Cuban musicians visit Georgetown for joint performance

Eight Cuban musicians performed alongside the Georgetown University Orchestra and Concert Choir in Gaston Hall. The concert was the culmination of the Music for Cuba exchange program, created by music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez this year, which sent twelve members of the Georgetown orchestra to Havana, Cuba, for a week in March. The concert, held on...

University renames Freedom and Remembrance Halls in honor of descendants of 1838 slave sale

Georgetown University renamed Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall to Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall to commemorate the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838. To celebrate the dedication, the university held the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope, welcoming descendants of the 272 slaves to Gaston Hall and Dahlgren Quadrangle for...

Georgetown students and faculty join March for Science

About 150 Georgetown students and faculty joined the March for Science in downtown Washington, D.C to advocate for the importance of scientifically informed policy.The Washington march was the main protest of a movement with more than 500 marches on all seven continents. The group gathered outside of Regents Hall around 10 a.m. Saturday and walked...

The Corp promotes diversity among new hires

The Corp has committed to improving diversity in its hiring process with the cooperation of the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP). The push for a more diverse applicant pool is a part of an effort to address the organization’s overall lack of diversity, according to a statement on the Corp’s website. Part of this push involved...

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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…

Orchestrating Diplomacy: GU Students Head to Cuba

Orchestrating Diplomacy: GU Students Head to Cuba

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03/04/2017

While most students will be relaxing at home over spring break, twelve members of the Georgetown University Orchestra will be boarding a plane to Havana, Cuba. Only two years ago, such a trip would have sounded unfeasible as the U.S. government considered Cuba a state sponsor of terror. Now, members of the GU orchestra will…

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

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02/25/2017

The Office of Student Conduct affirmed sanctions placed on eight members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) who participated in the sit-in in University President John DeGioia’s office last December to protest Georgetown’s relationship with Nike. An appeals committee in the Office of Student Conduct rejected the appeal that the students filed on Feb. 1. In…

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