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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….

Swiping Out Food Insecurity, One Meal at a Time

Swiping Out Food Insecurity, One Meal at a Time

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04/12/2019

Swipe. “Next!” This is a familiar refrain heard by every Georgetown student in the Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall on any given day. Swipe.“Next!” They take back their GOCards and enter the downstairs eating area. Swipe.“Next!” While many on campus are able to easily hand over their GOCard to Suru, there are others facing food insecurity…

New GUSA senators elected amidst high turnout

New GUSA senators elected amidst high turnout

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04/12/2019

The Election Commission announced the winners of the GUSA Senate election. The new Senate is composed of 18 members, six from each rising class of seniors, juniors, and sophomores.  The Election Commission announced the results at 12:38 am on their Twitter page. 57.9 percent of students voted in the election according to the Election Commission,…

Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Scandal

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04/10/2019

Massachusetts federal prosecutors announced that Georgetown parent Stephen Semprevivo, along with 12 other wealthy parents of students at other universities, pleaded guilty for their roles in the college admissions scandal on April 8. Semprevivo admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud for paying a $400,000 bribe to former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon…

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

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04/09/2019

This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

Hasan Minhaj Discusses Diversity, Career in Gaston Hall

Hasan Minhaj Discusses Diversity, Career in Gaston Hall

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04/09/2019

Hasan Minhaj fielded questions about his comedy, political commentary, and his Indian, Muslim, and immigrant background in a panel discussion before a sold out Gaston Hall on March 28.  Minhaj spoke with the current president of the South Asian Society, Vishal Menon (MSB ’19), who was joined by two past presidents of the organization, Vinoda…

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security

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04/08/2019

Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as Secretary of Homeland Security on Sunday, April 7, effective Wednesday. She was confirmed to the position on Dec. 6, 2017 after working at the Department throughout Trump’s presidency and during the George W. Bush administration. Nielsen’s tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was marked…

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