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TEDxGeorgetown Announces Theme and Speakers

TEDxGeorgetown Announces Theme and Speakers

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09/18/2017

TEDxGeorgetown announced that “Disruptors” will be the theme of this year’s conference on Friday afternoon. Club leaders displayed a poster in Red Square bearing the event’s theme and shot streamers from party poppers, alongside red and white balloons, sparkling cider and themed cupcakes. The Oct 28 event, the seventh annual installment at Georgetown, will highlight…

Changes Made to On-Campus Dining

Changes Made to On-Campus Dining

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09/17/2017

Leo’s dining hall was renovated over the summer, with construction also taking place at Hoya Court, the bookstore, and Uncommon Grounds. Joelle Wiese, associate vice president of Auxiliary Business Services said that the project was completed at an “aggressive” pace in two and a half months. “For the most part everything is done, it opened…

Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Campus Raises Concerns

Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Campus Raises Concerns

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09/16/2017

Two swastikas were found painted in an LXR elevator on Sept 6, and one was found carved in a Village C West elevator on Sept 6. Students were alerted of the situation by emails from Todd Olson, vice president of Student Affairs, and Reverend Mark Bosco, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry. “As a…

Football fails to overcome early deficit in home opener

Football fails to overcome early deficit in home opener

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09/16/2017

In its first home game of the 2017 season, the Georgetown football team (1-1, Patriot League) fell to the Marist Red Foxes (2-1, 1-0 Pioneer League) by a score of 14-12 on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas were unable to muster any offensive momentum during the first half of the contest. Georgetown’s first two drives ended…

Nike Agrees to Access for Labor Rights Monitoring Group

Nike Agrees to Access for Labor Rights Monitoring Group

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09/16/2017

Two weeks ago, after years of negotiation, mediation, and student activism, Georgetown University signed a new licensing agreement with Nike, Inc, allowing the company to resume producing Georgetown apparel. Nike has faced scrutiny from the student body and from activist groups over its labor practices. The new contract now establishes a protocol between the company…

Critical Voices: Alvvays, <i>Antisocialites</i>

Critical Voices: Alvvays, Antisocialites

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09/15/2017

After spending most of her time on tour for the last few years, Molly Rankin, frontwoman of indie band Alvvays, decided to escape to Toronto Island. There, she found inspiration to begin writing the band’s new album, Antisocialites. On the surface, it is a simple pop album about heartbreak. However, this is just a stage—what…

Critical Voices: Neil Young, <i>Hitchhiker</i>

Critical Voices: Neil Young, Hitchhiker

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09/15/2017

Throughout his long and storied career, Neil Young has distinguished himself as one the most influential and unique voices in folk rock. Young cut to the fore of the genre with his instantly recognizable delivery, deeply descriptive and moving storytelling, and unflinching accounts of violence and drug abuse. In Hitchhiker, Young is at top form,…

Georgetown Community Responds to DACA Repeal

Georgetown Community Responds to DACA Repeal

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09/15/2017

As Georgetown students started their second week of class, President Donald Trump made a decision that may bring the academic aspirations of some students here in the United States to a permanent halt: rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, which began in 2012, was designed to give temporary residency status…

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