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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….

Rosemary Kilkenny appointed as first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Rosemary Kilkenny appointed as first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

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05/01/2019

Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87, P’06) was appointed to a new, expanded position as the university’s first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, President John DeGioia announced in an email to students on April 25. In her new position, Kilkenny will oversee and work with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action….

The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2018-2019

The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2018-2019

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05/01/2019

Each spring, Georgetown’s media organizations are invited to enter submissions for the Edward B. Bunn Awards for Journalistic Excellence, sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement. A panel of judges selects 18 winners across six categories: features, news, commentary, review, sports, and photo. This year, the Voice received 9 Bunn Awards, and at least one in every category….

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

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04/27/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered its third round of negotiations with the university on April 8. GAGE represents the unionized interests of graduate students—including master’s and Ph.D. students, teaching assistants, teaching associates, and research associates across the Main Campus and Medical Center. GAGE was formed in November 2018 following an overwhelming vote…


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