Alli Kaufman Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

Hundreds of women gathered in Gaston Hall at Own It Summit 2017 to discuss the importance of women taking action in the current political climate of the country. The theme of the March 18  summit was Educate, Agitate, Organize was the theme of Own It Summit 2017–inspired by the Susan B. Anthony quote “Educate, Agitate,...

Emma Francois Writing Center expands awards program

The Georgetown University Writing Center is expanding its awards program to include four awards categories, each with a $1000 prize. The program, sponsored by US News & World Report, is in its second year; last year there were $500 prizes for the top essays in two categories. The theme is articulating complexity and the deadline...

Noah Telerski Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) announced on Mar. 14 that it had reached an agreement with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer 10% scholarships to federal employees. The new OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance gives civil servants employed by the federal government at the start of the semester a 10% tuition...

Margaret Gach Unsung Heroes expands to other campuses

Unsung Heroes, a student-run initiative which runs a Facebook page sharing stories and photos of facilities, service, and other workers at Georgetown, has begun launching new chapters at campuses throughout the country. In the past week, the University of Maryland – College Park page posted its first story, and the Unsung Heroes team said they...

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Orchestrating Diplomacy: GU Students Head to Cuba

Orchestrating Diplomacy: GU Students Head to Cuba

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03/04/2017

While most students will be relaxing at home over spring break, twelve members of the Georgetown University Orchestra will be boarding a plane to Havana, Cuba. Only two years ago, such a trip would have sounded unfeasible as the U.S. government considered Cuba a state sponsor of terror. Now, members of the GU orchestra will…

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

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02/25/2017

The Office of Student Conduct affirmed sanctions placed on eight members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) who participated in the sit-in in University President John DeGioia’s office last December to protest Georgetown’s relationship with Nike. An appeals committee in the Office of Student Conduct rejected the appeal that the students filed on Feb. 1. In…

Mack/Andino win GUSA executive election

Mack/Andino win GUSA executive election

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02/24/2017

On Feb. 26 at 2:06 a.m., the GUSA Election Commission announced on Twitter that Kamar Mack and Jessica Andino won the 2017 GUSA Executive Election. Mack/Andino won in the fourth round of voting with 1160 votes, 34 more than Garet Williams and Habon Ali’s 1126 votes. 2557 votes were cast, according to the GUSA Elections…

GUSA presidential candidates discuss platforms in debate

GUSA presidential candidates discuss platforms in debate

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02/23/2017

On Monday, Feb. 20, three GUSA presidential candidates discussed why they would be the best nominee to mitigate rising tuition and improve health care services on campus, while reforming the student government to increase engagement and transparency at the GUSA presidential debate. The event was held in HFSC in front of an audience of about…

Daniel Ellsberg discusses Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg discusses Pentagon Papers

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02/21/2017

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:…

DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

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02/21/2017

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…

On the Record: GUSA Candidates John Matthews and Nick Matz

On the Record: GUSA Candidates John Matthews and Nick Matz

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02/20/2017

The Voice sat down with GUSA executive candidates John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ’18) for a conversation about their candidacy and goals for a future administration. In the interview, Matthews and Matz, both of whom have never held a position in GUSA, discuss their plans to stabilize Georgetown’s rising tuition costs and…

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