Articles tagged: covid-19


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Lessons from my atypical freshman year

After exchanging GroupMe direct messages for two days, I committed to living with four other Georgetown freshmen I didn’t know and hadn’t talked to before. Less than a month later, we all moved in together.

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Georgetown reinstates indoor mask mandate following case spike

Georgetown reinstated indoor masking requirements on the main and medical campuses effective April 7 after a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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President DeGioia, tear down these tents!

The tents’ existence makes progressively less sense, an impressive feat since they’ve always been unnecessary.

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Repeal of indoor mask mandate met with mixed response from Georgetown community

Georgetown implemented a mask-optional policy in university-operated buildings, including residence halls, classrooms, and dining facilities.

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TEDxGeorgetown 2022 poses the question of renewal in a world altered by the pandemic

The organizers of TEDxGeorgetown are looking ahead, to a “renaissance” of new hope after two years of strife and isolation on a global scale.

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GUSA debates upcoming Executive transition and mask mandates

The Senate passed legislation to amend outdated bylaws and debated repealing mask mandates during their meeting on Feb. 20. 

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Welcome to Surveillance University, where privacy no longer matters

When Allemai Dagnatchew (SFS ’22) began her final semester of college, the last thing she wanted to worry about was digital privacy.

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Anti-mandate march draws thousands amidst extended D.C. vaccine and mask mandates

When Dr. Jesse Goodman talks to patients who don’t want to get the vaccine, he doesn’t stop at telling them to get vaccinated; Goodman takes it one step further. “For... Read more

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Students adjust to new semester under Omicron

Georgetown’s COVID-19 test numbers from the week of Jan. 9 have been released, revealing that of the 5,267 students tested, 342 tested positive. The university’s 6.49 percent positivity rate dropped... Read more

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We asked President DeGioia some of the students’ most pressing questions. Here are his answers.

Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more

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Changes to initial spring COVID-19 protocols aim to combat Omicron

When students moved in for the fall semester in August 2021, they took a single COVID-19 PCR test and received a cloth mask with a Georgetown ‘G’ on it. When... Read more

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GUSA convenes emergency session, tables two bills about in-person learning

After nearly two hours of debate, the GUSA Senate tabled two resolutions in opposition to the university’s plan for all-virtual learning, restrictions on campus dining, and closure of fitness centers... Read more

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The holidays aren’t always happy. That’s okay, too.

I won’t wish you the happiest of New Year’s. But I will wish you a restful and peaceful one. Have whatever kind of New Year you need. 

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Georgetown announces virtual instruction, further restrictions through Jan. 30

Per an email from President John J. DeGioia, Georgetown will move to virtual instruction through Jan. 30, 2022, though undergraduates may still return to their on-campus residences beginning on Jan.... Read more

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COVID-19 outbreak moves exams, staff online

Following the highest increase of Georgetown community COVID-19 cases to date, the university announced a series of new protocols on Dec. 15, including banning food and drinks inside communal spaces... Read more

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses “leveling the playing field” in GU Politics event

Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) hosted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to discuss her opinions on the Build Back Better agenda, universal childcare, a minimum corporate tax... 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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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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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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Public health forum seeks to dispel student concerns

A virtual undergraduate public health forum was hosted by Provost Bob Groves to update students on COVID-19 policies, flu cases, and the recent gastrointestinal (GI) outbreak on campus on Oct.... Read more