Tag: coronavirus

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

GUSA calls for expansion of fall work-study opportunities

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06/30/2020

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for Georgetown to expand work-study options for the fall semester at their meeting on June 28. The resolution noted that many common work-study positions have reduced hiring for the summer and forecasts that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend will continue with the fall semester. Approximately 40…

D.C. takes the next step towards reopening

D.C. takes the next step towards reopening

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06/20/2020

Washington D.C. will begin Phase Two of reopening from the shutdown caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus on June 22, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on June 19. Phase Two reopening comes after a 15-day decline in COVID-19 cases in the District and involves the gradual relaxing of regulations. Notable changes include an increase…

Georgetown cancels fall study abroad, graduate school announces hybrid semester

Georgetown cancels fall study abroad, graduate school announces hybrid semester

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06/15/2020

Georgetown has canceled all study abroad and exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester, according to an email sent on June 15 by Provost Robert Groves. In a separate email, Georgetown’s graduate school announced all graduate students would be invited to attend classes in person.  The cancellation of university-sponsored international travel, including study abroad, applies…

Taking science out of the lab: STEM classes adjust to remote learning

Taking science out of the lab: STEM classes adjust to remote learning

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06/09/2020

Besides the standard textbook, General Chemistry II students have a new item to purchase for class this summer: a hands-on laboratory kit complete with chemicals, gloves, goggles, and other equipment they need to conduct experiments during remote learning.  This kit is one of many tools that university science departments are using to simulate laboratory experience…

Georgetown summer classes see a spike in registration

Georgetown summer classes see a spike in registration

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05/29/2020

A Georgetown student’s summer is typically just as busy as their school year, with students ambitiously pursuing internships, research fellowships, and jobs across the globe.  This summer, however, nearly 2,000 Georgetown students will return to the virtual classroom. Rates of registration for Georgetown’s 2020 summer session spiked 69 percent in comparison to 2019 according to…

D.C. begins to reopen, no changes for Georgetown

D.C. begins to reopen, no changes for Georgetown

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05/29/2020

Washington, D.C.’s stay-at-home-order was lifted today, signaling a start to the ReOpen DC plan that was released on May 21.  Mayor Muriel Bowser’s order to begin Phase One of reopening, which was made public on May 27, allows limited opening of non-essential retail businesses and restaurants, in addition to repealing the stay-at-home order. This was…

Institute of Constitutional Advocacy files lawsuit against “discriminatory” coronavirus relief bill

Institute of Constitutional Advocacy files lawsuit against “discriminatory” coronavirus relief bill

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05/21/2020

Georgetown’s Institute of Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) partnered with CASA de Maryland, an immigrant’s rights organization, to file a federal lawsuit against the coronavirus aid bill, alleging that the bill discriminates against the U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants. The bill, formally called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was passed to…

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