What’s happening on campus and in D.C.
“Mail gate” explained: Reasons behind package delays
As students returned to campus after winter break, many began bombarding Flok—a popular, anonymous messaging app—to post complaints about mail room delays.
FRESHly organized: Workers unionize at DC’s leading farmers market organization
28 workers at FRESHFARM, a D.C. based nonprofit and the third-largest farmers market organization in the country, have voted to unionize in what they believe to be the first farmers market organization in the nation to do so.
Iranian leaders gather at Georgetown with a message of unity for post-revolutionary Iran
On Feb. 10, Iranian activists, journalists, and politicians gathered in Riggs Library to discuss the future of Iranian democracy.
The Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights is spearheading a new era of student labor activism
Since October, the Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights has pushed for an active presence after struggling with the loss of pre-pandemic momentum.
Bowser Looks to Change D.C. Building Height Laws To Reinvigorate Downtown
Mayor Muriel Bowser is considering amending the D.C. Height Act to allow the maximum height of buildings in the District to be raised from 130 to 160 feet.
D.C. attempts to address decade-old housing waitlist backlog and restore reputation
DCHA has tried recently to clear its 20,000-person affordable housing waitlist, which has not accepted applications in nearly 10 years.
Corp employees express concerns over internal diversity
Recent cycles raised concerns over The Corp’s hiring process and its diversity measures, that diversity may be tolerated but not encouraged.
DC Bike Party cruises through campus
On Feb. 8, over 700 people dressed in tutus, prom dresses, and tuxedo t-shirts biked, skated, and hover-boarded across campus, to student cheers.
Georgetown Protects Racists officially ends sit-in protest, aims to continue anti-racism work
On Friday, Feb. 10, Georgetown Protects Racists (GUPR) announced the end of its sit-in protests during a community meeting at 1 p.m.
Heckler puts its foot down: Red Square table mocks Right to Life, promotes reproductive justice
On Feb. 9, David Edwards protested Right to Life by sticking his feet out from under a replica banner that read "Right to Feet."
GUPR sit-ins resume in Healy following university’s inconclusive report
GUPR resumed its sit-in after the investigation of the racist hate crime perpetrated against LaHannah Giles came back inconclusive.
Latest antisemitic graffiti results in outburst of support, community Havdalah celebration
The latest in a slew of targeted antisemitic violence, antisemitic graffiti was discovered on campus on Jan. 22 by several Darnall residents.
Students hold candlelight vigil to honor Tyre Nichols’ life
Students held a vigil in Red Square on Feb. 5 to honor the life of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was beaten to death by police last month.
D.C. Council overrides mayor’s veto of criminal code reform
The D.C. Council voted 12-1 to override Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto of the District’s criminal code reform bill on Jan. 17.
For the authenticity of Ching Ching Cha to stay after rent hike, it had to leave Georgetown
Since 1998, there was only one shop owner in Georgetown who would sit with you for the time it takes to finish a hot cup of tea. Now, following unprecedented rent hikes, Ching Ching Cha is moving to Dupont Circle.
GUPD removes pro-gun group from Red Square following March for Our Lives’ counterprotest
On Tuesday afternoon, two men from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), began tabling in Red Square, before being asked to leave by GUPD.
GU Politics Fellows stress unity and optimism for future generations despite divisive political climate
The Spring 2023 GU Politics fellows met with the Voice to discuss American politics and what they want to see from the next generation.
H*yas for Choice leads student protest against 24th Cardinal O’Connor Conference
Over a hundred Georgetown students took to the Healy steps to protest the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Jan. 21.
Antisemitic pamphlets the latest in targeted hate speech against Jewish students
Unknown perpetrators distributed at least 75 antisemitic and racist pamphlets to nearly 40 student residences around campus on Nov. 18.
Student tutors rise to meet evolving needs at motel-turned-migrant shelter
A new D.C. Schools Project cohort goes to Days Inn to tutor newcomer migrant children, encountering more fundamental needs in the process.