Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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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

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“Doing What Has Never Been Done:” GUSA Senate Passes Reconciliation Referendum for GU272

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.... Read more

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GUSA Senate Certifies Executive Election Results

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... Read more

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272 Reconciliation Contribution Referendum Passes GUSA Senate

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for a referendum to create a reconciliation contribution to be provided to programs to benefit the descendants of the 272 slaves who were... Read more

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GUSA Senate tables resolution on 272 reparations referendum

The GUSA Senate tabled a resolution calling for a referendum to be put to the student body concerning a reconciliation contribution to be distributed to the descendents of the 272... Read more

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272 referendum resolution passes committee, moves to senate vote

The GUSA Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed a resolution calling for a referendum to be put to the student body on implementing a reconciliation contribution for descendents of... Read more

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GUSA Senate reconvenes, reflects on fall semester

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... Read more

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GUSA senate passes reforms to Election Commission

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,... Read more

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GUSA senate passes resolution supporting STAIV

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... Read more

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University announces expansion of parental leave for full time, non-tenure line faculty

The university announced that it would begin offering one semester paid, new parent leave to Full Time Non-tenure Line Faculty members (FTNTL) the afternoon of Nov. 15. This will make... Read more

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GUSA passes resolution urging university to take further action on 272

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution urging Georgetown to create a memorial to the 272 enslaved people sold by the university in 1838 at its Nov. 11 meeting. The... Read more

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GUSA senate passes resolutions in support of Jewish community, non-tenured faculty leave

The GUSA senate unanimously passed resolutions in support of Georgetown’s Jewish community and the extension of paid family leave to full-time, non-tenure-line faculty at their meeting on Nov 4. The... Read more

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Unanimous GUSA Senate resolution supports revoking cardinals’ honorary degrees

The GUSA senate unanimously approved a resolution urging the university to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl during its Oct. 28 meeting. The resolution concerned... Read more

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GUSA Senate passes resolution in support of singing GUTS bus driver

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a resolution supporting GUTS bus driver Larry Calloway during its Oct. 21 meeting. Calloway is known for singing and giving short speeches on his bus... Read more

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GUSA Senate adopts new meeting rules, elects Finance and Appropriations committee members

The GUSA Senate adopted new rules for the body and elected members to the Finance and Appropriations committee at its Oct 14 meeting. The senate unanimously passed a proposal introduced... Read more

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GUSA Senate votes to create Ethics and Oversight committee

The GUSA Senate unanimously approved the creation of a new Ethics and Oversight committee on Oct. 8. The new committee will investigate and discipline GUSA officials regarding, “attendance, responsiveness, respectful... Read more

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New GUSA Vice President, new Senators sworn in

Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) was confirmed as the new GUSA vice president following the swearing in of 14 new GUSA senators on Oct. 2. Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick... Read more

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GUSA Senate election features low turnout, calls to improve GUSA’s transparency

The GUSA Election Commission announced the results of the election for seven freshmen GUSA Senate seats, four at-large senators, and three junior Senate seats on their Twitter page in the... Read more

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Juan Martinez sworn in as new GUSA President

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), the former GUSA Senate transition chair, was sworn in as the GUSA president on Sept. 16 during a regularly scheduled GUSA senate meeting. Martinez assumed the... Read more