Articles tagged: gusa
Kleier and Pejo suspend GUSA executive ticket
Olivia Kleier (SFS ‘22) and Jon Pejo (COL ‘22) suspended their campaign after allegations they plagiarized.
GUSA Senate reconvenes with a new speaker, condemns university handling of financial aid
The GUSA Senate reconvened for its first meeting with a new speaker, focusing on financial aid and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Following a history of disability activism, students push for a Disability Cultural Center
GUSA’s Accessibility Policy Team has launched a campaign for the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) that would support the disabled community on Georgetown’s campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GUSA Executive reports on midterm progress
GUSA President Nico Ferretti and Vice President Bryce Badger share their term's progress and future goals with the Voice.
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.
Georgetown makes new commitments to on-campus menstrual equity
After years of menstrual equity advocacy from student groups, Georgetown will expand free access to menstrual products in campus buildings.
Women of color in GUSA speak out
How they believe the institution has failed them, and how it can improve
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
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
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
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
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
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
Accessibility and accommodation concerns rise to the forefront of student advocacy
Just last week, Georgetown students settled into the likely-difficult semester of online learning ahead. While virtual school is widely acknowledged as a general inconvenience for most students, for students who... Read more
Georgetown Explained: The GU272
Since Georgetown University’s long history with slavery re-entered public view five years ago, faculty, administrators, student activists, and descendants of those enslaved by the Jesuits have grappled with the significance... Read more