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The Hilltop Welcomes Patrick Ewing

The Hilltop Welcomes Patrick Ewing

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04/05/2017

Newly hired Georgetown men’s basketball head coach Patrick Ewing (COL ‘85) was formally introduced to the media by university President John J. DeGioia and athletics director Lee Reed on Wednesday morning. Ewing was hired by the team on Monday afternoon, 11 days after the team fired former head coach John Thompson III. “This is a…

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…

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

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03/31/2017

“We certainly are keenly aware of the fact that you have choices and your children can go anywhere,” Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Antwan Wilson said to concerned students, parents, and teachers gathered at a community conversation in Alice Deal Middle School on March 27. Students, teachers, and parents sat at…

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

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03/31/2017

A group of around 20 students and faculty from the Classics Department recently finished an English translation of an 1836 Latin letter from the Society of Jesus headquarters in Rome. The translation revealed that the university did not comply with the Jesuits’ provisions for the sale of 272 slaves that saved Georgetown from bankruptcy in…

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

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03/31/2017

When most people hear the words “Georgetown University,” they think of international relations, government, and business, headlined by the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business. Few think of science, but perceptions may soon change with the current proposal to implement a science requirement for all undergraduate students. “We…

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

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03/30/2017

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison discussed the future of the Democratic Party in a conversation with Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service. The key issue of the evening was the Democratic Party’s plans to better relate to an increasingly noncommittal millennial…

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…

Journalists discuss challenges in Trump era

Journalists discuss challenges in Trump era

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03/27/2017

Georgetown’s undergraduate journalism program hosted a panel discussion with journalists to discuss the changes and challenges to journalism in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. The March 22 talk was part of The Salim El-Lozi Lecture Series and brought together four journalists as well as John Kirby, the spokesman for the U.S. State Department under…

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