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Documentary screening concludes Title IX Week events

Documentary screening concludes Title IX Week events

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04/24/2018

Health Education Services and GUSA’s DC and Federal Relations Committee hosted a panel with activist and writer Kamilah Willingham, who appeared in the documentary The Hunting Ground, on April 18. The documentary, which premiered in 2015 at the Sundance film festival, details the incidence of college campus sexual assault nationwide. A screening of the film…

Office Hours: Lana Nauphal

Office Hours: Lana Nauphal

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03/23/2018

Lana Nauphal (COL ‘19) began her set in the Voice office with a cover of “For the Sake of the Song,” a folk number by Texas crooner Townes Van Zandt. It’s a ritual for her, she says. Even when she’s alone, she sings it before anything else, to warm up her vocal chords. “Why does…

Love Saxa claims that university misallocated donations

Love Saxa claims that university misallocated donations

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02/16/2018

Love Saxa, a student group that advocates for traditional relationships, has accused the university of deliberately misappropriating at least $400 in donations meant for their organization. The club’s legal counsel, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), described a sustained campaign against the organization on campus in a Feb.1 letter to President DeGioia. The ADF claimed in…

Clinton presents peace awards at Georgetown

Clinton presents peace awards at Georgetown

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02/13/2018

Hillary Clinton spoke at Gaston Hall Feb. 6 with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security to present the 2018 Hillary R. Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. The awards annually recognize global leadership in women’s rights and security. Nadia Murad, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of…

Third referendum on GUSA restructuring attached to executive ballot

Third referendum on GUSA restructuring attached to executive ballot

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01/31/2018

On Monday, Jan. 29, the GUSA Election Commission announced a two-question referendum will be attached to the executive ballot this February. The referendum proposes structural changes to GUSA and expands protections for student participation in the senate. In an university-wide email, the commission wrote that the student body will vote on the referendum questions on…

Free Speech Project hosts panel on First Amendment

Free Speech Project hosts panel on First Amendment

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11/05/2017

The Georgetown Free Speech Project held a panel on the recent Charlottesville protests on Oct. 29. The event brought together four diverse, high-profile voices to speak on the first amendment. The panel, titled “The Shadow of Charlottesville: Free Speech at a Crossroads,” featured District Judge Paula Xinis, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, Timothy Longo, Charlottesville’s…

LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

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10/03/2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center launched a new mentorship program for underclassmen and transfer students this past week. The program, “Passages,” which was announced earlier in the semester, is entirely student-led. Several upperclassmen developed the program over the summer. Before this semester, the resource center held occasional “Passages” dinners, in which recent alumni involved in the…

Ten Years Out for Change

Ten Years Out for Change

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09/29/2017

“We are at our very best when we recognize our responsibility to one another,” university president John DeGioia said on Wednesday. “The work we are able to do today has been made possible by the efforts of those who have come before us, and by the moments in time when our community has come together…

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