Post Tagged with: "GUSA"

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
FILE PHOTO: ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA |  Requested budget allocations for student activities were cut by $229,040.80 in the Feb. 26 draft.

GUSA Releases Draft Budget; Club Sports and CSJ Face Largest Cuts

The Georgetown University Student Association finance and appropriations committee released its draft budget allocating $1,092,000 in student activities funds Feb. 26. While the overall budget for the 2019-20 school year increased by 2.4 percent from last year, the requested student activities budget totaled more than $1,321,040, forcing cuts. The budgets[Read More…]

by March 5, 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
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…]

MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | From left to right: GUSA Presidential candidates Sina Nemazi (COL ’21), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Ryan Zuccala (MSB ’20) and Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) offered their views on topics such as the GU272 referendum and student activism at a debate Tuesday night.

In GUSA Presidential Debate, Candidates Call for Increased Student Input

Four presidential candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive shared their varying policy approaches at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, expanding on issues ranging from the GU272 referendum and student advocacy recognition to the flaws of GUSA. Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20), Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), Sina Nemazi (COL ’21)[Read More…]

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…]

Race to the Finish: 2019 GUSA Executive Election

Race to the Finish: 2019 GUSA Executive Election

Students Set to Vote for President Amid Declining Trust in GUSA By Deepika Jonnalagadda Feb. 8, 2019 As Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates seek to make their platforms relevant to students, trust in student government remains low, raising fears of low voter turnout. Of the respondents, 2 percent rated[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: No Endorsement, GUSA Candidates Underwhelm

After the tumultuous resignations in the Georgetown University Student Association last fall, this executive election promised a fresh start. Yet, in a campaign season marked by an attractive “Abolish GUSA” movement and another resignation, no ticket offers the solution students need and deserve. Georgetown’s student body needs a strong executive[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Ryan Zuccala (MSB '20), left, and John Dolan (MSB '20) want to pressure the administration to reduce tuition.

Zuccala, Dolan Tackle GUSA Inefficiencies