Hoya plans for independence
Georgetown’s Media Board expects the Hoya to become financially indepedent from the University within the year, though heads of the publication and University officials said a final decision has not yet been made. “We believe the Hoya will be going independent this coming year,” Alexander Pon (COL ’12) said in his presentation of Media Board’s request at GUSA’s Finance and Appropriations Comittee budget summit last Sunday
Angert wins GUSA reelection
Incumbent Georgetown University Student Association President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) and Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11) won this year’s GUSA executive election with 50.1 percent of the vote, the GUSA Election Commission announced on Wednesday evening. A record-breaking 3,152 students—44 percent of the undergraduate student body—voted in the election, 543 more than last year.
Saxa Politica: Talking racism at GU
Recent Georgetown University Student Association presidential elections have been rife with controversy, but usually the problem is voting irregularities or last-minute disqualifications. This year, however, the main issue was accusations of racism.
Appeal rejected, Philly P’s likely to close
Philly Pizza and Grill can be closed by the city at any moment, following Tuesday’s Board of Zoning and Adjustment hearing which rejected the restaurant’s appeal to reinstate its certificate of occupancy. In its decision, the BZA upheld the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ move to revoke Philly Pizza’s certificate of occupancy on the grounds that it is zoned as a sit-down restaurant, but in fact is operating as a fast food establishment.
GUSA presidential campaign kicks off
After winning last year’s Georgetown University Student Association presidential election as sophomores, Calen Angert (MSB ‘11) and Jason Kluger (MSB ‘11) moved quickly on an ambitious—but often controversial—agenda. They are now running as incumbents for the first time in recent memory.
Saxa Politica: GU Diversity
The Admissions and Recruitment Working Group, which was formed last spring as part of the University’s diversity initiative, recently released a list of recommendations to increase diversity in Georgetown’s admission’s and recruitment process. As President DeGioia and Provost James O’Donnell review the group’s recommendations, they should give special consideration to the value of socio-economic diversity, which is often overlooked.
GUSA Fund chair appointee from SAC
In the midst of a public and bitter battle between the Georgetown University Student Association and the advisory boards that disperse funds for student programming over the fate of the funding allocation process, GUSA President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) has nominated Kate Petersen (COL ’11), a former Student Activities commissioner, to be the first chair of the GUSA Fund.
GUSA prepares to take financial control
The bill stripping the six advisory boards of their votes on the Funding Board has passed through the Georgetown University Student Association’s Ways and Means and Financial and Appropriations Committees, but GUSA senators are bracing for a contentious vote when the bill comes up again in the general meeting of the full Senate at the beginning of next month.
Saxa Politica: A penchant for protests
The flurry of condemnation following the anti-war demonstration held during General David Petraeus’s speech last Thursday has made it one of the most notorious protests held at Georgetown in recent memory. A Jan. 22 editorial in The Hoya branded the protest as “an embarrassment to this University,” while the Georgetown University Student Association passed a resolution to condemn “the disrespectful and improper actions of the Georgetown students."
Boards fight for funding changes
After two hours of combative debate at the November 23rd Funding Board meeting, the Georgetown University Student Association and the six advisory boards that fund student clubs are still at odds over the Comprehensive Club Reform Bill that GUSA recently passed.