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WMATA shuts down Blue Line, closes stations for maintenance

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority temporarily closed its Blue Line trains amid reconstruction projects.

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Georgetown distributes $6 million of CRRSAA grants to undergraduate and graduate students 

Georgetown is distributing $6 million in grants from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to students.

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COVID-19 cases surge amid influx of students in Georgetown

The first few weeks of the spring semester have been marked by a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases as students return to the area.

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GUSA tickets meet for Blaxa town hall focusing on marginalized communities 

The two GUSA executive campaigns answered questions in a virtual town hall hosted by The Blaxa on Feb. 15.

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Georgetown undergrad navigates business world as a young CEO

During the pandemic, Ava McDonald (COL ’24) is growing her business and advocating for women leaders in entrepreneurship.  

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Kleier and Pejo suspend GUSA executive ticket

Olivia Kleier (SFS ‘22) and Jon Pejo (COL ‘22) suspended their campaign after allegations they plagiarized.

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GU Politics fellows discuss partisanship and social justice in a post-Trump era

GU Politics fellows answered questions centering on social justice, leadership, and bipartisanship as America enters a new administration. 

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Following new D.C. law, the Corp plans to reverse cashless policy by Fall 2021

The Corp will begin accepting cash again following the passage of the Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2019.

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GUSA Senate passes resolution demanding COVID-19 guideline reforms

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for the university to make its COVID-19 community guidelines more consolidated and transparent.

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Graduate student coalition calls for equal tuition reductions

Tuition Equality Now released a petition urging Georgetown to reimburse graduate students for a further five percent of tuition.

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During COVID-19 restrictions, Lauinger Library provides services for students on and off campus.

Lauinger Library opened for the spring semester with newly extended hours and new policies to increase student access to resources.

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Bystander intervention program is paused as HES faces staffing cuts 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Georgetown’s budget forced cutbacks in essential areas, including bystander intervention training.

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The legacy of Patrick Healy, SJ, Georgetown’s first Black president

Healy is considered Georgetown's first Black president and first African American president of a predominantly white university in America.

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The Corp reopens, temporarily closes Vital Vittles due to university restrictions

With contactless ordering options and employee health and safety training, The Corp is reopening its business.

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Sivagami Subbaraman retires as director of LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center

Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center announced last November that she would be retiring as director.

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Without staffing, Office of Sustainability faces uncertain future

The Office of Sustainability (OoS) is on pause due to a lack of staffing after the departure and movement of its full-time staff members.

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GUSA Senate reconvenes with a new speaker, condemns university handling of financial aid 

The GUSA Senate reconvened for its first meeting with a new speaker, focusing on financial aid and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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Wisemiller’s Deli offers cookies by mail and local delivery to support business 

Wisemiller’s Deli has started a “cookies by mail” service to maintain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Whitney Maddox leaves Georgetown with a lasting impact 

Whitney Maddox has departed Georgetown for a new position as NPR’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) manager beginning Feb 1.

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Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life continues to draw controversy, sparks petition

Georgetown’s annual pro-life conference, the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life faces criticism once again due to its name and speakers.