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Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won yesterday’s Georgetown University Student Association executive election by a narrow margin of 34 votes over Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (COL ’18).

Mack, Andino Win GUSA Election in Narrow Victory

February 24, 2017 at 3:27 am 2 comments

Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the Georgetown University Student Association election early this morning, narrowly defeating Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (COL ’18) by 34 votes, the closest margin in recent electoral history. Mack and Andino received 50.74 percent — 1,160 votes —Read More

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her most memorable moments at an event Thursday.

Ginsburg Recalls Landmark Cases, Talks New Book

February 24, 2017 at 12:22 am 0 comments

The United States should strive to be a welcoming place for both diversity and the freedom to express one’s views, argued U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a promotional event Thursday evening for her book, which was co-written by two Georgetown University Law Center professors. At the event,Read More

Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

February 24, 2017 at 12:20 am 0 comments

Last December’s Georgetown University Student Association club funding referendum, which was later invalidated, would have been approved by more than a two-third margin, according to the results released by the Election Commission early Friday morning. The results were voided by the GUSA Constitutional Council Jan. 20 on the grounds thatRead More

Study Ranks Georgetown Low for Free Speech

Study Ranks Georgetown Low for Free Speech

February 24, 2017 at 12:18 am 1 comment

Georgetown University was included in a list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education based on free speech cases the foundation has worked on during the previous year. In a report released Wednesday, FIRE — a nonprofit focused on defendingRead More

Pentagon Whistleblower Advocates the Merits of Leaks

Pentagon Whistleblower Advocates the Merits of Leaks

February 24, 2017 at 12:16 am 0 comments

The leaking of classified information is in the national interest, according to Daniel Ellsberg, the former Pentagon employee responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers, at a symposium discussing the leaks and their legacy Feb. 16 and 17. “More people ought to be revealing this secret information,” Ellsberg said. “The publicRead More

Unsung Heroes Plans New Chapters, National Expansion

Unsung Heroes Plans New Chapters, National Expansion

February 24, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

Unsung Heroes is expanding nationwide from its Georgetown roots to include more than 10 different chapters at universities across the country starting at the end of March. Schools including Syracuse University, Emory University, the University of California, Los Angeles and American University, will all start Unsung Heroes chapters. Unsung HeroesRead More

DC Council Considers Youth Rehabilitation Act Reforms

February 24, 2017 at 12:12 am 0 comments

The Washington, D.C. Council is considering proposals to reform the Youth Rehabilitation Act after a series of investigations conducted by The Washington Post found that the policy failed to prevent young criminals from committing crimes in the future. The Youth Rehabilitation Act gives convicted criminals younger than 22 the opportunityRead More

Students Aim to Restore Tombstones of 272 Slaves

February 24, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Students have launched the Tombstone Restoration Initiative to raise $1,200 in the next two months to restore the identifiable tombstones of members of the 272 slaves whom Georgetown sold in 1838. Ayodele Aruleba (COL ’17) and Milan Chang (COL ’17) launched the project in conjunction with the Georgetown Memory Project,Read More

Petition for Georgetown to Sponsor Refugees Launches

February 24, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

About 300 students have signed a petition to make Georgetown the first U.S. Catholic university to sponsor a family of refugees as part of new refugee advocacy group Heed the Call. The petition, launched Feb. 21, has been endorsed by the Georgetown University College Democrats, Georgetown University College Republicans, GeorgetownRead More

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

February 24, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health partnered with Cycle Technologies to conduct a yearlong study in real time, the first of its kind, on a fertility tracking smartphone app to determine its effectiveness and accuracy in determining a woman’s chance for pregnancy, announced Feb. 7. The app,Read More