GAGE Holds Rally in Support of Unionization

Graduate students gathered for a rally in Red Square on Dec. 7 to protest the university’s decision not to voluntarily recognize their union. The rally consisted of speeches from graduate students and allies, planting of 800 flags around the John Carroll statue to symbolize the 800 graduate students on campus, and a march to the...

University chooses not to recognize graduate student worker union

In a meeting yesterday between the provost’s office and the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), the university chose not to voluntarily recognize a graduate student worker union. GAGE had delivered a letter to the administration on Nov. 1 asking to be recognized as a union with the American Federation of Teachers. Over 50 percent...

Mumps Cases Continue on Campus

Three more students have been diagnosed with mumps since Nov. 3, according to Vincent WinklerPrins, the assistant vice president for student health, bringing the total number of diagnosed mumps cases among undergraduates to five this semester. Additional cases have been reported in the Washington D.C., and WinklerPrins wrote in a Nov. 30 email to students...

Hoya Roundtable Program Begins With Discussion on Tuition

The first Hoya Roundtable of the 2017-2018 academic year was held on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Healey Family Student Center, and focused on the future of tuition rates and financial aid. The Hoya Roundtable program was established last year as a partnership between Georgetown University Graduate Student Government, GUSA, and the Office of the...

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Editor in Chief of the Hill Speaks on 2016 Election

Editor in Chief of the Hill Speaks on 2016 Election

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11/13/2017

Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, and Sarah Westwood, a White House reporter for the Washington Examiner, discussed their experiences covering the Trump White House and the role of the media in politics. The talk was titled “Political Journalists: Those who Brave the Swamp” Several student organizations co-hosted the event, which was held in Copley…

Amartya Sen Speaks at Documentary Screening

Amartya Sen Speaks at Documentary Screening

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11/09/2017

Georgetown University’s India Initiative and the Association for India’s Development (AID) co-hosted a panel featuring economist Amartya Sen, Bengali filmmaker Suman Ghosh, and former economist at the World Bank Kaushik Basu, in the ICC Auditorium. The Oct. 19 event screened Ghosh’s The Argumentative Indian, a documentary about the life of Sen and his contributions to…

Food Entrepreneurship Series Hosts CAVA CEO

Food Entrepreneurship Series Hosts CAVA CEO

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11/08/2017

Brett Schulman, CEO of Cava, and Todd Klein, a partner at Revolution Growth, spoke to students in the Fisher Colloquium Monday night as part of the Food Entrepreneurship Series. Cava, a fast-casual restaurant chain which began in Washington, serves healthy Mediterranean food at its numerous restaurants around the country and sells its products at Whole…

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…

SAC Votes Not to Sanction Love Saxa

SAC Votes Not to Sanction Love Saxa

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11/04/2017

The Student Activities Commission (SAC) voted to not sanction student group Love Saxa in a hearing 1 a.m. Friday morning. The hearing was in response to a complaint brought forward by Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ‘19) and Chad Gasman (COL ‘20), who accused Love Saxa of violating university organization standards and fostering an “environment of intolerance”…

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

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11/02/2017

Tracy K. Smith, newly-appointed United States Poet Laureate, discussed religion with Paul Elie, senior fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center, as part of the Faith and Culture Lecture Series. The conversation took place in Riggs Library on Oct. 26. The role of Poet Laureate involves working with the Library of Congress to encourage national appreciation for…

GAGE Delivers Unionization Petition to DeGioia’s Office

GAGE Delivers Unionization Petition to DeGioia’s Office

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11/01/2017

Members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) delivered a letter to the office of university President John DeGioia declaring their intention to unionize. The letter was delivered following a rally on Copley Lawn to celebrate reaching majority support for unionization among graduate student employees. The university now has the choice of whether or…

SAC Ends Hearing Without Vote on Defunding of Love Saxa

SAC Ends Hearing Without Vote on Defunding of Love Saxa

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10/31/2017

The Student Activities Commission (SAC) adjourned its hearing regarding Love Saxa early Tuesday morning without deciding whether to defund the student organization due to the nightly closure of the HFSC. SAC did not announce plans to hold another meeting before its next weekly meeting Monday, Nov 6. The hearing came after Jasmine Ouseph (SFS ’19)…

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….

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