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GAGE Georgetown Association of Graduate Employees has set Nov. 5 as the date for its upcoming election, where graduate students will vote whether or not to allow it to engage in collective bargaining on the students' behalf.

Graduate Students to Vote on Unionization

Georgetown University’s nearly 1,100 graduate student assistants are set to vote on whether or not to unionize, after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. The election, to be held between Nov. 5 and Nov. 8, is[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
UHUSTLE Christy Felix (MSB '20) is set to launch her own social media platformed aimed at aiding student entrepreneurs trying to expand their consumer base.

Student to Launch Social Media Platform

Christy Felix (MSB ’20) is preparing to relaunch UHustle, a social media and marketing platform she designed for students to advertise their entrepreneurial ventures on college campuses. The platform is set to launch in January 2019 after experiencing technical problems due to faster-than-expected growth following its initial launch Oct. 14.[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

The university reiterated its disapproval of social Greek organizations Sept. 16 in a campus-wide email, which discouraged students from joining such organizations because of the organizations’ common association with high-risk behavior such as alcohol abuse. Greek organizations are inconsistent with the university’s Jesuit values, namely inclusion and respect for the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of 300 Catholic Priests accused of sexually abusing boys and men. He currently holds an honorary degree at Georgetown that the university may revoke in light of the recent scandal.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

University Appoints First Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

Georgetown University has appointed Laura Cutway as the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon. Cutway will be responsible for enforcing Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy, investigating sexual misconduct and leading the school’s sexual misconduct education efforts. Cutway started her role Jan. 11. The[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments News, News - Top
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University Bans Hoverboards

University administration prohibited the use and storage of hoverboards on campus Thursday through a campus-wide email. This decision comes at a time when the popular self-balancing transportation devices are being investigated for causing serious physical injuries to users as well as sparking house fires resulting from faulty manufacturing. In a[Read More…]

by January 10, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KHAN: All Speech  Matters

KHAN: All Speech Matters

“I personally am tired of hearing that First Amendment rights protect students when they are creating a hostile and unsafe learning environment for myself and for other students here.” Those are the words of University of Missouri Student Asscoiation Vice President Brenda Smith-Lezama. The greatest invention of free people —[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

A true liberal arts education is meant to introduce students to a wide variety of thoughts, and professors are supposed to be the well-intentioned and informed mediators of discussion. However, it is very clear that, as stated by a New York Times reporter in 2010, a “professor is a label[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 22 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Put a Dent in Debt

A Georgetown education is expensive, and the university needs to do more to help its students deal with the rising costs. The upward trend in tuition costs shows no sign of slowing, and students increasingly rely on loans to finance a substantial part of this cost. Student loans notoriously cannot[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top