News / 01/17/2017 Graduate and law students hold teach-in

A team of Georgetown doctoral and law students led a teach-in Jan. 14 called “Resisting, Organizing, and Building in the Age of Trump” in the ICC Auditorium. The program united activists and academics to discuss how the left should move forward in the face of a presidency the organizers and speakers said will be laced with...

News / 01/13/2017 Anti-Trump group protests on campus

GUPD escorted a small group of six to seven representatives from RefuseFascism.org off-campus after they protested Jan. 11 throughout university grounds. The group, none of whom were students, protested and distributed flyers in Red Square and the ICC Galleria, entering at least two classrooms in the ICC and Reiss, and they returned to the front gates Jan....

Breaking, News / 01/03/2017 University allows Nike contract to expire while protesters face student conduct meetings

Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike expired on Dec. 31, and the university and apparel company continue to negotiate a new agreement just weeks after a student protest led to the university verbally agreeing to ask Nike to allow third-party monitoring group the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) independent access to its factories. Eight students who spent...

News / 12/12/2016 GU F.R.E.E. demands disclosure of university investment portfolio

On Dec. 7, a new student group called Georgetown Students for a Radically Ethical Endowment (GU F.R.E.E.) held a rally in Red Square and presented demands to university President John DeGioia. Group members demanded full disclosure of Georgetown’s financial holdings in order to confirm that the university is not invested in companies the group describes...

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Graduate and law students hold teach-in
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Graduate and law students hold teach-in

A team of Georgetown doctoral and law students led a teach-in Jan. 14 called “Resisting, Organizing, and Building in the Age of Trump” in the ICC Auditorium. The program united activists and academics to discuss how the left should move forward in the face of a presidency the organizers and speakers said will be laced with…

Anti-Trump group protests on campus
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Anti-Trump group protests on campus

GUPD escorted a small group of six to seven representatives from RefuseFascism.org off-campus after they protested Jan. 11 throughout university grounds. The group, none of whom were students, protested and distributed flyers in Red Square and the ICC Galleria, entering at least two classrooms in the ICC and Reiss, and they returned to the front gates Jan….

GU F.R.E.E. demands disclosure of university investment portfolio
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GU F.R.E.E. demands disclosure of university investment portfolio

On Dec. 7, a new student group called Georgetown Students for a Radically Ethical Endowment (GU F.R.E.E.) held a rally in Red Square and presented demands to university President John DeGioia. Group members demanded full disclosure of Georgetown’s financial holdings in order to confirm that the university is not invested in companies the group describes…

Leo’s set to undergo renovations
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Leo’s set to undergo renovations

Leo O’Donovan dining hall and Hoya Court are scheduled to undergo significant renovations for the 2016-17 academic year. Both Hoya Court and the upper floor of Leo’s will host new meal plan-eligible retail dining options, while the lower level of Leo’s will be renovated to provide a revised buffet-style format to students. These changes were…

University agrees to ask for third-party access in Nike contract after two-day protest
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University agrees to ask for third-party access in Nike contract after two-day protest

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…

Sanctuary Campus Movement hosts teach-in
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Sanctuary Campus Movement hosts teach-in

Georgetown Sanctuary Campus Movement (GSCM) hosted a teach-in on Dec. 3 in White Gravenor. GSCM hosted community leaders in a series of panels and sessions on topics designed to increase awareness and to educate participants on the ideas of liberation and collective social action. Discussions focused on various topics like immigration, direct action, resistance, labor…

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract
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Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

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 they will not renew their licensing contract with Nike, which is set…

Joe Biden addresses students on financial regulation
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Joe Biden addresses students on financial regulation

On Dec. 5, Vice President Joe Biden argued in support of the Obama administration’s financial sector policies and warned against the dangers of forgetting the lessons of the most recent recession in front of an audience of around 650 Georgetown students and VIPs in Gaston Hall. Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve who…

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