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Doctoral Students Advocate Benefits of TA Unionization

Doctoral Students Advocate Benefits of TA Unionization

The Doctoral Students Coalition advocated the benefits of unionization during a town hall on Wednesday evening with over 50 doctoral candidates as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about labor concerns for research and teaching assistants at Georgetown. Led by the DSC, a student organization focused on doctoral[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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After presenting a petition to the university advocating for increased worker wages last Tuesday, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, pictured, expressed concerns over the tentative agreement.

University, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

After five months of negotiations, the university reached a tentative agreement with the union representing Georgetown’s facilities workers Wednesday to increase annual wages by 2 percent, falling short of the 1199 SEIU’s original demand of a 6 percent increase. The agreement, obtained Monday night by The Hoya, comes before yesterday’s[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza addressed students with her mother Mary Somoza on Monday.

Somoza Urges Accessibility

America’s health care and educational resources have struggled to meet the needs of disabled individuals, according to disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza (COL ’07) and her mother Mary Somoza in an event hosted by the Academic Resource Center on international disability rights Monday. Anastasia Somoza and her twin sister Alba[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Activist Urges Reassessment of LGBTQ Movement

The mainstream LGBTQ movement has lost sight of its founders’ liberation ideology, according to author and activist Urvashi Vaid in a discussion of the political, local, national and global histories of the community Wednesday as a part of LGBTQ History Month. Speaking at the event “Reading Our Many Pasts,” organized[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Report Shows Hate Crime Rise

Hate crimes against racial, religious and sexual orientation minority groups increased by 300 percent from one in 2014 to four in 2015, according to the Georgetown University Police Department’s 2016 Annual Security Report. Alleged instances of rape in non-residential areas decreased 50 percent from four in 2014 to two in 2015.[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown University Student Association Senate validated the results of Thursday’s senate election Sunday, which saw a five percent increase in turnout.

Chicken Madness Ticket Barred From Senate After Victory

This year’s Georgetown University Student Association Senate swearing-in ceremony, held in Dahlgren Quad on Sunday, featured an unusual sight: A Wisemiller’s Deli Chicken Madness sandwich, represented by Matthew Gregory (SFS ’17), attempted to assume the off-campus electoral district position it won during last Thursday’s elections. However, before Chicken Madness could[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Unsung Heroes has created a campaign to support O’Donovan food and service worker Umberto “Suru” Ripai’s visit to his hometown in South Sudan.

Unsung Heroes Partners With The Corp

For the first time in 45 years, Umberto “Suru” Ripai, a food and service worker at Leo O’Donovan Hall, may return to his hometown in South Sudan, thanks to a fundraiser set up by Unsung Heroes, a Facebook page that spotlights workers at Georgetown. Two hundred and ninety-two people have[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top