Students fast in support of protest at Ohio State

Six Georgetown students fasted from sunrise on April 26 until sunset on April 27 to protest Ohio State University’s (OSU) ongoing contract with Wendy’s. The fast, organized  by Georgetown’s chapter of the Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA) was part of a rolling fast held on a number of college campuses across the country. The students at...

Lavender Graduation celebrates LGBT students

Around 120 students from Georgetown’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools were recognized as a part of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Lavender Graduation. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of graduating LGBT and allied students and their contributions to the greater Georgetown community while speakers reflected on the history of the LGBT community at Georgetown. Rev. Michael...

GUSA constitutional referendum fails

A referendum on two amendments to the GUSA Constitution failed because while the majority of votes cast were in favor, the total number of votes in favor did not exceed the required threshold of 25 percent of the student body. According to the GUSA Election Commission’s official Twitter account, turnout for the April 25-27 voting...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on career at panel

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in a panel to discuss her experiences in the United States’ legal system as part of the annual Marver H. Bernstein Symposium. Over 400 students and faculty gathered in Gaston Hall on April 27 to hear her thoughts on her past 50 years as a lawyer and justice, particularly on...

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Georgetown students and faculty join March for Science

Georgetown students and faculty join March for Science

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04/24/2017

About 150 Georgetown students and faculty joined the March for Science in downtown Washington, D.C to advocate for the importance of scientifically informed policy.The Washington march was the main protest of a movement with more than 500 marches on all seven continents. The group gathered outside of Regents Hall around 10 a.m. Saturday and walked…

The Corp promotes diversity among new hires

The Corp promotes diversity among new hires

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04/20/2017

The Corp has committed to improving diversity in its hiring process with the cooperation of the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP). The push for a more diverse applicant pool is a part of an effort to address the organization’s overall lack of diversity, according to a statement on the Corp’s website. Part of this push involved…

University files amicus brief

University files amicus brief

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04/13/2017

Georgetown joined 30 other universities in filing an amicus brief in opposition to President Trump’s recent executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries. An amicus brief is a document filed in appeals court by groups or people with an interest in a case, but who are not directly involved in the proceedings. In the…

GSC hosts labor activist

GSC hosts labor activist

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04/10/2017

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) hosted Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, to speak in the Leavey Program room about conditions in Nike factories as well as actions students could take to further workers’ rights in Nike factories abroad. This event was a part of GSC’s ongoing campaign to have Georgetown…

Campus Media Concerned Over Budget Cuts

Campus Media Concerned Over Budget Cuts

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04/07/2017

The GUSA Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee (Fin/App) cut funding for Media Board by 39.5 percent for fiscal year 2018 compared to 2017’s allocation, a decrease of $37,500, according to the 2018 Student Activities Budget Report. GUSA senators have said that this cut restores the board to its historical funding levels. (Full Disclosure: The Voice…

Clinton presents peace awards

Clinton presents peace awards

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04/06/2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS) in Gaston Hall on March 31. Clinton outlined the importance of opening opportunities for women to fully participate in peace and security negotiations in…

Defense experts discuss innovation

Defense experts discuss innovation

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04/05/2017

The Center for Security Studies (CSS) and Hacking 4 Defense hosted “The Future of Innovation in National Security” in Gaston Hall. This panel gathered five high-profile members of the defense community to share their expertise on how both the public and private sectors define and cultivate innovation regarding national security. During the April 3 event,…

University endowment declines three percent

University endowment declines three percent

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03/31/2017

The university’s endowment dropped from $1.53 billion in fiscal year 2015 to $1.48 billion in fiscal year 2016, according to a study of American and Canadian universities by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The three percent decline in the value of Georgetown’s endowment gives the university the 61st largest endowment of…

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