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ELIZA LAFFERTY AND PATRICK WALSH Georgetown University Student Association senate elected Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) as speaker and vice speaker.

GUSA Senate Elects Speaker, Vice Speaker

Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) were elected speaker and vice speaker of the Georgetown University Student Association senate in an emergency senate meeting Oct. 2. Lafferty, the former transition chair of the senate, and Walsh, the former transition vice chair of the senate were nominated for[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Urgent Need for Urgent Care

For students, shrugging off sickness is a time-honored tradition, however foolish. Be it busy schedules, confidence in our immune systems or just downright laziness, many of us have not sought medical attention on occasion even though it was most likely the best course of action for our overall health. That[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Campus Gun Violence Debate Stuck on Safety

Entering my first class of the school year, I claimed the desk closest to the door in anticipation of my mad dash to the next class. Notebook out, polite conversation conducted, my eyes wandered to the emergency instructions posted on the wall next to me. In addition to the typical[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Emergency Preparation Questioned by Admins

In the wake of recent tragedies such as the Navy Yard and Fort Hood shootings, some administrators and students working in public on-campus offices are worried for their safety in case of a similar emergency at Georgetown. An administrator who wished to remain anonymous due to the threat of job[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Emergency Management Department Receives FEMA Award

Georgetown’s Department of Emergency Management and Operational Continuity was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2012 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards for its “Outstanding Community Emergency Response Team Initiative” Oct. 9. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website, “[The Individual and Community Preparedness Awards] recognize outstanding individuals, organizations,[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

HOYAlert Keeps GU Informed

From alerting residents about flying debris during Hurricane Irene to relaying the threat of an armed gunman at the Law Center’s campus, the HOYAlert system has become a staple of university communication this year. Over 15,550 students, faculty and staff are subscribed to HOYAlert, the Office of University Safety system[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News

HOYAlert Keeps GU Informed

From alerting residents about flying debris during Hurricane Irene to relaying the threat of an armed gunman at the Law Center’s campus, the HOYAlert system has become a staple of university communication this year. Over 15,550 students, faculty and staff are subscribed to HOYAlert, the Office of University Safety system[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News

University Response Put to Test

As most of campus lay dormant early Saturday morning, a test of the university’s crisis management protocol was just beginning.   Once authorities had discovered an alleged drug lab in a ninth-floor Harbin Hall room, officials ordered an immediate evacuation of the building due to safety concerns. Harbin residents awoke[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News