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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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School of Nursing and Health Studies to be split into two separate colleges

President John DeGioia announced on Dec. 7 the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS) will be split into two different schools, the Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH).

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Students’ experiences with enforcement of Georgetown’s COVID-19 regulations

Students on and living around Georgetown University’s campus are subject to a number of COVID-19 regulations, and, while they feel the regulations are fair, some worry the process for enforcing them is not.

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Amid university divestment pledges, undisclosed investments in fossil fuel companies revealed

A new report revealed university investments in three companies with a focus on the extraction of unconventional fossil fuel resources.

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Limited dining options on campus lead to student fears of food insecurity over break

Students staying on campus over break worry about affordable access to food, even with a weekly university stipend to offset the costs.

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WMATA prepares to drastically cut service

WMATA is facing massive cuts to service proposed for fiscal year 2022, which begins in July 2o21.0

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Students critique Spring 2021 calendar as GUSA asks for more transparency

Georgetown students repsond to the Spring 2021 coronavirus campus plan and academic calendar released by the university.

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GUSA appoints students to GUPD oversight committee

The GUSA Senate confirmed three students as representatives to the GUPD Oversight Student Advisory Committee at their meeting on Dec. 6.

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GUSA works to abolish the Senate and restructure the executive

Several GUSA senators have formed working groups to rewrite GUSA’s constitution with the goal of restructuring advocacy efforts.

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Omar Alshogre, human rights activist and Syrian refugee, comes to Georgetown to continue his advocacy

Omar Alshogre went viral when he announced on Nov. 1 that he was admitted to Georgetown University for the spring semester.

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D.C. City Council passes REACH Act to address racial inequities

The D.C. City Council unanimously voted to pass the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 at their meeting on Nov. 10. 

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Patrick Healy Fellows resign, citing racism and mistreatment in the fellowship

The resignation comes after years of attempted reform, according to fellows.

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GUSA passes act to support BLF through a new committee

The GUSA Senate passed an act to establish a new committee creating a formal relationship between the Black Leadership Forum (BLF) and GUSA.

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New archeological discovery reveals early links between Georgetown and Jesuit slave owners

Georgetown’s complicity in slavery can now be physically traced back to the 1700s through recently discovered artifacts. 

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SFS Academic Council calls for reform of Georgetown’s admissions practices

The SFSAC released a petition to eliminate standardized testing scores and legacy status in Georgetown’s admissions process.

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Arena Stage welcomes Georgetown, Howard students in exploration of playwriting

Six students and alumni from Georgetown and Howard are developing their own plays through Arena Stage’s Playwrights’ Arena.

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Soyica Colbert to be new interim dean of the College

Professor Soyica Colbert, (COL’01) will begin her position as interim dean of Georgetown College on Jan. 1, 2021. 

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Senators condemn sexism in GUSA

Female senators spoke out against what they see as a sexist environment in GUSA, created by male senators not giving them space to lead. 

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Georgetown faculty feature prominently in Biden transition team

Ten Georgetown University faculty members have been named to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team thus far.