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Georgetown professor’s Transformers face off against Old Georgetown Board

Professor Howard is in an ongoing dispute with the Old Georgetown Board over two life-sized Transformers sculptures outside his home.

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Is it enough? Georgetown’s diversity requirement comes under scrutiny

Representatives from academic councils and student groups have worked to compile research on what a revamped requirement could look like. 

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Georgetown announces partnership with ENGIE to meet sustainability goals

Georgetown announced a partnership with ENGIE North America to upgrade campus’s major utility, distribution, monitoring, and control systems.

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How a bar plans to bring the D.C. community together with a train

Metrobar aims to serve its guests in an accessible environment where Washingtonians can engage with the District’s artistic community.

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GUSA supports petition to reevaluate professor’s tenure rejection

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution in support of reevaluating the tenure rejection of Prof. Mubbashir Rizvi.

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Students continue decades-long push for Asian American Studies at Georgetown

The summit takes place at a time of heightened anti-Asian sentiment and an uptick in hate crimes toward people of Asian descent.

Podcasts

Georgetown admissions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Listen to this podcast episode hosted by Voice writer Erin DuCharme to learn from Suzie Maguire, Alumni Admissions Program committee chair for committee 411, and Gina Petruzziello, a newly admitted... Read more

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D.C. statehood is closer than ever. The Senate will decide its fate.

Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.

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Students petition to appeal tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi

Hundreds of Georgetown students are supporting a petition demanding the university reconsider its tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi.

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The Georgetown Marriage Pact: A match made in data?

More than 2,300 Hoyas took a chance to find their match through the Georgetown Marriage Pact in March, with varying degrees of success.

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GUSA initiative pushes for textbook affordability and accessibility

The subcommittee, led by Sen. Kariel Bennett, focuses on three initiatives: a scholarship fund, book-cap, and a university-wide book drive.

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Despite HoyaWell program, students struggle to receive consistent mental healthcare 

Georgetown students are struggling to receive consistent and cost-effective mental health services during the pandemic.

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A budding industry: D.C. is ready to take the next step toward legalizing the sale of marijuana 

The continued criminalization of purchasing cannabis has most harmed D.C.’s Black residents, a historic inequality new bills hope to address.

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Running on Empty: Administration reckons with a Zoom-fatigued student body

“Zoom fatigue” has only increased among students and professors alike since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last March.

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Students are going back to Georgetown. Here’s what it will look like.

A March email from President DeGioia announced that the university expects a full return of the student-body to Georgetown’s campuses.

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2020 Cultural Climate Survey shows racial disparities in feelings of belonging at Georgetown 

Newly released results of Georgetown’s 2020 Cultural Climate Survey showed large racial disparities in reported student experience.

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Inconclusive COVID-19 results lead students to make a testing ‘switch’

One Medical, Georgetown University’s COVID-19 testing provider, is under fire from Georgetown students for delays and testing discrepancies.

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CAPS Director Retires, Setting Off National Search

After a 15-year career at the university, Dr. Phil Meilman retired from his post as director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

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GAGE negotiates COVID-19 protections after arbitration 

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) announced on March 25 the university agreed to COVID-19 protections.

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Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights holds teach-in

The Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights held a teach-in for the community about issues affecting Georgetown campus workers on March 21.