Although the GUSA Senate only officially certified the results of the organization’s presidential election this Wednesday evening, newly elected GUSA President Calen Angert (MSB ‘11) says he’s “already getting the ball rolling.” He and his Vice President, Jason Kluger (MSB ’11), have already met with administrators, faculty members, and neighborhood groups to start working toward the goals they outlined in their campaign: mitigating 61D noise complaints, streamlining funding for student programs, and improving campus safety.
15,120 people over the age of 12 in the District of Columbia—3 percent of the city’s total population—are HIV/AIDS positive, according to a study released by the D.C. Department of Health on Monday. D.C.’s HIV rate, which is comparable to that of Uganda and some parts of Kenya, far outpaces the 1 percent infection rate that the Center for Disease Prevention and Control says qualifies as a generalized and severe epidemic.
After a week and a half of disqualifications, reinstatements, and resignations, students voted in the final run-off between Calen Angert (MSB ’11) and Jeff Lamb (MSB ’10) this Wednesday. The results of the race will not be released until GUSA certifies them on Wednesday, March 18.
Eight hours before the GUSA presidential election began early Tuesday morning, the Election Commission disqualified two tickets from the race. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, that decision was overturned by the Constitutional Council, a three-person board hastily appointed by the GUSA Senate to deal with the controversy. The Council ruled that there should be a new election including the disqualified candidates—Peter Dagher (MSB ’10) and Jeff Lamb (MSB ’10)—on the ballot.
When Bridget Geraghty (COL ’09) heard from some of her friends who hold high positions in campus clubs that the administration was planning to reschedule Georgetown Day from April 24, the last Friday of classes, to Thursday, April 2, she was angry. So she took her cause to Facebook.
Fifty-nine of Georgetown’s 200 fire hydrants need maintenance, according to Louis Jarvis, the Water Services Director for the District of Columbia Water and Sewage Authority, who was called to testify before the Advisory Neighborhood Commission at their meeting on Monday.