Tag: activism

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

Vigil draws crowd for Black Lives Matter movement

Vigil draws crowd for Black Lives Matter movement

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09/27/2016

Over 200 students and faculty gathered in Red Square on Friday, Sept. 23 for a vigil and forum on race relations and racial justice in the U.S. While the forum explicitly focused on the recent death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., and the unrest in Charlotte, N.C., discussion covered a wide range of themes….

UndocuHoyas asks university to disinvite Johnson

UndocuHoyas asks university to disinvite Johnson

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05/10/2016

A group of 30 students delivered a letter to the School of Foreign Service Deans on May 9 asking the University to rescind Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s invitation to speak at the SFS Commencement ceremony. Members and allies of UndocuHoyas, a group that advocates for students who are undocumented immigrants, believe that inviting…

Just Do It: Holding the Swoosh Accountable

Just Do It: Holding the Swoosh Accountable

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02/24/2016

Nike has long enjoyed a special type of relationship with Georgetown’s athletics programs. As noted in this week’s feature, titled “In Foul Trouble: Unlacing Georgetown’s Relationship with Nike,” this partnership goes back to the glory days of Hoya basketball in the 1980s. Yet, given Nike’s record of labor abuses, many have rightfully questioned the wisdom…

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