Margaret Gach GUSA Constitutional Council upholds previous referendum ruling

On Feb. 18, the GUSA Constitutional Council ruled that the results of the Dec. 1 Senate restructuring referendum would remain invalid but allowed the invalidated results to be released. The decision comes after an appeal was submitted by GUSA Senators Owen Hayes (COL ‘18) and Scott Lowder (COL ‘17), asking the Council to revisit its...

Amy Meng Daniel Ellsberg discusses Pentagon Papers

On Feb. 16, former Department of Defense analyst and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg gave a keynote address that unearthed fresh details on the historic Pentagon Papers controversy, including the surprisingly modest role that the papers played in ending the Vietnam War. The address, held in the ICC Auditorium, kicked off the two-day symposium “Free Speech Legacies:...

Katya Schwenk DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

On Feb. 18 and 19, Lauinger Library hosted DataRescueDC—an event coordinated by Data Refuge, a nationwide movement to preserve current federal environmental data. Over 200 people from the D.C. area participated at the university throughout this two-day initiative. Over the course of the weekend, people gathered across campus to sort and archive public data. Dozens...

Chris Dunn On the Record: GUSA Candidates Kamar Mack and Jessica Andino

In this interview, the Voice sat down with GUSA Executive Candidates Kamar Mack (COL ‘19) and Jessica Andino (COL ‘18) as they described what their plans for “A Fresh GUSA”. The interview has been condensed for clarity. The Voice: I’m just going to start by giving you guys the chance to tell me why you...

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Advocates speak on disability at Kennedy Institute event

Advocates speak on disability at Kennedy Institute event

On Feb. 2, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) held its annual Conversations in Bioethics series examining disability through the personal narratives of six activists and scholars from the disability community. Maggie Little, director of the KIE and Georgetown philosophy professor, moderated the panel discussion. Students and faculty from Gallaudet University, a leading university for…

Corp set to host HoyasForShe Week

Corp set to host HoyasForShe Week

The Corp is set to host HoyasForShe Week starting Feb. 12 to raise awareness for gender equity issues. This is part of the university’s partnership with the U.N. HeForShe campaign, an international effort encouraging men to end gender inequality. As an IMPACT Champion, the university committed to working toward ending sexual misconduct, increasing gender equity…

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

On Feb. 9, the official campaigning season for this year’s GUSA executive elections began. The four tickets vying for GUSA presidential and vice presidential seats respectively are John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ‘18), Garet Williams (COL ‘18) and Habon Ali (SFS ‘18), Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ‘18), and…

Adjunct professor arrested on meth charges

Adjunct professor arrested on meth charges

On Feb. 1, Jack Vitayanon, adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and attorney in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, was arrested and charged for conspiracy with others to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized a shipment of 460 grams of methamphetamine from Vitayanon to a contact on…

University announces reappointment of provost

University announces reappointment of provost

In a Feb. 2 email, university President John J. DeGioia announced that the university has decided to reappoint Robert M. Groves as university provost. The decision will be effective as of July 1 of this year, when Dr. Groves will begin to serve a five-year term. Prior to serving as provost of Georgetown, Dr. Groves…

Georgetown alumnus and Exorcist author dies at 89

Georgetown alumnus and Exorcist author dies at 89

William Blatty (COL ‘50) passed away at the age of 89 on Jan. 12 from multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Blatty, a Georgetown graduate, is best known for his 1971 novel, The Exorcist, and the movie adaptation released two years latter, which he wrote and produced, both of which are set in the…

Student protesters from Nike sit-in receive conduct violations

Student protesters from Nike sit-in receive conduct violations

Eight students in Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) who participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike on Dec. 8, 2016 have been found to be in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for both unauthorized access and failure to comply with a university official or law enforcement officer. The eight students…

GU Politics hosts sitcom creators

GU Politics hosts sitcom creators

Georgetown alumni Scott Conroy (COL ’05) and Peter Hamby (COL ’03), co-creators of the sitcom Embeds, discussed their experiences covering the 2008 presidential campaigns as embedded reporters during the Institute of Politics and Public Service’s Jan. 30 event “Embeds: Reporters Revitalizing Political Journalism.” The event featured six clips from the show, each followed by remarks…

Students gather for Solidarity Vigil in Red Square

Students gather for Solidarity Vigil in Red Square

More than one hundred students gathered in Red Square on Feb. 1 for the Hoyas for Justice: Solidarity Vigil, an event to show support for those affected by the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump. Dozen of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including representatives from College Republicans and Democrats, members of the…

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

Georgetown graduate students are seeking stronger and more formalized representation through unionization, a growing trend nationally at private universities since an Aug. 23, 2016 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowing such organization for graduate students. The recently formed Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) is working to establish an affiliation agreement with…

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