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GUSA Senate condemns blog post written by a Georgetown student

GUSA Senate condemns blog post written by a Georgetown student

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07/08/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution condemning the message of a blog post written by Georgetown student William Mitchell Torgerson (COL ’22) at their meeting on July 6.  The post details Torgerson’s skepticism regarding the existence of systemic racism in the U.S. It also describes various ways he believes that the U.S. is failing to…

Georgetown announces Fall 2020 plans

Georgetown announces Fall 2020 plans

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07/06/2020

The university will open campus in a very limited capacity this fall, with all classes offered online and some with an in-person option. Only about 2,000 students will be allowed to return to live on campus due to a need to reduce density on campus.  Georgetown announced its plans for the fall semester in a…

Georgetown Explained: GUSA

Georgetown Explained: GUSA

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07/04/2020

GUSA, the Georgetown University Student Association, is a somewhat infamous organization on campus that has been the subject of multiple calls for abolishment and reform (including from the Voice’s editorial board) despite its continued work on behalf of the student body.  In spite of near-constant pushback from students, some version of student government has existed…

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

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06/30/2020

Black students, women, and trans and non-binary individuals are underrepresented in Georgetown’s student Senate, according to an internal demographic survey conducted by GUSA.  The survey, which GUSA senators filled out at their June 14 meeting, asked them to anonymously self-report their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status. The results of the…

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

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06/30/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for Georgetown to expand work-study options for the fall semester at their meeting on June 28. The resolution noted that many common work-study positions have reduced hiring for the summer and forecasts that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend will continue with the fall semester. Approximately 40…

Students push for environmental studies major

Students push for environmental studies major

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06/29/2020

Despite Georgetown’s offerings of majors in biology, chemistry, and other sciences, the College only offers a minor in environmental studies.  Students aiming to pursue the subject are currently limited to adding the minor and cobbling together classes spread across multiple departments. GUSA, however, recently approved a resolution in support of establishing an environmental studies major…

Georgetown Explained: Contraceptive access on campus

Georgetown Explained: Contraceptive access on campus

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06/28/2020

This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics on campus. Other articles in the series can be found here.  As the nation’s oldest Catholic university, Georgetown’s approach towards sexual and reproductive health has often been fraught with tension between balancing freedom of speech…


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