Articles tagged: covid-19


News

Hotel for Hoyas

Floors four and five of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center function as housing accommodations for approximately 100 students this semester. There is a residential assistant, a community director,... Read more

Voices

The Importance of a COVID-19 Science Communication “Ground Game”

As you can see, the science communication challenge in COVID-19 is immense and involves many different stakeholders. To move past the pandemic, we must have an all-hands-on-deck approach to science communication, involving people from all walks of life.

News

Dining disasters: Is Georgetown creating food insecurity?

Since the return of all Hoyas to the Hilltop, finding food on campus has become a burden. Food insecurity among college students increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with a reported... Read more

Features

D.C. is in the midst of a housing crisis. Advocates believe it doesn’t have to be.

This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more

News

“Would I have said yes to this in Fall 2019?”: University attendance policy frustrates student body

During the last two weeks of September, student inboxes filled up with subject lines reading “Public Health Alert: Student Illnesses” and “Update on Gastrointestinal Illness on the Main Campus.” Not... Read more

DC News

D.C. announces school vaccination mandate, other measures to curb spread of COVID-19

At a press conference Monday afternoon, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that teachers and other adults employed by schools and childcare centers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19... Read more

Georgetown Explained

Georgetown Explained: Fall COVID-19 policies

In addition to mandating vaccinations, Georgetown has introduced new logistical difficulties in dining, quarantining, and policy enforcement as it attempts a full return during an ongoing pandemic.

News Commentary

GERMS: Overworked, overcommitted, and underpaid

Thousands of Georgetown students returned to campus in full force this fall, but when in need, many face limited access to emergency services.  Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) announced... Read more

Voices

College, Interrupted: A reflection on my pandemic gap year

The pre-pandemic normal encouraged students to work through burnout and prioritize arbitrary academic and professional pressures over our wellbeing. While it seems that many students are still enamored by this lifestyle, I’m not sure that I can handle a desperate cling to the old normal when it was harmful in the first place.

Georgetown Explained

Georgetown Explained: Mutual Aid

COVID-19 placed unprecedented burdens on college students and their families, many of whom struggled to cover costs for basic necessities not included in financial aid packages even before the pandemic. ... Read more

Editorials

Dear Hoyas

The Voice's letter to Georgetown students, new and old, as they start the fall 2021 semester back on campus.

Voices

A Third Start: Reflections from pandemic transfer students

The 2020 transfer class has already experienced Georgetown for a year but is just now finding their permanent place on the Hilltop.

Editorials

Georgetown’s extractive new meal plan requirement must be rolled back

Georgetown’s new meal plan requirement for all on-campus students is a clear, extractive cash grab that, due to deep flaws in the school’s dining system, will not bring about the... Read more

News

How Discord unites podcasters, creators, and isolated students

As the pandemic drove an increased desire for community, Discord allowed over 140 million socially distant people to come together.

News

Petition calling for South Asian Society reform spurs change, donations for COVID-19 crisis in India

A petition by Georgetown Students 4 South Asia calling for internal reform of the South Asian Society has amassed over 100 signatures.

Editorials

Housing justice means rent cancellation, tenant empowerment, and extension of permanent housing programs

With the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) eviction moratorium in legal danger and housing insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic, the D.C. government must take action to protect the 7,800-15,800 residents... Read more

News

After a year of preparation, The Corp is ready to offer summer storage

The services include drop-off and pick-up of storage for students on campus and the surrounding Georgetown community.

Voices

Vaccinating the world is more than a moral imperative

With their national vaccine campaigns well underway, it’s time the U.S. and other Western countries start to fulfill their responsibility to vaccinate the rest of the world. It’s a moral imperative, as well as a public health necessity.

Podcasts

Georgetown admissions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Listen to this podcast episode hosted by Voice writer Erin DuCharme to learn from Suzie Maguire, Alumni Admissions Program committee chair for committee 411, and Gina Petruzziello, a newly admitted... Read more