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ANNE-ISABELLE DEBOKAY/FOR THE HOYA
Juan Martinez (SFS '20) is Georgetown University Student Association president effective Sept. 16 after Sahil Nair (SFS '19) resigned Sept. 11.

GUSA Appoints New President, Apologizes for Initial Response

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), the former transition chair of the Georgetown University Student Association senate, is the new GUSA president, effective Sept. 16, replacing Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), who resigned Sept. 11. Martinez was sworn in on Sunday and he will serve as president for the remaining 2018-2019 presidential term, culminating when[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

1,376 individuals have signed a petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church. McCarrick has been under fire since June when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and boys surfaced[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
BULLDOG TAVERN
UNITE HERE Local 23, the Aramark workers' union, and two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a suit against Epicurean and Co. alleging workers' rights violations in the contract transition from Aramark to Epicurean and Co.

Former Bulldog Tavern Employees File Suit Against Epicurean

UNITE HERE Local 23, the labor union representing Aramark employees, along with two former Aramark employees of Bulldog Tavern filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 against Epicurean and Company for alleged workers’ rights violations. Plaintiffs Edward Williams and Lisa Moriolé are filing suit with Unite Here Local 23 against Vigor Restaurant[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SETH OWEN
Seth Owen (SFS '22) traveled to Los Angeles to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after a GoFundMe for his Georgetown tuition went viral after he was kicked out of his house.

Q&A: First-Year Student Appears on The Ellen Show

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 11 after gaining national attention in July when a fundraiser for his Georgetown tuition after he was kicked out of his house for refusing to attend his parents’ church went viral. After Owen, who is gay, refused to attend[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY NINA YOUNG Students displayed an art piece countering anti-Semitic vandalism for one day in Red Square on Oct. 17, 2017. The artists and university administrators are now seeking a long-term location for the installation.

Students Seek Long-term Location for Graffiti Art Installation

Students are working with Georgetown University administrators to find a long-term location for the Love In”stall”ation, a one-day art installation created October 2017 in the wake of anti-Semitic and misogynistic graffiti found in LXRHall and Village C West in September 2017. On four separate occasions, swastikas were graffitied on surfaces[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
H*yas For Choice, a student group that advocates for reproductive rights, announced that it will begin providing Plan-B to students.

H*yas for Choice Will Provide Free Plan B for Students

Reproductive rights student group H*yas for Choice began offering emergency contraception to students free of charge on Monday, the first time such contraceptives will be widely available on university grounds. Georgetown University does not provide any form of contraceptives on campus, except Student Health Services, which will provide hormonal contraceptives[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Experts Call for Universities to Study China’s Soft-Power Influence on Campuses Better

Experts Call for Universities to Study China’s Soft-Power Influence on Campuses Better

To address China’s growing soft power influence on student groups at colleges around the country, universities must understand the context of the situation fully before taking action, said Robert Sutter, the director of the B.A. in International Affairs at The George Washington University, at an event Tuesday hosted by the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Author Criticizes Elitist Institutions for Encouraging Wealth Inequality

Institutionalized economic inequality remains prevalent in society despite increased funding for social improvement, author Anand Giridharadas said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday hosted by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Giridharadas spoke about his third and latest book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/FOR THE HOYA
Sean Spicer discussed his book, "The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President," at a Monday event hosted by the Institute of Politics and Public Service and Georgetown University College Republicans.

Former Press Secretary Spicer Critiques Liberal Media, Academia

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer criticized the media and academia at-large for traditionally leaning left at an event on Monday cohosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and Georgetown University College Republicans. During the event, which was named after a book Spicer published in July[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SIMON & SCHUSTER/FOR THE HOYA
Buzzfeed reporter and "Red Card" author Ken Bensinger reflected on the worldwide ramifications of FIFA corruption at a talk Monday.

Reporter Explores FIFA Corruption’s Broader Impact

Corruption within soccer governing organizations across the globe has ramifications beyond the impact on the sport, BuzzFeed news reporter Ken Bensinger said Monday evening in a discussion of his book “Red Card,” which was published in June. The Georgetown University Journalism Program, The Hoya and the Lecture Fund co-hosted the[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top