Post Tagged with: "midterms"

VIEWPOINT: Activism Beyond Elections

Last Tuesday, Georgetown University hosted Election Day programming that revealed strong political energy on campus. However, a student body that touts its political engagement should demonstrate this energy more often — and in a more impactful manner. At the watch party hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
WILL HASKELL FOR CT The Georgetown Alumnus and 22 year old-Will Haskell (COL '18) beat Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for a Connecticut State Senate Seat on Nov. 6.

Beating the Odds: Will Haskell’s Road to Conn. Senate

Will Haskell (COL ’18) knew his political ambitions were far from the norm. When asked about running for office at the age of 22, Haskell admitted the decision was anything but reasonable. “It was sort of a crazy idea to run,” Haskell said. “But behind that crazy idea was [one[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
MAGGIE CHEN FOR THE HOYA Tuesday night's midterm election garnered a mixed response from students at Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service's watch party in the HFSC. GUCR and GUCD also co-hosted the event

Across Party Lines, Students See Victory in Split Election

A pile of stickers lay on a table in the Healey Family Student Center, reading “friends don’t let friends miss elections” and “civically engaged AF.” Hand-drawn maps, depicting where students voted, either via absentee ballot or in person, surrounded the room. A mock polling station, where students could predict election[Read More…]

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…]

by November 6, 2018 0 comments Election Day 2018, News, News - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia Delayed My Absentee Ballot. So I Went Back Home to Vote

Like most Americans, I learned during the 2016 presidential election that elections have consequences. Though I myself voted in the election, many of my friends chose to abstain due to frustration with both major candidates. Since that election, the importance of voting as a means of effecting change has become[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, has never had a social media account in his life. The author of five self-improvement books focused on academic and career success, Newport advocates for eliminating a digital dependency to produce “deep work” — periods of intense focus undistracted by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

2 Georgetown Alumni Compete in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Two Georgetown alumni — a 26-year-old White House adviser under former President Barack Obama and an Army veteran-turned-Lutheran pastor — are duking it out for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 4th district of Pennsylvania. Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) and George Scott (SFS ’84) are both campaigning for their[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Army Veteran, SFS Alumnus Runs for Congress in Pennsylvania

Georgetown University graduate and U.S. Army veteran George Scott (SFS ’84) is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 4th district, where he faces fellow alumna Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14) in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Democratic primary will challenge the district’s Republican incumbent, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.). Perry was[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

If the words of pollsters and analysts are to be believed, the current election cycle will end with the Republican Party controlling both chambers of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama’s presidency. This sort of legislative transformation — wherein one party wins both bodies in the final years[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Mired in Purgatory, Congress Must Change

CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Mired in Purgatory, Congress Must Change

As The Hoya arrives on newsstands today, Americans across the country will go to the polls to decide the leadership of their states and, ultimately, the composition of the 114th Congress. Of course, when we say millions of Americans, we mean several million fewer Americans than those who voted in[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top