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Sally Yates: Trump Eroding Democratic Norms, Public Trust

The erosion of democratic norms and public trust under President Donald Trump’s administration threatens U.S. democratic institutions, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said at a Wednesday evening event cosponsored by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and The New York Times. Yates said she is worried by[Read More…]

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Trump Signals End to Immigration Deal, Alarming ‘Dreamers’

Students without documentation at Georgetown University were met with an unpleasant surprise Easter Sunday morning, after President Donald Trump fired off a flurry of tweets signaling the end to a potential deal to pass a legislative replacement to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, further thrusting the future of[Read More…]

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Georgetown Solidarity Committee Advocates Workers’ Rights

Georgetown Solidarity Committee Advocates Workers’ Rights

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a worker’s rights advocacy group, delivered a letter  on March 27 outside University President John J. DeGioia’s office to protest the administration’s efforts to change Washington, D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. The university has engaged in lobbying efforts to change certain parts of[Read More…]

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GU Politics Funds Student Visit to Mexican Elections

Eight to 10 Georgetown students will be selected to travel to Mexico this summer to observe the country’s 2018 general election as part of a trip organized by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. GU Politics, with support from the School of Foreign Service, will sponsor and fund[Read More…]

WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA In total, 22,897 students applied to Georgetown’s Class of 2022, and 3,327 of them were admitted. The applicant pool is the university’s largest ever, breaking the previous record of 21,459 applicants set last year.

Rising SAT Scores Affect Admissions Decisions

The redesigned SAT is yielding higher average scores than both the old SAT and the ACT, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (COL ’64, GRD ’69). Released in March 2016, the new SAT tests students on more curriculum-based content, combines reading and writing into one 800-point section and[Read More…]

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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The agreement comes after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union.

GAGE Members Celebrate Union Vote Agreement

Graduate student workers in the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are celebrating an agreement with the administration regarding a graduate student union election next semester. The agreement comes after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant[Read More…]

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Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, discussed the findings of a new GIWPS report in an interview with The Hoya.

UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues

United Nations sanctions can be used to limit the weaponization of sexual violence in conflict situations, Sophie Huvé (LAW ’17), a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security fellow, argued in a report published by GIWPS last week. Huvé has been asked to present her findings to UNrepresentatives later this month.[Read More…]

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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The decision to allow an election follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union.

Graduate Workers to Hold Union Election

Georgetown University and graduate student workers have negotiated approval to hold a graduate student union election this spring, a move that follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. Provost Robert Groves and Executive President for Health Sciences Edward[Read More…]

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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA Former Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) discussed their time in office.

Mack and Andino Reflect on Time in Office

Former Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) entered office on a campaign platform that promised a “Fresh GUSA,” focusing on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. The duo won the 2017 executive election with a narrow victory of 34 votes and entered[Read More…]

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Georgetown Midwest Club Seeks to Expand

The Georgetown University Midwest Club, which hosted its inaugural social event March 27, providing s’mores to prospective members on Healy Lawn, aims to create a more inclusive club culture on campus by targeting students from the continental United States for its upcoming events. Two of the club’s co-founders, Henry Gunderson[Read More…]

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