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GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

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06/09/2020

The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation advocating a shift in policy in Georgetown’s relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and GUPD at its meeting on June 7. The first piece of legislation calls for Georgetown to reduce its contract with MPD. The resolution states that the police response to nationwide protests responding…

Taking science out of the lab: STEM classes adjust to remote learning

Taking science out of the lab: STEM classes adjust to remote learning

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06/09/2020

Besides the standard textbook, General Chemistry II students have a new item to purchase for class this summer: a hands-on laboratory kit complete with chemicals, gloves, goggles, and other equipment they need to conduct experiments during remote learning.  This kit is one of many tools that university science departments are using to simulate laboratory experience…

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

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06/08/2020

A group of incoming Georgetown freshmen sent an open letter addressing the possibility of the university continuing online classes for the Fall 2020 semester and asking for consideration for specific populations to University President John DeGioia and Associate Vice President and University Registrar Annamarie Bianco on May 1. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Georgetown has…

Brooke Pinto presumptive winner of Ward 2 primary

Brooke Pinto presumptive winner of Ward 2 primary

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06/07/2020

Foggy Bottom ANC Commissioner Patrick Kennedy officially conceded the Democratic primary election in the Ward 2 council election on June 6 following the release of new vote counts that saw him fall further behind in the race. While official results have yet to be released, Kennedy’s concession leaves current District Assistant Attorney General for Policy…

Two additional parents plead guilty in Georgetown admissions scandal

Two additional parents plead guilty in Georgetown admissions scandal

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05/30/2020

Two more Georgetown parents pleaded guilty for using bribes to facilitate their children’s acceptance to the university. Peter Dameris and Robert Repella were the 54th and 55th individuals to be charged by federal prosecutors as part of the nationwide college admissions scandal known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” which was uncovered last year. Dameris pleaded guilty…

Georgetown summer classes see a spike in registration

Georgetown summer classes see a spike in registration

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05/29/2020

A Georgetown student’s summer is typically just as busy as their school year, with students ambitiously pursuing internships, research fellowships, and jobs across the globe.  This summer, however, nearly 2,000 Georgetown students will return to the virtual classroom. Rates of registration for Georgetown’s 2020 summer session spiked 69 percent in comparison to 2019 according to…


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