Post Tagged with: "referendum"

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
ELIZABETH ALARCON AND EMILY SHAMBAUGH / THE HOYA | The referendum on the GU272 reconciliation fee Thursday saw the highest voter turnout any Georgetown University Student Association election has ever seen.

GUSA Senate Race Sees High Turnout Amid Referendum

More than 57 percent of the student body voted in the Georgetown University Student Association senate elections Thursday. Eighteen senators, twelve of whom are serving for the first time, were elected in the GUSA senate elections April 11. The senate election saw a record voter turnout, which two re-elected GUSA[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 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
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…]

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

VIEWPOINT: Support GU272 Referendum

Here I am. A Georgetown University student and a descendant of the 272, in the middle of a debate about reparations to families sold by Georgetown and the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 — and enslaved by them for more than two centuries before that. I[Read More…]

by January 26, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA | GU272 descendants met in Maringouin, La., on June 9,  2018. GUSA is considering a referendum to allocate reparations for the descendants.

GUSA Weighs Student Vote on Funds for Descendants of the GU272

The Georgetown University Student Association senate began initial deliberations Tuesday on a referendum that would allow Georgetown students to vote on whether to establish a reconciliation contribution, a fee to collect money for a charitable fund to benefit descendants of the 272 slaves who were sold by the Maryland Society[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top