Post Tagged with: "reform"

TFA Head Calls for School Reform

Teach For America Founder and CEO Wendy Kopp stressed the need to restructure the American public school system to a packed Copley Formal Lounge in an informal discussion Wednesday night. “There is something daunting about that, but it’s why people who have figured out how to build whole schools that[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

SAC Set to Review Reform Proposal

The Student Activities Commission will present a draft of a proposed new funding system to club leaders Wednesday night that features a more flexible allocation system. If the proposal is met with approval at the forum, commissioners said that they will implement the changes in time for next semester. In[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Fenty: Educational Reform Necessary

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty emphasized the importance of reforming public education in the nation’s capital regardless of the political consequences in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday. In his speech —  sponsored by the Lecture Fund, College Democrats and NAACP —  Fenty addressed the steps he had taken in his time[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News

SAC Launches Funding Reform Talks

The Student Activities Commission agreed Monday to consider implementing some of the funding guidelines suggestions voiced by student groups in a town hall held last week. With a nod to student concerns, SAC raised the possibility of amending the funding guidelines, perhaps as early as the end of this semester.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 0 comments City News, News

SAC Issues Reappear at Forum

The student-led drive for the reform of the Student Activities Commission’s funding guidelines continued in a town hall hosted by the commission Tuesday night. At the town hall, student leaders reiterated many of the criticisms that they have leveled against SAC during the course of the semester for problems created[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Editorial: Prison Is Not the Place for Marijuana Users

Nancy Reagan’s famous “Just say no” slogan is starting to go out of style, at least as it relates to marijuana. These days, the drug, which many studies seem to demonstrate is no more dangerous than alcohol, now sits smack in the middle of a debate about legalization. On Thursday,[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Health Care Reform’s Constitutionality in Question

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as the health care reform bill, is facing fresh challenges from the GOP-controlled House, which voted last week to repeal the law. The vote caused a stir due to its political symbolism — but it won’t accomplish much more[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Possible Increase to Student Fee Proposed

Members of the GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee met for a second Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform town hall, this time discussing the possibility of raising the fee by anywhere from $5 to $100. “After the last town hall [on Oct. 27], a few students reached out to us[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

New GUSA Senate Sets Goals for Year

The newly elected senators of Georgetown University Student Association marked their official entrance into student government by setting an agenda and goals for the upcoming year on Sunday afternoon. GUSA’s primary aim for the year will be reforming the student activities fee, a $100 sum charged to students as part[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

New Legislation Would Create Contracts for Artists

The Artist Protection Act of 2009, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh of Ward 3 and set to pass this Council session, seeks to guarantee the establishment of a legal contract between artists and art dealers who seek to sell their work, but the consequences for local art dealers remain[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News