On The Record: New Dean of the MSB Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida is quick to mention that he has been at Georgetown for 22 years and 71 days. The first 22 years were spent being a professor of strategy and international business and deputy and associate dean, and in August, 71 days before he sat down with the Voice for an interview on October 11,...

March for Black Women

  A group congregated in Seward Square for the March for Black Women, an event which aimed to recognize marginalized voices in America.The rally, Sept. 30, included speeches from female minorities who spoke about various topics that impact the African-American community, including reproductive rights, police brutality, the criminal justice system, and violence towards transgender women....

Board of Directors Announces Continued Avoidance of Investment in Private Prisons

Georgetown’s Board of Directors announced that it will continue to avoid direct investment in private prisons via an online press release. This investment decision is in accordance with the university’s Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) policy. The policy, introduced in June, aims to “align the university’s investment strategy with its commitment to social justice, protection of...

Students Push for Expanded Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Recently, a push to expand the scope of the Women’s and Gender Studies program has gained momentum. Sierra Campbell (COL’18) is spearheading a campaign to expand the program’s available resources. The campaign is twofold. First, Campbell explained they want to increase the faculty size. She and others in the movement want the university to hire...

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LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

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10/03/2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center launched a new mentorship program for underclassmen and transfer students this past week. The program, “Passages,” which was announced earlier in the semester, is entirely student-led. Several upperclassmen developed the program over the summer. Before this semester, the resource center held occasional “Passages” dinners, in which recent alumni involved in the…

Washington Archbishop Speaks on Synodality

Washington Archbishop Speaks on Synodality

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10/01/2017

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, offered the eighth installment of Georgetown’s Sacred Lectures series at Dahlgren Chapel, speaking on the importance of synodality and Pope Francis’s approach to the practice. Synodality is the process of church delegates assembling to discuss ecclesiastical affairs and make ecclesiastical decisions in accordance with church law. Wuerl discussed in…

Ten Years Out for Change

Ten Years Out for Change

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09/29/2017

“We are at our very best when we recognize our responsibility to one another,” university president John DeGioia said on Wednesday. “The work we are able to do today has been made possible by the efforts of those who have come before us, and by the moments in time when our community has come together…

Georgetown’s Qatar Campus Adapts to International Crisis

Georgetown’s Qatar Campus Adapts to International Crisis

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09/29/2017

Students at Georgetown’s campus in Doha, Qatar (GU-Q) resumed classes on schedule in late August, in a host country newly isolated from its international neighbors. As the Qatar diplomatic crisis enters its fourth month, there are few signs of an imminent resolution. However, life goes on at GU-Q, where faculty, administrators, and students alike are…

Renovations Planned for St. William and Copley Crypt chapels

Renovations Planned for St. William and Copley Crypt chapels

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09/29/2017

The university has unveiled initial designs for renovations to St. William and Copley Crypt chapels. The new changes should help prevent water damage and improve liturgical life in the chapels.    Sonia Jarboe, an architect with GBR Architects, described the planned changes for the chapels at an open meeting Sept. 13. Exterior plans include waterproofing…

Constitution Day Celebration at Georgetown Highlights Immigrants

Constitution Day Celebration at Georgetown Highlights Immigrants

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09/27/2017

Students and university officials honored Constitution Day with an event titled “It’s Our Constitution Too,” Constitution Day is a federal celebration of the Constitution’s ratification and those who have become U.S. citizens. The event was held on Friday, Sept. 15, and the Constitution Day was on Sept. 17th. The event focused on students who are…

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates DeGioia with Achievement Award

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates DeGioia with Achievement Award

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09/26/2017

University president John DeGioia received the Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The award, given on Sept. 12 at a ceremony at the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown, recognized DeGioia’s achievements in combating discrimination at Georgetown, including the establishment of the Center for Jewish Civilization and leading educational programs to educate Catholic educators on…

College Introduces Disability Studies and Statistics Minors

College Introduces Disability Studies and Statistics Minors

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09/25/2017

The deans of Georgetown College announced the creation of two new minor programs in Disability Studies and statistics.  Professor Oden Meyers, who helped establish the statistics minor, said that statistics is a complement to degrees in social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, which makes students much more attractive to graduate schools and employers “Statistics and data…

Kalaris Intelligence Conference Addresses Future of Counterterrorism

Kalaris Intelligence Conference Addresses Future of Counterterrorism

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09/23/2017

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in collaboration with the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, hosted the fourth George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference in the Gaston Hall. The theme of the conference, held on Sept. 14, was “Global Intelligence Trends: Embracing Paradigm Shifts,” and covered the contemporary changes in areas such as terrorism, intelligence, and…

BMW Center Begins Year of Lectures With Brexit Talk

BMW Center Begins Year of Lectures With Brexit Talk

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09/22/2017

Professor Paul J.J. Welfens, a professor of Economic Integration at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, visited Georgetown to give a talk on his new book, An Accidental Brexit, in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. The BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted the talk on Sept. 12, which discussed the economic and…

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