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...

News

O’Donovan discusses plans for final months

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03/15/2001

At a meeting Tuesday, University president Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. said he plans to continue work on the University’s partnership with MedStar Health and the Third Century Campaign before he steps down as president in June. O’Donovan announced his intention to retire last April. At that time, O’Donovan said if everything progressed according to schedule,…

Alumnus in fatal accident

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03/01/2001

A Georgetown graduate, Kevin C. Hurley (MSB ‘00) died in a car accident last Friday morning. The accident occured at approximately 2:15 a.m. on East Basin Drive, D.C. at the ramp to Route 395 south, according to Robert MacLean, a sgt. with the United States Park Police. Hurley lost control of the car and drove…

DuBose,Walsh elected next GUSA executives

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03/01/2001

Ryan DuBose (CAS ‘02) and Brian Walsh (CAS ‘02) won the positions of Georgetown University Student Association president and vice president for the 2001-2002 school year by a margin of nearly three to one. The DuBose-Walsh ticket earned 1204 votes, almost 800 votes ahead of the first runners-up. DuBose said that he was surprised that…

Constitutional review continues

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03/01/2001

A committee to evaluate the current student government constitution will finalize the structure and begin an evaluation and revision of financial provisions of the new student government constitution by the end of this week, according to Rob Bauer, a co-chair of the committee. The Constitutional Review Committee was organized in response to this year’s call…

Rats to Riches

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03/01/2001

After Loyola University of Chicago announced Georgetown’s special assistant to the president, Michael Garanzini, S.J., would be their next president, talk emerged again that Georgetown administrators were leaving Georgetown while they could still find jobs elsewhere. Administrators have been compared to rats fleeing the ship. When John J. DeGioia was chosen Georgetown’s president instead of…

ANC expresses concerns over bars

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03/01/2001

The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted seven to one against renewing a liquor license for a local bar, Rhino Bar and Pumphouse. The ANC also voted to continue probation of Sports Fans, another local bar. The ANC is a nonpartisan organization that serves as the neighborhood’s official voice in advising the District government on matters…

Improved bookstore re-opens

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03/01/2001

The Georgetown University Bookstore reopened Monday in the space directly above its normal location after closing for three days to move the site of the store in order to continue renovations. The new area is accessible by elevator. The bookstore will continue to operate out of the new upstairs location until the renovation of the…

Seniors vote on class gift

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03/01/2001

The class of 2001 voted last Wednesday to provide several benches and a plot of trees for a designated area in the new Southwest Quadrangle as its class gift. A plaque in recognition of the 2001 Senior Class will be placed on the site. Thirty-three percent of the class participated in the election, choosing from…

City on a Hill

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03/01/2001

The new resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is not the most popular man in town. He received under 50 percent of the votes cast in November’s election, and signs questioning the legitimacy of his presidency are still on display throughout the city. But, partisan bickering aside, most people in the District have come to…

Constitutional Convention

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02/22/2001

A Constitutional Review Committee established by student government convened for the first time Monday. The committee was organized by Georgetown University Student Association President Tawan Davis (CAS ‘01) in response to this year’s call for student government reform. Davis called the committee in order to “present a new or revised Constitution for the student government…

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