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GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

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01/22/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to submit a referendum on fossil fuel divestment to the student body and failed to pass a similar referendum in support of ocean-friendly university policies at their Jan. 20 meeting. Sen. Leo Arnett (SFS ’22) introduced a resolution in collaboration with GU Fossil Free (GUFF) that calls for a…

Jane Fonda Discusses Climate Activism

Jane Fonda Discusses Climate Activism

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01/15/2020

Academy Award-winning actress and activist Jane Fonda spoke about climate activism in Gaston Hall on Jan. 7. The event, titled “This is Not a Drill: A Discussion with Jane Fonda on Climate Change,” was sponsored by the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.  Fonda has been hosting…

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans resigns

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans resigns

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01/09/2020

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) announced his resignation on Jan. 7, following a unanimous preliminary vote by the City Council for his expulsion in December. He is expected to step down on Jan. 17. The announcement follows months of pressure from activists and councilmembers for Evans’ resignation. Evans, who served on the Council for…

GU Politics welcomes new fellows for Spring 2020

GU Politics welcomes new fellows for Spring 2020

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12/20/2019

The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service announced its new class of fellows for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester on Dec. 16.  The fellows include Joe Crowley, who was a Democratic congressman from New York for 20 years; Lily Adams, who served as the communications director for former Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris…

Faculty letter calls for transparency, reform in student conduct proceedings

Faculty letter calls for transparency, reform in student conduct proceedings

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12/13/2019

Content warning: This article discusses sexual harassment and assault. In a Dec. 12 letter to University President John DeGioia obtained by the Voice, members of Georgetown’s faculty and staff asked Georgetown to modify and explain its policies towards Title IX concerns and expressed support for survivors of assault, harassment, and misconduct. According to the letter,…

GUSA Executive to require demographic data

GUSA Executive to require demographic data

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12/09/2019

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution at its Dec. 8 meeting to require applicants for positions in the GUSA Executive to submit anonymous demographic data. According Sen. Leo Teixeira (COL ’21), who sponsored the bill along with Speaker Juan Martinez Guevara (SFS ’20) and Sen. Eric Lipka (COL ’23), many of the upwards of 60…


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