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SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA | From left, GUSA Senators Harrison Nugent (SFS '20) and Samuel Dubke (SFS '21) hold opposing views on whether or not to maintain the GUSA Fund.

GUSA Weighs Eliminating Fund for Additional Club Support

The Georgetown University Student Association senate is considering proposals to abolish the GUSA Fund, which reallocates part of the student activities fee to clubs requesting additional funding.  The GUSA Fund is intended to provide ad hoc funding for university-recognized clubs and organizations seeking to fund activities and events. The fund[Read More…]

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TWITTER | @GERMANYINUSA / Jelleff Field, located next to Hardy Middle School, is at the center of a debate about Maret School's privileged access to the field during after school hours.

Parents Fight Private School’s Privileged Access to Jelleff Field

Glover Park residents are pushing for the Washington, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation to renege a contract with a prestigious D.C. private school after pushback from parents of public school students who also utilize the space. The newly renewed contract, which was first negotiated in 2009, grants the Maret[Read More…]

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DISTRICT WHARF | As a part of a development plan, the Wharf installed medallions along the boardwalk, commemorating the complex history of slavery in the District. The second phase of the development is set to be finished in 2022.

Slavery’s Legacy Finds Focus Amid Wharf Development

Five hundred feet from the port that carried members of the 272 enslaved people sold by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 to financially sustain Georgetown University, plans for redevelopment of the Wharf have lined the southwest Washington, D.C. waterfront with new restaurants, shops and apartment[Read More…]

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KIKI SCHMALFUS/THE HOYA | The shuttered UPS in Poulton Hall will be fully incorporated into the Center for Social Justice's office and meeting space.

CSJ Renovations to Grow Office and Meeting Space

Extensive renovations to the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service’s home in Poulton Hall will be completed in October, providing expanded space for CSJ programs and staff.  Once limited to a central room with offices lining its perimeter, the addition will add meeting rooms and offices for both[Read More…]

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KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | Founder of the Counter Narrative Project Charles Stephens reflected on the role of storytelling in combatting injustice at an event in Copley Formal Lounge Sunday.

Emphasize Intersectionality in HIV Advocacy, Activist Says

Activists need to center intersectionality when advocating for those who are HIV positive,  Charles Stephens, founder of the Counter Narrative Project, said in an event Sept. 8.  The Counter Narrative Project, in solidarity with other social and racial justice movements, seeks to empower and amplify the voices of black gay[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN RANGILA/FACEBOOK | Rangila will feature live South Asian music for the first time during the 25th Rangila.

Rangila Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Rangila marks its 25th anniversary this year and will use the showcase to pay homage to the individuals who shaped it over the years while introducing new elements like live music.  Rangila, Georgetown University’s annual, student-run philanthropic showcase of South Asian dance, includes an average of 500 dancers, 1,500 audience[Read More…]

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KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA |

Blommer Library Closure Paused Pending Committee Review

Blommer Science Library’s future will be reevaluated by a committee of Georgetown University faculty, undergraduates and graduate students after the library’s relocation was put on hold over the summer, a reversal from previous plans to permanently close the library last spring.   Last April, the university informed students and faculty that[Read More…]

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KIM KARDASHIAN/TWITTER | The Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the Washington, D.C. Jail, was launched by professor Marc Howard’s Prisons and Justice Initiative in January 2018. The program provides both credit and noncredit courses for incarcerated scholars.

Kardashian Doc Spotlights Prisons and Justice Initiative

The Prisons and Justice Initiative will be featured in Kim Kardashian West’s upcoming Oxygen documentary following her work on prison reform and in a separate television documentary on an unannounced major network. The documentary, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” follows Kardashian West’s prison reform advocacy that brought her to[Read More…]

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Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Three Georgetown undergraduate students showcased their comedic talent at the local “DC’s Best Young Comedians” showcase held at Dupont Underground on Sept. 6. Student comedians Sahaj Sharda (SFS ’20), Gary Simons (COL ’21) and Daniel Ruescher (COL ’20) performed at the event hosted by entertainment agency Asteria Entertainment last week.[Read More…]

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MARIA ALBERTO DE LA CRUZ ART GALLERY AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY / FACEBOOK |

11 Projects Receive Laudato Si’ Sustainability Grants

The majority of the sustainability-focused projects awarded Georgetown University’s new Laudato Si’ Grant are by faculty and staff, who are now planning and executing their proposals for this academic year.  The Office of Sustainability announced the Laudato Si’ Fund, named after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on environmental justice, in January[Read More…]

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