Post Tagged with: "election"

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The GU272 referendum, which passed with 66 percent of students voting in favor of a reconciliation fee, awaits university approval.

Students Endorse Reconciliation Fee in GU272 Referendum

Students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum to establish a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 on Thursday night with the highest turnout in recorded student government electoral history. The university is not obliged to enact the proposed fee. With 66.1[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 16 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Patrick Kennedy, former campaign co-chair to Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), announced April 8 that he will be opposing Evans in the 2020 D.C. Council elections following recent ethical scandals involving Evans. Evans was reprimanded by a March 19 council vote after using his government email to solicit[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA | The GU272 Advocacy Team, an on-campus group of students that advocates for descendants, many of whom live in Maringouin, La., has hosted events to educate students and encourage them to vote in the weeks leading up to the April 11 referendum.

Historic GU272 Referendum Set for Thursday Vote

Undergraduate students are set to vote next Thursday on a referendum to create a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272. Students will vote on whether to include a $27.20 fee in student bills every semester. These funds would be allocated to descendants[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@APLERHOPLES/TWITTER | Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown University Law Center professor, is highlighting economic hurdles faced by disadvantaged communities in her campaign for chairman of the Fairfax County School Board.

Law Center Professor Runs for Fairfax County Board

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Alicia Plerhoples was endorsed by grassroots advocacy group VA Democracy Forward in her bid for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the highest governing body of Fairfax, Va., on March 2. VA Democracy Forward, a group that promotes progressive candidates, joins Jennifer Carroll[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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…]

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

The high percentage of politicians who are no longer in office following allegations of sexual assault represents an unprecedented degree of political accountability, according to a Georgetown University Law Center professor’s research. Associate Professor of Law Jamillah Bowman Williams and her team of researchers examined the 138 elected and appointed[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate student workers voted in favor of unionization in an election last week after a yearlong push to receive official recognition from the university as a union. A majority of graduate students voted in favor of unionization, with a final count of 555 in favor and 108 against. Out of[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this week's elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in collective bargaining with the university. Results are set to be announced Friday morning: Official counting begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL FOR THE HOYA Students watched in a packed Healey Family Student Center as election results came in Tuesday evening.

Midterm Election Results Yield Mixed Student Reactions

Cheers erupted from Democratic students in the Healey Family Student Center as CNN projected that Democrats would win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after hours filled with doubt that the promised blue wave would arrive. Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service co-hosted a watch party[Read More…]