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Olympians Highlight Resilience in Face of Adversity

Olympians Highlight Resilience in Face of Adversity

February 24, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Overcoming obstacles to achieve success is the most valuable aspect of competition, according to Olympians Charlie Buckingham (COL ’11) and Michelle Konkoly (COL ’15) in a talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Feb. 16. Konkoly won four medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, including two golds in the 50 metersRead More

Georgetown Medical Student Club Promotes Awareness for Students Without Documentation

February 24, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Medical Center students launched a group last fall to raise awareness among medical students and administrators about the experiences of students without documentation. The group, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Undocumented Student Awareness Club, plans to educate medical students about the DACA program andRead More

Georgetown Receives Grant to Study Racial Justice

February 24, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private organization offering grants in part to colleges and universities, granted Georgetown University $1.5 million to help establish new racial justice initiatives on campus. The grant, announced by Georgetown on Feb. 13, was received Dec. 8. Starting in 2017, the grant will help fundRead More

Williams, Ali Lead Tight Executive Race According to Poll

Williams, Ali Lead Tight Executive Race According to Poll

February 22, 2017 at 4:04 am 1 comment

Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) lead a tight Georgetown University Student Association executive race with the support of 42.2 percent of likely voters, according to a door-to-door poll of 535 students conducted by The Hoya on Tuesday night. The Williams-Ali ticket is followed by Kamar Mack (COL ’19)Read More

GUSA Poll 2017 Results

GUSA Poll 2017 Results

February 22, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

  Illustrations: Alyssa Volivar/The Hoya Methodology: The Hoya conducted a campuswide, door-to-door poll of Georgetown students Tuesday night in advance of the Georgetown University Student Association executive election Feb. 23. Although the polling method is not scientific, it was designed to reduce sample bias and provide transparency for demographics. More thanRead More

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GUSA presidential candidates Kamar Mack (COL '19), left, Garet Williams (COL '18) and John Matthews (COL '18) met Monday evening for an Election Commission-sponsored debate in the Healey Family Student Center.

GUSA Presidential Debate Focuses on Need to Increase Affordability, Health Services

February 21, 2017 at 10:42 am 7 comments

Three of the four presidential candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive office found common ground on the need to make Georgetown more affordable at last night’s debate. Kamar Mack (COL ’19), John Matthews (COL ’18) and Garet Williams (COL ’18) participated in Monday evening’s debate, organized by theRead More

GUSA 2017 Candidates Share Their Stories

GUSA 2017 Candidates Share Their Stories

February 17, 2017 at 8:41 am 0 comments

Four tickets for the GUSA executive elections share their personal stories with The Hoya. Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) Williams and Ali are seeking to realize their vision of a more inclusive, supportive and approachable GUSA – a GUSA rooted in their experiences from before and duringRead 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

Mack and Andino Share Key Values

Mack and Andino Share Key Values

February 17, 2017 at 12:26 am 0 comments

Although they hail from different backgrounds, Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) were drawn to Georgetown for similar reasons. Both came to Georgetown not only for the school’s academics, but also for the opportunities it affords students outside the classroom. “I am from Memphis, Tenn., and IRead More

JENNY FRANKE AND JACK MCGUIRE
Both GUSA outsiders, Franke and McGuire are running a grassroots campaign with a small staff.

Franke, McGuire Outline Increased Engagement

February 17, 2017 at 12:24 am 0 comments

After receiving 100 signatures to join the campaign race three days after last Wednesday’s election season kickoff, Jenny Franke (COL ’18) and Jack McGuire (COL ’18) launched their self-described grassroots campaign earlier this week. Franke and McGuire are running as Georgetown University Student Association outsiders, motivated by a mission toRead More