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Democracy at its finest: GUSA Senate elects committee chairs

Yesterday evening, Healy Room 106 was alive with the sound of some good old fashioned fist-pounding and huzzahing (okay, maybe not) at the GUSA Senate elections. The elections were for the positions of Speaker, Vice Speaker, and chairmen… Read More

They’re back: GUSA talks multicultural council and says goodbye to Greco

GUSA held its first general senate meeting on Sunday. The year got off to a rocky start when GUSA’s usual room, Healy 106, was taken by a class. The senate evacuated down the hall to a different classroom,… Read More

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GUSA secures four-year on-campus housing guarantee for students with high financial need

Last week, GUSA executives Trevor Tezel and Omika Jikaria announced a new policy guaranteeing four years of on campus housing to students with high financial need. In an interview with the Voice, Tezel and Jikaria explained that, prior… Read More

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Prefrosh Preview: What is GUSA and what does it do?

GUSA, or the Georgetown University Student Association, is, in simple terms, the Georgetown undergraduates’ student government. For various reasons, students tend to be strongly opinionated about GUSA. Many jump right in and run for GUSA or work for… Read More

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Roomr, a new site for rating landlords and off-campus properties, launched today

The Georgetown Student Tenant Association, GUSA, and the Corp launched Roomr today, a new student-run site that allows students to rate and compare landlords and rentable properties around Georgetown. Users with a NetID can add addresses each landlord owns,… Read More

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GUSA Executives propose pushing back third year housing requirement

Katherine Key (SFS ’15), President Trevor Tezel’s (SFS ’15) Executive Chief of Staff, presented the latest update on the third year housing requirement to the Senate. She explained that Tezel and his vice president, Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15),… Read More

GUSA passes resolution to fund interpreters and draw attention to issue of accessibility

The GUSA Senate unanimously passed a resolution Sunday that asks the university to fund sign language interpreters for student events without using the Student Activities Fee. The resolution also calls attention to accessibility issues on campus overall. GUSA… Read More

The most important accomplishments of the Tisa/Ramadan administration

With the swearing-in of Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) as the new GUSA executives, Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) have finished their term leading GUSA. Tisa and Ramadan originally ran on a comprehensive platform, with a… Read More

GUSA’s FinApp budget, explained

A month after the Budget Summit, GUSA’s fearless Finance and Appropriation Committee passed its budget Sunday that distributed $998,400 among various boards and programs. The budget for the fiscal year of 2015 includes some new and exciting initiatives…. Read More

FinApp budget passes after long debate in GUSA senate meeting

In addition to swearing-in Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) as the new executives, GUSA passed the new FinApp budget proposal, which will cut out the Collegiate Readership Program, a program that places free national newspapers around campus. The bill… Read More