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The Georgetown University Student Association has sought to introduce a series of reforms this year, including the proposed abolition of the GUSA senate to be replaced by a new, elected assembly.

Executives Reflect on Evolving GUSA

Two years ago, former Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Vice President Connor Rohan (COL ’16) ran a satirical campaign with only two serious platforms on mental health and sexual assault reform. Last year, Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) entered the race[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Three tickets entered the Georgetown University Student Association executive election early Thursday morning.

Three Tickets Enter 2017 GUSA Executive Election

Three tickets entered the Georgetown University Student Association election early Thursday morning, marking the start of a two-weeklong campaign. Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18), Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) and John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ’18) have officially declared[Read More…]

by February 9, 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

GUSA Senate Passes Voting Reform Bill

The Georgetown University Student Association senate passed two resolutions Sunday pertaining to last semester’s referendum that sought to abolish the GUSA senate and replace it with an elected assembly primarily responsible for allocating club funding. The first resolution, drafted by GUSA senator Jasmine Ouseph (SFS ’19) and GUSA senate speaker[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Four Georgetown alumni, including the nominee for Special Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (CAS ’69 , LAW ’73), are looking to serve in President Donald Trump's administration.

Four Georgetown Alumni Set to Join Trump Administration

At least four university alumni are slated to join President Donald Trump’s administration as he continues to assemble his cabinet in the weeks following his Jan. 20 inauguration. The recently-confirmed Secretary of Homeland Security General John Kelly (GRD ’84), Office of Management and Budget Director-designate Rep. John Mulvaney (R-S.C.) (SFS[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Demonstrators Gather at White House, Capitol to Protest Trump’s Immigration Ban

Demonstrators Gather at White House, Capitol to Protest Trump’s Immigration Ban

In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, hundreds of protesters stood outside the White House for hours yesterday before walking down Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol building. Seven predominantly Muslim countries — Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and[Read More…]

by January 30, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Derek Black spoke with professor Marcia Chatelain to discuss how he defected from white nationalism in an event Thursday.

In First Event After Defection, Former White Nationalist Derek Black Reflects On Racial Climate

Former white nationalist Derek Black, in his first public event since denouncing his formative community in 2013, argued against the belief that civil discourse alone can combat racism at Copley Formal Lounge last night. Black, whose father is the founder of the white nationalist website Stormfront, and whose godfather is[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

In a recent study by The New York Times, Georgetown University ranked 12th out of a list of 38 schools with more students in the top 1 percent of the income scale than in the bottom 60 percent. While Georgetown ranks poorly for socioeconomic inclusivity, the report also showed that[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Declines to Release Investments

GU Declines to Release Investments

The Georgetown administration declined to disclose a list of companies the university invests in, following advocacy group Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment Coalition’s request last month to create a more transparent endowment. GU F.R.E.E, which has been endorsed by 17 student groups, submitted a letter Dec. 7 to[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown ranked 12th on a New York Times study detailing income inequality at universities, with 20.8 percent of students coming from the top 1 percent, defined as families with an annual income higher than $630,000, and 12.5 percent of students coming from the bottom 60 percent, defined as having an income less than $65,000.

Georgetown Ranks 12th in Study Detailing Income Inequality

Georgetown ranked 12th out of a list of 38 schools with more students from the top 1 percent of the income scale than from the bottom 60 percent, according to a New York Times study based on anonymous tax records published Jan. 18. The median income for a parent of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top