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KEENAN SAMWAY THE HOYA

Election Procedures Followed in DC Election, Observe DC Report Finds

Observe D.C. held its inaugural nonpartisan election observation effort Nov. 6 at 83 polling locations across Washington, D.C. In its preliminary report, the observation found that most polling procedures were followed and that voters were able to cast ballots without issue. The sample-based Election Day observation effort, founded by McCourt[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]

DEBORAH APPLEBAUM Georgetown students canvassed for candidate George Scott (SFS '84) during a trip organized by Georgetown University College Democrats on Oct. 27-28. Scott (D) is running to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in the race for Pennsylvania's 10th District.

13 GU Alumni Seek Congressional Seats

Thirteen Georgetown undergraduate alumni are running for congressional seats in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) (CAS ’74, MED ’78), one of three alumni in the Senate, is the sole graduate up for reelection this cycle, while Corey Stewart (SFS ’91) is running against incumbent Sen. Tim[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 0 comments Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
GAGE Georgetown Association of Graduate Employees has set Nov. 5 as the date for its upcoming election, where graduate students will vote whether or not to allow it to engage in collective bargaining on the students' behalf.

Graduate Students to Vote on Unionization

Georgetown University’s nearly 1,100 graduate student assistants are set to vote on whether or not to unionize, after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. The election, to be held between Nov. 5 and Nov. 8, is[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALEXANDRA BOWMAN
Sylvia Önder, left, Clare Fieseler (SFS ’06) and Astrid Weigert delivered the petition to the Office of the President on Oct. 12.

Faculty Petitions Provost, President for Equal Parental Leave

A petition to increase the parental leave of non-tenure-line faculty to equal that of tenure-line faculty is being “seriously considered” by the university, after 282 individuals signed the petition as of its Oct. 15 closing date. Full-time non-tenure-line faculty members, which includes about 300 assistant, associate and full professors, are[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) was confirmed as Georgetown University Student Association vice president by the GUSA senate Oct. 2, following a series of executive resignations in September. President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) nominated Chick for the position on Oct. 1. Martinez, former transition chair of the senate, became president under[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Andrew Steigman, who worked in the School of Foreign Service for over 20 years as a professor, associate dean and mentor for students hoping to enter the foreign service, died Sept. 7.

SFS Associate Dean and Former Ambassador Andrew Steigman Dies

Andrew Steigman, a professor and associate dean in the School of Foreign Service for over twenty years, died Sept. 7 after a stroke in August. Steigman was born in 1933. Before coming to Georgetown University as a professor in the practice of diplomacy in 1985, Steigman spent 27 years as[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Catholic Women at Georgetown and Georgetown's chapter of Knights of Columbus held a holy hour for survivors of clerical sexual abuse. The holy hour comes in the wake of a series of allegations of sexual assault against members of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Student Groups Hold Holy Hour for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Catholic Women at Georgetown and Georgetown’s chapter of Knights of Columbus hosted a joint prayer service for victims of clerical sexual abuse Sept. 21 in Dahlgren Chapel as allegations of sexual abuse by priests continue to surface across the country and world. Large numbers of Catholic clerics have faced allegations[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Wendy Martinez (GRD '12) died Tuesday after being stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle.

Man Arrested in Killing of Georgetown Alumna

A man was arrested Thursday in the killing of Wendy Martinez (GRD ’12), who was fatally stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 35-year-old woman, who lived in Northwest Washington, D.C., was attacked on the 1400 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 7:56[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
BULLDOG TAVERN
UNITE HERE Local 23, the Aramark workers' union, and two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a suit against Epicurean and Co. alleging workers' rights violations in the contract transition from Aramark to Epicurean and Co.

Former Bulldog Tavern Employees File Suit Against Epicurean

UNITE HERE Local 23, the labor union representing Aramark employees, along with two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 against Epicurean and Company for alleged workers’ rights violations. Plaintiffs Edward Williams and Lisa Moriolé are filing suit with Unite Here Local 23 against Vigor Restaurant[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top