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We asked President DeGioia some of the students’ most pressing questions. Here are his answers.

Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more

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Changes to initial spring COVID-19 protocols aim to combat Omicron

When students moved in for the fall semester in August 2021, they took a single COVID-19 PCR test and received a cloth mask with a Georgetown ‘G’ on it. When... Read more

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GUSA passes legislation advocating for students during virtual learning period

Following the heated debate in last week’s meeting, GUSA took further action to address student concerns about the upcoming virtual learning period in a shorter and productive meeting on Jan.... Read more

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Georgetown and other national universities allegedly part of price-fixing cartel to limit financial aid

Georgetown and 15 other top private universities were named defendants in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed on Jan. 9. The suit alleges that the self-described need-blind universities colluded to raise... Read more

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GUSA convenes emergency session, tables two bills about in-person learning

After nearly two hours of debate, the GUSA Senate tabled two resolutions in opposition to the university’s plan for all-virtual learning, restrictions on campus dining, and closure of fitness centers... Read more

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D.C.-ATF partnership aims to reduce climbing homicide rates

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Robert Contee, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a new partnership to reduce the number of illegal guns in D.C.,... Read more

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On-campus religious activities revived with first post-Zoom semester

For students involved in religious groups, last year’s challenges—Zoom burnout, a lost sense of community, and academic stress, among others—were compounded by another: balancing online obligations while also practicing faith... Read more

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Hillary Clinton awards women leaders advancing peace and security

“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights,” Hillary Clinton said at the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.  Her words were reaffirmed at... Read more

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Georgetown announces virtual instruction, further restrictions through Jan. 30

Per an email from President John J. DeGioia, Georgetown will move to virtual instruction through Jan. 30, 2022, though undergraduates may still return to their on-campus residences beginning on Jan.... Read more

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COVID-19 outbreak moves exams, staff online

Following the highest increase of Georgetown community COVID-19 cases to date, the university announced a series of new protocols on Dec. 15, including banning food and drinks inside communal spaces... Read more

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“You need to take action”: Syrian Georgetown student urges UN to hold Assad accountable

Omar Alshogre (COL ’24) spoke at the recent UN Security Council (UNSC) Arria-formula meeting, urging the Council to support accountability and justice efforts for victims of the international crimes committed... Read more

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Project ELEECT receives $2.6 million grant to improve multilingual teaching in D.C.-area schools

Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced that the U.S Department of Education awarded the school’s Program of Educational Transformation (MAET) a $2.6 million, five-year National Professional Development (NPD)... Read more

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Asian American community responds to attack on Georgetown graduate student

Content warning: this article references violence against Asian American individuals and communities.  A graduate student at American University, 38-year-old Patrick Trebat, attacked Sean Lai (PHD ’20), a gay man of... Read more

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Nellie’s Sports Bar faces $5,000 fine, liquor license suspension

CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. After a contracted security guard violently assaulted a Black woman at Nellie’s Sports Bar, a well-known U-street gay... Read more

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GUSA swears in new vice president following Sanchez resignation

GUSA swore in Thomas Leonard (COL ’23) as its new vice president following the official resignation of former VP Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) at its Dec. 5 meeting. Sanchez resigned... Read more

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses “leveling the playing field” in GU Politics event

Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) hosted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to discuss her opinions on the Build Back Better agenda, universal childcare, a minimum corporate tax... Read more

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Students demand improved dining after failed Leo’s health standards, limited Thanksgiving access

A health inspection revealed Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall is not in compliance with 10 of 56 D.C. health requirements for food service buildings, including cleanliness and food storage standards, according... Read more

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Postponed bystander intervention trainings put students at increased risk

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. When Rebecca Friedman (COL ’24) chose to attend a bystander intervention training workshop during the Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP), she... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: 2022 D.C. mayoral elections

Though less than 2 percent of Georgetown students are from D.C., all are impacted by the laws made by the city’s elected officials. In the absence of congressional representation, D.C.... Read more

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D.C. clears Truxton Circle encampment, displaces dozens

The deputy mayor of health and human services office’s planned eviction of an encampment of unhoused people at Truxton Circle went forward on Thursday morning, displacing residents and prompting further... Read more