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BUTLER FOR DC MAYOR/FACEBOOK | James Butler, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the 2018 election,  started a proposed ballot initiative that would impose term limits on Washington, D.C. officials.

DC Elections Board Cancels Ballot Initiative on Term Limits

The Washington, D.C. Board of Elections ruled that D.C. residents may not vote to enact term limits for city officials April 3, effectively cancelling an upcoming ballot initiative that would limit D.C. councilmembers to two terms. Imposing term limits on city officials would require an amendment to the D.C. city[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Environmental Leaders/Facebook | In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, GUSA has launched an initiative that encourages students to reduce plastic usage. The first 15 club leaders to attend a training session will receive reusable utensils.

GUSA Initiative Set to Reduce Plastics

A new Go Plastic-Free initiative will promote sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products through a pledge for individual students, semesterly training sessions for the leaders of student organizations and a pledge for those organizations. Launched by the Georgetown University Student Association sustainability policy team, the campaign aims to address global[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN | Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability will give grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for six to 10 projects that pursue research, provide education about sustainability issues or aim to fight environmental degradation.

GU Establishes $300,000 Fund for Sustainability Initiatives

A new university fund will provide $300,000 in grants to student, faculty and staff-proposed projects that seek to combat local and global sustainability challenges, Georgetown announced Jan. 29. The Laudato Si’ Fund, named for Pope Francis’s 2015 letter on environmental justice sent to Roman Catholic bishops, will provide grants for[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Observe D.C., a nonpartisan initiative started by McCourt School of Public Policy student Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), will pilot a “sample-based” election-day observation program to provide an independent analysis of voting efficiencies in Washington, D.C. Observe D.C. will send volunteer “observers” to 83 of the 143 polling locations throughout the[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Survey Cannot Force Change

In January, the university launched the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate survey in order to gauge the pervasiveness of sexual assault at Georgetown and gather the statistics necessary to develop informed policy reform. With students arriving back on campus, posters line many building walls advertising the findings of the survey,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA Rejects Divestment Referendum

The Georgetown University Student Association senate rejected an initiative that would have created a student referendum of support for GU Fossil Free’s divestment goals on Sunday evening, citing a need to prioritize other issues on campus, such as sexual assault policy reform. The proposal is the second time GUFF has[Read More…]

by November 23, 2015 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Designing the Future(s) Receives $4 Million

Georgetown University’s Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative received $1.7 million in alumni donations and a $4 million anonymous gift at the end of January. The gifts will allow the initiative, launched in 2013, to explore how best to design a liberal arts education for the increasingly globalized future[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
Members of Startup Hoyas celebrate the 2013 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s Startup Weekend will begin Sept. 19.

Initiative Aids Student Thinkers

As the need for entrepreneurial education has grown over the past few years, Georgetown has remained at the forefront of the movement with its Entrepreneurship Initiative, under the banner of Startup Hoyas. Founded by Jeff Reid, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the McDonough School of Business, Startup Hoyas offers[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GU Invests $8 Million in Tech Initiative

From the moment he arrived on the Hilltop this fall, University Provost Robert Groves has been fixated on correcting Georgetown’s technology shortcomings. Christmas came early Tuesday for Groves’ pet project — to the tune of $8 million. The university will invest this sum over the next three years in the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Global Classroom: One World in Focus

Global Classroom: One World in Focus

By connecting international classrooms through modern technology, the student-led One World Youth Project aims to cultivate global thinking on and off the Hilltop. Founded by Jess Rimington (SFS ’09), the initiative focuses on bringing college students to public middle and high schools to encourage cross-cultural, global and community awareness, according[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News