Post Tagged with: "GUSA"

EDITORIAL: Extend Mental Health Services

Despite Georgetown University’s Wednesday decision to partially subsidize the care of low-income students, the mental health care options provided to students are still frustratingly inadequate. In addition to funding short-term coverage, Georgetown must seek solutions for the long-term mental health care challenges of its students. After months of delay and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial
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The Georgetown-centered crowdfunding and advisory resource Saxafund is accepting donations for a batch of five projects.

New SaxaFund Projects Include Leavey Beergarden, Citizenship Scholarship

SaxaFund, a crowdfunding platform for Georgetown University student initiatives launched last March, announced Thursday five campaigns it is sponsoring for donations on its new website. The five projects include the Leavey Beergarden, a $3,000 concept that would turn part of the Leavey Esplanade into a social hub for drinking-age students[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The overall budget increased by 6.5 percent to $1,066,020 from last year’s $1,000,640.

GUSA’s Mental Health Stipend Program Moves Forward

A pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care has moved closer to implementation in the 2017-18 academic year after the Georgetown University Student Association presented Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson with a proposal Dec. 1. University President John J. DeGioia committed to investing resources into making health[Read More…]

by December 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

EDITORIAL: GUSA Promises Remain Unmet

Halfway through the term, the administration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) has made minimal progress on the core proposals of its campaign. A lack of cohesive vision and a disparity between the priorities of the president and vice[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Editorial
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GUSA President Kamar Mack, left, Chief of Staff Brody Loan and Vice President Jessica Andino.

Halfway Through Term, GUSA Executive Revisits Campaign Promises

After Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the 2017 GUSA executive election in February by a 34-vote margin, they promised to establish a “Fresh GUSA” focused on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. Since then, Mack and Andino have[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student advocates are pushing for the university to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students in a pilot program.

Advocates Push for Off-Campus Mental Health Care Stipend

Student mental health advocates launched a petition advocating for the university to fund a pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students. The petition, addressed to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, requested funds for the pilot program from the Office of the President and through[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Advancing Tuition Transparency

Getting a Georgetown degree is expensive. Right now, Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition hovers at almost $52,000 per year, a figure that does not even account for necessary expenses such as room and board, books and other supplies. This number also reflects a 3.5 percent increase in tuition from the 2016-2017[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Inequity of Unpaid Internships

For many students looking to gain valuable work experience and make an income, unpaid internships can be an unfortunate reality. Although the Georgetown University Student Association should be commended for its recent efforts to financially support students pursuing these opportunities, it is vital that both GUSA and the university actively[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial
New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

Twenty-nine students from all four graduation years were sworn into the 2017-2018 Georgetown University Student Association senate Sunday, as the senate chose new leadership for the body and finance and appropriations committee. A confirmation for Mattie Haag (COL ’18) to serve as a councilor for the GUSA Constitutional Council, the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News
GUSA Looks to Establish Internship Stipend Program

GUSA Looks to Establish Internship Stipend Program

The Georgetown University Student Association is working to establish a program that would give students stipends for working unpaid internships. The initiative, which parallels those at universities like The George Washington University, hopes to allow low- and middle-income students to better pursue unpaid internship opportunities in the District. “Students would[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top