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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University set to offer Urban Studio Program

University set to offer Urban Studio Program

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02/19/2017

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

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02/18/2017

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…

Georgetown Democratic Socialists hold first meeting

Georgetown Democratic Socialists hold first meeting

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02/14/2017

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

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02/13/2017

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

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02/11/2017

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

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02/10/2017

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

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02/09/2017

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

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02/08/2017

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

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02/08/2017

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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