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#HoyasInUK Reflect On British Election

#HoyasInUK Reflect On British Election

LONDON — We hunkered down in the only pub in Notting Hill, London, that could accommodate 12 diners at one table and would change the TV station to BBC for the 10 p.m. British general election exit polls. The group of us, deemed the #HoyasInUK, had just spent the past[Read More…]

by July 18, 2017 0 comments City News, Features, News
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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 Senate Reform Referendum Fails to Pass

A Georgetown University Student Association referendum on senate electoral reform  failed to pass last night after receiving support from less than 25 percent of the student body – the minimum threshold required for the vote to pass. The referendum, conducted over a three-day period, included two major reforms to the GUSA[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 2 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

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
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The GUSA Constitutional Council invalidated the results of the referendum on a constitutional amendment to abolish the GUSA senate.

VIEWPOINT: GUSA’s Dangerous Precedent

On Jan. 20, the Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council ruled in favor of a challenge to the Dec. 1 referendum centered on club funding reform, declaring the referendum vote invalid for “violations of the constitutionally required timeline for the publication of the proposed constitutional amendment to the student body.”[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Combatting GUSA’s Insularity

Seven weeks after allegations of electioneering forced an inquiry into the Georgetown University Student Association’s referendum on club funding reform, the GUSA Constitutional Council’s decision Jan. 20 to invalidate the election results brought the saga to a heady conclusion. However, the structural flaws in the organization’s electoral system remain unresolved.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Council Postpones Release of Results

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 electioneering[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The GUSA Constitutional Council invalidated the results of the referendum on a constitutional amendment to abolish the GUSA senate.

GUSA Delays Senate Reform Results

  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 at[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News - Top

Smoke-Free Referendum Passes

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 percent[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top