What’s happening on campus and in D.C.
Launch of Hoya Transit pilot sees surge of student interest
4,067 students will enter the Hoya Transit Pilot Program and receive a $100 SmarTrip credit to determine the viability of a U-Pass program.
Georgetown administration supports new Title IX initiatives
A new university formal comment supports proposed changes to federal Title IX policy, extending support for survivors of sexual violence.
SwitchTech lock system targets efficiency, falls short on privacy
Georgetown replaced the physical lock and key systems of several residences with Bluetooth-activated SwitchTech door locks to mixed success.
Georgetown, other Catholic schools tell Supreme Court that affirmative action is key to their religious mission
46 Catholic schools submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of educational affirmative action, arguing diversity promotes Catholic values.
D.C. continues administering vaccines as monkeypox declines
The District's monkeypox cases have declined 20 percent on average since its per-capita high in July, partly due to high vaccination rates.
H*yas For Choice drafts “No Donation Pledge” to Georgetown following overturn of reproductive rights
HFC drafted a “No Donation Pledge” calling for contraception access, pro-choice funding, and an end to the Cardinal O'Connor Conference.
Back To Its Former Glory: Epi added to meal plan, expands hours
Recent changes to Epicurean and Company's schedule and payment options may bring even more students to its doors than its historic lore.
American University faculty and staff reach contract agreement after weeklong strike
Unionized AU faculty and staff have been on strike, protesting insufficient wages during contract negotiations that resolved Aug. 26.
Student Transportation Woes: When public transit is not so public
Given the lack of a local Metrorail stop and slow public transportation, getting off campus without a car can be daunting for Hoyas.
Following racist tweets and internal investigation, GULC professor and administrator resigns
Ilya Shapiro resigned from his role at the Georgetown University Law Center after a university investigation into a series of racist tweets.
Frequent false fire alarms in Harbin pose serious safety concerns
For months, the first-year residents of Harbin Hall have been woken by false fire alarms at all hours of the night.
In the hours and days after Roe v. Wade opinion leaked, students gather at the Supreme Court
On the night of May 2, students rallied in front of the Supreme Court in protest of the draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Georgetown Hotel to lay off employees without severance pay, become transition housing
The Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center is set to lay off all its employees without termination or severance pay by June 30.
D.C.’s renewed Emancipation Day celebration marks 160th anniversary
People gathered in the city to celebrate 160 years of emancipation in Washington, D.C., after two years of postponed Emancipation Day events.
‘The Cookout’ enshrines Black joy, builds community
After months of exertion by its four coordinators, the April 9 ‘Cookout’ represented a dream coming to life.
Lauinger remodeling aims to create a more modern, socialization-oriented library
Lauinger Library has served as a main study space at Georgetown, but now, administrators are considering an upgrade to the dated facility.
UndocuWeek returns to campus to celebrate and elevate immigrant voices
HFIR hosted its sixth annual UndocuWeek to educate, support, and raise awareness for undocumented students on Georgetown’s campus.
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.
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.
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.