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Wolfe and Ume-Ukeje win the 2022 GUSA Executive Election

Kole Wolfe (SFS ’24) and Zeke Ume-Ukeje (COL ’24) have won the 2022 GUSA Executive Election, according to the Election Commission.

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GUSA passes resolution condemning poor university communication in emergencies

GUSA condemned Georgetown’s failure to communicate safety concerns through HoyAlert and advocated for safety measures against sexual assault.

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Georgetown medical housing: a quickly approaching deadline

The application for medical housing for the 2022-2023 academic year is due Friday, Feb. 11.

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GUSA Executive debates reflect dissimilar levels of experience on ballot, GUSA controversies

The presidential and vice presidential debates occurred on Feb. 7 and 8 between the two official campaigns: Leonard/Khan and Wolfe/Ume-Ukeje.

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D.C. launches direct cash assistance program to support new and expectant parents

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a cash assistance program to support new and expectant low-income parents in Wards 5, 7 and 8. 

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Corp fall hiring report to inform focus on diversity

In the first year of the report, The Corp hopes the data will inform a more inclusive and accessible hiring process for future students.

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GradGov president, vice president accused then cleared of misappropriation in Israel trip controversy

GradGov SLC passed and later rescinded a vote of no confidence against the president and vice president regarding a student trip to Israel.

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Two GUSA campaigns under fire, third ticket hastily joins the race for Exec

As of Feb. 6, there are now four tickets campaigning in the GUSA Executive election. Voting opens Thurday, Feb. 10.

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Omicron interruptions to bus services leave residents stranded

Since Jan. 10, D.C. residents have experienced delays, cancellations, and crowding in public transportation services, spurred by Omicron.

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GUSA passes a resolution calling for divestment connected to the genocide of Uyghur Muslims

GUSA passed legislation to address Georgetown’s endowment in companies related to the genocide and repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, as well as confirmed a new senator to fill a... Read more

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Establishing Asian American studies remains an uphill battle at Georgetown

Professor Christine So wants to know why English is the only department at Georgetown with an Asian American studies scholar in it.

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After interim leadership, new CAPS director looks to rebuild trust

After more than a year without a director of Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Dr. Durriya Meer began in the role on Jan. 24. With experience at Johns Hopkins... Read more

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Anti-mandate march draws thousands amidst extended D.C. vaccine and mask mandates

When Dr. Jesse Goodman talks to patients who don’t want to get the vaccine, he doesn’t stop at telling them to get vaccinated; Goodman takes it one step further. “For... Read more

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Initiative 82 on track to end the sub-minimum wage for D.C. tipped restaurant staff

After a long series of setbacks, restaurant workers rejoice as a new effort is slated to abolish an exception to D.C. minimum wage laws. Formally titled the District of Columbia... Read more

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Students adjust to new semester under Omicron

Georgetown’s COVID-19 test numbers from the week of Jan. 9 have been released, revealing that of the 5,267 students tested, 342 tested positive. The university’s 6.49 percent positivity rate dropped... Read more

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GUSA tackles GOCard access, accessibility for immunocompromised students

As Georgetown prepares for a return to in-person learning, GUSA passed legislation advocating for immunocompromised students and expanding GOCard access at their meeting on Jan. 23.  The first resolution calls... Read more

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We asked President DeGioia some of the students’ most pressing questions. Here are his answers.

Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more

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Changes to initial spring COVID-19 protocols aim to combat Omicron

When students moved in for the fall semester in August 2021, they took a single COVID-19 PCR test and received a cloth mask with a Georgetown ‘G’ on it. When... Read more

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GUSA passes legislation advocating for students during virtual learning period

Following the heated debate in last week’s meeting, GUSA took further action to address student concerns about the upcoming virtual learning period in a shorter and productive meeting on Jan.... Read more

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Georgetown and other national universities allegedly part of price-fixing cartel to limit financial aid

Georgetown and 15 other top private universities were named defendants in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed on Jan. 9. The suit alleges that the self-described need-blind universities colluded to raise... Read more