Georgetown Explained

An explanation of events surrounding Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


Georgetown Explained

Georgetown Explained: GUSA’s Replace, Repurpose and Restructure Referendum

Following years of debate, GUSA has passed a referendum asking students to vote on whether GUSA should restructure itself. The vote on this referendum will be held on Nov. 6,... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Getting around D.C.

Washington, D.C. is reopening. Ready to explore it? You could walk or take an Uber, or you could try getting around like a real Washingtonian. Equipped with D.C.’s range of... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Fall COVID-19 policies

In addition to mandating vaccinations, Georgetown has introduced new logistical difficulties in dining, quarantining, and policy enforcement as it attempts a full return during an ongoing pandemic.

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Georgetown Explained: Mutual Aid

COVID-19 placed unprecedented burdens on college students and their families, many of whom struggled to cover costs for basic necessities not included in financial aid packages even before the pandemic. ... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Everything we know about COVID-19 and Fall 2021 policies

In just a few weeks, Georgetown students will be returning en masse to campus for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Inside Georgetown’s 2020 COVID-19 response

The Voice can offer a behind-the-scenes look at Georgetown’s COVID-19 plans over the past year based on email exchanges with the DOH.

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Meet Georgetown’s Board of Directors

An explainer piece on Georgetown's Board of Directors

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Georgetown Explained: Domestic violence resources

The Voice explains resources available for students experiencing domestic violence or interpersonal violence.

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Georgetown explained: GUPD

The Voice explains Georgetown's on-campus police force GUPD and the criticisms it has received over the years.

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Georgetown Explained: Climate activism and sustainability

While Georgetown has, at times, been considered a leader among college campuses in environmental sustainability, its level of commitment to certain sustainable causes over the years has varied. For the... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: The GU272

Since Georgetown University’s long history with slavery re-entered public view five years ago, faculty, administrators, student activists, and descendants of those enslaved by the Jesuits have grappled with the significance... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: How to be an online student

For hundreds of freshmen, this fall will be their first experience with college classes—and it will all be online.  The transition to Georgetown is already difficult; taking your first final... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Mental health services

Poor mental health is an open secret at universities like Georgetown, and the trend is only getting worse. A 2018 national survey found that more than 41 percent of students... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Labor relations

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... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: University organizational chart

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. ... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Title IX

CW: This article discusses topics of sexual misconduct and assault This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: University finances and executive salaries

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... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Latinx Studies

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... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: Club funding

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... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: GUSA

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... Read more