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Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

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09/21/2019

The Georgetown Institute of Politics held a two-day forum on climate change featuring 2020 presidential candidates on Thursday and Friday. The Gaston Hall event featured 12 candidates and was co-sponsored by Our Daily Planet, New York Magazine, and MSNBC, the major media sponsor. MSNBC anchors Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi served as the event’s moderators….

GUSA Hosts First Fall Roundtable with Administrators

GUSA Hosts First Fall Roundtable with Administrators

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09/20/2019

GUSA hosted its first fall roundtable on Sept. 18 to allow students the opportunity to communicate directly with administrators. Students could question administrators at all seven round tables, labelled mental health, dining, student engagement, diversity and inclusion, student safety, residential living, and Title IX.  Administrators present included Title IX Coordinator Samantha Berner, chief of the…

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

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09/19/2019

The Georgetown University College Republicans (GUCR) hosted a rebuttal to the Democratic presidential candidates’ Climate Change Forum, held at the university, on Thursday. The GUCR event highlighted several presenters, including Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic who published a book called “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.” During the event, a group of students…

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….


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