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D.C. statehood is closer than ever. The Senate will decide its fate.

Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.

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Students petition to appeal tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi

Hundreds of Georgetown students are supporting a petition demanding the university reconsider its tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi.

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The Georgetown Marriage Pact: A match made in data?

More than 2,300 Hoyas took a chance to find their match through the Georgetown Marriage Pact in March, with varying degrees of success.

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GUSA initiative pushes for textbook affordability and accessibility

The subcommittee, led by Sen. Kariel Bennett, focuses on three initiatives: a scholarship fund, book-cap, and a university-wide book drive.

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Despite HoyaWell program, students struggle to receive consistent mental healthcare 

Georgetown students are struggling to receive consistent and cost-effective mental health services during the pandemic.

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A budding industry: D.C. is ready to take the next step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana 

The continued criminalization of purchasing cannabis has most harmed D.C.’s Black residents, a historic inequality new bills hope to address.

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Running on Empty: Administration reckons with a Zoom-fatigued student body

“Zoom fatigue” has only increased among students and professors alike since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last March.

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Students are going back to Georgetown. Here’s what it will look like.

A March email from President DeGioia announced that the university expects a full return of the student-body to Georgetown’s campuses.

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2020 Cultural Climate Survey shows racial disparities in feelings of belonging at Georgetown 

Newly released results of Georgetown’s 2020 Cultural Climate Survey showed large racial disparities in reported student experience.

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Inconclusive COVID-19 results lead students to make a testing ‘switch’

One Medical, Georgetown University’s COVID-19 testing provider, is under fire from Georgetown students for delays and testing discrepancies.

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CAPS Director Retires, Setting Off National Search

After a 15-year career at the university, Dr. Phil Meilman retired from his post as director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

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GAGE negotiates COVID-19 protections after arbitration 

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) announced on March 25 the university agreed to COVID-19 protections.

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Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights holds teach-in

The Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights held a teach-in for the community about issues affecting Georgetown campus workers on March 21.

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Students left campus; the Jesuits didn’t. Here’s how they are handling COVID-19

COVID-19 brought unique challenges to the Jesuits’ religious and communal lifestyle on campus and in the Georgetown neighborhood.

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Philodemic cuts ties with Martin’s Tavern following accounts of racial discrimination

Kristi Riggs shared her account of racial discrimination at Georgetown restaurant Martin’s Tavern via social media on Feb. 26.

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Mayor Bowser announces launch of D.C.’s first Office of Racial Equity

The office was established as part of the Reach Act, which included sections on racial equity training for D.C. governmental employees.

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Walk Tall: Georgetown student and alumni on their award-winning documentary about wrongful conviction

The documentary, “Walk Tall: A Story of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction,” tells the story of Edward Martinez.

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The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke

The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke to discuss America's political environment, gun reform, and immigration.

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D.C. teacher’s union fights for COVID-19 protective measures, sparks backlash from the city

The tension culminated in the District filing a restraining order against WTU to prevent a potential strike against reopening.

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GUSA Senate begins initial steps of Senate restructuring, supports AAPI community and International Women’s Day

Both the International Women’s Day resolution and act to begin restructuring the GUSA Senate passed unanimously with no abstentions.