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FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

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03/25/2020

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 on March 1.  Media Board, the GUSA Executive, Performing Arts Advisory Council (PAAC), and Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership and Development also saw increases.  This increase…

Students Respond to GUSA Club Funding Proposals

Students Respond to GUSA Club Funding Proposals

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03/01/2020

More than 25 students crowded into the GUSA Senate meeting on March 1 to protest club budget cuts announced after the GUSA Budget summit.  At the summit, which was held on Feb. 29, the Finance and Appropriations Committee (FinApp) of the GUSA Senate allocated the student activity fee to club boards which then allocate the…

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

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02/28/2020

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 as ladder climbers in it for the resumé boost. GUSA is broken, and it needs to be fixed. When this editorial board endorsed a ticket…

Students pass three referenda

Students pass three referenda

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02/07/2020

The Georgetown student body voted to pass three referenda in the Feb. 5 GUSA election, the GUSA Election Commission tweeted at 12:10 am.  The first referendum, the GU Fossil Free (GUFF) Referendum, passed with 90.65 percent of the vote. The referendum encouraged Georgetown’s Endowment Fund to divest from fossil fuels and freeze all new direct…

GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Prior to Election

GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Prior to Election

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02/05/2020

Content Warning: This article references sexual assault Two GUSA vice presidential candidates debated their campaigns’ platforms on Feb. 4 following the GUSA presidential debate on Feb. 3. The debate comes days before the GUSA Executive elections on Feb. 6.  The debate included VP candidates Bryce Badger (MSB ’21), the running mate of Nicolo Ferretti (SFS…

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

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02/05/2020

After meeting with all three tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board is endorsing the ticket that truly inspired us. Arisaid Gonzalez Porras (COL ’21) and Anahi Figueroa-Flores (COL ’21) have spent their time at Georgetown mobilizing the campus’ immigrant community and its allies through their leadership of Hoyas for Immigrant Rights…

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

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02/05/2020

We, as students, negotiate with the University administration every day, and time and time again we have learned a simple lesson: money talks. It’s time for us to invest in a fund that gives us the agency to complete our own large-scale projects centered on improving student life. The creation of the Student Empowerment Fund…

Students to Vote in Three Referendums on GUSA Ballot

Students to Vote in Three Referendums on GUSA Ballot

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02/04/2020

On the upcoming GUSA election ballot, students will vote on three referendums, two of which pertain to sustainability. Though the referendums will not bind the university to action, they present an opportunity for students to register their opinions about campus issues.  The first referendum is the GU Fossil Free (GUFF) initiative encouraging Georgetown to divest…

On the Record: GUSA Candidates Nico Ferretti and Bryce Badger

On the Record: GUSA Candidates Nico Ferretti and Bryce Badger

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02/04/2020

The Voice sat down with GUSA executive ticket Nico Ferretti (SFS ’21) and Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) to discuss their past experiences in GUSA and their platform of sustainability, inclusivity, facilities, and sexual assault prevention ahead of the GUSA Executive election on Feb. 6. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. The Voice:…

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