Anne Greer

GUSA Senate condemns blog post written by a Georgetown student

GUSA Senate condemns blog post written by a Georgetown student

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07/08/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution condemning the message of a blog post written by Georgetown student William Mitchell Torgerson (COL ’22) at their meeting on July 6.  The post details Torgerson’s skepticism regarding the existence of systemic racism in the U.S. It also describes various ways he believes that the U.S. is failing to…

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

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06/30/2020

Black students, women, and trans and non-binary individuals are underrepresented in Georgetown’s student Senate, according to an internal demographic survey conducted by GUSA.  The survey, which GUSA senators filled out at their June 14 meeting, asked them to anonymously self-report their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status. The results of the…

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

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06/30/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for Georgetown to expand work-study options for the fall semester at their meeting on June 28. The resolution noted that many common work-study positions have reduced hiring for the summer and forecasts that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend will continue with the fall semester. Approximately 40…

Georgetown University, GUSA Senate recognize Juneteenth

Georgetown University, GUSA Senate recognize Juneteenth

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06/24/2020

Content warning: This article mentions police brutality, violence, and racist comments against Black individuals.  Georgetown will observe June 19 as an official holiday every year, University President John DeGioia announced in a university-wide email sent on June 18. The GUSA Senate also passed a resolution in support of this decision at their meeting on June…

Students call for Georgetown to cut ties with MPD

Students call for Georgetown to cut ties with MPD

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06/11/2020

A petition calling for Georgetown to end its contract with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was posted on Change.org on June 2. The petition has over 6,000 signatures as of June 11, and has been supported by GUSA.  In response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black individuals, protests…

GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

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06/09/2020

The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation advocating a shift in policy in Georgetown’s relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and GUPD at its meeting on June 7. The first piece of legislation calls for Georgetown to reduce its contract with MPD. The resolution states that the police response to nationwide protests responding…

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

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06/08/2020

A group of incoming Georgetown freshmen sent an open letter addressing the possibility of the university continuing online classes for the Fall 2020 semester and asking for consideration for specific populations to University President John DeGioia and Associate Vice President and University Registrar Annamarie Bianco on May 1. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Georgetown has…

GUSA Senate passes resolutions addressing university COVID-19 response

GUSA Senate passes resolutions addressing university COVID-19 response

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05/27/2020

The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation, two of which addressed Georgetown’s response to COVID-19, at their meeting on May 24.  The first piece of legislation was a resolution introduced by Sen. Julio Salmeron-Perla (SFS ’22) proposing the Senate sign the international students’ petition demanding Georgetown’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic account for their…

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