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Hundreds protest as Jewish Life and Israel Alliance host panel with IDF soldiers

Over 250 protesters gathered on Feb. 27 as Jewish Life, a branch of Campus Ministry, and the Georgetown Israel Alliance (GIA) hosted a panel with members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

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Over 800 students sign petition demanding longer winter break next year

More than 800 students and 14 student organizations have signed a petition to lengthen the 2024-2025 winter break. Currently, the break is scheduled to be just 17 days, a week... Read more

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Messes love company: @georgetown.hotmess active again

Broken glass in laundry room dryers, undercooked food, and leaky ceilings are all common sights on Georgetown’s campus. Students can often be heard talking about rats around campus or mold... Read more

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Freezing temperatures pose challenges for Georgetown’s homelessness outreach groups

As temperatures dropped below freezing in January and early February this year, homelessness outreach organizations scrambled to provide resources and shelter to the nearly 5,000 people currently experiencing homelessness in D.C.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on COVID-19, U.S. pandemic response, and more in McCourt’s 2024 Whittington Lecture

On Feb. 1, Dr. Anthony Fauci delivered Georgetown’s 2024 Whittington Lecture, hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy.

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Panel centers Black women on the political landscape

In a panel on Feb. 5, Black female scholars from across the country came together to explore the power of Black women in American politics and their nuanced role as... Read more

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“Divest from death”: Community members walkout to demand divestment from corporations with Israeli ties

Students, faculty, and staff held a walkout to call on Georgetown to divest its endowment from companies that invest in technologies used by the Israeli military. 

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Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad visits Georgetown to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Yazidi genocide

On Jan. 31 the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security mourned and commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the Yazidi genocide.

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“Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant”: author Curtis Chin visits Georgetown for book talk

Curtis Chin visited Georgetown on Jan. 25 for a book talk on his new book: "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant."

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H*yas for Choice emphasizes education, opting not to protest anti-abortion conference

H*yas for Choie is emphasizing educational programming, rather than direct protest, as part of a new strategy.

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Georgetown students join March on Washington for Gaza: call for an end to genocide

A united “Free, free, Palestine!” shook Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza on Jan. 13 as thousands gathered to demand an end to Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Organized by the American Muslim... Read more

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Students hold ‘Day of Solidarity’ for Gaza

Students from across Georgetown joined together on Jan. 26 for a ‘Day of Solidarity’ with Gaza and the West Bank.

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GU Politics Fellows talk student political leadership

The Spring 2024 class of GU Politics Fellows sat down with the Voice to discuss their goals for their discussion groups and the importance of youth perspectives.

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Students Demand Action holds vigil for National Gun Violence Survivors Week

Around a dozen students gathered for a vigil in Red Square on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in remembrance of the victims and survivors of gun violence.

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‘Bigger Than Roe’: 2024 D.C. Women’s March promotes hope in a post-Dobbs America

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed at the annual Women’s March held at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 20. Despite below-freezing temperatures, hundreds of demonstrators showed up in support of abortion rights.

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New OSEI space presents possibility and creates challenge

The first thing you notice when entering the new Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI), located underneath the west corner of the Healey Family Student Center, is the lack... Read more

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“An obligation to speak”: Georgetown faculty organize for justice in Palestine

Georgetown's faculty organized a vigil to memorialize and commemorate their academic colleagues murdered in Gaza on Jan 18.

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Georgetown students protest for justice in Palestine during Christmas tree lighting

As part of ongoing campaigns to protest Israel’s attacks, and pressure university action, student activists distributed fliers, raised signs, and dropped a banner.

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Jewish students protest House resolution equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism

On Tuesday Dec. 5, Jewish university students organized a rally and press conference in protest of a Congressional hearing on antisemitism.

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Georgetown student activists join calls for Supreme Court to “disarm domestic violence” as it hears gun control case

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Nov. 7 for a case that would decide whether federal law could disarm people with domestic violence orders against them, a group... Read more