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Georgetown University Student Assosciation President, Kamar Mack (COL ’19), left, and Vice President, Jessica Andino (COL ’18) reflect during their first State of the Campus Address.

GUSA State of Campus Address Previews Advocacy Priorities

Student leaders from the Georgetown University Student Association shared their recent achievements and future initiatives during an inaugural State of the Campus address in Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday evening. Around 50 students attended the event, held one evening after President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.[Read More…]

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A student-launched app allows users to access discounted food from the Georgetown neighborhood.

Students Launch Discount App for Neighborhood Restaurants

A discount food ordering app designed by Georgetown students Aaron Rutter (COL ’20) and Sahaj Sharda (SFS ’20) launched this week. The app, Dynos, works with local Georgetown restaurants to provide students with access to discounted food during restaurant off hours. According to Rutter, the app uses the principle of[Read More…]

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SHAVONNIA CORBIN-JOHNSON/FACEBOOK Recent graduate Slavonia Corbin-Johnson (SFS '14) is running as a Democrat for Congress in the fourth district of Pennsylvania.

26-Year-Old Alumna Running for Congress in Pennsylvania

Recent Georgetown graduate and former White House adviser Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) announced her bid for the House of Representatives last October, just over three years after she graduated. If elected, Johnson, 26, would be the youngest woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress and the first African-American woman to represent[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO ISABEL BINAMIRA The letter highlights the environmental harm presented by tar sand oil extraction, which is significantly more severe than other types of oil extraction.

GU Fossil Free Delivers Letter to DeGioia

Student group GU Fossil Free delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Friday outlining its request for Georgetown to divest from tar sand oil companies. “By investing in tar sand oil companies, Georgetown tacitly endorses and profits from a destructive, unjust industry,” the letter to DeGioia reads.[Read More…]

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US GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION In September 2017, the Department of Education released new Title IX guidelines, allowing universities to set their own standards for evidence in misconduct investigations.

Students Garner National Support for Title IX Letter

Two students from the Georgetown University Student Association’s federal and D.C. relations committee collected 198 signatures from university student body presidents across the United States in support for a response letter to the recent changes made to Title IX, a law that protects individuals from discrimination and dictates the proceedings[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Hillary Clinton to Make Hilltop Return With 2nd Speech in 2 Years

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to speak in Gaston Hall on Feb. 5 to present the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security to Nadia Murad, a former captive of the Islamic State group, and Wai Wai Nu, a Rohingya activist. Clinton[Read More…]

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Student-led efforts to raise funds for an off-campus mental health program were met with a $10,000 contribution from the university Thursday.

Students to Vote Again on GUSA Senate Reform Referendum

Students are set to vote Feb. 22 on a campuswide referendum that proposes reforms to the Georgetown University Student Association senate, including proposals to elect senators by class year instead of by geographic districts and to move elections for nonfreshman senators to April instead of the fall. The referendum consists[Read More…]

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Metro is using a program called MyTripTime to measure the duration of customers’ trips, taking into account the times of getting to the train, waiting on the platform, transfers and the walk to the exit in its estimate.

Metro Fulfills Rush Hour Promise

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched its Rush Hour Promise program Friday, a new initiative that will credit customers for delays of 15 minutes or more. Just three days into the program, Metro is set to credit a total of 2,262 customers — or about 0.1 percent of its[Read More…]

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Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), left, discussed the decline of bipartisanship with Mo Elleithee, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.

Senator Flake Voices Concerns About ‘Vanishing Middle’ in National Politics

Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) emphasized the importance of bipartisan cooperation and his concern for the “vanishing middle” in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and moderated by GU Politics Director Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94) in Lohrfink Auditorium on Monday evening. Describing himself as a[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Firefighters responded to a laundry fire in Henle Village on Tuesday evening.

Plastic in Dryer Causes Henle Village Fire

Firefighters responded to a laundry fire in the Henle Village apartment complex Tuesday evening caused by plastic left in a dryer. Henle residents were evacuated around 7:03 p.m., while at least four fire units arrived on the scene. Residents were allowed to return to their apartments by 7:30 p.m. after[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top