Articles tagged: covid-19


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Georgetown graduate workers’ union seeks arbitration over COVID-19 concerns, says university violated contract

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) announced that it was pursuing arbitration with university administrators over bargaining disputes regarding COVID-19 protections for graduate workers on Sept. 18.  The union... 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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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, new initiative launches to predict emerging viruses

The Viral Emergence Research Initiative (Verena) was launched by two members of the Georgetown community in May as a way to enhance the ability of the scientific community to predict... Read more

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CAB fair adapts to virtual environment but faces challenges with new technology

This year’s Council of Advisory Boards (CAB) fair, held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, traded tables sprawled across Healy and Copley Lawns advertising campus organizations for a series of... Read more

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Georgetown students lose stored items in the shuffle of COVID-19

Many students were able to pack up their rooms this spring. Some still don’t know where the belongings they left behind are. When students left campus this spring due to... 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

Alumni Speak

I was a poll worker during COVID: Here’s why I’m worried for November’s election

The protocols in place worked for our small election, with only 1-2 voters per hour. However, much higher turnout in November will complicate that, especially with the convergence of voters from all parties.

Halftime Leisure

Curating a virtual social life: Online games for COVID-19 isolation

COVID-19 has caused a global interruption of standard social life. Social distancing guidelines along with the closing of most public places have forced many people into isolation. Yet, we are... 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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Georgetown basketball teams to return to campus and the court

The Georgetown men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams are set to move back into campus housing on Sept. 11, as they begin preparations for the upcoming 2020-21 NCAA Division I... Read more

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Fewer students are returning to classes this fall. Here’s what they’ll be doing instead.

As classes start, not every Georgetown student will be joining their peers on Zoom.  Citing concerns about virtual learning and the cost of an online education, more students than Georgetown... Read more

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GU Mutual Aid Network redistributes over $5,000 to students in need

Since the beginning of August, Georgetown students have raised nearly $6,500 in funds for students through the GU Mutual Aid Network. Over $5,100 of the amount raised has been redistributed... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: What COVID-19 taught me about class and my classmates

"It would be a mistake to assume that COVID-19 has created these gaps in educational access. All it’s done is bring them to light."

Features

Georgetown’s fall online, from the other side of the screen

“We had to go into survival mode.” That’s how Mark Fisher, an assistant professor of government, described shifting to virtual instruction following the university’s coronavirus-spurred move online in March. He,... 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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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

Editorials

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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The new fall plan leaves RAs without residents, housing, or employment

Yesterday, I began packing my bags to move back to campus next week to serve as a residential assistant (RA). Today, I am canceling my flights and hotel room, reevaluating... Read more

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Georgetown announces Fall 2020 virtual semester

In an email to students on July 29, President John DeGioia announced that all Fall 2020 undergraduate courses will be conducted remotely due to a national increase in COVID-19 cases. ... Read more