Post Tagged with: "GUSA senate"

ANNE-ISABELLE DEBOKAY/FOR THE HOYA
Juan Martinez (SFS '20) is Georgetown University Student Association president effective Sept. 16 after Sahil Nair (SFS '19) resigned Sept. 11.

GUSA Appoints New President, Apologizes for Initial Response

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), the former transition chair of the Georgetown University Student Association senate, is the new GUSA president, effective Sept. 16, replacing Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), who resigned Sept. 11. Martinez was sworn in on Sunday and he will serve as president for the remaining 2018-2019 presidential term, culminating when[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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After Nair Resignation, GUSA Senate Demands Rahman, Bennett Resign

The Georgetown University Student Association senate demanded the resignations of acting President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19), Chief of Staff Aaron Bennett (COL ’19) and nine other senior staff members in a resolution passed at an emergency senate meeting Tuesday night. The meeting of the 15 senators was called after the GUSA[Read More…]

by September 12, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Nair Resigns GUSA Presidency Following Pressure From Senior GUSA Leadership

Nair Resigns GUSA Presidency Following Pressure From Senior GUSA Leadership

Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), Georgetown University Student Association president, resigned Tuesday morning following announcements by Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) and 10 other members of the GUSA executive that they would resign effective Friday. Nair’s resignation is effective immediately. Nair did not include a reason in his resignation statement[Read More…]

by September 11, 2018 17 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL FOR THE HOYA
Georgetown University Student Assosciation President, Kamar Mack (COL ’19), left, and Vice President, Jessica Andino (COL ’18) reflect during their first State of the Campus Address.

GUSA State of Campus Address Previews Advocacy Priorities

Student leaders from the Georgetown University Student Association shared their recent achievements and future initiatives during an inaugural State of the Campus address in Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday evening. Around 50 students attended the event, held one evening after President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

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 1 comment 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