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University files amicus brief in opposition to travel ban

University files amicus brief in opposition to travel ban

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04/11/2017

Georgetown joined thirty other universities in filing an amicus brief in opposition of President Trump’s recent executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries. An amicus brief is a document filed in appeals court by groups or people with an interest in a case, but who are not directly involved in the proceedings. In the…

Critical Voices: Depeche Mode, <i>Spirit</i>

Critical Voices: Depeche Mode, Spirit

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04/10/2017

At first, it seemed like there was a mistake. This was supposed to be the new Depeche Mode album, but it sounded like my mother’s Depeche Mode. It turns out this album was new, and although it sounds like it could have been released 30 years ago, that’s not a bad thing. Spirit is the newest release…

University endowment declines three percent

University endowment declines three percent

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03/31/2017

The university’s endowment dropped from $1.53 billion in fiscal year 2015 to $1.48 billion in fiscal year 2016, according to a study of American and Canadian universities by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The three percent decline in the value of Georgetown’s endowment gives the university the 61st largest endowment of…

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

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03/28/2017

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) held a protest to raise awareness of the working conditions that laborers in Nike factories faced as admitted students and their families attending GAAP weekend walked by the university bookstore in Leavey on March 24. The group passed out fliers that read, “Let Georgetown know that the class…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Facilities staff rejects contract

Facilities staff rejects contract

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11/30/2016

Georgetown’s Facilities Management staff voted on Nov. 16 not to accept the contract negotiated for them by the university and their union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199. Negotiations have lasted for six months, and facilities workers have been without a contract since the school year began. One facilities worker who voted against the…

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