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Support NASC Petition and Native Students

Support NASC Petition and Native Students

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04/26/2019

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the campus that despite progress made regarding the university’s history with slavery in the form of the GU272 Referendum, Native issues remain largely unrecognized.   This…

Petition calls on DeGioia to ban H*yas for Choice

Petition calls on DeGioia to ban H*yas for Choice

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11/16/2018

An online petition with more than 15,000 signatures is calling for University President John DeGioia to ban H*yas for Choice (HFC). The petition, posted by TFP Student Action, has been circulating since Nov. 8. TFP’s website does not make it clear if the petition was written by a Georgetown student or alum. HFC, a student group…

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

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09/19/2018

Students gathered in Red Square Sept. 14 to deliver a petition calling for the university to revoke the honorary degrees held by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick, two priests involved in high-profile sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Wuerl and McCarrick received their honorary degrees in 2014 and 2004, respectively. The petition, which…

Law students petition for paid leave on election day

Law students petition for paid leave on election day

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11/02/2016

Georgetown Law Center students began circulating a petition on Oct. 26, asking that the administration cancel all classes and provide all faculty with paid leave on election day. As of [Nov. 1] they had collected almost 150 signatures This follows a negative response from the administration to an open letter sent on Oct. 14 regarding…

Dialogue between doctoral students and administration grows as petition circulates

Dialogue between doctoral students and administration grows as petition circulates

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04/21/2016

The Doctoral Students Coalition (DSC) began to circulate a petition on March 29 asking that Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the the Georgetown University Graduate School, postpone and reconsider changes to the school’s policy for doctoral students’ stipends and employment. The DSC claims that these changes were made without its approval or foreknowledge, and will effectively…

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