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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL '20) and Aleida Olvera (COL '20) celebrated their victory in the 2019 GUSA executive election Saturday morning.

Francis, Olvera Triumph in GUSA Executive Race; Turnout Lowest Since 2007

Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were elected Georgetown University Student Association president and vice president by a narrow margin of 40 votes early Saturday morning. Francis and Olvera received 983 votes — 51 percent of the votes in the final round, closely defeating Nicki Gray[Read More…]

ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH/THE HOYA | In a door-to-door poll conducted Wednesday night, Nicki Gray (NHS '20) led by 6.6 points leading up to Friday's executive election. Respondents rated sexual assault policy and affordability as the most relevant issues in this week's election.

Survey Shows Low Trust in GUSA, Tight Executive Race

Nicki Gray (NHS ’20) leads by a 6.6 point margin for Georgetown University Student Association president, according to a door-to-door poll of 615 students conducted by The Hoya on Wednesday evening. The election is set for Friday, Feb. 8. Gray was the first preference of 34.7 percent of the 357[Read More…]

MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | From left to right: GUSA Presidential candidates Sina Nemazi (COL ’21), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Ryan Zuccala (MSB ’20) and Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) offered their views on topics such as the GU272 referendum and student activism at a debate Tuesday night.

In GUSA Presidential Debate, Candidates Call for Increased Student Input

Four presidential candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive shared their varying policy approaches at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, expanding on issues ranging from the GU272 referendum and student advocacy recognition to the flaws of GUSA. Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Sina Nemazi (COL ’21)[Read More…]

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | In her campaign, Nicki Gray (NHS '20) plans to emphasize enhanced support for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Gray Sets Precedent as Solo Candidate

Nemazi, Wolfe Hope to ‘Run for All’

Nemazi, Wolfe Hope to ‘Run for All’

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2 GUSA VP Candidates: Elevate Student Advocacy

Two Georgetown University Student Association vice presidential candidates expressed views on topics ranging from free speech and tuition reform to the representation of marginalized students at a debate Thursday evening. Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) and Roya Wolfe (SFS ’21) opened with their campaigns’ policy priorities and answered questions from campus[Read More…]

KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL '20) and Aleida Olvera (COL '20), Nicki Gray (NHS '20) and Sam Appel (COL '20), and Sina Nemazi (COL '21) and Roya Wolfe (SFS '21) launched GUSA campaigns in Red Square on Friday morning. Ryan Zuccala (MSB '20) and John Dolan (MSB '20) are also running.

Candidates Set Sights on GUSA Executive

Three tickets launched their campaigns and a fourth confirmed its candidacy for the Georgetown University Student Association 2019 executive election early Friday morning, with candidates calling for greater campus inclusivity and stressing realistic goals.   The four announced tickets are: Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20);[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD | Students are reporting on-campus encounters with individuals proselytizing the religious "God the Mother" concept, a belief associated with the fringe sect of Christianity called the World Mission Society Church of God.

Fringe Sect of Christianity Encroaches on Campus

Multiple Georgetown students have been approached by individuals on campus about the ideological concept of “God the Mother,” asking them for their contact information to join a Bible study. A female incarnation of God, “God the Mother,” is believed to have co-created the Earth with “God the Father,” a belief[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT | A new law that took effect Jan. 1 prevents D.C. businesses from distributing single-use straws.

DC Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws Takes Effect

New requirements banning businesses or organizations in Washington, D.C., from providing single-use plastic straws and stirrers when selling food or beverages took effect Jan. 1. The Department of Energy and Environment began reviewing businesses for compliance and issuing unofficial warnings at the start of the month. After July 1, businesses[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA The DC Circulator system will introduce 14 electric buses to its fleet, offering DC residents another sustainable transportation option.

DC Circulator System Adds 14 Electric Buses to Fleet

The District of Columbia Circulator system will deploy 14 battery-electric, zero-emission buses in Washington, D.C., starting May 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at the Downtown Business Improvement District’s annual State of Downtown Forum on April 20. The new Proterra E2 Catalyst electric buses are expected to reduce diesel consumption[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top