Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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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

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GUSA Senate supports making Georgetown a sanctuary campus for protesters

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution in support of a petition created by The Corp and the GUSA Executive urging Georgetown’s administration to establish the university as a sanctuary campus... Read more

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GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform

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.... Read more

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GUSA Senate passes resolutions addressing university COVID-19 response

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... Read more

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GUSA Senate supports SAO Code of Conduct policy proposal

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... Read more

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FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

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... Read more

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Big Structural Reform for GUSA

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... Read more

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Vote Yes to Divest

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... Read more