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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The GU272 referendum, which passed with 66 percent of students voting in favor of a reconciliation fee, awaits university approval.

Students Endorse Reconciliation Fee in GU272 Referendum

Students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum to establish a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 on Thursday night with the highest turnout in recorded student government electoral history. The university is not obliged to enact the proposed fee. With 66.1[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 16 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL '20) and Aleida Olvera (COL '20) celebrated their victory in the 2019 GUSA executive election Saturday morning.

Francis, Olvera Triumph in GUSA Executive Race; Turnout Lowest Since 2007

Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were elected Georgetown University Student Association president and vice president by a narrow margin of 40 votes early Saturday morning. Francis and Olvera received 983 votes — 51 percent of the votes in the final round, closely defeating Nicki Gray[Read More…]

ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH/THE HOYA | Students ranked sexual assault policy as the most important issue in today's election in a Wednesday night poll by The Hoya.

Students Set to Vote for President Amid Declining Trust in GUSA

As Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates seek to make their platforms relevant to students, trust in student government remains low, raising fears of low voter turnout. Of the respondents, 2 percent rated their current trust in GUSA as strong, while 38.9 percent listed their trust in GUSA as weak,[Read More…]

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL '20), right, and Aleida Olvera (COL '20) are seeking student input to bolster their platform.

Francis, Olvera Stress Accessibility

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Sam Appel (COL '20), right, resigned from the GUSA senate and stepped down from the executive race Monday night. His former running mate Nicki Gray (NHS '20) announced she is continuing her run for GUSA president alone Tuesday evening.

Appel Exits GUSA Senate, Drops Exec Bid; Gray to Run Alone

Sam Appel (COL ’20) resigned from the Georgetown University Student Association senate and stepped down from his bid for GUSA vice president on a ticket with Nicki Gray (NHS ’20) on Monday evening. Gray plans to continue her run for GUSA president without a running mate. Gray is permitted to[Read More…]

AXIOS Nick Johnston (COL' 99), editor-in-chief of Axios, a digital media organization, said his experience working for print publications led to increased reporting standards for Axios' online newsletters.

Axios Leaders Adapt Print Journalism for Digital Age

The foundations of Axios, an online media company, are centered on the basic tenets of print journalism while adapting to the new digital era, according to Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston (COL ’99). The way in which readers absorb information has shifted with the advent of technology and digital journalism, according[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DEBORAH APPLEBAUM Georgetown students canvassed for candidate George Scott (SFS '84) during a trip organized by Georgetown University College Democrats on Oct. 27-28. Scott (D) is running to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in the race for Pennsylvania's 10th District.

13 GU Alumni Seek Congressional Seats

Thirteen Georgetown undergraduate alumni are running for congressional seats in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) (CAS ’74, MED ’78), one of three alumni in the Senate, is the sole graduate up for reelection this cycle, while Corey Stewart (SFS ’91) is running against incumbent Sen. Tim[Read More…]

CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) encouraged political leadership to pursue bipartisan policy in the face of an increasingly divisive political atmosphere at an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium.

Rubio Encourages Bipartisanship in Policymaking

Americans are becoming increasingly isolated from people with opposing political ideologies, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium. Titled “State of the Disunion: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio,” the event was hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service and[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Votes, an initiative funded by GU Politics, tabled outside residence halls in an effort to increase student voter registration.

GU Votes Seeks to Bolster Absentee Ballots

Students can now request absentee ballots through a voter drop box system implemented in Residence Hall Offices across campus as part of an ongoing effort headed by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. The student-led voter registration initiative, called GU Votes, aims to simplify the voting process[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top