Isaiah Seibert

Weathering the Storm: Climate Policy in D.C.

Weathering the Storm: Climate Policy in D.C.

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12/02/2016

In just a few days in June 2006, heavy rain put too much pressure on the city’s sewer system, causing major flooding in the Federal Triangle area. The water forced several Smithsonian museums to temporarily close, flooded two metro stations, and caused millions of dollars in damages. The June 2006 floods are examples of severe…

Students march to protest Trump EPA appointment

Students march to protest Trump EPA appointment

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11/27/2016

On Nov. 17, a group of students marched from Red Square to the office of Myron Ebell, the head of President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ebell is currently the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Between 75 and 100 students participated in…

“Nosedive”: <i>Black Mirror</i>‘s Turbulent Season 3 Premiere

“Nosedive”: Black Mirror‘s Turbulent Season 3 Premiere

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11/03/2016

Black Mirror has returned for a third season. This time, the show has brought its reflections on the dark side of technology to our side of the pond. Like many previous ones, the first episode of the new season, “Nosedive”, tackles addiction to social media. However, while “National Anthem” addressed society-wide consequences of the addiction…

GUSA approves smoke-free referendum proposal

GUSA approves smoke-free referendum proposal

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10/28/2016

At their Oct. 23 meeting, GUSA senate voted in favor of a referendum proposal that will ask undergraduates their opinions regarding the university’s plan to be smoke- and tobacco-free. The proposal passed with 26 votes in favor, no votes opposed, and one abstention. The referendum is non-binding, and the university held a public forum Oct….

GUSA Senate debates smoke-free referendum

GUSA Senate debates smoke-free referendum

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10/20/2016

GUSA senators debated a referendum proposal about a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus at their Oct. 16 meeting. The Senate will again debate an updated version of the original proposal, sponsored by Senator Henry Callander (COL ‘18), and possibly vote on Oct. 23. Smoke Free Georgetown, a campaign led by Callander and Mac Williams (NHS ‘17),…

Leftist group tries to establish itself on campus

Leftist group tries to establish itself on campus

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10/06/2016

A group of students are starting a Georgetown chapter of New Students for a Democratic Society (New SDS) this semester. Despite initial struggles with poor attendance, the organization has had more recent success and is planning a variety of activities for the rest of the school year. According to the New SDS website, the society…

GUSA announces Senate results

GUSA announces Senate results

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10/04/2016

GUSA’s annual Senate elections closed on Sept. 29 and results were released the next day. A total of 57 registered candidates ran for 32 available seats. There were several changes in the election process this year. According to Grady Willard (SFS ‘18), chair of GUSA’s Election Commission, this was the first Senate election in which…

University decommissions Reiss labs

University decommissions Reiss labs

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09/26/2016

The University started decommissioning and demolishing labs on the third floor of the Reiss Science Building on Aug. 1. As part of the demolitions, an asbestos removal project started on Sept. 26. The entire demolition process is slated to end on Sept. 30. According to a memorandum dated Aug. 16 from Jim Duffy, a project…

On the Record: Director of Hindu Life

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09/05/2016

Over the summer, Georgetown announced one of its newest additions to the Campus Ministry chaplains, Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan. In addition to serving as a Chaplain-in-Residence on the third floor of New South, he will serve as the Director of Hindu Life, the first full-time person to serve in this role and the first Hindu priest…

Debt and Diplomas: The high cost of graduation

Debt and Diplomas: The high cost of graduation

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08/31/2016

Celebrations can be expensive. Americans spend an average of $830 at Christmas, and the average American wedding costs a whopping $32,641. While not all Hoyas celebrate Christmas, and marriage is not on the radar of many students here, there is one potentially expensive event we all will hopefully celebrate in the near future: graduation. In…

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