After a nearly 35-hour sit-in, student protesters and Georgetown reached an agreement Friday night that the university would not renew its contract licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the third-party monitoring group the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) independent access and reporting of complaints in Nike’s factories. Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee…
Editor’s note: A group of student activists began an occupation of University President John DeGioia’s office around 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Read the Voice’s coverage of the second day below. This post will be updated throughout the day. 10:00 p.m. update: Seven students ended their sit-in inside of University President John DeGioia’s office around 8:30…
Last Saturday night, a few hundred students gathered in McDonough Gymnasium for the Georgetown Programming Board’s Spring Kick-Off concert, which featured “Let It Rock” singer Kevin Rudolf alongside Los Angeles rapper Shwayze and electro-poppers Dev and the Cataracts.
After a yearlong hiatus, the Residential Judicial Council opened campus-wide elections Wednesday for its nine student councilor positions. The restructured body will debut next year with structural changes, but newly elected councilors will largely determine the council’s mission.
From the oppressive new D.C. noise law to the fight over the 2010 Campus Plan, Georgetown students have learned just how overbearing the District government can be. This month’s special election for the D.C. City Council’s at-large seat is an opportunity for students, who make up one-eighth of D.C.’s population, to change that, showing lawmakers their importance to this city. Bryan Weaver (D) of Adams Morgan is the best advocate for students among the wide field of candidates, and he is the right choice on Election Day for students seeking to stop more anti-student measures.
In the aftermath of last week’s cliffhanger budget deal, pundits focused on the size of the cuts, about $38 billion. But while that number sounds large, it is small compared to the cuts that will be debated in the coming weeks, as Republicans try to pass parts of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R–Wis.) long-term budget plan.If Democratic and Republican leaders really care about shrinking the federal debt and improving employment prospects they will drop the foolish narrative of austerity that has prevailed in recent months. The American economy needs growth, and massive spending cuts will do nothing to bring that about.
Although it scarcely seemed possible after letdowns like Coolio, Third Eye Blind, and T-Pain, the Georgetown Programming Board hit a new low with its most recent concert, the underwhelming Kevin Rudolf and his even more obscure openers. The disappointing lineup drew hardly any student enthusiasm. In a pre-concert poll on Vox Populi, just eight percent of respondents said they were excited about the concert, and 30 percent chose the “Who is Kevin Rudolf?” response.