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“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…

GUSA Senate Certifies Executive Election Results

GUSA Senate Certifies Executive Election Results

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02/11/2019

The GUSA Senate met Feb. 10 to certify the GUSA Executive election results. Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) won the election on Feb. 8 for the positions of President and Vice President. The pair beat the runner up, Nicki Gray (NHS ’20), by forty votes in an election with thirty-two…

GUSA Senate reconvenes, reflects on fall semester

GUSA Senate reconvenes, reflects on fall semester

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01/14/2019

In their first session of the spring semester, the GUSA senate reflected on their fall semester and discussed areas for possible reform moving forward. Speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Vice Speaker Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) led a discussion on internal feedback collected from senators about what could be improved. Major issues included the transition…

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…

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