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Joel Castón, Georgetown Prison Scholar and ANC Commissioner, released from incarceration

After nearly 30 years of incarceration, Joel Castón is home. A mentor, advocate, advisory neighborhood commissioner, and former member of Georgetown’s Prison Scholars Program (PSP), Castón was released from the... Read more

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Planned Truxton Circle encampment evictions delayed

On the corner of New Jersey Ave and O St. there is a community of residents the District plans to remove.  As a result of a new pilot program to... Read more

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D.C. indoor mask mandate lifts, Georgetown maintains policy

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the indoor mask mandate on Nov. 16, but a message to the Georgetown community from Provost Robert Groves released the same day stated that the... Read more

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GUSA discusses winter break support for students, elects FinApp adjuncts and liaisons

GUSA elected a new slate of adjuncts and liaisons to the Finance and Appropriations (FinApp) committee as well as an Ethics and Oversight Senate Representative, and discussed how to provide... Read more

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Sustainability challenges at Leo’s incite student action

Leos has always created questions and confusion for students: what to eat? who to sit with? how to not sit alone? And now: where to throw away your waste after... Read more

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Incarcerated persons in D.C. jail transferred due to mistreatment

An unannounced inspection of the D.C. jail, formally known as the Central Detention Facility (CDF), resulted in the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) determining that the conditions of the jail do... Read more

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“Women’s rights are human rights”: Library exhibition highlights U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women

In 1995, Hillary Clinton declared “women’s rights are human rights” at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. Over 25 years later, Lauinger Library has debuted an exhibition about this... Read more

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Georgetown celebrates its 8th annual Latinx Heritage month

Latinx Heritage Month celebrations at Georgetown and nationwide ended on Oct. 15. Officially recognized at Georgetown since 2014, the month consisted of events held by different Latinx clubs and associations... Read more

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More than a line: D.C.’s most recent redistricting debate

This tension represents the latest political scuffle in a city long defined by racial segregation and unequal access.

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Stuffed animals, stickers, and hope at D.C.’s youth vaccination clinics

At 3:25 p.m. on a Wednesday, a line of families trails out of the Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw. Parents stand patiently, but their kids are doing any one of... Read more

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Georgetown team develops Bibti, an app to assist in reducing sexual assault

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. At the final round of Georgetown’s Bark Tank competition earlier this month, a team led by Emily Owen (GHD ’21) presented Bibti, an... Read more

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Hoya Hub partners with The Corp to combat food insecurity on campus

As students have returned to in-person classes this semester, a troubling feature of Georgetown’s on-campus college life has returned as well: food insecurity. In response, The Corp and the Hoya... Read more

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GUSA swears in the newly elected senators and elects new leadership for the 16th Senate

The GUSA Senate swore in the newly elected senators and held elections for Senate leadership positions at their meeting on Nov. 14. Leo Rassieur (COL ’22) and Rowlie Flores (COL... Read more

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Torah desecration at GW triggers wave of support for Jewish community

After intruders desecrated a Torah at Tau Kappa Epsilon house (TKE) at George Washington University, student and faculty responses there and at Georgetown University signaled strong support for the Jewish... Read more

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GUSA confirms election results and discusses priorities for the 16th Senate

GUSA certified the election results of the Nov. 6 election at their most recent meeting on Nov. 7.  President Nile Blass (COL ’22) also shared with the Senate the Executive’s... Read more

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Samantha Power introduces new USAID goals to Georgetown student body

Even in Washington, D.C. where everyone is someone, Samantha Power stands out: a war correspondent during the Bosnian genocide, a Pulitzer-prize winning author, a director on the National Security Council,... Read more

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GUSA fails to pass restructure referendum due to low voter turnout

This year’s elections saw an overall turnout rate of 20.11 percent of the undergraduate student body with 1,431 votes cast.

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Meet GUSA’s new candidates 

First-year GUSA candidates are campaigning on platforms related to dining, racial equity, mental health, and student safety.

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Administrators place HoyaLift pilot launch on an indefinite pause

While Georgetown’s location atop a hill provides an excellent view of the Potomac and the nation’s capital, it makes the university’s campus inaccessible for a significant portion of its population.... Read more

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Facilities workers ask Georgetown for more transparent communication

While Georgetown relies on its many facilities workers to have a clean and functioning campus, some are concerned about new changes in Georgetown’s policies and lack of communication from their... Read more