Post Tagged with: "GUSA"

EDITORIAL: GUSA Should Engage, Not Influence

December 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

Last Thursday’s Georgetown University Student Association referendums were marked by a constitutional suit filed against members of GUSA’s leadership amid allegations of bribery, electioneering and manning illegal polling stations. Students campaigning against the referendum argued representatives from GUSA attempted to influence voters by offering food at polling stations, along withRead More

Council Postpones Release of Results

December 6, 2016 at 12:20 am 0 comments

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 electioneeringRead More

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The Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission approved the 20-year campus plan with the collaboration of students, administration and neighbors in Georgetown.

Campus Plan Receives Approval

December 6, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

The Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved Georgetown University’s 20-year campus plan in a hearing Dec. 1, ending a four-yearlong process led by the Georgetown Community Partnership. The 20-year plan, which prioritizes student housing renovations, outlines future academic spaces and plans revitalized on-campus student life, spans from January 2017 throughRead More

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While the referendum on making Georgetown a smoke-free campus passed with 49.64 percent of the vote, the results of the referendum on abolishing the senate and restructuring club funding, supported by Senate Speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18), was delayed due to claims about polling booths.

GUSA Delays Senate Reform Results

December 2, 2016 at 12:24 am 1 comment

  The Georgetown University Student Association Election Commission announced it would hold the results of Thursday’s referendum on replacing the senate with a new assembly early this morning, pending a review of alleged unconstitutionality at polling stations. The Election Commission announced it would postpone the results in a tweet atRead More

Smoke-Free Referendum Passes

December 2, 2016 at 12:23 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Student Association announced 49.64 percent of students voted “yes” in a referendum for a tobacco-free campus in results released Friday at 1:31 a.m. According to the GUSA Election Commission, 46.37 percent of students voted against the referendum. Thirty-four percent of students living off campus participated, 51 percentRead More

Town Hall Calls for Increased Racial Inclusivity

December 2, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The university should increase discussions on race and identity to create a more inclusive campus for minority students, according to students who participated in the Hoya Identity Town Hall on Wednesday. The town hall, co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Association, Black Leadership Forum, Latinx Leadership Forum, the Division ofRead More

Roundtable Addresses Concerns Over Tuition Increase

November 29, 2016 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Georgetown attempts to balance the need to improve services and facilities for students with reasonable increases in tuition, according to university administrators in a Hoya Roundtable on tuition transparency hosted by Georgetown University Student Association on Nov. 17. The university increased tuition by 4 percent for this year, in a moveRead More

Club Advisory Boards Vote Against Endorsing Referendum

November 18, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Representatives on the Council of Advisory Boards voted against endorsing a referendum to abolish the Georgetown University Student Association senate and replace it with a new elected assembly Nov. 11. The elected assembly’s primary responsibility would be to allocate about $1 million through a collaborative process between student organization advisoryRead More

GUPD Investigates Cyber Harassment

November 15, 2016 at 12:10 am 3 comments

The university is investigating potential cyber harassment incidents by a Facebook account under the name John Carroll, after a student and the Georgetown University Student Association reported the account for multiple incidents of harassment following President-elect Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory. The account sent private messages to multiple students, includingRead More

GUSA Senate Approves Referendum

November 11, 2016 at 12:15 am 0 comments

Undergraduate students will vote on a campuswide referendum to abolish the Georgetown University Student Association senate and replace it with a new elected assembly Dec. 1, after the senate voted 21-6 last night in support of the proposal. GUSA Senate Speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18) presented the final version ofRead More