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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
Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo opened again Tuesday morning for the first time since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Dec. 22. The Smithsonian Institution promised regularly scheduled operations pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government in a Jan. 25 tweet. The Smithsonian,[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Sam Appel (COL '20), right, resigned from the GUSA senate and stepped down from the executive race Monday night. His former running mate Nicki Gray (NHS '20) announced she is continuing her run for GUSA president alone Tuesday evening.

Appel Exits GUSA Senate, Drops Exec Bid; Gray to Run Alone

Sam Appel (COL ’20) resigned from the Georgetown University Student Association senate and stepped down from his bid for GUSA vice president on a ticket with Nicki Gray (NHS ’20) on Monday evening. Gray plans to continue her run for GUSA president without a running mate. Gray is permitted to[Read More…]

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
Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins University is set to purchase the Newseum building, with plans to convert the space to hold its Washington, D.C.-based graduate programs, according to a Jan. 25 announcement from the university. The sale remains subject to all regulatory approvals, and the museum will remain open to the public through[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL Federal employees were able to return to work Monday for the 35 days after the government reopened following its longest shutdown.

Government Reopens Amid Ongoing Border Wall Negotiations

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended Friday after a 35-day partisan standoff between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over immigration policy. Trump signed a bill Jan. 25 that fully reopens the government until Feb. 15. The bill does not contain funding for a border[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill allowing the Washington, D.C. Council to pass laws without waiting for review from Congress Jan. 24. Currently, every civil and criminal bill passed by the local government in D.C. must be reviewed by the U.S. Congress before going into effect. During the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE | Georgetown professor and former director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council Victor Cha spoke at a Jan. 23 book talk.

North Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize, Victor Cha Says

North Korea will not denuclearize within the near future, Georgetown University professor and former director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council Victor Cha said at Jan. 23 event. Both past administrations’ as well as President Donald Trump’s administration’s primary objective to erase nuclear capability is misguided, because North[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top