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Tuition roundtable presents likely tuition increase

Tuition roundtable presents likely tuition increase

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11/12/2018

The first Hoya Roundtable of the 2018-19 academic year met to discuss the rate-setting of tuition on Nov. 5. The event, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, GUSA and GradGov, looked in-depth at the university’s finances and their rationale behind the current tuition and projected increases that have yet to be finalized.   Provost…

Graduate students vote in favor of unionization

Graduate students vote in favor of unionization

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11/09/2018

Graduate students voted 555-108 to unionize and be represented by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) in affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The results of the election were announced to the campus community this morning in an email from Provost Robert Groves and Edward Heaton, executive vice president for Health Sciences,…

Danica Roem encourages students to make their voices heard

Danica Roem encourages students to make their voices heard

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11/08/2018

GU Pride and GU College Democrats co-hosted an event with Virginia House of Delegates member Danica Roem, in which she urged students to get involved in the political process. Roem is the first openly transgender person to serve in any U.S. state legislature. “I’m going to be blunt,” Roem said, “I am here to recruit…

Unionization vote enters last day

Unionization vote enters last day

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11/08/2018

Nov. 8 is the last day of for Georgetown’s graduate students to vote on whether or not they want to unionize and be represented by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and the American Federation of Teachers. An estimated 1,100 students in the Graduate School of Arts and Science who have served as research assistants,…

Students vote, watch results on election day

Students vote, watch results on election day

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11/07/2018

Students voted, watched election results, and participated in events around campus on Election Day on Nov. 6. Many events were organized by GU Politics, but other student groups had programming as well. Jacqueline Beveridge (SFS ’19), co-president of GU Votes, felt that all of the events provided students with a chance to learn more about…

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

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11/07/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously passed resolutions in support of Georgetown’s Jewish community and the extension of paid family leave to full-time, non-tenure-line faculty at their meeting on Nov 4. The first resolution affirmed a GUSA executive statement of solidarity with the university’s Jewish community and supported education surrounding antisemitism in the wake of the shootings…

GAGE holds phone bank to prepare for upcoming election

GAGE holds phone bank to prepare for upcoming election

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11/02/2018

In an ICC conference room on Oct. 31, volunteers for the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) made calls to voters in the upcoming graduate student worker unionization election being held Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. Approximately 1,000 graduate students will vote on whether to formally recognize GAGE as their union. If a majority votes…

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

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10/31/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously approved a resolution urging the university to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl during its Oct. 28 meeting. The resolution concerned the two former archbishops of Washington, D.C., who have been implicated in the clerical sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church. Both have resigned from…

Red Square Exhibit Addresses Violence Toward Farmworkers

Red Square Exhibit Addresses Violence Toward Farmworkers

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10/31/2018

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) presented an exhibit entitled “Harvest without Violence” in Red Square on Oct. 23 to call attention to the issue of sexual violence in the agricultural industry. The exhibit focused primarily on the work of the CIW’s Fair Food Program (FFP), which aims to end abuses against female farmworkers in…


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