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Recall petitions submitted, pressure on Evans grows

Recall petitions submitted, pressure on Evans grows

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11/21/2019

Activists from Ward 2 submitted 5,588 petitions to the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday in an attempt to trigger a recall vote for Councilmember Jack Evans. Triggering a recall election requires 10 percent of registered voters in a ward to sign a petition, a total of 4,949 according to a press release from the…

Suspect in 1998 Georgetown-area murder in custody

Suspect in 1998 Georgetown-area murder in custody

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11/20/2019

Giles Daniel Warrick, the suspect in a murder in Georgetown and several rapes in the D.C. metro area between 1991 and 1998 was detained on Nov. 13, and is now in police custody. The decades old investigation was aided by the use of genetic genealogy.  Warrick, 60, was arrested at his home in Horry County,…

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Jesuit Martyrs

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Jesuit Martyrs

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11/20/2019

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to commemorate the El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs in honor of November being Jesuit Heritage Month at their Nov. 10th meeting. On November 16, 1989, Jesuits Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J., their housekeeper Elba…

Subbaraman now leads LGBTQ Resource and Women’s Centers

Subbaraman now leads LGBTQ Resource and Women’s Centers

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11/14/2019

Shiva Subbaraman is now the executive director of both the Women’s Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center, announced on Nov. 12. This staff transition marks a restructuring of the centers under united leadership, according to a statement from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson.  “Shiva has provided visionary and caring leadership for our LGBTQ…

GAGE rallies for labor contract

GAGE rallies for labor contract

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11/12/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Educators (GAGE) hosted a rally on Monday in Red Square the day before a bargaining meeting with the university. The group delivered over 500 signed statements, according to organizers, to the provost’s office in support of the GAGE’s efforts to secure a labor contract with the university. After winning its…

GU Politics releases Civility Poll, shows growing divisions

GU Politics releases Civility Poll, shows growing divisions

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11/07/2019

On Oct. 23, Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service released its Civility Poll, a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters as part of GU Politics’ Battleground Poll. The poll revealed that 77 percent of respondents thought national divisions were getting worse and that dialogue was breaking down, presenting only a slight decrease from the…

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

“Hidden Gem” American Studies major celebrates 50 years

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11/07/2019

This year, the American Studies Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program, founded in 1969, emerged to address students’ questions about race, gender, nationalism, and other issues prevalent in 1960s America. Supported by a collection of committed faculty members such as Father Joseph S. Durkin, Dorothy Brown, Hugh Cloke, Elizabeth McKeown, and Ron Johnson,…

Voter Registration to be available through MyAccess

Voter Registration to be available through MyAccess

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11/04/2019

Georgetown students will soon be able to register to vote through the university’s MyAccess portal, the Institute of Politics and Public Service announced Monday. Within MyAccess, both undergraduate and graduate students can register to vote in the District or in their home state, request an absentee ballot, monitor their registration status, become informed about candidates,…

Georgetown alum dies in climbing accident

Georgetown alum dies in climbing accident

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11/03/2019

Georgetown alum, Michelle Xue (MSB ’19) and her climbing partner Jennifer Shedden died from injuries sustained climbing an icy canyon on Red Slate Mountain in California on the weekend of October 26. Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) began their search after friends of the pair alerted authorities when they did not return…


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