Spicer discusses new book, bipartisanship, and the media at GU Politics event

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer discussed his new book, The Briefing, in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Sept. 17. In a conversation moderated by Mo Elleithee (SFS ‘94), executive director of GU Politics, Spicer also touched on his experience in the Trump administration, the importance of the press in politics, and the importance of...

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

Students gathered in Red Square Sept. 14 to deliver a petition calling for the university to revoke the honorary degrees held by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick, two priests involved in high-profile sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Wuerl and McCarrick received their honorary degrees in 2014 and 2004, respectively. The petition, which...

and On the Record: Fall 2018 GU Politics Fellows

The Fall 2018 GU Politics Fellows with the McCourt School of Public Policy sat down with the Voice on Sept. 7 to talk politics, bipartisanship, and concertgoing. The fellows will hold weekly discussion groups and office hours throughout the semester as part of the GU Politics Fellows Program, which was established in 2015. The fellows,...

Bradley Cooper returns to campus to discuss new film, give advice to students

Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) returned to campus Sept. 11 to discuss his most recent film A Star is Born, which is set for release on October 5, with University President John DeGioia in Gaston Hall. Cooper also gave advice to students about entering film and pursuing their dreams during a Q&A session. Cooper recalled his...

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Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

Students call on university to revoke honorary degrees of priests involved in sex abuse scandals

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09/19/2018

Students gathered in Red Square Sept. 14 to deliver a petition calling for the university to revoke the honorary degrees held by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Theodore McCarrick, two priests involved in high-profile sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Wuerl and McCarrick received their honorary degrees in 2014 and 2004, respectively. The petition, which…

On the Record: Fall 2018 GU Politics Fellows

On the Record: Fall 2018 GU Politics Fellows

By: and
09/19/2018

The Fall 2018 GU Politics Fellows with the McCourt School of Public Policy sat down with the Voice on Sept. 7 to talk politics, bipartisanship, and concertgoing. The fellows will hold weekly discussion groups and office hours throughout the semester as part of the GU Politics Fellows Program, which was established in 2015. The fellows,…

Community Scholars Program celebrates 50 years  on the Hilltop

Community Scholars Program celebrates 50 years on the Hilltop

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09/14/2018

The Community Scholars Program (CSP)—a university program that provides first-generation students with resources, both academic and financial, throughout their four years at Georgetown—celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The program helps new students, especially first-generation students, adjust to what can be a radical change. For Roberto Cabrera (COL ’19), Georgetown was unlike any community he had been a part of…

Students raise concerns about Title IX Office vacancy

Students raise concerns about Title IX Office vacancy

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09/14/2018

When five Georgetown students learned that Georgetown’s first full-time Title IX coordinator had left her position in June, they demanded answers from the university. The students claimed in an open letter addressed to university administrators that Georgetown had failed to share the update with the student body. Daria Crawford (COL ’20), Avery Moje (COL ’19), Kory Stuer (COL ’19), Andy…

GUSA President Resigns

GUSA President Resigns

By: and
09/11/2018

This post has been updated GUSA President Sahil Nair (SFS ‘19) resigned on Tuesday morning, effective immediately. His resignation was announced on GUSA’s Facebook page, and follows that of GUSA Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ‘19) and the entire senior staff earlier in the day. Nair did not release a statement regarding his resignation. Rahman…

Washington Catholics call on Cardinal Wuerl to resign

Washington Catholics call on Cardinal Wuerl to resign

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09/07/2018

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is facing increased calls for his resignation from the diocese as Catholics react to the 887 page report issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court detailing nearly seven decades of abuse in the church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown and spoke in Dahlgren Chapel as part of a…

Victims of prominent Georgetown-area rabbi reach settlement

Victims of prominent Georgetown-area rabbi reach settlement

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09/07/2018

Fifty-two victims of prominent Georgetown-area Rabbi, Rabbi Bernard “Barry” Freundel, have reached a settlement totaling more than $14 million after a three year court battle. Freundel, who was the leader of the Kesher Israel Georgetown Synagogue on N Street, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison in May 2015 after being charged…

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