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GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FACEBOOK PAGE | Members of the Georgetown College Class of 2019 gathered at commencement May 18.

Adichie Encourages Care for Others at College Commencement

To ease the stress created by the modern “age of hurry,” it is necessary to care for others and avoid extreme individualism, award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told Georgetown University College graduates May 18. Adichie addressed the audience gathered on Healy Lawn after receiving her own honorary degree. Adichie is[Read More…]

by May 26, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
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GU272 Referendum Ruled Constitutional

The constitutionality of the GU272 referendum was confirmed by the Georgetown University Student Association constitutional council in a ruling Sunday in response to a suit brought by Rowan Saydlowski (COL ’21) and Chris Castaldi-Moller (SFS ’21). With the referendum deemed constitutional, the GUSA senate voted unanimously at a Sunday meeting[Read More…]

by April 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUSA Constitutional Council Hears GU272 Suit Arguments

GUSA Constitutional Council Hears GU272 Suit Arguments

Plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the GU272 vote but argued their suit does not oppose the referendum’s objectives at a Georgetown University Student Association constitutional council hearing April 17. The case, “Saydlowski and Castaldi-Moller v. Ethics and Oversight Committee, Election Commission, and GUSA,” was filed by Rowan Saydlowski (COL ’21)[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Senator Challenges GUSA Chief Justice

Former Senator Challenges GUSA Chief Justice

Dylan Hughes (COL ’19), former chair of the Georgetown University Student Association Ethics and Oversight Committee, challenged the constitutionality of GUSA Constitutional Council Chief Justice William Morris’ (COL ’19) extended tenure in an email April 17. Hughes was one of two parties named in a suit filed by Rowan Saydlowski[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Margaret Fouberg for The Hoya | Outgoing GUSA Speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL '21) speaks at a Senate meeting this semester. The Senate was scheduled to approve the results of the referendum at a meeting Sunday before the suit was brought before the Senators.

GUSA Constitutional Council to Hear Suit Against 272 Referendum

The Georgetown University Student Association’s Constitutional Council will address a suit filed by two students that seeks to overturn the results of last week’s referendum to establish a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund benefiting the descendants of the GU272. Rowan Saydlowski (COL ’21) and Chris Castaldi-Moller (SFS[Read More…]

by April 15, 2019 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | University President John J. DeGioia sat down with editor-in-chief of The Hoya Maya Gandhi (SFS '20) to discuss the GU272 referendum, Title IX policies, the admissions bribery scheme and the university's ties to the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

DeGioia Speaks on GU272, Title IX

As Georgetown reckons with its history of slavery, University President John J. DeGioia reflected on the university’s path forward in a wide-ranging interview with The Hoya on Thursday morning. The president also defended the university’s systems for handling sexual assault and reaffirmed Georgetown’s support for low-income, first-generation students amid the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Respect Individual Freedom, Vote ‘No’ on GU272 Referendum

In our tolerant and liberal society, we place great emphasis on the individual and her ability to make free choices. When the state or some other institution imposes one particular moral outlook or range of choices, it is frequently met with resistance. In contrast, the individual is expected to weigh[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Vote Yes for GU272 Descendants

Georgetown University would not exist today if the Maryland Society of Jesus had not sold 272 enslaved men and women in 1838 to financially sustain the university. And yet the university’s reconciliation with its historical connection to slavery is largely limited to legacy admissions preference for descendants and renamed buildings.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion
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