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Former student drops lawsuit in admissions scandal case

Former student drops lawsuit in admissions scandal case

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07/16/2019

Adam Semprevivo, one of the students involved in the nationwide college admissions scandal, has dropped his lawsuit against the university. The lawsuit, filed in May, was an attempt to prevent Georgetown from rescinding his admission as a result of his falsified application.  Semprevivo’s father, Stephen Semprevivo, paid $400,000 to William Singer, the owner of the…

Former Corp IT Director Convicted of Computer Fraud

Former Corp IT Director Convicted of Computer Fraud

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06/09/2019

Former Georgetown student Justice Suh pleaded guilty on one count of computer fraud for hacking The Corp’s email system. The federal government charged Suh in D.C. federal court in April 2019, and the U.S. government representative in this case recommended a sentence of 6 months’ probation. The government’s sentencing memo notes Suh’s awareness of his…

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

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06/06/2019

The 14th GUSA Senate set forth its goals for the transition period in an act passed during its June 3 meeting. The legislation was sponsored by Senate transition leadership, Chair Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), Vice-chair Samantha Moreland (COL ’21) and Chair of Ethics and Oversight Leo Teixeira (COL ’21). The goals fell into the main…

Changes to meal plans set for fall semester

Changes to meal plans set for fall semester

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05/15/2019

Changes have been made to meal plans available to students that are set to begin in the fall. The major differences include a decrease in meal exchanges per week, the replacement of several old plans, and an increase in flex dollars that lead to a rise in prices up to $200. In previous years, students…

NHS Dean Patricia Cloonan stepping down

NHS Dean Patricia Cloonan stepping down

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05/15/2019

Patricia Cloonan, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, is stepping down at the end of this summer and returning to the faculty, according to an email sent by university President John DeGioia on May 9. Cloonan, who has worked at Georgetown for over twenty years, has served as the Dean of…

Georgetown pledges to go smoke-free for 2020-2021 school year

Georgetown pledges to go smoke-free for 2020-2021 school year

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05/02/2019

Georgetown announced in a schoolwide email on April 28 that the university will become smoke-free starting on August 15, 2020. This change was made after years of discourse and to “maintain a safe and healthy environment at Georgetown University for our students, faculty, staff, visitors and contractors,” according to the official university announcement. The move…

Annual Spring Cleaning of DC Water System Underway

Annual Spring Cleaning of DC Water System Underway

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05/02/2019

The water system in DC is undergoing its annual spring cleaning. During this time, chlorine is temporarily used as a disinfectant instead of chloramine—a less-reactive compound made when chlorinated water is combined with ammonia. Lasting from March 25 to May 6, this change reflects the efforts of DC Water and the Washington Aqueduct to maintain…

GUSA Senate Certifies 272 Referendum Results

GUSA Senate Certifies 272 Referendum Results

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05/01/2019

The GUSA Senate voted to certify the results of the 272 referendum at its April 28 meeting. The verification was recommended by the Constitutional Council after finding the referendum to be constitutional. The referendum recommends the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit the descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown in 1838….


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