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Students Install Hammocks Around Campus

Eight students installed the first of three hammocks that are part of a class assignment to “do something good” on the Southwest lawn on Dec. 2. The group of students are installing the hammocks as part of a project in McDonough School of Business professor Jason Brennan’s class Moral Foundations[Read More…]

by December 14, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students gathered in Red Square on Wednesday before marching to University President John J. DeGioia's office to deliver a letter requesting transparency on the university's endowment.

Campaign Demands Divestments, Endowment Transparency

Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment Coalition, a student-organized group seeking  transparency in Georgetown’s endowment, demanded the university to divest from private prisons and companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine,” during a launch rally in Red Square Dec. 7. Chris Morris (COL ’19), an organizer for GU[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 9, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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

Smoke-Free Referendum Passes

The Georgetown University Student Association announced 49.64 percent of students voted “yes” in a referendum for a tobacco-free campus in results released Friday at 1:31 a.m. According to the GUSA Election Commission, 46.37 percent of students voted against the referendum. Thirty-four percent of students living off campus participated, 51 percent[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Hellman Reflects on Vision, Election After First Year

Since he began his tenure as the dean of the School of Foreign Service in 2015, Joel Hellman has restructured the Dean’s Office, overseen the implementation of foreign language minors and begun preparations for the school’s centennial in 2019. By 2019, Hellman plans to institute changes to the school’s core[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Petition for Tice’s Release Garners Campus Support

Petition for Tice’s Release Garners Campus Support

A group of students launched a petition yesterday addresed to Special Presidential Envoy to Hostage Affairs James O’Brien to expedite the release of Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a journalist who was kidnapped while on assignment in Syria on Aug. 14, 2012. Georgetown University Student Association Chief of Staff Ari Goldstein[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown Solidarity Committee encouraged students to go barefoot to raise awareness about Nike’s alleged workers’ rights violations, as contract negotiations between the university and the company continue.

GSC Goes Barefoot to Raise Nike Contract Concerns

Students are going barefoot to raise awareness for workers’ rights violations committed by Nike, a licensee of the university, as part of a demonstration arranged by the workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee from Wednesday to Friday. The university has been in contract negotiations with Nike to allow the[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Survey Finds Students Lack Food Accessibility

Survey Finds Students Lack Food Accessibility

According to a food-accessibility survey released by the Georgetown University Student Association, 54 percent of 351 surveyed students said they have experienced hunger but were unable to buy food for cost-related reasons. The survey points to a lack of accessible food options on campus as 42.2 percent of surveyed students[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
University Renews Aramark Contract

University Renews Aramark Contract

Aramark will remain the university’s dining contractor for the next 10 years, with plans to expand meal exchange options and convert the first floor of O’Donovan Hall into a food court this summer. The contract, announced by Chief Operating Officer Christopher Augostini in a campuswide email Tuesday, concludes a yearlong[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top