Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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The Senate passed legislation to amend outdated bylaws and debated repealing mask mandates during their meeting on Feb. 20. 

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GUSA passes a resolution calling for divestment connected to the genocide of Uyghur Muslims

GUSA passed legislation to address Georgetown’s endowment in companies related to the genocide and repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, as well as confirmed a new senator to fill a... Read more

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GUSA tackles GOCard access, accessibility for immunocompromised students

As Georgetown prepares for a return to in-person learning, GUSA passed legislation advocating for immunocompromised students and expanding GOCard access at their meeting on Jan. 23.  The first resolution calls... 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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GUSA swears in new vice president following Sanchez resignation

GUSA swore in Thomas Leonard (COL ’23) as its new vice president following the official resignation of former VP Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) at its Dec. 5 meeting. Sanchez resigned... Read more

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GUSA swears in the newly elected senators and elects new leadership for the 16th Senate

The GUSA Senate swore in the newly elected senators and held elections for Senate leadership positions at their meeting on Nov. 14. Leo Rassieur (COL ’22) and Rowlie Flores (COL... Read more

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GUSA confirms election results and discusses priorities for the 16th Senate

GUSA certified the election results of the Nov. 6 election at their most recent meeting on Nov. 7.  President Nile Blass (COL ’22) also shared with the Senate the Executive’s... Read more

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Vote no on “Abolish GUSA”—the rushed referendum creates an even more dysfunctional student government.

Editor’s Note: After publication, GUSA provided the Voice with responses to this article. We have made any factual corrections they pointed out, but any differences in opinion have not been... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: GUSA’s Replace, Repurpose and Restructure Referendum

Following years of debate, GUSA has passed a referendum asking students to vote on whether GUSA should restructure itself. The vote on this referendum will be held on Nov. 6,... Read more

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GUSA considers forming D.C. advocacy consortium

The GUSA Executive proposed revisiting the concept of establishing a D.C. advocacy consortium, prompted by the recent student protests at Howard University, at their meeting on Oct. 24.  Howard students... Read more

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GUSA Senate creates student referendum to restructure GUSA

The GUSA Senate passed an act to approve a referendum on the restructuring of GUSA at their meeting on Oct. 17. The student body will vote on a constitutional amendment... Read more

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GUSA Senate introduces executive proposal to abolish GUSA

The GUSA Senate took on a contentious topic of discussion at their meeting on Oct. 3: the existence of the GUSA Senate and the executive. Following a presentation by members... Read more

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GUSA Senate discusses restructuring, elections, and recent crises

The GUSA Senate deliberated recent on-campus crises and discussed the GUSA restructuring project in their Sept. 26 meeting.

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GUSA Senate responds to safety incident with call for increased university communication

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for more transparency regarding student safety at their meeting on Sep. 19.  Referencing an incident involving an adult man who was seen in... Read more

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The future of GUSA? Senate elects new leadership alongside calls for restructuring

The members of the newly elected GUSA Senate leadership voted in on April 30 are eager to tackle the issues facing the Senate and student body. The latest leadership transition,... Read more

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Students told us what was important to them. Here’s what GUSA tickets will do about it. 

Voice survey results amid Nile Blass (COL ’22) and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) and Daniella Sanchez (COL ’22) and Leo Arnett (SFS ’22) campaign.

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GUSA Senate passes resolution demanding COVID-19 guideline reforms

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for the university to make its COVID-19 community guidelines more consolidated and transparent.

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GUSA Senate reconvenes with a new speaker, condemns university handling of financial aid 

The GUSA Senate reconvened for its first meeting with a new speaker, focusing on financial aid and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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GUSA appoints students to GUPD oversight committee

The GUSA Senate confirmed three students as representatives to the GUPD Oversight Student Advisory Committee at their meeting on Dec. 6.

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GUSA works to abolish the Senate and restructure the executive

Several GUSA senators have formed working groups to rewrite GUSA’s constitution with the goal of restructuring advocacy efforts.