Tag: covid-19

Love in the time of coronavirus

Love in the time of coronavirus

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06/28/2020

Coronavirus has ruined my love life.  Not that it was exactly booming before quarantine orders descended. But I had three dates lined up after spring break, which obviously all went to hell when I found out I’d be going home for the rest of the semester. I had just steeled my resolve to jump back…

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…

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

Incoming freshmen weigh in on fall semester plans

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06/08/2020

A group of incoming Georgetown freshmen sent an open letter addressing the possibility of the university continuing online classes for the Fall 2020 semester and asking for consideration for specific populations to University President John DeGioia and Associate Vice President and University Registrar Annamarie Bianco on May 1. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Georgetown has…

On The Pandemic: Domestic violence and the danger at home

On The Pandemic: Domestic violence and the danger at home

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06/07/2020

Stay home. For most of us, it’s the one thing we can do to save lives from the reach of COVID-19—to do our part for society when so many others are risking their lives by going to work for us. For some, however, staying home is more dangerous than contracting the disease. Due to this pandemic, as well as the financial strain many families are facing, domestic violence cases have spiked nationally. This is how we can begin to help.

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…

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