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Lawsuit Filed Against Georgetown Alleges Negligence in College Admissions Scandal

Lawsuit Filed Against Georgetown Alleges Negligence in College Admissions Scandal

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03/14/2019

Two Stanford University students have filed a class-action lawsuit against Georgetown University and the other universities listed as destinations for students in the nationwide college admissions bribery and fraud scheme unveiled Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges that the universities named as defendants “were negligent in failing to maintain adequate protocols and security measures in place to…

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

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03/12/2019

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts unsealed two indictments against members of the Georgetown community Tuesday morning. One named former Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis coach Gordon “Gordie” Ernst as a defendant, and the other included the parents of four students admitted to Georgetown, at least three of whom eventually matriculated. Ernst…

Students Struggle for Absentee Ballot Access

Students Struggle for Absentee Ballot Access

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10/26/2018

Andrew Straky wants you to cast your ballot this November. Straky (COL ’20) is a co-president of GU Votes, a program within the GU Institute of Politics and Public Service dedicated to getting Hoyas to vote. “Following the 2016 cycle, we had over 90 percent voter registration among eligible students on campus, which is great,”…

New Program Director looks to engage students at KI

New Program Director looks to engage students at KI

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09/28/2018

While freshmen moved into their dorms, wrapped up NSO, and started classes, someone else was also settling into campus —Juan Belmán Guerrero, the new program director for the Georgetown University Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. “[The biggest challenge] has been just remembering everyone’s name, all the different departments we work with, and…

Critical Voices: J. Cole, <i>KOD</i>

Critical Voices: J. Cole, KOD

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04/29/2018

Cole has always been the fire-and-brimstone preacher in the church of rap. From his breakout single “Lights Please,” a caution against the temptations of sex, to “Fire Squad,” his critically-lauded condemnation of white appropriation of hip-hop, listening to a Cole track or project is not unlike attending a Sunday morning sermon. KOD is no exception,…

An Integrative Education: Georgetown’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program Sparks Debate

An Integrative Education: Georgetown’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program Sparks Debate

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02/09/2018

Dr. David Gorski has quite a bit to say about “quackademic medicine.” “Quackademic,” a portmanteau of quack and academic, means exactly that. “It’s the infiltration of quackery into academic medicine,” Gorski said. “I wish I had coined [the term], but I didn’t.” Gorski is a surgical oncologist, a professor at the Wayne State University School…

Sister Simone Campbell addresses Catholic social justice in Sacred Lecture Series

Sister Simone Campbell addresses Catholic social justice in Sacred Lecture Series

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02/06/2018

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, discussed the public element of spirituality on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Dahlgren Chapel. The event, titled “From the Desert to the Center of Life: Spirituality’s Public Consequence,” was the latest installment in the Dahlgren Chapel Sacred Lecture Series. The series honors the…

Mumbo Sauce: The taste of Washington

Mumbo Sauce: The taste of Washington

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01/17/2018

Across the southern United States, regional factions are locked in debate, vying to be named the champions of barbecue. In eastern North Carolina, simple spicy vinegar reigns supreme, while in the western part of the state, the smoked pork shoulder is served with a vinegar and tomato mix. As you move west, the shoulder becomes…

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