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Civility poll maps political divisions and expectations of improved dialogue

As the United States enters its first days of a new presidential administration, Americans are wary of the country’s deep divisions but hopeful about its political future, a recent report from Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service finds.

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D.C. vaccine distribution plan increases eligible populations and aims for equitability

D.C. Health's new model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution will make a larger population eligible for doses, as D.C. becomes one of the most efficient U.S. territories to inoculate its residents. As concerns grow regarding inequitable distribution in D.C., more vaccine appointments are being created for residents of Wards with high COVID-19 numbers.

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Mayor Bowser appoints new MPD police chief

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointee Robert J. Contee III replaced outgoing Peter Newsham as chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

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What we know about Georgetown’s financial situation

Everything the Voice knows about Georgetown’s financial position at the beginning of 2021. 

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“Fortress” D.C. grows more secure ahead of Biden inauguration

Washington D.C. is undergoing a rapid security transformation to guard the Capitol and city against another wave of violence perpetrated by pro-Trump combatants.

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Georgetown community calls for accountability criteria for Trump administration staffers

Undergraduate students, master’s students, and faculty have united through an online petition that calls for an accountability criteria for Georgetown’s relationship with Trump administration officials

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Inside the political contribution history of Georgetown’s Board of Directors

Members of Georgetown’s Board of Directors contributed over $2.4 million in total to political causes in the last six years.

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A violent pro-Trump mob attacks U.S. Capitol; Mayor places D.C. into curfew 

An extremist mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently breached the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

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Following a history of disability activism, students push for a Disability Cultural Center

GUSA’s Accessibility Policy Team has launched a campaign for the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) that would support the disabled community on Georgetown’s campus.

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Meet Georgetown’s Board of Directors

An explainer piece on Georgetown's Board of Directors

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School of Nursing and Health Studies to be split into two separate colleges

President John DeGioia announced on Dec. 7 the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS) will be split into two different schools, the Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH).

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Students’ experiences with enforcement of Georgetown’s COVID-19 regulations

Students on and living around Georgetown University’s campus are subject to a number of COVID-19 regulations, and, while they feel the regulations are fair, some worry the process for enforcing them is not.

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Amid university divestment pledges, undisclosed investments in fossil fuel companies revealed

A new report revealed university investments in three companies with a focus on the extraction of unconventional fossil fuel resources.

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Limited dining options on campus lead to student fears of food insecurity over break

Students staying on campus over break worry about affordable access to food, even with a weekly university stipend to offset the costs.

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WMATA prepares to drastically cut service

WMATA is facing massive cuts to service proposed for fiscal year 2022, which begins in July 2o21.0

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Students critique Spring 2021 calendar as GUSA asks for more transparency

Georgetown students repsond to the Spring 2021 coronavirus campus plan and academic calendar released by the university.

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GUSA appoints students to GUPD oversight committee

The GUSA Senate confirmed three students as representatives to the GUPD Oversight Student Advisory Committee at their meeting on Dec. 6.

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GUSA works to abolish the Senate and restructure the executive

Several GUSA senators have formed working groups to rewrite GUSA’s constitution with the goal of restructuring advocacy efforts.

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Omar Alshogre, human rights activist and Syrian refugee, comes to Georgetown to continue his advocacy

Omar Alshogre went viral when he announced on Nov. 1 that he was admitted to Georgetown University for the spring semester.

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D.C. City Council passes REACH Act to address racial inequities

The D.C. City Council unanimously voted to pass the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 at their meeting on Nov. 10.