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Hoyas Advocating for Slavery Accountability protests in front of White-Gravenor Hall

Students revived the effort to hold the university accountable for its commitment to GU272 descendants made after the 2019 referendum. 

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After two years, half of Georgetown students receive bystander training online—and say it isn’t effective

More than half the student body lacked bystander training on assault, harassment, and other sexual and interpersonal violence issues. 

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Gaps in South Asia curriculum elicit student petition

Students petitioned the university to hire more South Asian professors and offer more courses related to South Asia and its languages.

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Fr. Drew Christiansen, Georgetown professor and nuclear disarmament expert, dies

Fr. Andrew J. “Drew” Christiansen, S.J., a distinguished professor in the School of Foreign Service died on April 6 after a long term illness.

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Small number of D.C. residents at statistically high risk of perpetrating gun violence, study finds

The District ranks first in gun homicides relative to the rest of the U.S., and a fatal shooting on M St. increased attention on gun violence.

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Georgetown reinstates indoor mask mandate following case spike

Georgetown reinstated indoor masking requirements on the main and medical campuses effective April 7 after a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Howard University non-tenured, adjunct faculty approve new union contract

Professors at Howard University are seeing the beginnings of positive change in their labor negotiations with the university administration. 

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Maryland bill expands gender inclusive bathroom access for DMV residents

More gender-inclusive restrooms could be expanding into the broader DMV area, according to a new bill proposed in Montgomery County.

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Construction starts for new Ward 8 hospital after years of delays

The D.C. government broke ground on a new Ward 8 hospital, which will address needs in historically underserved, majority-Black populations.

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Historic university defaced by public displays of affection in Lauinger Library

Georgetown’s Jesuit values are being threatened by public displays of affection by couples in Lauinger Library.

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The real Lord of the Flies experiment at Georgetown is the Vil A laundry room

When Vil A residents moved back into their rooms for the spring semester, their already chronic laundry room issues continued to intensify. 

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Knock Knock. Who’s there? Candice. Candice who?

Georgetown’s intricately designed system of doorways serves as a stimulating puzzle to holistically enrich the bodies and minds of students.

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Hiring search for Disability Cultural Initiative brings Disability Cultural Center closer to reality

The search for a new associate director of the Disability Cultural Initiative (DCI) has re-energized student hopes of establishing a DCC. 

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Georgetown students flock to get on Flok

Flok, an anonymous social media app, has become popular among Georgetown students who use it to anonymously share aspects of life on campus.

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SJP pulls off successful Israeli Apartheid Week, despite organizing troubles

SJP hosted a series of events educating the community about Palestinian culture and human rights issues in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.

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Repeal of indoor mask mandate met with mixed response from Georgetown community

Georgetown implemented a mask-optional policy in university-operated buildings, including residence halls, classrooms, and dining facilities.

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HFSC reopening heralds return of student life

Georgetown’s reopening of the HFSC Great Room serves as a step towards restoring a lively student presence in the space. 

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Former Secretary of State and professor Madeleine Albright dies at 84

Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the first female Secretary of State and professor at Georgetown, died on March 23 at 84 years old. 

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“We all belong to this community.” Students run for ANC office

Cimrun Srivastava and Arnav Kumar are running for seats on ANC 2E, representing the neighborhoods of Georgetown, Burleith, and Hillandale.

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Georgetown community rallies in the wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Students joined a sea of thousands of protesters carrying Ukrainian, Georgian, and U.S. flags into the center of D.C.