Lilah Burke

University begins negotiating union election for grad students

University begins negotiating union election for grad students

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02/04/2018

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), the university’s union of graduate students who work for their departments, came one step closer to official recognition from the school on Thursday. University administrators informed GAGE representatives that they are preparing to agree to a union election arbitrated by a third party. GAGE represents graduate students who…

Students Call on SAC to Defund Love Saxa

Students Call on SAC to Defund Love Saxa

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10/30/2017

Student activists Chad Gasman (COL ‘20) and Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ‘19) have circulated a petition to support the defunding of Love Saxa, an official student group. Love Saxa is an organization meant to promote healthy relationships on campus, which, to its leaders, means abstinence before marriage, and other tenets of Catholic teaching on the family….

Nike Agrees to Access for Labor Rights Monitoring Group

Nike Agrees to Access for Labor Rights Monitoring Group

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09/16/2017

Two weeks ago, after years of negotiation, mediation, and student activism, Georgetown University signed a new licensing agreement with Nike, Inc, allowing the company to resume producing Georgetown apparel. Nike has faced scrutiny from the student body and from activist groups over its labor practices. The new contract now establishes a protocol between the company…

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

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12/09/2016

Yesterday at 10 a.m., 17 Georgetown undergrads stormed into the office suite of President John DeGioia in Healy Hall to protest the university’s involvement with Nike in a sit-in. The students have vowed to sit-in until the university issues a written statement that it will not renew its licensing contract with Nike, which is set to expire…

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