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Prioritize Educational Access for Low-Income Students

Prioritize Educational Access for Low-Income Students

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10/12/2018

Georgetown’s Community Scholars Program (CSP) celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. Run by the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, CSP’s stated mission is “to contribute to the successful retention and graduation of undergraduate students who are often first-generation college students, and typically represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.” Each year, the program brings together…

D.C. Council Must Uphold Initiative 77 Vote

D.C. Council Must Uphold Initiative 77 Vote

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09/28/2018

On Sept. 17, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson held an open forum on whether the council should move forward with a proposed bill to overturn Initiative 77. Initiative 77, which requires employers to pay their tipped workers the same minimum wage as non-tipped workers, passed with 55 percent of the vote in June during the…

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

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09/28/2018

On Nov. 6, voters will go to the polls for Election Day 2018. While pundits often decry young voters’ poor turnout, being a college student provides extra challenges to voting, namely the process involved in absentee voting. Requesting an absentee ballot often needs to be done by mail, and the ballot then needs to be…

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

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09/14/2018

The D.C. attorney general’s office recently filed a lawsuit against Power Design, a Florida-based electrical contractor. The lawsuit alleges that Power Design, known for its work on D.C. buildings, is at the nexus of one of the largest wage-theft scandals in the city’s history. Construction companies are required to employ a certain number of apprentices…

A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

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09/13/2018

Content Warning: Sexual Assault This Tuesday, Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) resigned from his position as president of the GUSA Executive, after Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19), chief of staff Aaron Bennett (COL ’19), and a number of other members of the executive resigned their positions (resignations which all but Nair have since rescinded). While…

Dear incoming students…

Dear incoming students…

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08/31/2018

Welcome to Georgetown. Here at the Voice, we have a yearly tradition of writing a letter to incoming students. In the past, we wrote of the need to “be flawed and weird” and that the values that we strive to achieve here at the university “mean nothing if we do not bring them to life.”…

ICE out of D.C.

ICE out of D.C.

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08/31/2018

Of all of the issues that played out on the national news cycle this summer, perhaps none seemed as urgent as that of American immigration policy. While the border region gained much of the attention, D.C. was not immune to the effects of the national crackdown on undocumented immigrants. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…

Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

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06/11/2018

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter to President DeGioia urging him to keep GUPD unarmed. The letter was released in response to an earlier effort by GU Advocates for Responsible Defense…

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

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04/29/2018

The GU Advocates for Responsible Defense (GUARD) presented the Office of the President with a letter arguing that GUPD officers should be trained and equipped with firearms on April 13. A group of about 20 Georgetown students signed the letter anonymously, and leaders of the group made it public. The letter condemned the university’s current…

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