D.C. Voters approve Initiative 77 during city’s primary

D.C. residents headed to the polls on June 18 to vote in the city’s primary, where 55% approved Initiative 77, which would make the city’s minimum wage the same for tipped and non-tipped workers. Like most states, D.C. has a separate minimum wage for tipped employees. The minimum wage is set to rise to $15...

The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2017-2018

Every year, the Georgetown University Center for Student Engagement selects 18 pieces of student journalism to win the Edward B. Bunn Awards for Journalistic Excellence. The awards are in six categories: news, features, commentary, photo, sports, and review. This year, the Voice received 11 Bunn Awards across five categories. Below are this year’s winners: Features 1st- It’s not...

Olympians honored at Duke Ellington School during Team USA Awards

The stars of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games gathered at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts for the Team USA Awards on April 26. The event began with a two hour red carpet featuring several prominent celebrities alongside all the athletes in attendance. The main ceremony was an Oscars-style awards show hosted...

GSP to hire full-time psychologist, continuing CAPS satellite trend

The university announced it will be hiring a full-time staff psychologist for the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP), expanding its part-time counselor position. The position was originally created two years ago after a donation by an anonymous Georgetown alumnus who has been a mentor for GSP students. Melissa Foy (COL ‘03), executive director of GSP, decided...

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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…

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…

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