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Meet GUSA’s new candidates 

First-year GUSA candidates are campaigning on platforms related to dining, racial equity, mental health, and student safety.

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Administrators place HoyaLift pilot launch on an indefinite pause

While Georgetown’s location atop a hill provides an excellent view of the Potomac and the nation’s capital, it makes the university’s campus inaccessible for a significant portion of its population.... Read more

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Facilities workers ask Georgetown for more transparent communication

While Georgetown relies on its many facilities workers to have a clean and functioning campus, some are concerned about new changes in Georgetown’s policies and lack of communication from their... Read more

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Howard students demand housing reform at Blackburn sit-in, continuing a legacy of protest

Howard University students are no strangers to organizing for much-needed change; this month, the university’s inadequate handling of unsafe housing conditions has forced students to publicly protest for livable space. ... Read more

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Annual Coming Out Day event celebrates LGBTQ voices

In a cheerful celebration in Red Square, LGBTQ students and allies took part in a Coming Out Day event as part of this year’s OUTober festivities, hosted by GU Pride... Read more

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John Monahan announced as new interim dean of the NHS

John T. Monahan (COL ’83, LAW ’87) replaced Carole Roan Gresenz as the interim dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS) on Sept. 27, following an email... Read more

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Public health forum seeks to dispel student concerns

A virtual undergraduate public health forum was hosted by Provost Bob Groves to update students on COVID-19 policies, flu cases, and the recent gastrointestinal (GI) outbreak on campus on Oct.... Read more

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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GUSA considers forming D.C. advocacy consortium

The GUSA Executive proposed revisiting the concept of establishing a D.C. advocacy consortium, prompted by the recent student protests at Howard University, at their meeting on Oct. 24.  Howard students... Read more

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After year of isolation, Prison Scholars return to classrooms

Students shuffle into seats on a Tuesday afternoon, chatting as they open their bags. After a year and a half, they’re glad to see their classmates face-to-face, sit in creaky... Read more

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Thousands rally and march for reproductive rights in wake of Texas abortion ban

“This is what democracy looks like!” dozens of sign-toting demonstrators shouted as they marched from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court as part of Washington, D.C.’s fifth annual Women’s March.... Read more

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Hotel for Hoyas

Floors four and five of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center function as housing accommodations for approximately 100 students this semester. There is a residential assistant, a community director,... Read more

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One company’s push for sustainable shopping

Creating an urban, eco-friendly alternative to Amazon is no small task. With 77 percent of people wanting to learn how to live more sustainably, reducing personal waste is a growing... Read more

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GREEN hosts clothing swap to promote sustainable fashion

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting sectors in the world, responsible for 10 percent of all carbon emissions and 20 percent of global wastewater. In response, some... Read more

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Victor and Cynthia Liu return from China after three year exit ban

Victor Liu (COL ’22) and his sister Cynthia Liu were allowed to return to the United States on Sept. 26 after three years of being trapped in China under an... Read more

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GUSA Senate creates student referendum to restructure GUSA

The GUSA Senate passed an act to approve a referendum on the restructuring of GUSA at their meeting on Oct. 17. The student body will vote on a constitutional amendment... Read more

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Student advocacy ensures GSP to remain in Healy

Student and alumni advocates pulled off a rare victory as the university announced the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) will return to its previous space in Healy Hall after renovations conclude.... Read more

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Dining disasters: Is Georgetown creating food insecurity?

Since the return of all Hoyas to the Hilltop, finding food on campus has become a burden. Food insecurity among college students increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with a reported... Read more

Voices

Contrary to Greg Abbott’s belief, cis men cannot make decisions about abortion

Yee pointed to the “bounty hunter provision” in the bill, which grants Texans the ability to sue someone aiding in an abortion for a monetary reward. Neighbors can report on anyone they know to be involved, including doctors, employees at abortion clinics, those seeking an abortion, and people transporting the patient.

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D.C. is in the midst of a housing crisis. Advocates believe it doesn’t have to be.

This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more