Post Tagged with: "constitutional council"

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New GUSA Constitutional Council Members Confirmed

Three new members of the Georgetown University Student Association constitutional council took office Feb. 14 after the GUSA senate voted to approve their nominations. Allie Phillips (COL ’20), William Morris (COL ’19) and Mariah Johnson (COL ’21) were confirmed as councilors, and Phillips was confirmed as chair of the council,[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA The race to fill the council followed the nearly simultaneous resignation of all three former councilors Jan. 19, as the senate prepared to consider impeachment proceedings against Russell Wirth (COL ’19), former constitutional councilor and the council’s chair.

GUSA Constitutional Council Still Vacant as Elections Loom

All three seats of the Constitutional Council, the Georgetown University Student Association’s judicial body, remain vacant two days before the start of campaigning for the 2018 GUSA executive election, after the three council members resigned simultaneously Jan. 19 amid heightening tensions with the GUSA senate. Student leaders hope to nominate[Read More…]

New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

Twenty-nine students from all four graduation years were sworn into the 2017-2018 Georgetown University Student Association senate Sunday, as the senate chose new leadership for the body and finance and appropriations committee. A confirmation for Mattie Haag (COL ’18) to serve as a councilor for the GUSA Constitutional Council, the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News
Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

Invalidated Senate Referendum Secured Enough Votes to Pass

Last December’s Georgetown University Student Association club funding referendum, which was later invalidated, would have been approved by more than a two-third margin, according to the results released by the Election Commission early Friday morning. The results were voided by the GUSA Constitutional Council Jan. 20 on the grounds that[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The GUSA Constitutional Council invalidated the results of the referendum on a constitutional amendment to abolish the GUSA senate.

VIEWPOINT: GUSA’s Dangerous Precedent

On Jan. 20, the Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council ruled in favor of a challenge to the Dec. 1 referendum centered on club funding reform, declaring the referendum vote invalid for “violations of the constitutionally required timeline for the publication of the proposed constitutional amendment to the student body.”[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Council Postpones Release of Results

The results of last Thursday’s Georgetown University Student Association senate restructuring referendum will not be released or certified before winter break, after the GUSA Constitutional Council extended its enjoinment of the Election Commission at a public hearing yesterday. The ruling comes on the heels of a complaint of unlawful electioneering[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Council Rules Against Howard-Maduike Ticket’s Appeal to Appear on Ballot

The Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council rejected Reed Howard (SFS ’17) and Courtney Maduike’s (SFS ’17) appeal to be placed on the executive election ballot yesterday. Howard and Maduike appealed to the GUSA Election Commission that it does not have the authority to set deadlines for submitting registration forms[Read More…]

by February 17, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Alden Fletcher (SFS ’17), left, and Grady Willard (SFS ’18) are new to the commission; third commissioner Pavan Rajgopal (SFS ’14) has graduated.

Unconventional Trio Serves as Watchdog

As the five tickets campaign for the Georgetown University Student Association executive position, hundreds of fliers and social media blasts will go up, seemingly countless meet-and-greets will be held and thousands of doors will be knocked on. Three election commissioners — Pavan Rajgopal (SFS ’14), Alden Fletcher (SFS ’17) and[Read More…]

by February 10, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Campus Groups Overshadow Hobbled GUSA

It’s all coming back to me now. For two years, I have tried hard to put the 2004 GUSA presidential election – and the very public controversy surrounding it – behind me. The disputed results of last week’s election, however, combined with some good old-fashioned senioritis, have led me to[Read More…]

by February 24, 2006 0 comments Opinion