Tag: covid-19

In Favor of the Double A Policy

In Favor of the Double A Policy

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03/31/2020

One thousand five hundred fifty-six student signatures. Sixty-six organizations, including three academic councils and every branch of GUSA. You’d be hard-pressed to find this level of support for any policy proposal, but the Double A Grading Proposal has just that: 1,556 signatures. Alongside students at Harvard, Yale, and a multitude of other colleges, many Georgetown…

Coronavirus shakes up students’ postgrad plans

Coronavirus shakes up students’ postgrad plans

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03/30/2020

A student’s last semester of college is full of traditions. For Georgetown students, the last week on the Hilltop means a marathon of celebrations with friends and family, culminating in a commencement honoring all they have achieved, before each goes off to the next chapter of their life. This year, with classes moved online for…

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

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03/29/2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many universities have struggled to make the best decisions regarding instructional continuity and student safety. Georgetown has been transparent, communicative, and receptive to student opinions, which has made the transition easier for students and staff. This editorial board feels that the administration has done well in this…

University announces online classes, citing coronavirus concerns

University announces online classes, citing coronavirus concerns

By: and
03/11/2020

Georgetown University announced plans on March 11 to move all undergraduate courses online in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus and the associated disease known as COVID-19.  In a university-wide statement, university President John DeGioia explained that while campus will remain open, all courses will be administered virtually until further notice. He…

Georgetown coronavirus case being treated at Medstar

Georgetown coronavirus case being treated at Medstar

By: and
03/08/2020

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) is treating a patient that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a university-wide email sent by Chief Public Health Officer Vince Winklerprins on March 8.  The D.C. Mayor’s Office confirmed on March 7 that the patient, Rector Timothy Cole, a resident of the Georgetown neighborhood, contracted a case of…

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