Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

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... Read more

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Georgetown partners with Capital Bikeshare Universities program

Georgetown University has joined the Capital Bikeshare Universities Program, which reduces yearly student membership from $85 to $25.  The discounted membership offers students an unlimited number of rides under thirty... Read more

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GUSA Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Jesuit Martyrs

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to commemorate the El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs in honor of November being Jesuit Heritage Month at their Nov. 10th meeting. On November 16, 1989,... Read more

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GUSA Senate supports sex work legalization, DACA walkout

The GUSA Senate passed resolutions to support the decriminalization of sex work in D.C., an upcoming walkout in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the... Read more

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GUSA Senate to reform ethics committee, urges paper-free classes

The GUSA Senate passed legislation to reform the structure of the Ethics and Oversight Committee and approved a resolution urging the university to enact paper-free academic practices at their Oct.... Read more

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GUSA Senate elects FinApp, supports survey petition

The GUSA Senate elected the 12 members of the Finance and Appropriations Committee (FinApp), which allocates the student activities fee to student organizations, at their Oct. 6 meeting. They also... Read more

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GUSA Swears in New Senators, Elects Leadership

The GUSA Senate swore in 12 new senators and elected Senate leadership for the coming year during the Sept. 29 meeting.  Sens. Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), and Samantha Moreland (COL... Read more

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GUSA Senate Invokes Disciplinary Measures on Hamilton

The GUSA Senate met on Sept. 22 and passed three pieces of legislation concerning CAPS programming, the disciplinary steps for Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) following impeachment, and the... Read more

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GUSA Senate candidates attend town hall before elections

The GUSA Election Commission hosted a town hall on Sunday for candidates to both present their platforms and speak with constituents before Wednesday’s elections. Some of the most common issues... Read more

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GUSA Senate Passes Legislation on Transportation Options

The GUSA Senate passed two pieces of legislation on transportation, one concerning a discounted Capital Bikeshare Program on campus, and one calling for a new D.C. streetcar in Georgetown at... Read more

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Nugent Elected Transition FinApp Chair after Buckwald Resignation

This story has been updated.  Sen. Matt Buckwald (COL ’20) resigned from his position in the GUSA Senate on Aug. 30, according to an email sent the same day by... Read more

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GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

The GUSA Senate failed to remove Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) at their Aug. 26 meeting. The vote was ten in favor of removal to six against—one vote away... Read more

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GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

The 14th GUSA Senate set forth its goals for the transition period in an act passed during its June 3 meeting. The legislation was sponsored by Senate transition leadership, Chair... Read more

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GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

The GUSA Senate met to to elect Senate transition chairs and determine representatives for the next day’s Constitutional Council Hearing on April 16. The positions included the transition chairs on... Read more

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New GUSA Senate Sworn in, Constitutional Case Brought on Issue of 272 Referendum

The new GUSA Senate was sworn in at the last meeting of the previous Senate on April 14. Other business included the discussion of a Constitutional Council hearing regarding alleged... Read more

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Resolution Calling for Action on Admissions Scandal Fails in GUSA Senate

The GUSA Senate did not pass a resolution that would have called for the expulsion of any students found guilty in the admissions scandal at their April 7 meeting. The... Read more

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GUSA Senate Approves Budget

The GUSA Senate unanimously approved the budget for student organizations and advisory boards at their Mar. 24 meeting. The budget was prepared by the Finance and Appropriations Committee and presented... Read more

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GUSA senate elections, 272 referendum, to be held April 11

The GUSA Senate election campaign period will begin on April 4, according to an email sent to students this week by the GUSA Election Committee, a body tasked with the... Read more

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GUSA Senate Receives FinApp Presentation, Confirms Exec Nominees

The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) senate met on March 17 to hear the budget proposed by the Finance and Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2020. The budget has been... Read more

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GUSA FinApp Committee Hosts Annual Budget Summit

The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Finance and Appropriations Committee hosted its budget summit on Feb. 25. The summit was a full-day event  in the Leavey Program Room where club... Read more