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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.

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Staff members claim “Redeploy Georgetown” program forces them to become health screeners against their will 

In a letter to administrators published on Jan. 26, Georgetown staff members accused the university of violating its Just Employment Policy.

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Georgetown announces online mental health service, begins closing care gap

Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) announced a new resource, HoyaWell in an effort to address mental health needs.

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Civility poll maps political divisions and expectations of improved dialogue

As the United States enters its first days of a new presidential administration, Americans are wary of the country’s deep divisions but hopeful about its political future, a recent report from Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service finds.

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D.C. vaccine distribution plan increases eligible populations and aims for equitability

D.C. Health's new model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution will make a larger population eligible for doses, as D.C. becomes one of the most efficient U.S. territories to inoculate its residents. As concerns grow regarding inequitable distribution in D.C., more vaccine appointments are being created for residents of Wards with high COVID-19 numbers.

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Mayor Bowser appoints new MPD police chief

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointee Robert J. Contee III replaced outgoing Peter Newsham as chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

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What we know about Georgetown’s financial situation

Everything the Voice knows about Georgetown’s financial position at the beginning of 2021. 

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“Fortress” D.C. grows more secure ahead of Biden inauguration

Washington D.C. is undergoing a rapid security transformation to guard the Capitol and city against another wave of violence perpetrated by pro-Trump combatants.

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Georgetown community calls for accountability criteria for Trump administration staffers

Undergraduate students, master’s students, and faculty have united through an online petition that calls for an accountability criteria for Georgetown’s relationship with Trump administration officials

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Inside the political contribution history of Georgetown’s Board of Directors

Members of Georgetown’s Board of Directors contributed over $2.4 million in total to political causes in the last six years.

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A violent pro-Trump mob attacks U.S. Capitol; Mayor places D.C. into curfew 

An extremist mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently breached the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

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Following a history of disability activism, students push for a Disability Cultural Center

GUSA’s Accessibility Policy Team has launched a campaign for the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) that would support the disabled community on Georgetown’s campus.

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Meet Georgetown’s Board of Directors

An explainer piece on Georgetown's Board of Directors