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NATALIE ELSÉ/THE HOYA | Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) stressed the importance of an intersectional approach to climate change focused on socioeconomic justice in his session during day two of the 2020 Climate Forum.

Day 2 of Climate Forum 2020 Spotlights Booker, Buttigieg

The second and final day of the Climate Forum 2020, hosted by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, Our Daily Planet, MSNBC and New York Magazine in Gaston Hall, featured five more candidates speaking on the topic of climate change. Friday’s schedule included Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), South Bend,[Read More…]

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RILEY ROGERSON/THE HOYA | Protestors, including one student dressed in a clown costume, disrupted the Georgetown College Republicans Climate Rebuttal Thursday.

College Republicans’ Climate Forum Rebuttal Met With Protests

Dozens of students chanted, raised posters and interrupted speakers in organized protest of the Georgetown University College Republicans event Thursday night, leading the Georgetown University Police Department to stop and restart the event. GUCR invited five climate policymakers and climate scientists, criticized by some as climate change skeptics and deniers,[Read More…]

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SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA | Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

7 Candidates Kick Off Day 1 of Climate Forum 2020

The two-day Climate Forum 2020, hosted by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, Our Daily Planet, MSNBC and New York Magazine, kicked off in Gaston Hall on Sept. 19. Thursday’s schedule for the forum included Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), currently polling second for the Democratic nomination, and entrepreneur Andrew[Read More…]

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@SunilAmbekar/TWITTER | Large numbers of students and student organizations condemned a planned visit by Sunil Ambekar through a signed  online statement.

Students Condemn Right-Wing Indian Activist’s Visit to Campus

Over 100 students and campus groups released a statement condemning an event planned to feature Indian right-wing activist Sunil Ambekar and demanding transparency from the university following the event’s cancellation. Ambekar canceled his appearance at the India Initiative event, “RSS: Roadmaps for India’s Twenty-First Century,” on Sept. 17, according to[Read More…]

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JULIA ALVEY / THE HOYA | Fall GUSA Senate campaigns launched Wednesday morning and features 21 candidates vying for various open positions in the Senate pending next week's elections.

21 Students Announce GUSA Senate Campaigns

With a focus on facilities issues, expanding dining options and improved representation for minority students, 21 students announced their candidacy for Georgetown University Student Association senate Wednesday ahead of next week’s election.  Fifteen candidates are running for seven positions in the Class of 2023 senate, one student is running unopposed[Read More…]

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Student Guards Encounter Scheduling Complications

Student Guards Encounter Scheduling Complications

Disorganized scheduling and unclear communication from student guard management contribute to frequently unmanned guard posts in campus residential spaces, according to student guards.  Student guards, who are employed by the university and managed by the Department of Public Safety, have not had permanent shifts this semester, resulting in scheduling complications[Read More…]

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Jon Ossoff (SFS '09), who ran for Congress in Georgia  in the most expensive House of Representatives race in history, launched a bid for Senate in Georgia.

Ossoff Announces Run for Senate in Georgia

Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) announced his decision to run in the upcoming 2020 Georgia Senate elections Sept. 10, joining three other Democratic candidates who are vying to unseat incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). Ossoff ran for Congress in 2017 in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Ossoff lost[Read More…]

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YICHU HUANG / THE HOYA | Applicants to the McDonough School of Business with seven years of work experience can apply to the Flex MBA program with the Executive Assessment standardized test.

Flex MBA Program Now Accepts New Standardized Admissions Test

The McDonough School of Business now accepts a new standardized test for its admissions application to the Flex MBA Program, a first for graduate business programs in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University announced Monday.  Applicants with seven or more years of work experience can apply to the Flex MBA Program, the[Read More…]

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KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | D.C. Public Schools recently enacted new policies with the Center for Social Justice tutoring organizations that now require tutors to get  background tested, fingerprinted and TB tested.

CSJ Tutors Face New DCPS Clearance Requirements

Tutoring organizations under the Center for Social Justice now require volunteers to undergo FBI background tests, tuberculosis testing and fingerprinting to comply with preexisting District of Columbia Public Schools policy.  The new requirements, which have not been required of CSJ tutoring organizations before this year and are now being implemented[Read More…]

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GU Professor Publishes Paper, Opposes Tax on Wall Street

GU Professor Publishes Paper, Opposes Tax on Wall Street

The implementation of financial transaction taxes by the federal government would put a strain on savings and investment accounts of middle-income Americans, according to a paper written by Georgetown University professor James Angel published through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Angel, an associate professor of finance in the[Read More…]

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