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New GUSA Senate Elected With High Turnout

More than 30 percent of students voted in yesterday’s Georgetown University Student Association senate elections, an increase from last fall’s 5.63 percent rate and a historically high turnout for the typically low-key competition. Fall GUSA elections rarely attract more than a quarter of the student population, particularly in the fall[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Ensuring an Inclusive Senate

This year, the Georgetown University Student Association did not begin its outreach efforts to encourage women, people of color and other underrepresented groups on campus to get involved in student leadership positions until after the September deadline to run for the GUSA senate. Consequently, this year’s senate is predominated by[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: GUSA Senate Reform Will Bolster Representation

After December’s unsuccessful referendum to replace the Georgetown University Student Association senate with a new assembly, some may balk at another vote aimed at GUSA senate reform. But the initiative up for election April 25 to 27 represents welcome — and necessary — change to a system struggling to better[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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GUSA senate speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18), left, and senate vice speaker Cherie Vu (COL ’19) led the Senate vote to hold the referendum, which failed to pass Thursday.

GUSA Referendum To Seek Senate Inclusivity

Students are set to vote on a campuswide referendum later this month to elect Georgetown University Student Association senators by class rather than geographic district. The bill aims to encourage students from underrepresented communities to participate in GUSA, and also updates the student government’s bylaws to prevent exclusion based on[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GUSA Approves Budget, Media Board Sees Cut

GUSA Approves Budget, Media Board Sees Cut

The Media Board’s student activities fee funding is set to decrease from $95,000 to $57,500 — a 39.5 percent cut — as approved Sunday in the Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriation Committee fiscal year 2018 budget. The budget, approved unanimously by the 28-person GUSA senate Sunday, allocates exactly[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Examine Electoral Reform

Following a year of electoral upsets within the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA’s much-needed Election Reform Task Force had plenty of fodder for its report presented at the GUSA senate meeting March 19. The year saw the invalidation of results from the Dec. 1 club funding reform referendum, and GUSA[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA Senator Proposes Increase in Student Activities Fee

The Georgetown University Student Association senate’s Finance and Appropriations Committee Chair Owen Hayes (COL ’18) has proposed a $41 increase in the annual student activities fee, which would be implemented if approved by a campuswide referendum. The proposed increase from $159 to $200 per year was suggested by Hayes during[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) took over from Enushe Khan (MSB ’17, left) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) on Saturday.

Mack, Andino Inaugurated Amid Discord With Senate

One day after the Saturday inauguration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18), the senate voted down the duo’s proposal to restructure the executive branch into policy coalitions in a sign of disconnect between the executive branch and senate. The[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Four Students Sworn In Following GUSA Senate Election

Four students were sworn as Georgetown University Student Association senators Feb. 26, following the Feb. 23 GUSA senate election. Sarah Griffin (SFS ’18) will represent East Campus for the remainder of the school year while Chloe Phillips (SFS ’17) and Nick Zeffiro (SFS ’18) will represent South Campus. Samantha Granville[Read More…]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GUSA Senate Passes Voting Reform Bill

The Georgetown University Student Association senate passed two resolutions Sunday pertaining to last semester’s referendum that sought to abolish the GUSA senate and replace it with an elected assembly primarily responsible for allocating club funding. The first resolution, drafted by GUSA senator Jasmine Ouseph (SFS ’19) and GUSA senate speaker[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top