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President DeGioia calls for Gaza ceasefire

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza in an April 1 email to students and faculty. The message, which also called for the release of... Read more

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“School stopped”: Students gather on front lawn to watch solar eclipse

Students, faculty, and probably even Jack the Bulldog stopped and stared as the sky darkened, and the moon partially blocked the sun on Monday afternoon. Georgetown students, including the hundreds... Read more

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Students to vote on referendum for gender-inclusive housing

A referendum calling for gender-inclusive housing policies goes to the student body for a vote this week, after the resolution passed the GUSA Senate, 23-4. Voting will open on April... Read more

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Department of African American Studies changes name to Department of Black Studies

Georgetown’s board of directors announced on Feb. 29 that Georgetown’s Department of African American Studies will now be known as the Department of Black Studies. The change is intended to... Read more

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Georgetown students possibly entitled to claims, as terms for $284 million settlement in financial aid lawsuit pend approval

Current and former students of 17 top universities, including Georgetown, who received financial aid may be entitled to cash claims from a settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing the... Read more

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A new lawsuit says dating apps are addictive. Are Georgetown students immune?

In a lawsuit filed on Valentine’s Day, lawyers in San Francisco alleged that Match Group, designer of Tinder and Hinge, developed its dating apps to be addictive. Georgetown students’ reasons... Read more

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Jewish Student Association’s “JGala” uplifts Georgetown community, Jewish and non-Jewish students alike

Music is blasting, and a chocolate fountain is running as students giddily sprint up the stairs to be greeted by a lively DJ and dance circle. But unlike most Georgetown... Read more

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Red Square construction causes farmers market to downsize

Since Feb. 26, a section of Red Square has been blocked for construction, temporarily downsizing the Georgetown Farmers Market, which returned from its winter hiatus on March 20. The market,... Read more

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Students, activists rally as Supreme Court considers potential restrictions on abortion medication

Thousands of protesters protested at the Supreme Court against potential restrictions on the use of a common abortion medication, mifepristone, as oral arguments began for FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine on March 26.

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Georgetown will not voluntarily recognize RA union, administrators say

The university announced today in an email to all resident assistants (RAs) that it would not voluntarily recognize their unionization with OPEIU Local 153, as the Georgetown Resident Assistant Coalition (GRAC) requested last Friday.

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Data, Disasters, and Democracy: Kara Swisher Discusses the Future of Tech

Alumna and tech journalist Kara Swisher (SFS ’84) returned to Georgetown on March 14 to discuss her new book, Burn Book, in a conversation moderated by tech entrepreneur Steve Case,... Read more

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Meet Georgetown’s Funniest Human, Sophie Maretz

In case you missed it, Georgetown Programming Board recently crowned its new funniest human in a packed comedy contest held on Feb. 23. After hours of stiff competition, students and... Read more

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Students show solidarity with workers as they negotiate new contract with Aramark

Students have rallied behind dining hall workers as they negotiate with Aramark, the company Georgetown contracts for dining services, for a new contract.

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Georgetown Law Zionists host IDF sniper for speaker event, drawing protests

Around 70 students and faculty gathered on March 21 to protest a speaker event sponsored by the Georgetown Law Zionists featuring Rudy Rochman, a member of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

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Resident Assistants announce unionization effort, request university recognition

The Georgetown Resident Assistant Coalition (GRAC) announced their intention to unionize under OPEIU Local 153 via a press release on March 22.

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Two years into Russia’s invasion, students rally on Lincoln Memorial in support of Ukraine

Thousands rallied in continued support of Ukraine on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the afternoon of Feb. 24, which marks two years since Russia launched its invasion into... Read more

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Lessons in Peace: Leymah Gbowee awarded honorary Georgetown degree

Distinguished faculty, professors, along with Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students gathered to award an honorary degree to Georgetown’s newest alumna, Leymah Gbowee in Gaston Hall on Feb. 13.   Gbowee spearheaded... Read more

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Old legacies, new approaches: Reworked diversity requirement to take effect next year

What does it mean to receive an education from Georgetown, not despite but given the school’s history? A new one-credit seminar titled Race, Power, and Justice at Georgetown tries to... Read more

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On 16th and U streets, neighbors push for equity in rezoning

At 1617 U St., a two-acre parcel of public land sits at the center of a dispute between the local community and two government agencies. Though the debate centers on... Read more

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Hundreds protest as Jewish Life and Israel Alliance host panel with IDF soldiers

Over 250 protesters gathered on Feb. 27 as Jewish Life, a branch of Campus Ministry, and the Georgetown Israel Alliance (GIA) hosted a panel with members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).