Tag: Referendum

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

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04/02/2020

Students at Georgetown have precious few ways to have the university administration hear their voice. In a community with many diverse perspectives, the initiatives that the majority of students support should be given the utmost consideration by the university and, barring prohibitive logistical issues, be immediately implemented.  Sadly, this philosophy of how the referendum process…

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

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

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

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02/15/2019

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. The resolution, which required a two-thirds majority of 29 senators, scraped through by two votes, 20-4. The cheers after it passed on Feb. 3 made…

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