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Nemazi/Wolfe Offer Best, but Imperfect Choice for GUSA Executive

Nemazi/Wolfe Offer Best, but Imperfect Choice for GUSA Executive

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02/07/2019

The Voice editorial board has decided to endorse the Sina Nemazi (COL ’21) and Roya Wolfe (SFS ’21) ticket for GUSA executives. They’re good candidates, especially with Nemazi’s GUSA experience, Wolfe’s clear passion, and their actionable policy proposals. But they’re not perfect: Their proposals need improvement, and Nemazi’s debate appearance left much to be desired….

Don’t Deny D.C. Statehood

Don’t Deny D.C. Statehood

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02/01/2019

The 35-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, threw D.C. residents into the national spotlight, but also brought an unintended consequence for statehood advocates. Washington City Paper argued that local and national news coverage of the shutdown inaccurately portrayed D.C. as solely a government town, populated entirely by transient federal employees, promoting an incomplete…

Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters

Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters

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02/01/2019

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine proposed legislation last week that would make clergy members mandatory reporters of physical and sexual abuse of children. This would add priests, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders to the list of mandatory reporters which already includes teachers, doctors, social workers, and others who work with children. Similar laws where…

With Transition to Live Registration, Actively Seek Student Feedback

With Transition to Live Registration, Actively Seek Student Feedback

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01/27/2019

Georgetown will transition to live registration this coming April, changing the way students sign up for classes. This shift from pre-registration to live registration is part of a larger technological upgrade intended to address the steep cost of maintaining and modernizing Georgetown’s current online platforms. This editorial board acknowledges that our current registration system is…

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