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Jack the Bulldog Succeeds Jack the Bulldog

Jack the Bulldog Succeeds Jack the Bulldog

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08/22/2019

Soon there will be a new top dog on campus. After six years as the university’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog will be moving on, Georgetown announced Thursday. University spokesperson Rachel Pugh said that the current mascot will continue in his role for the time being as a new dog learns the tricks of the trade….

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

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06/06/2019

The 14th GUSA Senate set forth its goals for the transition period in an act passed during its June 3 meeting. The legislation was sponsored by Senate transition leadership, Chair Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), Vice-chair Samantha Moreland (COL ’21) and Chair of Ethics and Oversight Leo Teixeira (COL ’21). The goals fell into the main…

Changes to meal plans set for fall semester

Changes to meal plans set for fall semester

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05/15/2019

Changes have been made to meal plans available to students that are set to begin in the fall. The major differences include a decrease in meal exchanges per week, the replacement of several old plans, and an increase in flex dollars that lead to a rise in prices up to $200. In previous years, students…

NHS Dean Patricia Cloonan stepping down

NHS Dean Patricia Cloonan stepping down

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05/15/2019

Patricia Cloonan, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, is stepping down at the end of this summer and returning to the faculty, according to an email sent by university President John DeGioia on May 9. Cloonan, who has worked at Georgetown for over twenty years, has served as the Dean of…

Support NASC Petition and Native Students

Support NASC Petition and Native Students

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04/26/2019

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the campus that despite progress made regarding the university’s history with slavery in the form of the GU272 Referendum, Native issues remain largely unrecognized.   This…

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

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04/26/2019

For the spring 2019 semester, the McDonough School of Business (MSB) changed its undergraduate course grading guidelines. The previous policy, in place since 2009, specified that the average GPA in any MSB core requirement had to be less than a 3.3, or a B+, and included quotas for the number of students who could receive…

Constitutional Council Hears 272 Referendum Complaint

Constitutional Council Hears 272 Referendum Complaint

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04/18/2019

On April 17, the Constitutional Council heard arguments on a case regarding the constitutionality of the 272 referendum that passed the student body on April 11. Rowan Saydlowski (COL ’21) and Chris Castaldi-Moller (SFS ’21) filed a complaint on April 14, alleging that the results of the referendum must be invalidated due to its unconstitutionality….

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