Comments of the Week: Vox, stop supporting the machine

Last week, news was poppin’ on campus. From Todd Olson’s acceptance of “clear and convincing” to the Licensing and Oversight Committee’s recommendation that the University sever ties with adidas, commenters had much to work with and apparently enough time to dabble in some light Photoshop . ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT SEVERING exposed the ties Vox Populi clearly needs […]

BREAKING: Todd Olson accepts “clear and convincing”, excluding off-campus incidents

This afternoon, Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson announced his approval of raising the evidentiary standard from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing” for all on campus students, effective January 1, 2013. The standard does not, however, extend to off campus students. “The decision to change that standard for incidents that happen […]

UPDATED: GUSA dismayed over missing posters in Red Square

UPDATED POST: By Thursday morning, GUSA replaced the poster in Red Square with a handwritten version [pictured left] for students to continue signing. Previous Post: On Tuesday morning, students noticed that posters mounted in Red Square by the Georgetown University Student Association were missing. The poster, put up on Monday morning, was an open letter to Todd Olson […]

GUSA posts open letter in Red Square on “clear and convincing”

 This morning, the Georgetown University Student Association mounted a poster in Red Square of an open letter to Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson calling for the “immediate adoption” of the proposed changes to raise the evidentiary standard in the Student Code of Conduct. The letter is for students to read and sign on their […]

GUSA Roundup: Clearly convincing people since 2011

At last night’s meeting, the Georgetown University Student Association Senate and Executive met to vote on the bill that describes the proposed changes to the Student Code of Conduct evidentiary standard. The bill passed unanimously, with all 12 members voting in its favor. In the Senate’s last meeting before elections on September 27, the main […]

GUSA implores Todd Olson to accept “clear and convincing” standard

On Wednesday, the Georgetown University Student Association sent an open letter to Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson pushing him to accept the Disciplinary Review Committee’s proposal to raise the Code of Conduct standard from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing.” “Our goal with the letter to Dr. Olson was to, hopefully, […]

ANC Wrapup: Neighbors applaud for Olson’s plan to reduce off-campus partying

Encore, Olson, Encore! At yesterday’s meeting with the advisory neighborhood commission, Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson listed all the University’s plans to reduce off-campus partying in West Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall. According to the Georgetown Dish (Vox was not able to attend the meeting), upon hearing Olson’s promises of on-campus social life, the crowd broke […]

ANC Wrapup: Campus Plan receives stamp of approval

Yesterday evening, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held a special meeting to consider proposed revisions to the Georgetown Campus Plan. The ANC commissioners in attendance voted unanimously, 6-0, to endorse the revised plan. Then the floor opened up to residents (to complain more about student behavior) and students (to attempt to maintain our dignity). “The university […]

Olson addresses student concerns on Campus Plan in tele-town hall

At 6 p.m. on Monday evening, GUSA held the first-ever conference-call town hall, providing students with the opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions on the recent campus plan agreement. In an effort to make up for the lack of student representation in campus plan negotiations, GUSA President Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vice […]

Breaking: Proposal to raise Code of Conduct’s burden of proof standard to “clear and convincing” approved

Tentatively signaling a major shift in University policy, the Disciplinary Review Committee today approved a change to the Student Code of Conduct that raises the burden of proof standard from “more likely than not” to “clear and convincing.” The change, which must now be approved by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, would establish a […]

Administration officials discuss upcoming re-accreditation process

In an interview with campus media yesterday, University President John DeGioia discussed Georgetown’s approaching re-accreditation process, for which the University has been preparing for over a year. DeGioia commented on the “intense experience” that re-accreditation is for the University: We go through a formal accreditation this spring, and we do that every ten years. The […]