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Point-in-Time Count Surveys Homeless Population

Point-in-Time Count Surveys Homeless Population

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02/14/2020

Volunteers shivered as they circled Glover Park, scanned dark alleyways, and scoped out Georgetown’s canal for the second time that night. Ahead, a group of bodies sits perched on a pile of cardboard. Instead of passing by in awkward silence, a volunteer approaches the encampment, sits down cross-legged next to one of the men, and…

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

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02/14/2020

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will phase out investments in publicly traded funds over the next five years and investments in private funds over the next ten.  The announcement from university…

Al Jazeera Sponsors Women in Power Town Hall

Al Jazeera Sponsors Women in Power Town Hall

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02/12/2020

Al Jazeera’s The Stream sponsored a women in power town hall with women leaders in politics, public service, journalism and activism on Jan. 31. International journalist and broadcaster Femi Oke moderated the panel, which included human rights activist Noura Erakat, political strategist Christine Pelosi, Al-Jazeera correspondent Patty Culhane, and New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. …

Georgetown Bans Travel to China Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Georgetown Bans Travel to China Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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02/10/2020

The Georgetown administration issued a temporary moratorium on Jan. 28 for all university-related travel to China to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. The moratorium applies to all Georgetown students, faculty, and staff.  The policy was announced by members of the university administration in an email to students. The email confirmed there have been no…

Archbishop Discusses Pope Francis’ Vision for Nuclear Disarmament

Archbishop Discusses Pope Francis’ Vision for Nuclear Disarmament

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02/10/2020

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi visited Georgetown to discuss the Catholic Church’s position on nuclear disarmament on Jan. 30.  Tomasi, who formerly held the position of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, has worked closely with Pope Francis to reject the doctrine of nuclear deterrence and advocate for complete nuclear…

Ferretti and Badger win 2020 GUSA Election

Ferretti and Badger win 2020 GUSA Election

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02/07/2020

This post has been updated to include a statement from Badger Nico Ferretti (SFS ’21) and Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) will become the next GUSA Executive leaders following an undergraduate student body election conducted this week, the GUSA Election Commission announced on Twitter at 12:50 am. Voter turnout was at 2301 students, according to the…

Students pass three referenda

Students pass three referenda

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02/07/2020

The Georgetown student body voted to pass three referenda in the Feb. 5 GUSA election, the GUSA Election Commission tweeted at 12:10 am.  The first referendum, the GU Fossil Free (GUFF) Referendum, passed with 90.65 percent of the vote. The referendum encouraged Georgetown’s Endowment Fund to divest from fossil fuels and freeze all new direct…

Georgetown announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

Georgetown announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

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02/06/2020

This post has been updated to include a statement from GUFF In an email to students on Thursday, university President John DeGioia announced that Georgetown’s Board of Directors approved a plan to begin the process of divesting the university’s endowment from fossil fuels. The announcement comes on the same day as students vote on a…

GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Prior to Election

GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Prior to Election

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02/05/2020

Content Warning: This article references sexual assault Two GUSA vice presidential candidates debated their campaigns’ platforms on Feb. 4 following the GUSA presidential debate on Feb. 3. The debate comes days before the GUSA Executive elections on Feb. 6.  The debate included VP candidates Bryce Badger (MSB ’21), the running mate of Nicolo Ferretti (SFS…


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