Graham Piro University set to offer Urban Studio Program

Georgetown will begin offering a full-year, six-credit course in fall 2017 named the Urban Studio Program. The program is supported by the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative, and was created with assistance from the Red House, a part of the Designing the Future(s) Initiative that allows students and faculty to work together on...

Noah Telerski DeGioia appointed to NCAA Committee on Academics

On Feb. 2, university President John J. DeGioia became the chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics at the committee’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. He replaced president of Ohio University Roderick J. McDavis, who had been the chair of the committee since its formation in January 2015. The Division I Committee on Academics...

Margaret Gach The Arlington County Board denies funds to Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola

The Arlington County Board announced Feb. 11 that it will not provide any public funds to build a proposed Georgetown-Rosslyn aerial gondola system over the Potomac River. The decision comes after an in-depth feasibility study released in November 2016 found the gondola project to be economically and technologically feasible. In their letter to the executive...

Claire Goldberg Georgetown Democratic Socialists hold first meeting

The newly-formed Georgetown chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) held their first meeting on Feb. 11, where co-chairs Andrew Adams (NHS ‘20) and Jordan Brown (COL ‘20) discussed the group’s mission and plans for the semester. While they acknowledged the presence of groups like the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) that share their views on workers’...

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University set to offer Urban Studio Program

University set to offer Urban Studio Program

Georgetown will begin offering a full-year, six-credit course in fall 2017 named the Urban Studio Program. The program is supported by the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative, and was created with assistance from the Red House, a part of the Designing the Future(s) Initiative that allows students and faculty to work together on…

DeGioia appointed to NCAA Committee on Academics

DeGioia appointed to NCAA Committee on Academics

On Feb. 2, university President John J. DeGioia became the chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics at the committee’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. He replaced president of Ohio University Roderick J. McDavis, who had been the chair of the committee since its formation in January 2015. The Division I Committee on Academics…

The Arlington County Board denies funds to Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola

The Arlington County Board denies funds to Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola

The Arlington County Board announced Feb. 11 that it will not provide any public funds to build a proposed Georgetown-Rosslyn aerial gondola system over the Potomac River. The decision comes after an in-depth feasibility study released in November 2016 found the gondola project to be economically and technologically feasible. In their letter to the executive…

Georgetown Democratic Socialists hold first meeting

Georgetown Democratic Socialists hold first meeting

The newly-formed Georgetown chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) held their first meeting on Feb. 11, where co-chairs Andrew Adams (NHS ‘20) and Jordan Brown (COL ‘20) discussed the group’s mission and plans for the semester. While they acknowledged the presence of groups like the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) that share their views on workers’…

Advocates speak on disability at Kennedy Institute event

Advocates speak on disability at Kennedy Institute event

On Feb. 2, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) held its annual Conversations in Bioethics series examining disability through the personal narratives of six activists and scholars from the disability community. Maggie Little, director of the KIE and Georgetown philosophy professor, moderated the panel discussion. Students and faculty from Gallaudet University, a leading university for…

Corp set to host HoyasForShe Week

Corp set to host HoyasForShe Week

The Corp is set to host HoyasForShe Week starting Feb. 12 to raise awareness for gender equity issues. This is part of the university’s partnership with the U.N. HeForShe campaign, an international effort encouraging men to end gender inequality. As an IMPACT Champion, the university committed to working toward ending sexual misconduct, increasing gender equity…

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

On Feb. 9, the official campaigning season for this year’s GUSA executive elections began. The four tickets vying for GUSA presidential and vice presidential seats respectively are John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ‘18), Garet Williams (COL ‘18) and Habon Ali (SFS ‘18), Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ‘18), and…

Adjunct professor arrested on meth charges

Adjunct professor arrested on meth charges

On Feb. 1, Jack Vitayanon, adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and attorney in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, was arrested and charged for conspiracy with others to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized a shipment of 460 grams of methamphetamine from Vitayanon to a contact on…

University announces reappointment of provost

University announces reappointment of provost

In a Feb. 2 email, university President John J. DeGioia announced that the university has decided to reappoint Robert M. Groves as university provost. The decision will be effective as of July 1 of this year, when Dr. Groves will begin to serve a five-year term. Prior to serving as provost of Georgetown, Dr. Groves…

Georgetown alumnus and Exorcist author dies at 89

Georgetown alumnus and Exorcist author dies at 89

William Blatty (COL ‘50) passed away at the age of 89 on Jan. 12 from multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Blatty, a Georgetown graduate, is best known for his 1971 novel, The Exorcist, and the movie adaptation released two years latter, which he wrote and produced, both of which are set in the…

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