Alli Kaufman Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

Hundreds of women gathered in Gaston Hall at Own It Summit 2017 to discuss the importance of women taking action in the current political climate of the country. The theme of the March 18  summit was Educate, Agitate, Organize was the theme of Own It Summit 2017–inspired by the Susan B. Anthony quote “Educate, Agitate,...

Emma Francois Writing Center expands awards program

The Georgetown University Writing Center is expanding its awards program to include four awards categories, each with a $1000 prize. The program, sponsored by US News & World Report, is in its second year; last year there were $500 prizes for the top essays in two categories. The theme is articulating complexity and the deadline...

Noah Telerski Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) announced on Mar. 14 that it had reached an agreement with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer 10% scholarships to federal employees. The new OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance gives civil servants employed by the federal government at the start of the semester a 10% tuition...

Margaret Gach Unsung Heroes expands to other campuses

Unsung Heroes, a student-run initiative which runs a Facebook page sharing stories and photos of facilities, service, and other workers at Georgetown, has begun launching new chapters at campuses throughout the country. In the past week, the University of Maryland – College Park page posted its first story, and the Unsung Heroes team said they...

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Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

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03/24/2017

Hundreds of women gathered in Gaston Hall at Own It Summit 2017 to discuss the importance of women taking action in the current political climate of the country. The theme of the March 18  summit was Educate, Agitate, Organize was the theme of Own It Summit 2017–inspired by the Susan B. Anthony quote “Educate, Agitate,…

Writing Center expands awards program

Writing Center expands awards program

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03/22/2017

The Georgetown University Writing Center is expanding its awards program to include four awards categories, each with a $1000 prize. The program, sponsored by US News & World Report, is in its second year; last year there were $500 prizes for the top essays in two categories. The theme is articulating complexity and the deadline…

Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

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03/22/2017

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) announced on Mar. 14 that it had reached an agreement with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer 10% scholarships to federal employees. The new OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance gives civil servants employed by the federal government at the start of the semester a 10% tuition…

Unsung Heroes expands to other campuses

Unsung Heroes expands to other campuses

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03/17/2017

Unsung Heroes, a student-run initiative which runs a Facebook page sharing stories and photos of facilities, service, and other workers at Georgetown, has begun launching new chapters at campuses throughout the country. In the past week, the University of Maryland – College Park page posted its first story, and the Unsung Heroes team said they…

CISR urges board of directors against private prison investments

CISR urges board of directors against private prison investments

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03/13/2017

The Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) recommended the university board of directors not invest directly in private prison companies and avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies “to the maximum extent possible,” according to a memo released March 2. CISR advised the board’s finance and administration committee to establish the policy…

The Trump family’s ties to Georgetown

The Trump family’s ties to Georgetown

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03/13/2017

On a rainy day in January just four miles from Georgetown’s Hilltop, Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. He was surrounded by a number of former Hoyas, and two months later, these Hoyas have continued to serve the nation in the new administration While Trump…

Faculty Senate condemns Trump immigration ban

Faculty Senate condemns Trump immigration ban

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03/13/2017

The Faculty Senate released a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and showing support for affected students, faculty, and staff. In the Feb. 21 statement, which was emailed to students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty Senate wrote that the president’s action was, anti-American “We condemn the order not only as an affront to human…

LGBT Living Learning Community proposal rejected

LGBT Living Learning Community proposal rejected

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03/10/2017

The administration denied the proposal for the creation of a Living Learning Community (LLC) for queer and allied students last semester. The GUSA LGBTQ+ Inclusion team submitted the proposal, titled “Crossroads: Gender and Sexuality.” The Office of Residential Living, the Division of Student Affairs, and Dr. Todd Olson, considered the proposal to create the LLC,…

Celenza announced as new College dean

Celenza announced as new College dean

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03/04/2017

Christopher Celenza will become the new dean of Georgetown College on July 1. Celenza will replace Dean Chet Gillis. Gillis, who has held the role since 2009, will take a sabbatical and then rejoin the theology department. Celenza is the vice provost for faculty affairs at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Charles Homer Haskins…

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