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GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

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11/25/2019

GUSA President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) sat down with the Voice to evaluate the performance of the GUSA Executive at the midway point of his tenure. Due to scheduling conflicts, GUSA Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) was unable to be interviewed for this article.  Francis emphasized the duo’s focus on implementing their campaign…

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

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02/15/2019

WETA, the District’s PBS-affiliate, hosted a screening and discussion of the fifth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 8 in George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. A primary focus of the discussion was the revelation that actress S. Epatha Merkerson is a direct descendant of nine of the 272 enslaved…

“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

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02/15/2019

After four weeks of debate, the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Senate passed a resolution approving a referendum on a reconciliation contribution for descendents of slaves sold by the Jesuits. The resolution, which required a two-thirds majority of 29 senators, scraped through by two votes, 20-4. The cheers after it passed on Feb. 3 made…

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