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Georgetown alumni die in a flash flood

Georgetown alumni die in a flash flood

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10/18/2019

Georgetown alumni, Mark Keffer (COL ’19) and Maya Robinson (COL ’19) died in Puerto Rico due to injuries resulting from a flash flood on Oct. 11. The two had been on a trip to the island after graduating from the university in the spring. Keffer hailed from Houston before moving to London where he grew…

GUSA Senate Passes Resolutions to Improve Club Culture, Recognize Indigenous People’s Day

GUSA Senate Passes Resolutions to Improve Club Culture, Recognize Indigenous People’s Day

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10/15/2019

The GUSA Senate passed resolutions to promote a healthier club culture in light of recent allegations of sexual harassment, and to encourage Georgetown to recognize Indigenous People’s Day at their Oct. 14 meeting. Sen. Eric Bazail Eimil (SFS ’23) introduced legislation to address recent allegations that Kuran Malhotra (MSB ’20), in his role as Georgetown…

Trump official forced to leave immigration event

Trump official forced to leave immigration event

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10/11/2019

This story was updated on Oct. 16.  Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was confronted by protestors and forced to leave an immigration policy conference at the Georgetown University Law Center on Monday. McAleenan was scheduled to appear as the keynote speaker for the event, which was organized by the Law Center in…

More Burglaries On Campus, Annual Report Says

More Burglaries On Campus, Annual Report Says

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10/09/2019

The latest Annual Security Report shows an increase in reported burglaries and instances of stalking on campus in 2018. Released on Sept. 30 by GUPD, it also notes a decrease in reported hate crimes.  In addition to crime data, the report provides updated information about GUPD’s role on campus, including the expansion of its campus…

Georgetown Files Amicus Brief in DACA Case

Georgetown Files Amicus Brief in DACA Case

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10/09/2019

Georgetown filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Oct. 4, petitioning the Court to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Filed along with 18 other universities, including Brown, Harvard, and Yale, the brief asks that the Court uphold previous decisions by lower courts denying the Trump administration’s efforts…

Hoya Madness Headliner Fabolous Disinvited

Hoya Madness Headliner Fabolous Disinvited

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10/08/2019

The athletics department has disinvited Hoya Madness headliner Fabolous following student concern over the artist’s history of domestic violence.  “After engaging with students, we have cancelled the musical act for 2019 Hoya Madness. We take domestic violence very seriously and were unaware of the charges against the entertainer when he was booked through a third…

Swipe out hunger doubles donated swipes

Swipe out hunger doubles donated swipes

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10/08/2019

The Swipe out Hunger Program, a student-organized campaign that compiles donated meal swipes to  help combat food insecurity on campus, doubled its number of donated swipes this semester. The campaign collected 1,092 swipes, compared with 538 swipes last semester. The swipes will be accessible through the semester.  The campaign launched its first meal swipe donation…

Georgetown introduces new VR with Healthcare Lecture

Georgetown introduces new VR with Healthcare Lecture

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10/08/2019

Georgetown Library and the Gelardin New Media Center hosted a lecture on the role of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare in Lauinger Library on Oct. 1. Three speakers presented, and the event concluded with a hands-on demonstration of new VR technology the library has acquired. Both undergraduates and faculty were in the audience, in addition…


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