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Georgetown parent sentenced in college admissions scandal

Georgetown parent sentenced in college admissions scandal

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09/28/2019

A federal judge sentenced Stephen Semprevivo, who paid a $400,000 bribe for his son to be admitted to Georgetown as a tennis recruit, to four months in prison on Thursday. The bribe was part of the college admissions scam unearthed in Operation Varsity Blues. Semprevivo, a Los Angeles business executive, paid the sum to William…

University Workers Fight to Appeal ERISA Dismissal

University Workers Fight to Appeal ERISA Dismissal

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09/08/2019

Georgetown employees urged a D.C. district court on Aug. 26 to appeal the dismissal of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action lawsuit against the university. This comes on the heels of a January decision by a district judge to dismiss the case that  employees had brought against the university. Georgetown joins over…

GU Politics Introduces Fall Semester Fellows

GU Politics Introduces Fall Semester Fellows

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08/21/2019

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service announced its fall class of fellows on Wednesday, highlighting a group of political, advocacy and media figures from all sides of the political spectrum.  The fellows consist of Jonathan Burks (SFS ‘99), who served as former Chief of Staff to Speaker Paul Ryan and the Deputy Policy…

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

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04/27/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered its third round of negotiations with the university on April 8. GAGE represents the unionized interests of graduate students—including master’s and Ph.D. students, teaching assistants, teaching associates, and research associates across the Main Campus and Medical Center. GAGE was formed in November 2018 following an overwhelming vote…

Yellen on Monetary Policy, Future of Fed

Yellen on Monetary Policy, Future of Fed

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04/27/2019

Janet Yellen, the former Chair of the Federal Reserve, spoke in Lohrfink Auditorium on April 14 as a part of the annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture Series. In her lecture titled “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve,” Yellen detailed both her history with the institution and her hopes and concerns for its…

College Scraps Minimum Course Requirement

College Scraps Minimum Course Requirement

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04/27/2019

Students in the Georgetown College will no longer be required to complete a minimum of 38 courses to graduate, the College Dean’s Office announced in a April 23 email to College students. The change will apply to all students graduating in the fall of 2019 or later. Originally proposed by the College Curriculum Committee, the…

Georgetown Law Receives Record-Setting Donation From Alumnus

Georgetown Law Receives Record-Setting Donation From Alumnus

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03/28/2019

The Georgetown University Law Center announced a $10.5 million donation from Scott K. Ginsburg (LAW ’78) on Mar. 18. The donation from Ginsburg— the single largest commitment in the school’s history— is intended to support the expansion of the Law Center campus in downtown D.C. Part of the donation will also go towards the creation…

Wisconsin Ave GUTS relocates to Reservoir Road

Wisconsin Ave GUTS relocates to Reservoir Road

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01/24/2019

The long term stop of the Wisconsin Ave GUTS shuttle relocated to the intersection of 37th Street and Winfield Lane along Reservoir Road on Jan. 22, vice president of planning and facilities management Ben Kuo announced in a campus-wide email. All other stops along the Wisconsin Avenue route will not be affected. The shuttle will…

Provost Announces Tuition Increases for 2019-2020 school year

Provost Announces Tuition Increases for 2019-2020 school year

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01/23/2019

Undergraduate tuition rates for the 2019-2020 school year are set to rise by 3.59 percent to $55,440, University Provost Robert Groves announced in a Jan.16 campus-wide email. Undergraduate student tuition for the current school year is $53,420, marking a 3.5 percent increase from last year. In addition to the tuition increase, housing costs are projected…

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