Tag: GUSA Senate

GUSA senate passes reforms to Election Commission

GUSA senate passes reforms to Election Commission

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12/06/2018

The GUSA Senate unanimously passed an Act to Amend the Bylaws to Reform the Election Commission at their Dec. 2 meeting. The act provided for changes to the GUSA election process, including requiring the communication of campaigning dates by the Election Commission 30 days prior to the election and allowing the commission to create platforms for…

GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV

GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV

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11/21/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution to support Students Taking Action against Interpersonal Violence (STAIV) in advocating for survivors of sexual assault at their Nov. 18 meeting. The resolution was created as a response to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos’s proposed changes to Title IX policy. The resolution calls on University President John…

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

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11/07/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously passed resolutions in support of Georgetown’s Jewish community and the extension of paid family leave to full-time, non-tenure-line faculty at their meeting on Nov 4. The first resolution affirmed a GUSA executive statement of solidarity with the university’s Jewish community and supported education surrounding antisemitism in the wake of the shootings…

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

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10/31/2018

The GUSA senate unanimously approved a resolution urging the university to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl during its Oct. 28 meeting. The resolution concerned the two former archbishops of Washington, D.C., who have been implicated in the clerical sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church. Both have resigned from…

GUSA Senate votes to create Ethics and Oversight committee

GUSA Senate votes to create Ethics and Oversight committee

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10/12/2018

The GUSA Senate unanimously approved the creation of a new Ethics and Oversight committee on Oct. 8. The new committee will investigate and discipline GUSA officials regarding, “attendance, responsiveness, respectful conduct, and decorum,” according to the proposed amendment to the bylaws. The legislation must be approved by the Executive to become law. Senator Sam Dubke…

New GUSA Vice President, new Senators sworn in

New GUSA Vice President, new Senators sworn in

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10/08/2018

Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) was confirmed as the new GUSA vice president following the swearing in of 14 new GUSA senators on Oct. 2. Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) were chosen as the senate speaker and vice speaker respectively. Following her nomination, Chick gave a brief speech in which she recognized…

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