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Members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees rallied in protest of the university's response to their efforts Dec. 6

Graduate Student Workers Continue Push for Labor Union

Students pursuing university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union will continue activism to persuade administrators to accept their proposal for the right to vote following a university email announcing new willingness to reexamine the issue of unionization. In a Jan. 9 email, Provost Robert Groves and Executive Vice[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ), to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Kirstjen Nielsen, SFS Alumna, Confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security

The U.S. Senate confirmed Georgetown alumna Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by a 62-37 vote Tuesday. Nielsen will fill the vacancy left by former DHS Secretary John Kelly, who left the department in July to serve as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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After more than two months, the Georgetown University Police Department has not identified a suspect in a string of anti-Semitic vandalisms.

After 2 Months, No Suspect Identified in Anti-Semitic Vandalism

More than two months after a string of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents in two residence halls shook campus, the Georgetown University Police Department has not identified a suspect. Swastikas were found painted in an LXR Hall elevator and bathroom on at least three occasions in September shortly after a swastika was[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
The weeklong GUHereToStay campaign featured a “Dream Wall” in Red Square, where students wrote messages of support to the undocumented community.

GUHereToStay Campaign Rallies Support for Dream Act

GUHereToStay, a weeklong Georgetown University Student Association campaign launched Monday, engaging students and administrators to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The campaign marks GUSA’s latest and most aggressive efforts to push for a law protecting undocumented students from deportation after the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The ProudToBeGSP campaign runs Nov. 13 to 17 and highlights stories of the more than 650 students in the Georgetown Scholarship Program.

ProudToBeGSP Campaign Empowers Story-Telling

The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its fourth annual ProudToBeGSP promotional campaign to highlight its support for first-generation and low-income students. The ProudToBeGSP week, running from Nov. 13 through Nov. 18, started as an initiative to spread awareness about low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. GSP provides more than 650 undergraduate[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
House Democrats are suing the General Services Administration over the federal agency's refusal to provide documents related to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers Sue Federal Agency Over Trump Hotel Documents

Seventeen Democratic members of the House of Representatives sued the General Services Administration on Nov. 2 over the agency’s refusal to provide documents regarding Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The House members said they repeatedly requested documents, which the GSA is legally required to provide, regarding the financial history[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free filed a proposal November 6 calling for divestment from tar sands oil companies.

GU Fossil Free Proposes Divestment From Tar Sands Oil Industry

A proposal by student group GU Fossil Free calling on the university to avoid investments in tar sands oil has received the support of about 200 members of the Georgetown community. The proposal was submitted to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, which advises the university on socially responsible[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Local News Site DCist Shut Down After Parent Company Labor Dispute

Local news site DCist was shut down late Nov. 2 after billionaire CEO Joe Ricketts — owner of DNAinfo and Gothamist, DCist’s parent company — announced a decision to discontinue publishing both news organizations. The decision follows an Oct. 26 vote by Gothamist reporters and editors to unionize following Ricketts’[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Fonda Urges Action Against Unfair Labor Practices

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda called on progressive Americans to organize increased opposition to unfair labor policies in the United States during a discussion about sexual assault and harassment in the services industry Monday. Partnering with the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a workers’ advocacy group, Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top