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ELIZABETH ALARCON AND EMILY SHAMBAUGH / THE HOYA | The referendum on the GU272 reconciliation fee Thursday saw the highest voter turnout any Georgetown University Student Association election has ever seen.

GUSA Senate Race Sees High Turnout Amid Referendum

More than 57 percent of the student body voted in the Georgetown University Student Association senate elections Thursday. Eighteen senators, twelve of whom are serving for the first time, were elected in the GUSA senate elections April 11. The senate election saw a record voter turnout, which two re-elected GUSA[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ERIC RIDDICK/FACEBOOK | Georgetown students created a petition to publicize the case of Eric Riddick, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1992.

Students Petition for Exoneration of Inmate Sentenced to Life in Prison

A petition for the exoneration of Eric Riddick, a Pennsylvania inmate who was sentenced to life in prison in 1992 for first degree murder, has received over 2,780 signatures since three Georgetown University students created it March 29. The petition, addressed to Philadelphia’s District Attorney Larry Krasner, cites the fact[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY KRISTIN ADAIN  | Halim Flowers, who published 11 books while serving a jail sentence, took government and philosophy classes with the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program beginning in January 2018. He was released March 22.

GU Prison Scholar Released After 22 Years

Halim Flowers, a Washington, D.C. local who took Georgetown University courses through the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program while incarcerated, was released from D.C. Jail on March 21 after serving 22 years. Flowers began serving his 40-years-to-life sentence at 17 years old after being convicted as an accessory to murder. He[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
MARGARET FOUBERG/THE HOYA | The Georgetown University Student Association senate, headed by GUSA senate speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21), right, and vice speaker Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21), left, reallocated an additional $1,222.39 to GUSA before approving the 2019-2020 fiscal year student activities budget March 24.

GUSA Senate Approves Student Activities Budget

The full Georgetown University Student Association senate voted unanimously to approve the 2019-20 fiscal year student activities budget March 24, after passing an amendment to change the budget previously approved by the finance and appropriations committee. The amendment, proposed by FinApp Chair Hayley Grande (COL ’21), reallocated funds from the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) stress student outreach and diversity as they transition to the Georgetown University Student Association executive.

Francis and Olvera Sworn In, Promise Approachability During Transition

Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) are emphasizing approachability and student engagement as they begin their term in the GUSA executive. The pair were sworn in March 16 following the GUSA senate’s confirmation of the election results Feb. 10.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
McGinley Taught Child Psychology at GU, Abused Children for 30 Years

McGinley Taught Child Psychology at GU, Abused Children for 30 Years

Anthony McGinley, a Catholic priest from Pennsylvania, sexually abused young boys for 30 years, according to a 2018 report on clerical abuse published by a Pennsylvania grand jury. For five of those years, he taught courses in child psychology at Georgetown University. From 1977 to 1981, McGinley taught graduate classes[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, The Georgetown 14
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION/FACEBOOK | Outgoing Georgetown University Student Association President Juan Martinez (SFS '20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS '20) hope to leave a legacy of supporting student activists and promoting diversity.

Martinez and Chick Reflect on Time in Office

Though outgoing Georgetown University Student Association President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) began their term unexpectedly, the circumstances did not prevent them from prioritizing the issues that matter to students most: diversity, student activism and mental health resources. The pair, who were confirmed to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | Smoke from a defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit caused the evacuation of Healy Hall on Monday afternoon.

Mechanical Failure Triggers Fire Alarm; Healy Evacuates

Healy Hall was evacuated after smoke from a mechanical failure in a basement heating unit triggered a fire alarm Monday afternoon. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services ultimately determined the smoke resulted from a defective fan belt on a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit and not from a[Read More…]

by February 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA |  A special election to fill the seat of former GUSA Senator Sam Appel (COL '20) will not be held, according to the GUSA election commission.

GUSA Decides Against Special Election to Fill Senate Seat

A special election will not be held for the vacant seat of Sam Appel (COL ’20) in the Georgetown University Student Association senate, in a departure from the GUSA constitution. The GUSA president must call and hold an election for a vacant senate seat within 30 days of a senator’s[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Environmental Leaders/Facebook | In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, GUSA has launched an initiative that encourages students to reduce plastic usage. The first 15 club leaders to attend a training session will receive reusable utensils.

GUSA Initiative Set to Reduce Plastics

A new Go Plastic-Free initiative will promote sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products through a pledge for individual students, semesterly training sessions for the leaders of student organizations and a pledge for those organizations. Launched by the Georgetown University Student Association sustainability policy team, the campaign aims to address global[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top