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GUSA Fails Student Media

GUSA Fails Student Media

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04/07/2017

Full Disclosure: The Voice is a member of Media Board. We believe that student media serves a valuable purpose to the campus community. From the look of its Fiscal Year 2018 Student Activities Report, it appears that GUSA is unconvinced. The report outlined a 39.5 percent cut in the funding for Media Board, which serves…

Vote Mack/Andino for GUSA Executive

Vote Mack/Andino for GUSA Executive

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02/22/2017

As the GUSA executive election approaches, the Georgetown community is once again reminded of the student organization that ostensibly serves as the voice of the students to the administration. GUSA campaigns are typically spaces reserved for posturing on the parts of candidates as they appeal to various student groups by promising to bring change and…

Plurality votes in favor of smoke-free campus

Plurality votes in favor of smoke-free campus

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12/05/2016

On Dec. 1, a plurality of students voted in favor of making Georgetown a smoke and tobacco-free campus in a GUSA referendum. Students voted 49.64 percent in agreement with the referendum, while 46.37 percent of students voted against. No preference or undecided voters accounted for 3.99 percent. GUSA Senator Henry Callander (COL ’18) and Mac…

Complaints of unconstitutional actions delay GUSA referendum results

Complaints of unconstitutional actions delay GUSA referendum results

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12/02/2016

On Dec. 1, the GUSA Election Commission announced that the results of Thursday’s referendum question to restructure the GUSA senate would be delayed pending a hearing on Sunday to examine several complaints of unconstitutional practices at polling stations across campus. According to the Commission’s Twitter, complainants cited the presence of “Vote Yes” signs and other…

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

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12/02/2016

On Thursday, the Georgetown student body had the opportunity to vote on a GUSA referendum regarding a complete ban on tobacco consumption on the university’s main campus. The referendum is a non-binding measure to gauge the student body’s opinion toward such a ban. The poll is simply a barometer, and the administration has been clear…

GUSA approves smoke-free referendum proposal

GUSA approves smoke-free referendum proposal

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10/28/2016

At their Oct. 23 meeting, GUSA senate voted in favor of a referendum proposal that will ask undergraduates their opinions regarding the university’s plan to be smoke- and tobacco-free. The proposal passed with 26 votes in favor, no votes opposed, and one abstention. The referendum is non-binding, and the university held a public forum Oct….

GUSA Senate debates smoke-free referendum

GUSA Senate debates smoke-free referendum

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10/20/2016

GUSA senators debated a referendum proposal about a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus at their Oct. 16 meeting. The Senate will again debate an updated version of the original proposal, sponsored by Senator Henry Callander (COL ‘18), and possibly vote on Oct. 23. Smoke Free Georgetown, a campaign led by Callander and Mac Williams (NHS ‘17),…

GUSA announces Senate results

GUSA announces Senate results

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10/04/2016

GUSA’s annual Senate elections closed on Sept. 29 and results were released the next day. A total of 57 registered candidates ran for 32 available seats. There were several changes in the election process this year. According to Grady Willard (SFS ‘18), chair of GUSA’s Election Commission, this was the first Senate election in which…

GUSA Passes FY 2016-17 Budget: GPB, CSJ see funding cuts

GUSA Passes FY 2016-17 Budget: GPB, CSJ see funding cuts

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04/13/2016

The GUSA Senate voted unanimously to approve the Student Activities Budget Fiscal Year 2017 on Sunday April 7. The total budget, as allocated by GUSA’s Finance Appropriations Committee (Fin/App), came in at a total of $998,202. The Fin/App budget provides funding to various Advisory Boards, as well as other groups and centers on campus. The…

Georgetown Day Cup initiative to encourage recycling on campus

Georgetown Day Cup initiative to encourage recycling on campus

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04/15/2015

The GUSA Senate Sustainability Subcommittee and the Corp Green Initiative have partnered to sponsor the first Georgetown Day Cup competition to promote recycling and sustainability on campus April 25, the day after Georgetown Day. Individual students and student groups can participate in the competition by bringing plastic cups and aluminum cans that they used on…

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