GAGE Holds Rally in Support of Unionization

Graduate students gathered for a rally in Red Square on Dec. 7 to protest the university’s decision not to voluntarily recognize their union. The rally consisted of speeches from graduate students and allies, planting of 800 flags around the John Carroll statue to symbolize the 800 graduate students on campus, and a march to the...

University chooses not to recognize graduate student worker union

In a meeting yesterday between the provost’s office and the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), the university chose not to voluntarily recognize a graduate student worker union. GAGE had delivered a letter to the administration on Nov. 1 asking to be recognized as a union with the American Federation of Teachers. Over 50 percent...

Mumps Cases Continue on Campus

Three more students have been diagnosed with mumps since Nov. 3, according to Vincent WinklerPrins, the assistant vice president for student health, bringing the total number of diagnosed mumps cases among undergraduates to five this semester. Additional cases have been reported in the Washington D.C., and WinklerPrins wrote in a Nov. 30 email to students...

Hoya Roundtable Program Begins With Discussion on Tuition

The first Hoya Roundtable of the 2017-2018 academic year was held on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Healey Family Student Center, and focused on the future of tuition rates and financial aid. The Hoya Roundtable program was established last year as a partnership between Georgetown University Graduate Student Government, GUSA, and the Office of the...

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DeGioia Affirms Support for DREAM Act in Op-Ed

DeGioia Affirms Support for DREAM Act in Op-Ed

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10/30/2017

University president John DeGioia co-authored an Oct 16 op-ed in The Hill with three other presidents of area universities asking Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. DeGioia was joined by the presidents of George Mason University, Ángel Cabrera, Montgomery College, DeRionne Pollard, and Northern Virginia Community College, Scott…

Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 30

Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 30

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10/27/2017

“Georgetown has [historically]proven to be one of the slower institutions to react to the growing need for an expansive Women’s Studies program,” the New Press, Georgetown’s former feminist quarterly, wrote in 1992. Despite its late start, the program has grown to occupy an important part of academic life at Georgetown since its first introductory course…

Urban Health Collaborative Speaker Series Begins

Urban Health Collaborative Speaker Series Begins

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10/25/2017

The NHS began its new Urban Health Collaborative speaker series on Oct. 17 with a speaker event in the Alumni House. Sean Quinn, an architect for design and engineering firm Hok, discussed the themes of urban development and increased efficiency. Quinn began his speech by discussing how cities around the world threaten the environment.  “Can…

Campus Faith Groups Celebrate Inter-Faith Week

Campus Faith Groups Celebrate Inter-Faith Week

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10/24/2017

Several different faith and religious groups on campus celebrated Inter-Faith Week from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, in the first major collaboration of its kind at Georgetown. The celebration involved different traditions of religious and spiritual worship, and was co-sponsored by nine on-campus religious groups. All of the week’s events, which included Catholic Mass, Protestant…

Berkley Center Hosts Event on Civil Rights

Berkley Center Hosts Event on Civil Rights

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10/19/2017

Faculty and students gathered at the Berkley Center on Oct. 12th for a discussion with  Kenneth Bedell, who explored questions of American race relations and sociology in his newest book, “Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism.” The event began with an introduction from the center’s associate director for programs, Melody Fox…

Danish Minister Tørnæs Speaks on Gender and Development

Danish Minister Tørnæs Speaks on Gender and Development

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10/18/2017

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), in conjunction with the BMW Center for German and European Studies, hosted a roundtable discussion with Ulla Tørnæs, the former Danish minister for development coordination on Oct. 12. The roundtable took place in the in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the ICC building. Tørnæs…

On The Record: New Dean of the MSB Paul Almeida

On The Record: New Dean of the MSB Paul Almeida

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10/17/2017

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

March for Black Women

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10/15/2017

  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….

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