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GUSA Senate Passes Legislation on Transportation Options

GUSA Senate Passes Legislation on Transportation Options

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09/16/2019

The GUSA Senate passed two pieces of legislation on transportation, one concerning a discounted Capital Bikeshare Program on campus, and one calling for a new D.C. streetcar in Georgetown at their Sept. 15 meeting.  The District Department of Transportation announced in August that Capital Bikeshare would be offering discounted memberships for students, with an annual…

University Workers Fight to Appeal ERISA Dismissal

University Workers Fight to Appeal ERISA Dismissal

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09/08/2019

Georgetown employees urged a D.C. district court on Aug. 26 to appeal the dismissal of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action lawsuit against the university. This comes on the heels of a January decision by a district judge to dismiss the case that  employees had brought against the university. Georgetown joins over…

Maryland Blocks Proposed Off Campus Solar Project

Maryland Blocks Proposed Off Campus Solar Project

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08/30/2019

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) denied MD Solar 1’s application for a Wetlands and Waterways Permit for their proposed solar installation in La Plata, Maryland, which would have provided solar power to Georgetown, on Wednesday. The project, first announced in September 2017, would have satisfied almost half of Georgetown’s energy needs but faced…

On The Record: President DeGioia On Campus Sexual Assault, the GU272, and More

On The Record: President DeGioia On Campus Sexual Assault, the GU272, and More

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08/29/2019

Editor-in-chief of the Voice, Sienna Brancato (COL’20), sat down with Georgetown University President John DeGioia (COL’79) to talk about the biggest campus news on students’ minds as the academic year kicks off. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Sexual Assault on Campus This summer, Georgetown hired Samantha Berner as Title IX coordinator…

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

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08/29/2019

The GUSA Senate failed to remove Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) at their Aug. 26 meeting. The vote was ten in favor of removal to six against—one vote away from the 11 needed for a two-thirds removal vote. Hamilton had been impeached by a simple majority in the Senate’s Aug. 12 meeting.  The articles…

Jack the Bulldog Succeeds Jack the Bulldog

Jack the Bulldog Succeeds Jack the Bulldog

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08/22/2019

Soon there will be a new top dog on campus. After six years as the university’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog will be moving on, Georgetown announced Thursday. University spokesperson Rachel Pugh said that the current mascot will continue in his role for the time being as a new dog learns the tricks of the trade….

GU Politics Introduces Fall Semester Fellows

GU Politics Introduces Fall Semester Fellows

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08/21/2019

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service announced its fall class of fellows on Wednesday, highlighting a group of political, advocacy and media figures from all sides of the political spectrum.  The fellows consist of Jonathan Burks (SFS ‘99), who served as former Chief of Staff to Speaker Paul Ryan and the Deputy Policy…

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…


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