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HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA The Georgetown University faculty senate voted Nov. 28 to ban firearms, weapons and explosives on university property.

GU Faculty Approve On-Campus Weapons Ban

A universitywide proposal banning firearms, weapons and explosives on campus was unanimously approved by Georgetown University’s faculty senate Nov. 28 and is set for final review Jan. 17, according to an email sent to members of the Georgetown community. Georgetown prohibits weapons on campus through its Code of Student Conduct[Read More…]

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VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) (left) was sworn in Monday as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Senate Confirms GULC Alumna as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Kathleen Kraninger (LAW ’07) was confirmed as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the U.S. Senate in a 50-49 vote Dec. 6. Kraninger, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and sworn in Monday, replaces Acting Director Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89), who is also the director[Read More…]

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KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA Several Facilities workers 
feel mistreated and bullied by their management, as two anonymous workers recount to The Hoya.

Facilities Workers Reveal Institutional Challenges

The smooth operations of Georgetown University’s maintenance rely on employees of the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to respond to work requests. Yet several of these workers feel overworked, underpaid and unprotected against mistreatment by their management team. Under a new trade-based work delegation, facilities workers have faced a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Georgetown University hosted the first of a series of feedback sessions to collect student input on how the university should formulate a response to proposed Title IX regulations. Students pushed back against the regulations and offered recommendations to university administrators at the Monday session.

Proposed Title IX Regulations Draw Student Backlash at 1st GU Feedback Session

Students criticized Georgetown University’s current response to sexual assault and the upcoming changes to Title IX regulations that could lessen the university’s legal obligation to combat assault during campus feedback sessions Monday and Thursday. The U.S. Department of Education is holding a 60-day public comment period after its Nov. 16[Read More…]

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ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA Georgetown University Student Association President Juan Martinez (SFS '20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS '20) seek to increase transparency among GUSA, the university and the student body.

GUSA Executive to Prioritize Transparency, Advocacy

Transparency, student health and advocacy are key focuses of the Georgetown University Student Association executive, according to President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS ’20). Martinez and Chick took office this fall after the resignations of former President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), Vice President Naba Rahman[Read More…]

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AMANDA VAN ORDEN/THE HOYA Al Castillo (SFS '22) has found spaces to represent himself at Georgetown.

Trans, Nonbinary Students Forge Spaces Despite Difficulties

For Al Castillo (SFS ’22), Georgetown felt like a chance to finally represent himself in his honest form. “When I was in high school, I presented myself as a girl — that was who I was,” said Castillo, who uses he/him pronouns. “Now, I was able to present myself as[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA From left to right: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, who co-moderated the event, women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad and author Azar Nafisi criticized the mandatory hijab policy in Iran at a Dec. 5 panel.

Iranian Women’s Rights Advocate Criticizes Mandatory Hijab Policy

Oppressive policies toward women in the Middle East must be combatted, scholars, leaders and activists said at a panel on women’s rights in Iran on Dec. 5. Iran currently ranks in the bottom third among 153 countries in a women’s well-being and empowerment index created by the Georgetown Institute for[Read More…]

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GU DANCE MARATHON HoyaTHON, Georgetown's first-year chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, raised $41,024 for Washington, D.C. Children's National Hospital.

HoyaTHON Breaks Fundraising Records After 1st Event

HoyaTHON, Georgetown’s chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon that fundraises for Children’s National Health System, a hospital in Washington, D.C., became the largest first-year dance marathon in D.C. and set the record for day-of fundraising for all first-year programs at Children’s National. Student participants at HoyaTHON stood or danced[Read More…]

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GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

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