14 Years Later, Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault Near Campus

Benjamin Filoberto Paz, 54, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on April 9 for sexually assaulting a Georgetown student in her townhouse in February 2004. Paz, a Maryland native, pled guilty to one count of first degree sexual abuse and one count of first degree burglary, according to a press release from the U.S....

Nobel Peace Prize nominee keynotes inaugural Waging Peace Conference

The Justice and Peace Studies Program (JUPS) and GU Politics hosted the first annual Waging Peace Conference on April 13. The event’s theme was “Meeting the Other,” focusing on promoting nonviolence and condemning hatred and xenophobia. Organizers were moved by recent episodes of racial violence nationwide, specifically noting the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and...

Dean Deacon on Diversity of Class of 2022

The students who opened their Georgetown acceptance letters last week are part of the most diverse group the university has admitted to date. According to Charles Deacon (COL ’64), dean of undergraduate admissions, the prospective class of 2022 had the highest number of minority applicants and admitted students, paired with the lowest total acceptance rate,...

Solar farm proposal to power university moves through Maryland hearings

A proposal for an off-site solar farm that will power half of Georgetown’s campus is continuing progress towards approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Origis Energy, the company planning to build and operate the farm, is in the middle of two hearings with the commission. The first occurred on March 20 and the second...

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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…

University officials express continued support for DACA and undocumented students during info session

University officials express continued support for DACA and undocumented students during info session

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03/20/2018

University officials addressed Georgetown’s continued commitment to and support for undocumented students and their families on March 13. The information session, “DACA: Current State of Play and How Georgetown Community Members Can Help” came after the March 5 expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA provided illegal immigrants who entered the…

University begins partnership with dockless LimeBike program

University begins partnership with dockless LimeBike program

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03/17/2018

On Mar. 13, Robin Morey, the university vice president of planning and facilities management, announced a new partnership between Georgetown University and LimeBike, a dockless bike sharing company headquartered in California. In an email to the student body, Morey wrote that LimeBike bicycles will be available for students to rent at a discounted rate at…

GUSA Senate certifies Nair/Rahman win, referendum results

GUSA Senate certifies Nair/Rahman win, referendum results

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02/27/2018

The GUSA Senate certified the results of the Feb. 22 election of GUSA executive candidates Sahil Nair (SFS ‘19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ‘19) on Sunday 27-0 with one abstention. The senate also unanimously confirmed the results of the two campus-wide referendums that were also presented to the student body on election day, changing the…

Nair/Rahman win 2018 GUSA executive election

Nair/Rahman win 2018 GUSA executive election

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02/23/2018

Sahil Nair (SFS ‘19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ‘19) have won the 2018 GUSA executive election by a margin of 36 votes. The GUSA Election Commission announced the results on Feb. 23 at 2:28am on their Twitter page. 39 percent of the student body voted in the election, approximately the same turnout as the 2017…

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