Articles tagged: coronavirus


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BREAKING: University announces spring 2021 plans

Georgetown will be conducting the spring semester in a hybrid format, with the majority of classes remaining online and some seniors allowed to move back to campus.

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D.C. government implements COVID-19 contact tracing app

D.C. residents with iPhone and Android smartphones began receiving push notifications encouraging them to opt into a new mobile exposure notification system on Oct. 20. 

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Georgetown parents petition to open campus for spring 2021

Some Georgetown parents, united on Facebook and through a petition, are asking for the university to be in person for the spring semester.

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Students adjust to campus testing protocols

Georgetown has received over 15,000 COVID-19 test results for students and employees since Aug. 24, yielding 46 total positive tests, as of Sept. 26. In the last week, Georgetown administered... Read more

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D.C. considers reopening as COVID-19 cases increase gradually

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the District of Columbia reported 57 new positive coronavirus cases, almost double those of prior days. D.C.’s overall positive case total is now 15,163, with 623... Read more

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On-campus students attempt to form community amid rising cases

The approximately 500 students on Georgetown’s campus are navigating not only a rigorous COVID-19 testing schedule and the burden of virtual school but also the challenge of forming a community... Read more

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If you’re a student in the Georgetown area, here’s what you need to know about university COVID-19 policies

With some students returning to campus for the fall semester and many more living in student groups in nearby neighborhoods, Georgetown has implemented new policies to protect the local student... Read more

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University announces COVID-19 relief fund

Georgetown announced the creation of a COVID-19 Relief Fund on Sept. 4 for students with emergency expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which have not been accounted for... Read more

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After updates on financial aid, students say there is still more work to be done

Nearly three weeks after financial aid packages were initially released, students are continuing to demand increased aid and a more transparent financial aid process.  Due to widespread reports students received... Read more

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University officials outline health and safety plan for off-campus students

Georgetown administration officials discussed the university’s health and safety plan for off-campus students in a virtual town hall on Aug. 5. Administrators, including Chief of Staff Joe Fererra, Chief Operating... Read more

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Graduate workers’ union accuses Georgetown of not fairly negotiating COVID-19 protections

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered their third collective bargaining meeting on the Fall 2020 reopening plan with university administrators on Aug. 6; however, they did not reach... Read more

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Georgetown should prioritize student need, not student cash

When Georgetown’s students need the support of their university most, it has let them down.  After much anticipation, Georgetown released its Fall 2020 semester plan on July 6. Three weeks... Read more

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Students respond to lowered financial aid packages with anger, anxiety

Much-anticipated financial aid packages began to be released by the university in the late afternoon of July 31.  As the evening progressed, it became evident a significant group of students... Read more

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Fall semester tuition reduced for those not invited back to campus

Georgetown announced changes in Fall 2020 tuition, housing, and dining charges on July 21 in an email to undergraduates and their families. The email also reiterated the university’s fall semester... Read more

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Georgetown responded to ICE regulations against international students. Some say it isn’t enough to ensure their success.

In wake of the Trump administration’s travel ban, attempts to disassemble DACA, and crackdown on immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border came another attempt to curb immigration—this time directed towards international... Read more

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Georgetown administrators elaborate on Fall 2020 reopening plans in town hall

GUSA hosted a town hall with Georgetown administrators to discuss student concerns about the fall reopening plan on July 16.  Key information revealed during the town hall included a July... Read more

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Fauci urges young people to be responsible, avoids politicization of the pandemic

Georgetown students on Tuesday got the rare opportunity to hear a coronavirus update from Dr. Anthony Fauci himself.  Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and... Read more

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Transfer students ask Georgetown for consideration in fall plan

When Georgetown announced its Fall 2020 plan on July 6, Sheila Cruz-Morales (COL ’22) and her sister, Melanie (COL ’22) noticed something—they, along with over 100 other incoming transfer students,... Read more

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Georgetown announces Fall 2020 plans

This plan is no longer in effect. An article on the new plan can be found here.  The university will open campus in a very limited capacity this fall, with... Read more

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GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for Georgetown to expand work-study options for the fall semester at their meeting on June 28. The resolution noted that many common work-study... Read more