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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this week's elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in collective bargaining with the university. Results are set to be announced Friday morning: Official counting begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Rapper Meek Mill advocated for criminal justice reform based on his own experiences with the system at an event Wednesday. Mill was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two- to four-year sentence. He criticized the criminal justice system for discriminating against minorities and protecting wealthy white men

Meek Mill: Justice System Protects White Men

The U.S. criminal justice system protects wealthy white men, rapper Meek Mill said at an event Wednesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium. Mill, a Philadelphia native, was first arrested in 2007 for possession of drugs and an unlicensed firearm, and was sentenced to prison two years later. Mill was released on[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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A ramp, scheduled to be completed by early 2019, is planned to increase access to White-Gravenor Hall.

White-Gravenor Ramp Planned to Increase Accessibility

Georgetown University is set to construct a ramp to the entrance of White-Gravenor Hall to increase accessibility to the academic building. An upcoming renovation initiative aims to make White-Gravenor Hall more accessible by constructing a ramp to the front entrance of the building. The goal of the project is to[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Fourteen speakers, including professors, students and chaplins, spoke at the seventh annual TEDxGeorgetown conference. The speeches focused on the theme “Ignite.”

TEDx Georgetown Speakers Ignite Gaston Hall Stage

The seventh annual TEDx Georgetown conference presented fourteen speakers, including Muslim chaplain Imam Yahya Hendi and Robert Bies, professor of management and director of the Executive Master’s in Leadership program at the McDonough School of Business, who spoke around the theme “Ignite.” The Oct. 27 conference in Gaston Hall included[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University celebrated its fifth annual Latinx Heritage Month, which will conclude after Dia de los Muertos festivities Nov. 2.

Georgetown Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Georgetown’s fifth annual Latinx Heritage Month concluded Oct. 15, after a month-long series of events stemming from collaborations between a range of campus organizations. On-campus programming will continue through Nov. 2, ending with celebrations for Dia de Los Muertos. Collaboration between different Latinx student groups made a significant difference in[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Juan Martinez (left, COL '20) and Kenna Chick (COL '20) announced their administration's executive Oct. 21.

GUSA Names 13 New Executive Board Members

The Georgetown University Student Association announced the names of its 13 new executive board members Oct. 21. These executive positions were left vacant following the Sept. 11 resignation of former GUSA President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and the Sept. 14 resignations of former GUSA Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GAGE The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees filed with the American Arbitration Association to hold an election on unionization for graduate student teachers and research assistants this fall.

GAGE Files to Hold Graduate Worker Unionization Election

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees announced its intention to file for an election with the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 8, beginning the process to hold a union election for graduate student teachers and research assistants this fall. The election will ask eligible graduate students to vote by secret[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANC2e Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running for two empty and unopposed seats to represent districts 08 and 04 in the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. If they win, each will serve a two-year term.

Two Georgetown Sophomores Running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Sana Rahman Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running unopposed for two seats on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E in the upcoming election Nov. 6. Burdman and Landre, who are expected to win, would serve as representatives for Georgetown University as commissioners for single-member districts 08[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture Dwandalyn Reece, Georgetown University Distinguished Artist in Residence and Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran, and Associate Professor of the History Department Maurice Jackson discussed the state of jazz in Washington, D.C.

DC Jazz Threatened by Gentrification, Says Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran

Gentrification threatens Washington, D.C. jazz and art, jazz musician and composer Jason Moran said at an event Tuesday in Copley Lounge. Moran, a distinguished artist-in-residence at Georgetown University and the Kennedy Center musical advisor and artistic director of jazz, has composed soundtracks for six films including the 2014 movie “Selma.”[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top