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Students push for environmental studies major

Students push for environmental studies major

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06/29/2020

Despite Georgetown’s offerings of majors in biology, chemistry, and other sciences, the College only offers a minor in environmental studies.  Students aiming to pursue the subject are currently limited to adding the minor and cobbling together classes spread across multiple departments. GUSA, however, recently approved a resolution in support of establishing an environmental studies major…

Healton to assume duties of dean for medical education

Healton to assume duties of dean for medical education

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06/18/2020

Dr. Edward Healton, executive dean of Georgetown’s School of Medicine and executive vice president for Health Sciences, updated the community today on the school’s leadership transition. As announced at the beginning of this school year, Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell will end his tenure as dean for medical education on June 30. Healton will assume those…

Missing GAAP: Class of 2024 meets Georgetown from afar

Missing GAAP: Class of 2024 meets Georgetown from afar

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05/15/2020

As students wait to hear whether or not they can return to campus in the fall, the newest Hoyas wonder when they will see Georgetown for the first time. The journey to college for the class of 2024 has already taken an unorthodox turn, with virtual Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekends replacing in-person visit…

Students remain on an empty, foreign campus

Students remain on an empty, foreign campus

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05/07/2020

Georgetown students returned to campus after spring break to people moving out en masse after university communications indicated the semester would conclude remotely. After a rushed, often tearful, goodbye, they left campus behind. But some students, whose circumstances dictated they stay, continued to live on a Hilltop sparsely populated and with fewer available services. Students…

WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

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02/29/2020

The 2021 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority budget proposal includes provisions for combining current bus routes, reducing late night and early morning hours, and adding a surcharge for cash-paying customers, all of which have drawn strong opposition from Georgetown residents. The proposal would also amend payments and fees for both bus and rail service. Metro…

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

By: and
02/28/2020

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven with social, legal, and financial frameworks, and with the world at large, but not without consequences. As Mervyn Cadwallader wrote in 1966, “It spells the…

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

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02/22/2020

Metro Police Department officers searched Mr. Nice Guys, a store selling cigarettes and CBD products on 33rd street on Jan. 30. The owners, who were arrested, deny illegal activity. The police were searching for narcotics and had raided the same location in December. The business has been the object of much friction between owners of…

New downtown campus comes CALLing

New downtown campus comes CALLing

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02/22/2020

Georgetown University will begin construction next semester on a new building in downtown D.C. With over 450 beds, it will house students enrolled in the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL), a semester-long program that connects GU students with internships in the city and professional development opportunities. The new 11-story building will be located at 55…

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

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02/14/2020

“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent of psychologists and scientific researchers, Grof included, believe there are unplumbed depths to the potential of psychedelic-assisted treatment, specifically MDMA (“ecstasy” or “molly”), psilocybin (found…

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