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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GUSA restructuring referendum passes on third attempt

GUSA restructuring referendum passes on third attempt

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02/23/2018

The third referendum attempt to restructure the GUSA Senate has successfully passed, according to the GUSA Election Commission on Friday, Feb. 23. The commission announced the result on Twitter at 12:29am. The referendum, attached to Thursday’s executive ballot, was composed of two questions. The first changed the election of GUSA senators to be based on…

Presidential candidates debate GUSA’s role, influence on campus

Presidential candidates debate GUSA’s role, influence on campus

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02/21/2018

On Feb. 19, four GUSA candidates debated the role of student government in Georgetown student life and influence over the university administration in the GUSA presidential debate. Josh Sirois (COL ‘20), Hunter Estes (SFS ‘19), Sahil Nair (SFS ‘19), and Logan “Batman” Arkema (COL ‘20) participated in the debate which was moderated by the Election…

On the Record: GUSA candidates Josh Sirois and Casey Doherty

On the Record: GUSA candidates Josh Sirois and Casey Doherty

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02/17/2018

The Voice sat down with GUSA executive candidates Josh Sirois (SFS ‘20) and Casey Doherty (COL ‘20) to discuss their campaign platform, “Moving Forward,” and goals to bring feasible solutions to tuition and other campus issues through GUSA initatives. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.   The Voice: Let me first start…

On the Record: GUSA candidates Sahil Nair and Naba Rahman

On the Record: GUSA candidates Sahil Nair and Naba Rahman

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02/17/2018

The Voice sat down for an interview with 2018 GUSA executive candidates Sahil Nair (SFS’ 19) and Naba Rahman (SFS ‘19). In the interview, they discuss how being outsiders to GUSA will give them a platform to engage with the Georgetown community and their plans to address the affordability of the university. This interview has…

Love Saxa claims that university misallocated donations

Love Saxa claims that university misallocated donations

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02/16/2018

Love Saxa, a student group that advocates for traditional relationships, has accused the university of deliberately misappropriating at least $400 in donations meant for their organization. The club’s legal counsel, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), described a sustained campaign against the organization on campus in a Feb.1 letter to President DeGioia. The ADF claimed in…

Albright receives Georgetown award for diplomatic career

Albright receives Georgetown award for diplomatic career

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02/16/2018

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received the 2018 Jit Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy on Feb. 12 for her contributions to diplomacy in her career. Nearly 300 students and staff gathered in Gaston Hall to hear Albright discuss the modern challenges to democracy around the world and the importance of…

Clinton presents peace awards at Georgetown

Clinton presents peace awards at Georgetown

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02/13/2018

Hillary Clinton spoke at Gaston Hall Feb. 6 with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security to present the 2018 Hillary R. Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. The awards annually recognize global leadership in women’s rights and security. Nadia Murad, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of…

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