Annemarie Cuccia

GUSA Senate reconvenes, reflects on fall semester

GUSA Senate reconvenes, reflects on fall semester

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01/14/2019

In their first session of the spring semester, the GUSA senate reflected on their fall semester and discussed areas for possible reform moving forward. Speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Vice Speaker Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) led a discussion on internal feedback collected from senators about what could be improved. Major issues included the transition…

GUSA senate passes reforms to Election Commission

GUSA senate passes reforms to Election Commission

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12/06/2018

The GUSA Senate unanimously passed an Act to Amend the Bylaws to Reform the Election Commission at their Dec. 2 meeting. The act provided for changes to the GUSA election process, including requiring the communication of campaigning dates by the Election Commission 30 days prior to the election and allowing the commission to create platforms for…

GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV

GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV

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11/21/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution to support Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) in advocating for survivors of sexual assault at their Nov. 18 meeting. The resolution was created as a response to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos’s proposed changes to Title IX policy. The resolution calls on University President John…

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

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11/07/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously passed resolutions in support of Georgetown’s Jewish community and the extension of paid family leave to full-time, non-tenure-line faculty at their meeting on Nov 4. The first resolution affirmed a GUSA executive statement of solidarity with the university’s Jewish community and supported education surrounding antisemitism in the wake of the shootings…

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

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10/31/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously approved a resolution urging the university to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl during its Oct. 28 meeting. The resolution concerned the two former archbishops of Washington, D.C., who have been implicated in the clerical sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church. Both have resigned from…

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