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Georgetown Explained: GUSA

Georgetown Explained: GUSA

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07/04/2020

GUSA, the Georgetown University Student Association, is a somewhat infamous organization on campus that has been the subject of multiple calls for abolishment and reform (including from the Voice’s editorial board) despite its continued work on behalf of the student body.  In spite of near-constant pushback from students, some version of student government has existed…

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

GUSA Senate releases demographic data

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06/30/2020

Black students, women, and trans and non-binary individuals are underrepresented in Georgetown’s student Senate, according to an internal demographic survey conducted by GUSA.  The survey, which GUSA senators filled out at their June 14 meeting, asked them to anonymously self-report their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status. The results of the…

GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

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06/09/2020

The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation advocating a shift in policy in Georgetown’s relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and GUPD at its meeting on June 7. The first piece of legislation calls for Georgetown to reduce its contract with MPD. The resolution states that the police response to nationwide protests responding…

GUSA Senate passes resolutions addressing university COVID-19 response

GUSA Senate passes resolutions addressing university COVID-19 response

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05/27/2020

The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation, two of which addressed Georgetown’s response to COVID-19, at their meeting on May 24.  The first piece of legislation was a resolution introduced by Sen. Julio Salmeron-Perla (SFS ’22) proposing the Senate sign the international students’ petition demanding Georgetown’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic account for their…

GUSA Senate supports SAO Code of Conduct policy proposal

GUSA Senate supports SAO Code of Conduct policy proposal

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05/12/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to support the Student Advocacy Office’s (SAO) proposal to create a timeline for the disciplinary process for Code of Student Conduct violations at its first meeting of the summer legislative session on May 10. The resolution was introduced by Speaker Daniella Sanchez (COL ’22) and co-sponsored by Sens. Leo…

FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

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03/25/2020

The Student Activities Commission (SAC) received an additional $43,500 in funding from the GUSA Financial Appropriations Committee (FinApp). This increase came after displeasure with the original funding allocation was voiced on March 1.  Media Board, the GUSA Executive, Performing Arts Advisory Council (PAAC), and Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership and Development also saw increases.  This increase…

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

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02/28/2020

Georgetown students don’t care about GUSA. They don’t think GUSA does anything, they don’t see GUSA as a tool for solving their problems, and they stereotype the people in GUSA as ladder climbers in it for the resumé boost. GUSA is broken, and it needs to be fixed. When this editorial board endorsed a ticket…

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

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01/22/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to submit a referendum on fossil fuel divestment to the student body and failed to pass a similar referendum in support of ocean-friendly university policies at their Jan. 20 meeting. Sen. Leo Arnett (SFS ’22) introduced a resolution in collaboration with GU Fossil Free (GUFF) that calls for a…

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