Post Tagged with: "GUSA"

EDITORIAL: Our Closing Thoughts

April 28, 2017 at 5:30 am 0 comments

In an eventful year for the university, Washington, D.C., and nation, topics from the protection of free speech to ensuring affordability to the basketball program to the university’s role in the current political landscape predominated campus dialogue. As the editorial board reflects on these issues, one thing is clear: ItRead More

GUPD, GUSA Launch Pilot Safety Programs

April 26, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Police Department and Georgetown University Student Association launched a pilot program for on-campus student safety escorts and enhanced SafeRides service in order to decrease wait times April 18. The Student Safety Escort Pilot Program is set to provide on-campus, point-to-point student safety escorts seven nights a weekRead More

VIEWPOINT: Ensuring an Inclusive Senate

April 25, 2017 at 1:00 am 3 comments

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 byRead More

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

April 25, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Student Association officially signed on to a regional student government coalition’s Student Association Statement of Support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Obama-era program that allows children brought into the country without documentation to receive deferred action waivers or work permits March 23. GUSA President KamarRead More

EDITORIAL: Security Merits Scrutiny

April 11, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

A new university policy gives the Georgetown University Police Department sole discretion over security costs. This policy will prove detrimental to groups that shoulder the financial burden of these events, to students whose Student Activity Fee is unduly allocated to these costs and to the community that will be potentiallyRead More

EDITORIAL: Resources Over Restriction

April 7, 2017 at 3:00 am 1 comment

Between a funding cut and a potential university-led crackdown, Georgetown Day — a time-honored campus tradition since 2000 — may be in trouble. University concerns over excessive noise and class disruption have led the celebration to be scrutinized by the faculty, who created a committee last fall dedicated to “evaluatingRead More

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Room and board charges for the 2017-2018 school year will include the cost of 24 loads of laundry, the result of a joint effort between the Office of Residential Living and the Georgetown University Student Association.

Housing Costs to Include Laundry Fees

April 7, 2017 at 12:16 am 2 comments

The university plans to include the price of 24 loads of laundry in room and board charges for the 2017-18 school year to reduce the economic burden of laundry costs on students receiving financial aid. The Office of Residential Living collaborated with the Georgetown University Student Association on the program,Read More

GUSA Protests GUPD Student Group Charges

April 7, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Student Association senate unanimously approved a bill Sunday expressing concerns about new policies requiring student and administrative groups to pay for security at certain events. GUSA Senator Hunter Estes (SFS ’19), who introduced the bill, said the Georgetown University Police Department decides if an event requires securityRead More

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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

April 4, 2017 at 12:18 am 1 comment

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 onRead More

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GUSA will host a Save Georgetown Day event Tuesday in an effort to encourage responsible behavior on the day.

GUSA Launches Save Georgetown Day Initiative

April 4, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The university is planning to collect data on April 28’s Georgetown Day conduct violations, including Georgetown University Police Department calls, leading the Georgetown University Student Association to hold a “Save Georgetown Day” event April 28 in an effort to encourage students to be more responsible. GUSA President Kamar Mack (COLRead More