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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

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GUSA fights to ensure GU272 descendants are heard at Georgetown

“This university’s occupation is fundamentally tied to colonial development and we call for land back,” Genevieve Grenier (MSB ’24), GUSA community director, said. GUSA recently held an event to call... Read more

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Organizations tackle lack of accessible recreational spaces in Wards 7 and 8

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best parks in the country. The District boasts hundreds of government-managed parks, and 98 percent of D.C. residents live within walking distance... Read more

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The Fall 2021 GU Politics Fellows: political diversity and media polarization

This fall, Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service is hosting a cohort of fellows in person for the first time in three semesters. The Voice sat down with the... Read more

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Limited dining options over break could worsen food insecurity for students

Dining hall closures have left students staying on campus over Thanksgiving break with scarce accessible meal options for the holiday weekend.  From Wednesday, Nov. 24 until Sunday, Nov. 28, all... Read more

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Joel Castón, Georgetown Prison Scholar and ANC Commissioner, released from incarceration

After nearly 30 years of incarceration, Joel Castón is home. A mentor, advocate, advisory neighborhood commissioner, and former member of Georgetown’s Prison Scholars Program (PSP), Castón was released from the... Read more

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Planned Truxton Circle encampment evictions delayed

On the corner of New Jersey Ave and O St. there is a community of residents the District plans to remove.  As a result of a new pilot program to... Read more

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D.C. indoor mask mandate lifts, Georgetown maintains policy

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the indoor mask mandate on Nov. 16, but a message to the Georgetown community from Provost Robert Groves released the same day stated that the... Read more

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GUSA discusses winter break support for students, elects FinApp adjuncts and liaisons

GUSA elected a new slate of adjuncts and liaisons to the Finance and Appropriations (FinApp) committee as well as an Ethics and Oversight Senate Representative, and discussed how to provide... Read more

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Sustainability challenges at Leo’s incite student action

Leos has always created questions and confusion for students: what to eat? who to sit with? how to not sit alone? And now: where to throw away your waste after... Read more

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Incarcerated persons in D.C. jail transferred due to mistreatment

An unannounced inspection of the D.C. jail, formally known as the Central Detention Facility (CDF), resulted in the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) determining that the conditions of the jail do... Read more

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“Women’s rights are human rights”: Library exhibition highlights U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women

In 1995, Hillary Clinton declared “women’s rights are human rights” at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. Over 25 years later, Lauinger Library has debuted an exhibition about this... Read more

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Georgetown celebrates its 8th annual Latinx Heritage month

Latinx Heritage Month celebrations at Georgetown and nationwide ended on Oct. 15. Officially recognized at Georgetown since 2014, the month consisted of events held by different Latinx clubs and associations... Read more

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More than a line: D.C.’s most recent redistricting debate

This tension represents the latest political scuffle in a city long defined by racial segregation and unequal access.

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Stuffed animals, stickers, and hope at D.C.’s youth vaccination clinics

At 3:25 p.m. on a Wednesday, a line of families trails out of the Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw. Parents stand patiently, but their kids are doing any one of... Read more