched their campaigns for the 2018 Georgetown University Student Association executive election early Thursday morning, previewing a season expected to focus on themes of affordability and inclusion.

The announced tickets are (clockwise from top right): Logan Arkema (COL ’20) and Jonathan Compo (COL ’20), Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ’19), Hunter Estes (SFS ’19) and Richard Howell (SFS ’19), and Josh Sirois (SFS ’20) and Casey Doherty (COL ’20).


Race to the Finish: GUSA Executive Profiles

By Elizabeth Ash, Jeff Cirillo and Yasmine Salam
Feb. 16, 2018


GUSA Vice-Presidential Candidates Make Pitch to Voters in Debate

AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

By Sarah Mendelsohn
Feb. 15, 2018

Three Georgetown University Student Association vice presidential candidates discussed their plans to make GUSA more inclusive and increase affordability for students at a debate held Wednesday evening.

Richard Howell (SFS ’19), Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) and Casey Doherty (COL ’20) discussed policy issues including mental health, affordability and inclusivity. The debate was organized by the GUSA Election Commission in the Intercultural Center.

Vice-presidential candidate Jonathan Compo (COL ’20) did not participate in the debate.

As It Happened: 2018 GUSA Vice-Presidential Debate


In GUSA Presidential Debate, Candidates Disagree on Student Government’s Role

AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

By Jeff Cirillo and Yasmine Salam
Feb. 20, 2018

Four candidates for president of the Georgetown University Student Association pitched themselves to voters Monday night in this year’s GUSA presidential debate, which focused on the question of GUSA’s shortcomings and its role on campus.

Logan Arkema (COL ’20), Hunter Estes (SFS ’19), Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Josh Sirois (SFS ’20) discussed policy issues including sexual assault on campus, mental health initiatives, inclusivity and affordability. The election is set for Thursday, Feb. 22.

As It Happened: 2018 GUSA Presidential Debate


Behind the Scenes: GUSA Campaigns Create, Dispel Images

By Meena Morar
Feb. 20, 2018

In the shadow of almost every Georgetown University Student Association presidential candidate, there is a campaign manager striving to launch the ticket to victory on Feb. 22’s election day.

Tasked with communicating their candidates’ platform within the two-week period dictated by GUSA campaign rules, campaign managers devote countless hours to a role frequently overlooked by the student body.

This season, three of four official tickets – Logan Arkema (COL ’20) and Jonathan Compo (COL ’20) have decided to manage their own campaign – have designated a campaign manager to advocate for their vision for Georgetown’s student government. From selecting slogans to strategizing social media campaigns, these students are working behind-the-scenes to create — and, at times, dispel — popular images of their candidates.


Nair and Rahman Narrowly Lead in GUSA Election, According to Poll

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By Jeff Cirillo
Feb. 21, 2018

Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) narrowly lead the race for Georgetown University Student Association president and vice president, according to a door-to-door poll of 601 students conducted by The Hoya on Tuesday evening.

Nair and his running mate Rahman received 34.5 percent support of 339 self-identified likely voters. The pair held a tight margin over presidential candidate Josh Sirois (SFS ’20) and his running mate Casey Doherty (COL ’20), who received 29.8 percent support.

2018 GUSA Poll Results


Nair, Rahman Clinch Outsider Victory in Tight GUSA Race

SHEEL PATEL FOR THE HOYA

By Jeff Cirillo and Yasmine Salam
Feb. 23, 2018

Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) have been elected president and vice president of the Georgetown University Student Association by a razor-thin margin of 36 votes.

Nair and Rahman are set to be the third consecutive nonwhite GUSA executive pair when they take office March 9, replacing GUSA President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18).

Election Results: Video of Mack’s Call to Nair

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