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JARRETT ROSS/THE HOYA
The GUSA Constitutional Council invalidated the results of the referendum on a constitutional amendment to abolish the GUSA senate.

GUSA Delays Senate Reform Results

  The Georgetown University Student Association Election Commission announced it would hold the results of Thursday’s referendum on replacing the senate with a new assembly early this morning, pending a review of alleged unconstitutionality at polling stations. The Election Commission announced it would postpone the results in a tweet at[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News - Top

GUSA Passes Resolution Supporting Ohio State

The Georgetown University Student Association senate voted unanimously Monday evening to pass a resolution expressing solidarity with the Ohio State University following a car and knife attack that injured 11 students Monday. The resolution also called on the university to increase awareness of the university’s public safety efforts and for[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Ricardo Ernst, director of the Global Business Initiative and professor of operations and global logistics in the MSB, will hold the Baratta Endowed Chair in Global Business, which is being funded by part of the $7.3 million donation by the Baratta family.

MSB Receives $7.3 Million Donation to Expand Global Immersion Programs

  The McDonough School of Business received a $7.3 million donation to fund an expansion of undergraduate global immersion programs from Joseph Baratta (MSB ’93) and Abigail Baratta (SFS ’96), according to a campuswide email from University President John J. DeGioia on Nov. 22. Part of the donation will be[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panelists Push for Free Speech Tolerance

Students must work to ensure that free speech at Georgetown remains open and respectful in light of the divisive presidential election, according to administrators and free speech student advocates in a Free Speech Open Forum on Nov. 17. The discussion follows three bias-related incidents reported by the Georgetown University Police[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

President-elect Donald Trump’s future administrative appointments could spark a significant rollback of transgender rights in the military, according to panelists hosted by the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center and the Georgetown University Veterans Office on Monday. Georgetown’s Veterans Office Director LeNaya Hezel moderated the conversation between Shane McCammon, a veteran and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
PRAMILLA JAYAPAL
Six Georgetown alumni, including Pramilla Jayapal (CAS ’86), will be joining 22 other members of Congress who graduated from Georgetown.

Seven Alumni Elected to Congress

Six Georgetown alumni were newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s Congressional elections. The six alumni entering the House of Representatives are Democrat Stephanie Murphy of Florida (GRD ’04), Republican Francis Rooney of Florida (CAS ’75, GRD ’78), Republican Trey Hollingsworth[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Approves New Voter Registration Measure

Washington, D.C. residents may soon be registered to vote automatically through the Department of Motor Vehicles if a D.C. Council bill passed unanimously Nov. 1 becomes law. In order for this bill to take effect for the next election cycle, the Automatic Voter Registration Amendment must be signed by Mayor[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MedStar Safety Ranks Low

Although MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received a rating of C in hospital safety, it is still safer than all but one of the six other Washington, D.C. hospitals, according to a report released Oct. 31 by nonprofit organization The Leapfrog Group. According to The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as many[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown University Student Association is addressing concerns by members of the GUSA senate with its plan to abolish the senate and establish a new assembly.

GUSA Debates Senate Reform

The Georgetown University Student Association senate addressed concerns with the plan to abolish the senate and establish a new assembly, during a public senate meeting Sunday in which two senators argued that the plan will make policy making less democratic and is being approached too quickly. The senate is hoping[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ILLUSTRATION: JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA
Four Georgetown faculty and staff contributed to Donald Trump’s campaign, while 121 donors gave 555 contributions to Hillary Clinton.

Faculty, Staff Donors Largely Back Clinton

Eighty-five percent of Georgetown faculty and staff’s presidential campaign contributions went to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while 0.6 percent went to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to The Hoya’s analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. A total of 153 Georgetown faculty and staff donated about $206,000 to presidential[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top