Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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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.

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GUSA passes act to support BLF through a new committee

The GUSA Senate passed an act to establish a new committee creating a formal relationship between the Black Leadership Forum (BLF) and GUSA.

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Senators condemn sexism in GUSA

Female senators spoke out against what they see as a sexist environment in GUSA, created by male senators not giving them space to lead. 

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GUSA re-establishes GUPD student oversight board

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to establish a student advisory committee to oversee the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at their meeting on Nov. 8. 

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GUSA passes resolution demanding mandatory breaks for students

The GUSA Senate passed a calling for the university to guarantee a minimum number of breaks per semester at their meeting on Nov. 11. 

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Women of color in GUSA speak out

How they believe the institution has failed them, and how it can improve

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Spring class registration postponed following GUSA Senate resolution

Vice Provost Rohan Williamson announced in an Oct. 20 email the start of class registration for undergraduate students would be pushed back from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30. This move... Read more

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Senate fills vacancy, revises community guidelines

The GUSA Senate voted to confirm a new senator for the class of 2022, Beyza Yazici (SFS ’22), at their meeting on Oct. 11.  After the resignation of Daniella Sanchez... Read more

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Senate supports graduate student union, appoints member working positions

At its second meeting of the term on Oct. 4, the GUSA Senate unanimously passed its first piece of legislation, agreeing to sign and support an open letter from GAGE... Read more

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GUSA elects leadership, swears in new senators

The GUSA Senate elected new leadership and swore in 21 new senators for the 2020-2021 academic year at its Sept. 27 meeting.  GUSA Vice President Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) oversaw... Read more

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GUSA Senate election sees success of progressive candidates

Progressive candidates largely dominated in this year’s GUSA Senate elections, according to official results released by the Election Commission on Sept. 20. The election came amid public internal criticisms of... Read more

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Meet the candidates vying to represent the class of 2024 in the GUSA Senate

Twenty-five candidates for the GUSA Senate seats representing the Class of 2024 spoke at a virtual candidate forum event on Sept. 16. The candidates each gave a short introduction to... Read more

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GUSA Senate election petition period extended, four senators drop from the race

Amid a slew of resignations and criticism of GUSA, the GUSA Senate extended the petition period for candidates to get on the ballot for the Senate elections beginning on Sept.... Read more

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GUSA Senate continues financial aid advocacy

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution affirming the Senate’s continued commitment to financial aid advocacy at their meeting on Aug. 16. The resolution follows previous action taken by the Senate... Read more

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GUSA Senate responds to lowered financial aid packages

The GUSA Senate voted at their meeting on Aug. 2 to sign a petition asking the university administration to change the financial aid process in light of many students reporting... Read more

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GUSA Senate elects new vice speaker

The GUSA Senate elected Sen. Christopher Ziac (COL ’22) to fill the position of vice speaker at their meeting on July 19 following the previous vice speaker’s resignation on July 9... Read more

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Vice-speaker of the GUSA Senate resigns

Sen. Eric Lipka (COL ’23), the Vice-speaker of the GUSA Senate, resigned both his position in the Senate and his position in leadership on July 9th.  According to Lipka, he... Read more

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Georgetown Explained: GUSA

This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics on campus. Other articles in the series can be found... Read more

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GUSA Senate releases demographic data

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... Read more