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The Georgetown University Student Association is addressing concerns by members of the GUSA senate with its plan to abolish the senate and establish a new assembly.

GUSA Debates Senate Reform

The Georgetown University Student Association senate addressed concerns with the plan to abolish the senate and establish a new assembly, during a public senate meeting Sunday in which two senators argued that the plan will make policy making less democratic and is being approached too quickly. The senate is hoping[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Searching for Diversity in GUSA

Last year, I was one of four first-year women in the Georgetown University Student Association senate. When former senators and older Georgetown students cracked jokes about GUSA being a “white boys’ club,” I laughed and brushed it off. After all, there were 11 women in the senate out of 28[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Validating the Voter Mandate

On Thursday, the Georgetown University Student Association senate election saw Chicken Madness, a chicken sandwich at Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli, win an off-campus seat in the student body’s most directly representative organ of government. The sandwich won in a district where two registered candidates were vying for four seats. After[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 6 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Democrats Propose Student Debt Bill

Senate Democrats introduced the Reducing Educational Debt Act on Jan. 21 in a campaign to alleviate student debt through a combination of three major bills for which the Democrats have lobbied over the past two years. The package of bills includes legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2014[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The GUSA senate passed a resolution in support of the activism of collegiate students of color, including those at Georgetown.

Solidarity Resolution Passed

The Georgetown University Student Association senate passed a resolution 27-1 to stand in solidarity with victims of collegiate racism Sunday in light of recent events highlighting racial injustice on college campuses such as the University of Missouri. The resolution, which was shared by GUSA yesterday in a student-wide email, expressed[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GUSA Sees Increased Female Participation

The Georgetown University Student Association senate elected the second female speaker, Enushe Khan (MSB ’17), in the institution’s history Sunday, a move that reflects the growing diversity of the legislative body. Twelve of this year’s 28 senators are women, which is the highest ratio in Georgetown’s history. The past two[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
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Nineteen percent of the student body voted in this year’s GUSA senate elections, with higher participation in underclassman districts. Nineteen percent of the electorate placed a vote for at-large candidates.

Election Turnout Plummets

After an election season marked by low voter participation, 28 students, including three write-in candidates, were sworn into the Georgetown University Student Association senate Sunday. Nineteen percent of the undergraduate population, around 1,252 students, voted in the election, in which 46 students campaigned to serve as at-large senators and representatives[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GUSA Elections See Low Upperclassmen Participation

Forty-six students campaigned over the past week for one of the 28 Georgetown University Student Association Senate seats, for which three districts received no contenders. The results of yesterday’s election will be announced today. With seats divided into residence-based districts, this year’s election also included a new senate position for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Budgets Slash Student Aid

Federal financial aid for college students has been slashed in proposed budget resolutions released by both the Senate and the House of Representatives last week. The House resolution, which is more “defined,” according to Georgetown University Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming (SFS ’72), freezes the maximum Pell[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bill Focuses On Campus Assault

A bipartisan coalition of 12 U.S. senators led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Feb. 26 to reform the way colleges and universities nationwide handle sexual violence on campus, emphasizing the protection and rights of both survivors and students accused of sexual assault. The proposed bill, titled the Campus[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top