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Annual Spring Cleaning of DC Water System Underway

Annual Spring Cleaning of DC Water System Underway

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05/02/2019

The water system in DC is undergoing its annual spring cleaning. During this time, chlorine is temporarily used as a disinfectant instead of chloramine—a less-reactive compound made when chlorinated water is combined with ammonia. Lasting from March 25 to May 6, this change reflects the efforts of DC Water and the Washington Aqueduct to maintain…

GUSA Senate Certifies 272 Referendum Results

GUSA Senate Certifies 272 Referendum Results

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05/01/2019

The GUSA Senate voted to certify the results of the 272 referendum at its April 28 meeting. The verification was recommended by the Constitutional Council after finding the referendum to be constitutional. The referendum recommends the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit the descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown in 1838….

Rosemary Kilkenny appointed as first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Rosemary Kilkenny appointed as first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

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05/01/2019

Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87, P’06) was appointed to a new, expanded position as the university’s first Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, President John DeGioia announced in an email to students on April 25. In her new position, Kilkenny will oversee and work with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action….

The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2018-2019

The Voice’s Bunn Award Winners 2018-2019

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05/01/2019

Each spring, Georgetown’s media organizations are invited to enter submissions for the Edward B. Bunn Awards for Journalistic Excellence, sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement. A panel of judges selects 18 winners across six categories: features, news, commentary, review, sports, and photo. This year, the Voice received 9 Bunn Awards, and at least one in every category….

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

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04/27/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered its third round of negotiations with the university on April 8. GAGE represents the unionized interests of graduate students—including master’s and Ph.D. students, teaching assistants, teaching associates, and research associates across the Main Campus and Medical Center. GAGE was formed in November 2018 following an overwhelming vote…

Yellen on Monetary Policy, Future of Fed

Yellen on Monetary Policy, Future of Fed

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04/27/2019

Janet Yellen, the former Chair of the Federal Reserve, spoke in Lohrfink Auditorium on April 14 as a part of the annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture Series. In her lecture titled “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve,” Yellen detailed both her history with the institution and her hopes and concerns for its…

College Scraps Minimum Course Requirement

College Scraps Minimum Course Requirement

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04/27/2019

Students in the Georgetown College will no longer be required to complete a minimum of 38 courses to graduate, the College Dean’s Office announced in a April 23 email to College students. The change will apply to all students graduating in the fall of 2019 or later. Originally proposed by the College Curriculum Committee, the…

Administrators seek to clarify university’s new Georgetown Day policies during GUSA town hall

Administrators seek to clarify university’s new Georgetown Day policies during GUSA town hall

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04/25/2019

Administrators addressed student concerns about on-campus police presence, Office of Student Conduct sanctions, and the new party registration system for Georgetown Day during an April 15 town hall. The event was hosted by GUSA to answer students’ questions about the university’s rules and enforcement procedures during the annual Georgetown Day celebration, which usually includes a…

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

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04/18/2019

The GUSA Senate met to to elect Senate transition chairs and determine representatives for the next day’s Constitutional Council Hearing on April 16. The positions included the transition chairs on two committees, Ethics and Oversight and Finance and Appropriations, as well as transition Chair and Vice-chair of the Senate. These positions will oversee the Senate’s…


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