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University Expands Non-Tenure-Line Parental Leave

University Expands Non-Tenure-Line Parental Leave

Full-time non-tenure-line faculty will be eligible for expanded parental leave, effective immediately, Georgetown University announced Thursday night. The announcement comes after petitions from both faculty and students supporting the measure. Last month, 282 individuals signed a petition for equal parental leave for both tenured and full-time non-tenure-line faculty. Before the[Read More…]

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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA A new student organization called xxxx has been created to help combat sexual misconduct on campus.

New Student Group to Advocate Against Sexual Misconduct

Forty-nine students formed Students Taking Action Against Interpersonal Violence to advocate against sexual misconduct on campus and to create a campus advocacy space that was not previously organized or feasible through official student organizations. The group, not formally recognized by the university, focuses on advocacy against sexual misconduct, and pursues[Read More…]

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Elevators Drop Multiple Floors in Residence Halls

Elevators in Reynolds Hall and Darnall Hall are plagued by persistent malfunctions, as they have fallen between floors and students have been stuck inside them, according to multiple residents of these halls. Students concerned for their safety have questioned whether the Georgetown University Office of Planning and Facilities Management has[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Student organizations urge the Georgetown University Police Department to reduce security fees for club-hosted events.

GUPD Security Costs Present Obstacles, Student Leaders Say

Student leaders are continuing to push for the Georgetown University Policy Department to lower security costs for club-organized events on campus. GUPD unilaterally determines whether an event needs security and how many officers to provide and requires the Student Activities Commission to cover this cost. Security is typically required for[Read More…]

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#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

The high percentage of politicians who are no longer in office following allegations of sexual assault represents an unprecedented degree of political accountability, according to a Georgetown University Law Center professor’s research. Associate Professor of Law Jamillah Bowman Williams and her team of researchers examined the 138 elected and appointed[Read More…]

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KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA A Nov. 5 lawsuit filed by 11 Washington, D.C. voters against the federal government alleges that the District's lack of voter  representation is unconstitutional.

DC Residents Sue for Voting Rights, Seek Congressional Representation

Eleven Washington, D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the lack of representation for D.C. residents in Congress violates constitutional provisions. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 5, names 10 plaintiffs, all of whom are D.C. residents, and was filed in conjunction[Read More…]

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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA Journalism offers real-time information about global events for political leaders and policy-makers, BBC reporter Suzanne Kianpour said at an event on Nov. 13.

Reporting Shapes Policy, BBC Journalist Says

Journalists play a crucial role in informing the public and political leaders about international issues, BBC reporter Suzanne Kianpour said at the Rev. James P.M. Walsh, S.J. Symposium on Tuesday night in the Leavey Program Room. The event was the first in a series of discussions hosted by Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

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Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate student workers voted in favor of unionization in an election last week after a yearlong push to receive official recognition from the university as a union. A majority of graduate students voted in favor of unionization, with a final count of 555 in favor and 108 against. Out of[Read More…]

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KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

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Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

Crystal City and Long Island Win Bids for Amazon HQ2

E-commerce company Amazon announced Tuesday that it will split its second corporate headquarters between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., ending the monthslong proposal process and bidding war among major North American cities trying to attract the tech giant. The decision comes after Amazon analyzed 238 proposals from[Read More…]

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