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University Agrees to Ask for Third-Party Access in Nike Contract After Two-Day Protest

University Agrees to Ask for Third-Party Access in Nike Contract After Two-Day Protest

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12/11/2016

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…

[UPDATED]: Student sit-in against Nike ends on second day after agreement with university

[UPDATED]: Student sit-in against Nike ends on second day after agreement with university

By: and
12/09/2016

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…

Gas leak fixed outside front gates

Gas leak fixed outside front gates

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11/14/2016

A gas leak from a struck pipe outside the front gates on 37th and O Streets has been contained, according to HOYAlert. The area has been reopened to the public. The leak was caused Monday when a Washington Gas contractor struck the line during an excavation near the gates, according to university spokesperson Rachel Pugh….

A Love Letter to Leo’s

A Love Letter to Leo’s

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11/08/2016

Dear Leo’s, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I’ll miss you. No, no, not because I’m graduating in May and getting nostalgic about everything on Georgetown’s cam… – excuse me, the Hilltop. Leo’s, I’ll miss you because you’re headed into the 21st century of college cafeterias. With the announcement of your renovations…

Olympic and Paralympic teams honored at Georgetown

Olympic and Paralympic teams honored at Georgetown

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09/30/2016

Almost 600 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from Team USA convened on McDonough arena Sept. 29 night for the 2016 Team USA awards to honor the accomplishments of the athletes after the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Women’s gymnastic team, swimmer Simone Manuel, sprinter LaShawn Merritt, beach volleyball player April Ross, and soccer player Ali Krieger were…

GSC denied access to union negotiations

GSC denied access to union negotiations

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09/14/2016

On Sept. 8, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) were denied access to observe the negotiations between the University and SEIU Local 1199, a union that represents campus maintenance and facilities workers. No more than three GSC members at a time tried to attend the meeting throughout the day, according to Vincent DeLaurentis (SFS…

Netanyahu panel interrupted by protest

Netanyahu panel interrupted by protest

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09/11/2016

On Thursday, a group of students interrupted an event hosted by the Center for Jewish Civilization on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career in protest of the leader. The students held a banner that read “Netanyahu is a War Criminal” and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” MacKenzie Foy (COL…

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