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Georgetown Initiative Co-Hosts Rent Control Rally

Georgetown Initiative Co-Hosts Rent Control Rally

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10/28/2019

About 15 Georgetown students joined a rally on Oct. 26 demanding the expansion of rent control in the District. A variety of unions, tenant groups, and other organizations, including Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI), hosted the rally at Lamont Plaza in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to launch the Reclaim Rent…

Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results

Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results

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10/24/2019

Faculty and administration held a listening session on Oct. 21 to discuss the latest Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Report, conducted in February 2019.  The survey had a response rate of 38.9 percent with approximately 6,100 undergraduate and graduate student respondents. Georgetown participated in the survey with 32 other universities as a…

MSB receives $12 million from the Clark Foundation

MSB receives $12 million from the Clark Foundation

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10/22/2019

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation invested over $12 million in the McDonough School of Business in order to support undergraduate business education scholarships, strengthen global real estate education, and provide leadership education in partnership with D.C. Public Schools and Public Charter Schools.  President John DeGioia (COL ’79) announced the investment in a…

Acclaimed Indian dancer speaks about LGBT issues

Acclaimed Indian dancer speaks about LGBT issues

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10/22/2019

Mesma Belsaré, an acclaimed Indian singer, dancer, artist, and transgender LGBTQ+ activist, spoke with Georgetown students about her creative process on Oct. 10. The event was co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, The India Initiative, and the South Asian Society, and was held to celebrate both Indian culture and OUTober, a month dedicated to LGBTQ representation…

Henriquezes Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Henriquezes Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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10/21/2019

Former Georgetown parents Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez both pled guilty today for their involvement in the college admissions scandal. Their daughter, Isabelle “Izzy” Henriquez, previously a member of the Class of 2020, was dismissed from the university in May. According to the Washington Post, the couple will receive their sentencing in March.  Mr. Henriquez had…

Student groups participate in National Period Day

Student groups participate in National Period Day

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10/21/2019

Georgetown students joined a rally for the first ever National Period Day at the Capitol on Oct. 19. The rally demanded access to affordable menstrual products and an end to sales taxes on menstrual products that exist in 34 states. The D.C. protest coincided with similar rallies in all 50 states. D.C. does not tax…

Dolphin population growing in Potomac River

Dolphin population growing in Potomac River

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10/18/2019

Georgetown graduate students affiliated with the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project (PCDP) witnessed the birth of a wild bottlenose dolphin in the Potomac River, the third ever documented observation of such a birth and the first evidence of the Potomac as a breeding ground for dolphins.  The PCDP was initiated in 2015 by Georgetown biology professor and…

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Georgetown to Discuss Free Expression

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Georgetown to Discuss Free Expression

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10/18/2019

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke and answered questions about free expression in Gaston Hall on Thursday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Free Expression,” began with a 35-minute speech articulating Zuckerberg’s perspective on the subject. Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94), who heads the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, which hosted the event, moderated the…

Colbert to become vice dean of faculty

Colbert to become vice dean of faculty

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10/18/2019

Soyica Colbert (COL ’01) was named Georgetown’s vice dean of faculty on Oct. 11. Colbert has spent over six years as a faculty member, most recently serving as the Director and professor of Theater and Performance Studies and a professor of African American Studies. Colbert’s appointment begins January 2020. She will replace Deborah Phillips, who…


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