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Gustafson and Kohnert-Yount: A Year in Review

In their 2012 campaign, GUSA President Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vice President Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13) prioritized social justice, diversity, student space and academic life. One year later, as the pair leaves office, their accomplishments have in some cases surpassed the promises they made in their campaign, despite some setbacks.   Diversity Upon taking office,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Tisa, Ramadan Form Team of Rivals

Despite coming up short in this year’s GUSA election, Jack Appelbaum, Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson and Spencer Walsh will feature prominently in the next executive staff. “It takes a lot of guts and dedication to run, and when forming our team we looked to these people first as students who have proven their commitment to making Georgetown[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Tisa, Ramadan GUSA Champs

Tisa, Ramadan GUSA Champs

Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) were elected president and vice president of the GUSA executive yesterday, finishing just 92 votes ahead in the final round of runoff voting despite trailing in the initial stages. “We are beyond thrilled to serve the student body and make Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Presidential Candidates Clash at Debate

The five candidates vying for the GUSA presidency strived to set their platforms apart at the presidential debate, which focused on funding reform and long-term goals, Monday night. The candidates’ opening remarks to approximately 50 attendees in the Leavey Program Room highlighted the unique proposals of each ticket but also[Read More…]

by February 19, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

GU May Elect First Gay President

If elected president of the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA senate Speaker NateTisa (SFS ’14) would be only the second openly gay student body president at any major Jesuit university in the United States. “It is a little lonely to think that for schools around the country, the Catholic and Jesuit identity means the[Read More…]

by February 16, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Black House Talks Diversity With GUSA Candidates

At a town hall meeting at the Black House on Wednesday evening, all five GUSA tickets were asked to explain how their respective platforms would address diversity issues and engage minority students on campus. The discussion, which was the first of its kind and came amid a period of heightened dialogue about diversity and[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Candidates Spar in VP Debate

The five vice presidential candidates for the GUSA executive advocated their tickets’ respective platforms yesterday in a debate largely centered on funding reform and the student association’s relationship with the student body. Approximately 40 students attended the debate at White Gravenor Hall, which featured one hour of sparring in advance of the presidential debate Feb.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News
Walsh & Silverstein

Walsh & Silverstein

As the only ticket without prior GUSA experience, Spencer Walsh (MSB ’14) and Rob Silverstein (SFS ’14) are confident that their fresh perspectives could be an asset to the university community. “People in GUSA in general work very hard, but they tend to be very narrowly focused on GUSA. We come from a different background with no GUSA experience,[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News
Appelbaum & Cleary

Appelbaum & Cleary

Former Student Activities Commission Chair and current Director of Student Life ReportImplementation for GUSAJack Appelbaum (COL ’14) and his running mate, former president of the College Republicans Maggie Cleary (COL ’14), prioritize funding reforms in their campaign platform. Cleary, who ran unsuccessfully for the GUSA executive as a vice presidential candidate in 2012, said Appelbaum’sfocus prompted her to[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Tisa & Ramadan

Tisa & Ramadan

Three-year GUSA veteran Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and his running mate Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) identified their partnership as the central theme of their platform, which is unity of all students. Tisa said he chose Ramadan as his running mate to provide an outsider’s perspective to complement his familiarity with student government. “I didn’t want to allow[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News