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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The decision to allow an election follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union.

Graduate Workers to Hold Union Election

Georgetown University and graduate student workers have negotiated approval to hold a graduate student union election this spring, a move that follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. Provost Robert Groves and Executive President for Health Sciences Edward[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Founded in the early 2000s, Georgetown’s chapter of the national organization boasts a membership of approximately 230 students, most of whom are Chinese nationals and graduate students, according to the organization’s HoyaLink description.

University Student Group Received Funding From Chinese Government

The Georgetown University graduate student group, GU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, has received substantial funding from the Chinese government in years past, though the group has not broken any university funding rules, a recent report from Foreign Policy alleges. The documentation of the funding points to Chinese government involvement[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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4 Tickets Enter 2018 GUSA Executive Election

  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: Logan Arkema (COL ’20) and Jonathan Compo (COL ’20), Hunter Estes (SFS ’19) and Richard Howell[Read More…]

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In Return to Hilltop, Bill Clinton Calls for Inclusivity and Political Gumption

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) made his widely anticipated return to the Hilltop on Monday afternoon, lecturing a tightly packed Gaston Hall on his view of today’s global political climate and the role of government in an increasingly interconnected world. “What are our responsibilities to each other, in an[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate students demanded recognition of their labor union and the start of contract negotiations in a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Wednesday. Around 60 members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees gathered on Copley Lawn to deliver the letter to DeGioia requesting greater representation in negotiating[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Students Unite for Puerto Rico Financial Relief

Students Unite for Puerto Rico Financial Relief

The Georgetown University Latin American community has come together to support Puerto Rican students and to raise funds and awareness for the island following the devastation Hurricane Maria wrought two weeks ago. Students at the University of Pennsylvania launched a GoFundMe page Sept. 20 titled “Students with Puerto Rico” to[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Delays Expected on Metro’s Red Line Through End of November

Red line commuters can expect six weeks of disrupted service starting Oct. 16 as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority starts the next phase of a water damage mitigation project. Trains are scheduled to run on a single track on weeknights after 9 p.m. through Nov. 24 in the suburban[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Administrators, Students Re-Examine State of Free Speech at Georgetown

Georgetown must continue to facilitate spaces for meaningful dialogue and open exchange of diverse ideas, according to a panel on free speech and expression held Tuesday evening in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room. The panel, featuring Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19), Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Erika Cohen-Derr, associate professor of government[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised growing equality for women in the legal field in an address at the Law Center.

Justice Ginsburg Praises Higher Representation of Women in Law

Opportunities for women in the legal field have improved drastically over the past 50 years, said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Georgetown University Law Center on Wednesday afternoon. Ginsburg, speaking to first-year students at GULC, said the industry has seen a monumental shift toward gender equity in[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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University President John J. DeGioia received the Anti-Defamation League's 2017 Achievement award on Monday.

DeGioia Receives Anti-Defamation League Achievement Award

The Anti-Defamation League awarded its 2017 Achievement award to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, the highest award bestowed in Washington, D.C. by the Jewish advocacy and civil rights organization. ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt and D.C. Regional Director Doron Ezickson noted the opening of Georgetown’s Center for Jewish[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top