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GUSA senate speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18), left, and senate vice speaker Cherie Vu (COL ’19) led the Senate vote to hold the referendum, which failed to pass Thursday.

GUSA Senate Reform Referendum Fails to Pass

April 28, 2017 at 12:12 am 1 comment

A Georgetown University Student Association referendum on senate electoral reform  failed to pass last night after receiving support from less than 25 percent of the student body – the minimum threshold required for the vote to pass. The referendum, conducted over a three-day period, included two major reforms to the GUSARead More

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Student Launches Book, Entrepreneurship Venture

April 28, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

When Shiv Jhangiani (MSB ’19) registered for a McDonough School of Business class last year billed as a course on entrepreneurship and venture capitalism, he did not expect he would end up a published author. Jhangiani is one of 15 students whose books were published by New Degree Press afterRead More

Task Force Seeks More Education on Sexual Assault

Task Force Seeks More Education on Sexual Assault

April 21, 2017 at 12:22 am 0 comments

  Members of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force recommended increased mandatory sexual assault education to change campus culture in a panel Wednesday night in the Healey Family Student Center. The task force, composed of over 70 members of the Georgetown community, presented 11 recommendations developed in response toRead More

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Two students are planning to launch the It’s On Us Pledge, which works to promote student pledges to end sexual violence on college campuses Wednesday.

Students Launch It’s On Us To End Sexual Violence

April 4, 2017 at 12:08 am 2 comments

Two students are planning to launch an It’s On Us chapter, an initiative that works to have students take a pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Obama administration launched It’s On Us in 2014 in an effort to end sexualRead More

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Arts Week features a series of displays, events and activities designed to celebrate the Arts at Georgetown.

Following Absence, Arts Week Returns to Celebrate Arts on Campus

March 29, 2017 at 1:45 am 0 comments

The fourth annual Georgetown University Arts Week started March 27 with a series of shows, events and activities designed to celebrate and shed light on the artistic community on campus. This year’s Arts Week marks the return of the program following an absence last year, due to a lack ofRead More

Less Than Half of New Club Applicants Accepted

March 28, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Twelve new clubs launched this semester, with the Council of Advisory Boards approving fewer than 50 percent of the 34 student groups that applied this semester for university recognition. The clubs, including the Hong Kong Student Association, Lebanese Student Association and Hoya Teahouse, join over 300 student groups on campus. TheseRead More

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Soraya Eid (COL '17) opened the fourth annual OWN IT summit in Gaston Hall on Saturday.

OWN IT Returns in 4th Year with Diverse Perspectives

March 21, 2017 at 2:16 am 2 comments

In the spirit of feminist activist Susan B. Anthony’s call to organize, agitate and educate, more than 100 invited speakers and 500 attendees convened for the fourth annual OWN IT summit Saturday in a daylong series of discussions on women’s rights and female empowerment. The summit included panels, breakout sessions,Read More

Panel Advocates Role of Increased Diversity in Changing Perspectives

March 20, 2017 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Increased diversity and denouncing hate speech are the most effective ways to educate those with intolerant and bigoted perspectives, according to three panelists on the “Educate” panel during the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. Huffington Post Executive Women’s Editor Emma Gray moderated the panel, which included Council on American-Islamic RelationsRead More

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Williams and Ali, who met at a pre-orientation program, are both involved in advocacy efforts on campus.

Williams and Ali Highlight Role of Inclusivity in GUSA

February 17, 2017 at 12:28 am 0 comments

It was a December evening, and over burrito bowls at Chipotle on M Street, Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) decided to run for Georgetown University School Association president and vice president. The meeting was far different from when the two first met almost two-and-a-half years earlierRead More

Williams, Ali Look to Create More Inclusive GUSA

February 17, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

The policy platform proposed by Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) focuses on efforts to expand diversity, transparency and mental health. According to Williams, his and Ali’s campaign focuses on four themes crucial to any Georgetown student’s experience: “Resources, transparency, inclusivityRead More