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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Council rules on Yard

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02/15/2001

The Constitutional Council ruled for the Yard on two of three complaints presented against the Yard Student Association last Friday. Two students, Andrew Katz (CAS ‘01) and Aaron Polkey (CAS ‘02), claimed that the Yard referendum was illegitimate because Yard supporters had not adhered to the laws of the Georgetown University Student Association constitution. Yard…

B-ball players motivate students

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02/15/2001

Alonzo Mourning (CAS ‘92) and entertainer Brian McKnight led HBO’s Excellence without Excuses 2001 forum on leadership, motivation and the secrets to success in Gaston Hall last Friday. Hosted by TNT Sports commentator Kenny Smith and MTV’s Ananda Lewis, the forum consisted of seven panelists connected to the athletic and entertainment industries discussing their stories…

Mistake alters election

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02/08/2001

Will Cosmas (CAS ‘01), Georgetown University Student Association Election Commissioner is filing a formal complaint with the Student Activities Commission against the student-run Saxa Server. The Server, which ran Friday’s GUSA Special Election, allegedly altered the online ballot for the Student Activities Funding Referendum in a biased and inaccurate manner. The official Student Activities Funding…

Students remember hate crimes

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02/08/2001

Yesterday evening a small crowd of students gathered in Red Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the rally organized by the Georgetown Unity Coalition. Last year’s rally had a theme of “no tolerance for intolerance,” and leaders said they attempted to unite students against the slew of hate crimes which had occurred on campus….

GUSA v. Yard

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02/08/2001

Systems of government rise and fall. Empires and kingdoms have given way to socialism and capitalism. Thirty years ago, the former Yard gave way to GUSA, and now a new (unrelated?) Yard wants back in. On the world stage, the system of government people live under intimately affects their lives. This is not the world…

Yard referendum challenged

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02/08/2001

Andrew Katz (CAS ‘01) plans to make a request that the Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council not allow the Yard movement to hold a referendum that would replace GUSA with the Yard Student Association. “I am against the way [the Yard supporters]got the signatures. They said, if you like the Yard, sign here. At…

Students form opposition to Yard proposal

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02/08/2001

Over 30 Georgetown students have organized Students Against the Yard to oppose the proposed constitution of the Yard Student Association. SAY pledges to “educate the campus about the ramifications of enacting the proposed Yard constitution,” according to a press release. “There are two sides to every story. While it is a good idea to unify…

Georgetown student robbed at gunpoint

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02/01/2001

A Georgetown student was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday on the 1900 block of 38th street, according to police. The suspect stole Kathleen Kingsbury’s (SFS ’01) wallet and cell phone and then escaped in a four-door black sedan driven by an accomplice, MPD Lieutenant Brian Bray said. “[The Police] got there within…

ANC votes against four liquor licenses

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02/01/2001

The Advisory Neighborhood Council recommended that Alcohol Board of Control not renew the liquor licenses of several Georgetown bars at a meeting on Tuesday. Four bars sought to renew their liquor licenses and in all but one case the ANC unanimously voted to protest the renewal. Of the four bars, only Third Edition sent a…

Yard to hold referendum

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02/01/2001

Supporters of a group which wants to radically change the current system of student government have collected enough signatures to hold a school-wide referendum, according to one of the group members, Dennis Graham (SFS ’02). The group seeks to replace the Georgetown University Student Association with a form of government called the Yard. The system…

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