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College Republicans’ Darwish Event Comes Under Scrutiny

The Georgetown University College Republicans came under fire this week for inviting advocacy group Former Muslims United Director Nonie Darwish, who some critics have called Islamophobic, to speak on campus Tuesday evening. Darwish promoted her new book, “Wholly Different,” which explores the differences between Christian and Islamic values, at the[Read More…]

by March 3, 2017 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

1,400 Sign Petition Calling for Thompson Firing

More than 1,400 students and alumni have signed a petition to dismiss the head coach of Georgetown’s men’s basketball team John Thompson III as of Wednesday evening. The petition, launched Feb. 25 by Roey Hadar (SFS ’17) and Brendan Doyle (COL ’17), will be delivered to university administrators Friday. An[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The university is planning to launch a new Student Health/Wellness Advisory Board , after the Mental Health Advisory Board was shut down in January.

New Student Health Advisory Board to Expand Scope

The university plans to launch a general Student Health/Wellness Advisory Board in the fall semester to replace the Mental Health Advisory Board, which shut down in January, causing some student mental health advocates to raise concerns about the future of mental health policy on campus. The new advisory board will[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

Last December’s Georgetown University Student Association club funding referendum, which was later invalidated, would have been approved by more than a two-third margin, according to the results released by the Election Commission early Friday morning. The results were voided by the GUSA Constitutional Council Jan. 20 on the grounds that[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Williams, Ali Lead Tight Executive Race According to Poll

Williams, Ali Lead Tight Executive Race According to Poll

Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) lead a tight Georgetown University Student Association executive race with the support of 42.2 percent of likely voters, according to a door-to-door poll of 535 students conducted by The Hoya on Tuesday night. The Williams-Ali ticket is followed by Kamar Mack (COL ’19)[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University Idles Regarding Future of Kehoe Field

More than a year after the university closed Kehoe Field over safety concerns, university officials have not decided on a replacement plan, and it remains unclear when a new field will be built. The field was closed entirely in February 2016 after club sports teams and university officials raised concerns[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Organizations Commemorate Black History Month

Student groups are sponsoring a schedule of 18 events to commemorate and raise awareness of African-American history and present-day issues of race, activism and identity, in observance of Black History Month this February. This year’s schedule includes six more events than that of 2016. Among the events planned are film[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Panelists discussed the need to reduce the power of prosecutors and increase the role of social platforms to reduce recidivism in prison reform in an event on Wednesday.

Panelists Advocate United Approach to Prison Reform

The obstacles to ending mass incarceration in the United States are numerous but not intractable, according to four panelists at the “How to End Mass Incarceration” panel in McShain Lounge on Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Prisons and Justice Initiative, the Office of the Provost and the Department of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Student Activities Commission imposed budgetary sanctions on the Georgetown Solidarity Committee on Monday night.

GSC Sanctioned for Sit-In Violations

The Student Activities Commission voted last night to sanction workers’ rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee by admitting the group into a restoration process that removes GSC control over its budget. The restoration sanction, announced at a public hearing in the Healey Family Student Center, was approved by a seven-to-three vote.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUPD Not Notified of Kidnapping Until Nearly a Day Later

GUPD Not Notified of Kidnapping Until Nearly a Day Later

For about 20 hours, the Georgetown community was unaware that a student had been kidnapped Jan. 26 due to a communication lapse between the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police and the Georgetown University Police Department. Although the kidnapping reportedly occurred about three blocks from the front gates of Georgetown — outside[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top