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GUSA, administration discuss student advocacy

Students behind the Georgetown University Student Association’s Student Advocacy Office met with administrators Monday in the latest push to provide advice for those navigating the University’s disciplinary and appeals processes. At the meeting, James Pickens (COL ’12) and Ace Factor (COL ’12) presented a plan to use the SAO to offer free and confidential information and advice to students accused of conduct violations. According to Factor, administrators who attended the meeting—including Director of Student Conduct Judy Johnson, Director of Student Affairs Anne Koester, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Jeanne Lord, and Director of Residence Life Stephanie Lynch—seemed open to the proposal.


Campus Plan hearing begins today

More than a year’s worth of debates and negotiations will crest Thursday, when the D.C. Zoning Commission will hold its first hearing about the University’s 2010 Campus Plan.


Hanna: Like Kill Bill, with a teenager

There’s one thing you should know about Hanna—she’s got pierced ears. This girl, who snaps necks and sheds blood like it’s her job, who was raised by her father (Eric Bana) in a remote cabin just below the Arctic Circle, who was trained by dear old dad in God knows how many languages and fighting styles but has never seen a television, heard music, or used the Internet, apparently found time to throw on a pair of earrings in between hunting elk and outrunning a ruthless bunch of assassins led by CIA handler Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett).


Oh, SNAP: A weekend with the party police

It’s difficult to say why a girl in a panda hat wanted to jump into Matt LeBlanc’s arms at 2 a.m. last Saturday. Was she concerned about her safety? After all, she was standing in the middle of the intersection of Prospect and 34th Streets, watching taxis whiz by as they picked up anyone who stuck around an M Street bar until closing time.


Construction worker killed in accident at science center site

On Wednesday morning, a 36-year-old woman died after she was seriously hurt while working at Georgetown University’s new science center site.


Clubs, SAC lock horns over funding

A collection of more than 20 student groups plan to publicly voice their frustration with the Student Activities Commission’s new funding guidelines. “We were given no formal opportunity to provide feedback on the existing Funding Guidelines prior to the release of the new funding guidelines,” the group wrote in a letter, which will be released Thursday.


Students to decide fate of GUSA’s $3.4 million fund

On Sunday, the Georgetown University Student Association announced plans to create an Endowment Commission that will propose how to spend the $3.4 million left over from the Student Activities Fund Endowment.


Amidst revolution, students witness history

Earlier this week, 15 Georgetown students studying at the American University in Cairo were evacuated from Egypt. Three of the students, who were set to begin a semester abroad at the American University in Cairo in the midst of an uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that began on Jan. 25., will return to campus on Thursday to finish their spring semester.


Porterfield in last lecture to seniors: “Stay out of jail”

Seniors packed into the Faculty Club on Tuesday evening to hear Senior Vice President for Strategic Development Dan Porterfield (COL ‘83), who will become the president of Franklin & Marshall College on Mar. 1, deliver his last lecture.


Casually taking over the world (wide web)

Casual isn’t a word we often associate with Georgetown basketball. But don’t tell that to Andrew Geiger (COL ‘99), better known online as Casual Hoya, the co-founder of the eponymous Georgetown basketball blog.