The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2017-2018

Every year, the Georgetown University Center for Student Engagement selects 18 pieces of student journalism to win the Edward B. Bunn Awards for Journalistic Excellence. The awards are in six categories: news, features, commentary, photo, sports, and review. This year, the Voice received 11 Bunn Awards across five categories. Below are this year’s winners: Features 1st- It’s not...

Olympians honored at Duke Ellington School during Team USA Awards

The stars of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games gathered at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts for the Team USA Awards on April 26. The event began with a two hour red carpet featuring several prominent celebrities alongside all the athletes in attendance. The main ceremony was an Oscars-style awards show hosted...

GSP to hire full-time psychologist, continuing CAPS satellite trend

The university announced it will be hiring a full-time staff psychologist for the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP), expanding its part-time counselor position. The position was originally created two years ago after a donation by an anonymous Georgetown alumnus who has been a mentor for GSP students. Melissa Foy (COL ‘03), executive director of GSP, decided...

Sen. Murkowski discusses bipartisanship, gun control, and climate change

Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski (COL ‘80) spoke on climate change, gun violence, and the need for bipartisanship at an event hosted by GU Politics and GU College Republicans on April 23. Alaska native Larisa Pollock (MSB ‘19) introduced Murkowski, citing her work on environmental protection and infrastructure as critical to the interests of Alaskans. “When...

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Court rules against university, neighborhood in aircraft noise petition

Court rules against university, neighborhood in aircraft noise petition

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04/05/2018

A federal appeals court struck down a challenge from Georgetown University and other neighborhood groups against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The complaint concerned redesigned flight paths of arriving and departing planes at Reagan National Airport, increasing air traffic over the Georgetown neighborhood and resulting in increased noise pollution. The three judge panel from the…

GAGE and university agree to union election

GAGE and university agree to union election

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04/02/2018

Georgetown University and the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) signed an agreement today to hold a union election for graduate student teaching and research assistants in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The election, set for this spring, will ask eligible students to vote by secret ballot on whether they wish to be…

Eric Holder discusses dangers of gerrymandering with GU Politics

Eric Holder discusses dangers of gerrymandering with GU Politics

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03/25/2018

Eric Holder, former attorney general, spoke about gerrymandering, redistricting, and the upcoming midterm elections at Georgetown on Mar. 19. Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94), executive director of the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service, moderated the event, titled “2018 Vote Crucial to Combat Gerrymandering.” The discussion introduced the efforts taken by Holder to eliminate…

Amanda Seales keynotes BRAVE 2018, discusses art and individuality for black women

Amanda Seales keynotes BRAVE 2018, discusses art and individuality for black women

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03/22/2018

Students gathered on March 16 to discuss black women empowerment as part of the third-annual BRAVE Summit. The summit featured multiple speakers and eight breakout sessions throughout the day, including keynote speaker actress Amanda Seales. BRAVE, which stands for “Black, Resilient, Artistic, Vigilant, and Enough,” was founded by three Georgetown alumnae in order to unite…

On the Record with President DeGioia on Activism, Affordability, and the 272

On the Record with President DeGioia on Activism, Affordability, and the 272

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03/20/2018

On March 20, Editor-in-Chief Alex Boyd sat down with President John DeGioia to discuss the issues of graduate student unionization, affordability, reconciliation with descendents of the 272, activism, gender equity, and the impact of Georgetown’s Catholic identity on student life. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Graduate Student Unionization Alex Boyd: What…

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