Author Archives: Morgan Manger
The College is changing its gen. ed. history requirement by replacing one of the previously mandated general survey classes with a history focus course.
On Apr. 10, Georgetown announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Groves to succeed Dr. James J. O’Donnell as provost. With the beginning of the new academic year, Dr. Groves has taken over the post, greeting new students at Convocation and settling into his new digs on the Hilltop.
In the past two weeks, President John J. DeGioia has received two letters from groups of students, both on Georgetown’s Main Campus and the Law Campus, concerning the current debate over the University providing birth control under the student health care plan.
A committee at Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice, which has been without a director since 2010, is currently in search for a new permanent director.
The Georgetown University Farmers’ Market made its spring semester debut yesterday on Copley Lawn. Vendors in attendance included Beechwood Orchards, Burekg Homemade Turkish food, Salsa Las Glorias, and Panorama Bread Company.
On Saturday, March 3, the National Park Service held a public workshop on the construction of a boathouse along the Potomac River waterfront near Georgetown.
Last night, the GUSA Finance and Appropriations committee met to prepare a preliminary budget to be passed after spring break, based on last Sunday’s annual Budget Summit, during which student group leaders submitted proposals for student fee money allocation.
On Sunday evening in the Leavey Center Program Room, the seven GUSA presidential candidates gathered to debate their opposing platforms, defending their budget proposals in front of students and campus media. The proposals varied widely in amounts requested, each suggesting different programs and line-items. Colton Malkerson (COL ’13) and Maggie Cleary (COL ’14) requested $165,000 [...]
Of the three Student Activities and Fee Endowment proposals passed last week, Georgetown Energy received the greatest support from the student body. With 2,269 “yes” votes, its resounding success serves to highlight a campus-wide increase in student-led sustainability projects.
On Tuesday, elections for GUSA’s Student Activities and Fee Endowment referendum began, as campaigners sent e-mails to students reminding them to vote and representatives went door-to-door informing students about the projects. The referendum includes three proposals: The creation of the Social Innovation & Public Service Fund, the installation of solar panels on certain University-owned townhouses, [...]