Margaret Gach GUSA Constitutional Council upholds previous referendum ruling

On Feb. 18, the GUSA Constitutional Council ruled that the results of the Dec. 1 Senate restructuring referendum would remain invalid but allowed the invalidated results to be released. The decision comes after an appeal was submitted by GUSA Senators Owen Hayes (COL ‘18) and Scott Lowder (COL ‘17), asking the Council to revisit its...

Amy Meng Daniel Ellsberg discusses Pentagon Papers

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:...

Katya Schwenk DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

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...

Chris Dunn On the Record: GUSA Candidates Kamar Mack and Jessica Andino

In this interview, the Voice sat down with GUSA Executive Candidates Kamar Mack (COL ‘19) and Jessica Andino (COL ‘18) as they described what their plans for “A Fresh GUSA”. The interview has been condensed for clarity. The Voice: I’m just going to start by giving you guys the chance to tell me why you...

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GU Politics welcomes new fellows

GU Politics welcomes new fellows

The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service, part of the McCourt School of Public Policy, welcomed its new fellows to campus this semester. In the aftermath of the presidential election, the new fellows come from a variety of backgrounds, but all of them spoke about the importance of connecting with Georgetown students in…

Lecture Fund hosts Derek Black

Lecture Fund hosts Derek Black

On Jan. 26, the Georgetown Lecture Fund hosted Derek Black, godson of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, for a discussion in Copley Formal Lounge to examine his experience growing up in and eventually renouncing white nationalism. Black grew up in the white nationalist movement as the son of Don Block, founder of the white…

Maintenance worker alleges racial profiling by GUPD

Maintenance worker alleges racial profiling by GUPD

On Jan. 6, a GUPD officer allegedly stopped Clarence Wesley, a maintenance worker who has worked at Georgetown for almost 15 years, outside of New North. Wesley, who is black, said this was a case of racial profiling. According to Wesley, he was stopped by an officer while leaving his building, and was physically restrained…

Georgetown student kidnapped

Georgetown student kidnapped

Jan. 30 update: Police have released photos and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspected kidnapper of the Georgetown student who was forced to withdraw cash and make purchases Thursday, Jan. 26. A news release by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Monday, Jan. 30 contains a YouTube link to surveillance footage showing…

Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility accepts student comments

Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility accepts student comments

The university’s Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) accepted input from the student body until Jan. 27 on an October proposal submitted to CISR until Friday, Jan. 27 according to a Jan. 9 GUSA email. CISR, an advisory committee for the university’s Board of Directors, makes recommendations and reviews proposals from the Georgetown community…

University misses GU F.R.E.E.’s disclosure deadline

University misses GU F.R.E.E.’s disclosure deadline

The university missed GU Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment’s (GU F.R.E.E) deadline to release its financial relations with companies involved in state violence. At a Dec. 7 rally, GU F.R.E.E. presented a letter demanding to know whether the university is invested in a list of corporations tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and private prisons. “We…

Graduate student-employees form alliance

Graduate student-employees form alliance

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) held their first meeting Jan. 10. The event marked the beginning of the GAGE campaign to fight for greater rights and protections for graduate student-employees at Georgetown. GAGE formed out of the Doctoral Students Coalition (DSC). “About a year and a half ago, a number of Georgetown Ph.D…

Georgetown students join in Women’s March on Washington

Georgetown students join in Women’s March on Washington

More than 500,000 people gathered on the National Mall on Jan. 21 to advocate for a wide variety of causes as part of the Women’s March on Washington, and many Georgetown students were involved in both planning and protesting in the Women’s March. Madison Thomas (COL ’19), national coordinator for college engagement for the Women’s…

GUSA Constitutional Council overturns referendum result

GUSA Constitutional Council overturns referendum result

On Jan. 20, the GUSA Constitutional Council invalidated the results of last month’s club funding and restructuring referendum. The council has prohibited the release of the results of the referendum which was held to approve reform of the GUSA senate and club funding practices on the grounds that GUSA had not presented the referendum’s contents…

University brings in mediator for Nike negotiations while GSC files speech and expression complaint

University brings in mediator for Nike negotiations while GSC files speech and expression complaint

Weeks after a student protest occupying University President John DeGioia’s office ended and Georgetown allowed its licensing contract with Nike to expire, the university has hired an independent mediator to facilitate negotiations with the apparel company in the coming weeks, according to university spokesperson Rachel Pugh. Mediator Don Edwards has begun working with university administrators,…

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