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JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA The Office of Facilities and Management planning per the request of the student workers' petition, placed a new heater in the RHO.

New South RHO Workers Petition University to Fix Heating

Following several months of heating concerns in the New South Residence Hall Office, several RHO student workers filed a petition to the Office of Residential Living urging it to address these concerns and work with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to develop potential solutions for the heating issue.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA The University submitted its comment to the proposed changes to Title IX regulations after giving students 8 days to review and submit responses to their initial draft.

Georgetown Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Title IX Changes

Georgetown University submitted its formal comment regarding proposed Title IX regulations to the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 31, following months of student activism and input. The final submission comes after Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Rosemary Kilkenny shared[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Local Environmentalists Oppose GU Solar Power Facility

Local Environmentalists Oppose GU Solar Power Facility

Georgetown University’s plans to build a solar power facility in Maryland that would clear-cut 240 acres of forest have drawn calls from local environmentalists to change the location of the proposed solar panels. While the project would contribute to the university’s goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by the 2019-20[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Program to Aid Natural Disaster Relief Efforts Wins at Hoya Hacks

Program to Aid Natural Disaster Relief Efforts Wins at Hoya Hacks

A group of students that created a program to aid relief efforts for natural disasters won $500 at the fourth annual Hoya Hacks, which lasted from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. The 36-hour event invites undergraduates from any university to compete on teams to design projects and programs consistent with[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted 20-4 to hold a referendum on adding a $27.20 semesterly fee to students tuition that would go towards a fund to benefit descendants of the the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 to pay off the university's debts.

GUSA Approves Referendum on Reconciliation Fee for Descendants of GU272

Students are set to vote on the creation of a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 this April after the Georgetown University Student Association senate approved the proposed referendum Sunday evening. The $27.20 reconciliation fee would be added to students’ tuition to[Read More…]

Students Push for Increased Asian-American Studies Programming

Students Push for Increased Asian-American Studies Programming

Student-run Asian cultural groups launched a photo campaign called to raise awareness to a lack of academic programming on Asian-Americans studies at Georgetown University on Monday. The week-long campaign, entitled “Georgetown Doesn’t Teach Me,” is based in the Leavey Center and features students taking photographs of signs completing the sentence[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | An anonymous group of students began distributing posters advocating for the replacement of the Georgetown University Student Association with a new system of student government Jan. 27.

Movement to Abolish GUSA Emerges

As Georgetown University Student Association executive elections approach, posters circulated across campus Sunday with a bolded message: “Abolish GUSA!” Abolish GUSA, a movement seeking to replace GUSA with a more efficient and inclusive system of student government, began distributing the posters Jan. 27. The posters include a website URL directing[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Rosemary Kilkenny, left, and Todd Olson, right,

Georgetown to Begin Conducting Second Sexual Misconduct Survey

Georgetown University’s 2019 Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey is set to open to the student body Friday and run through March 1. The national survey is administered by the Association of American Universities, which designed the survey to assess the frequency of campus sexual assault and misconduct in a[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The university has lacked a full-time Title IX coordinator since June and says finding qualified candidates can take up to a year.

Finalists Emerge in Search for Title IX Coordinator

Georgetown University has identified four finalists in its search for a full-time Title IX coordinator, according to Grace Perret (COL ’20), a member of the student panel reviewing applicants and Georgetown University Student Association’s sexual assault and student safety Policy chair. The university has not had a full-time Title IX[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA After 90 minutes of debate, the Georgetown University Student Association senate agreed to table the resolution proposing a referendum to establish a reconciliation fund until their next meeting, Feb. 2.

GUSA Delays Vote on GU272 Referendum

Georgetown University Student Association president Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) and vice president Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) endorsed a proposed student referendum to create a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 on Thursday. The pair announced their support four days after the GUSA[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top