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Satellite Caucuses involve D.C. in Iowa chaos

Satellite Caucuses involve D.C. in Iowa chaos

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02/22/2020

Iowans in 27 out-of-state locations across the US and abroad were able to participate in their state’s primary election remotely on Feb. 3.  Instead of returning to Iowa, Georgetown students and others from the Hawkeye State participated in satellite caucuses at locations such as George Mason University and the Electrical Workers Union Headquarters in downtown…

New downtown campus comes CALLing

New downtown campus comes CALLing

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02/22/2020

Georgetown University will begin construction next semester on a new building in downtown D.C. With over 450 beds, it will house students enrolled in the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL), a semester-long program that connects GU students with internships in the city and professional development opportunities. The new 11-story building will be located at 55…

Point-in-Time Count Surveys Homeless Population

Point-in-Time Count Surveys Homeless Population

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02/14/2020

Volunteers shivered as they circled Glover Park, scanned dark alleyways, and scoped out Georgetown’s canal for the second time that night. Ahead, a group of bodies sits perched on a pile of cardboard. Instead of passing by in awkward silence, a volunteer approaches the encampment, sits down cross-legged next to one of the men, and…

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

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02/14/2020

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will phase out investments in publicly traded funds over the next five years and investments in private funds over the next ten.  The announcement from university…

Al Jazeera Sponsors Women in Power Town Hall

Al Jazeera Sponsors Women in Power Town Hall

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02/12/2020

Al Jazeera’s The Stream sponsored a women in power town hall with women leaders in politics, public service, journalism and activism on Jan. 31. International journalist and broadcaster Femi Oke moderated the panel, which included human rights activist Noura Erakat, political strategist Christine Pelosi, Al-Jazeera correspondent Patty Culhane, and New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. …

Georgetown Bans Travel to China Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Georgetown Bans Travel to China Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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02/10/2020

The Georgetown administration issued a temporary moratorium on Jan. 28 for all university-related travel to China to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. The moratorium applies to all Georgetown students, faculty, and staff.  The policy was announced by members of the university administration in an email to students. The email confirmed there have been no…

Archbishop Discusses Pope Francis’ Vision for Nuclear Disarmament

Archbishop Discusses Pope Francis’ Vision for Nuclear Disarmament

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02/10/2020

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi visited Georgetown to discuss the Catholic Church’s position on nuclear disarmament on Jan. 30.  Tomasi, who formerly held the position of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, has worked closely with Pope Francis to reject the doctrine of nuclear deterrence and advocate for complete nuclear…

Ferretti and Badger win 2020 GUSA Election

Ferretti and Badger win 2020 GUSA Election

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02/07/2020

This post has been updated to include a statement from Badger Nico Ferretti (SFS ’21) and Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) will become the next GUSA Executive leaders following an undergraduate student body election conducted this week, the GUSA Election Commission announced on Twitter at 12:50 am. Voter turnout was at 2301 students, according to the…


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