Tag: Georgetown

Henriquezes Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Henriquezes Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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10/21/2019

Former Georgetown parents Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez both pled guilty today for their involvement in the college admissions scandal. Their daughter, Isabelle “Izzy” Henriquez, previously a member of the Class of 2020, was dismissed from the university in May. According to the Washington Post, the couple will receive their sentencing in March.  Mr. Henriquez had…

Student groups participate in National Period Day

Student groups participate in National Period Day

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10/21/2019

Georgetown students joined a rally for the first ever National Period Day at the Capitol on Oct. 19. The rally demanded access to affordable menstrual products and an end to sales taxes on menstrual products that exist in 34 states. The D.C. protest coincided with similar rallies in all 50 states. D.C. does not tax…

Dolphin population growing in Potomac River

Dolphin population growing in Potomac River

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10/18/2019

Georgetown graduate students affiliated with the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project (PCDP) witnessed the birth of a wild bottlenose dolphin in the Potomac River, the third ever documented observation of such a birth and the first evidence of the Potomac as a breeding ground for dolphins.  The PCDP was initiated in 2015 by Georgetown biology professor and…

Colbert to become vice dean of faculty

Colbert to become vice dean of faculty

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10/18/2019

Soyica Colbert (COL ’01) was named Georgetown’s vice dean of faculty on Oct. 11. Colbert has spent over six years as a faculty member, most recently serving as the Director and professor of Theater and Performance Studies and a professor of African American Studies. Colbert’s appointment begins January 2020. She will replace Deborah Phillips, who…

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…

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…

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…

Every Study Spot on Campus Ranked

Every Study Spot on Campus Ranked

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10/09/2019

For a university with an undergraduate population of about 7,000 students, Georgetown has a remarkably small campus. While my lazy ass certainly wouldn’t want to change this, there are definitely a few drawbacks to this situation. Most notably: There is not a lot of extra space. Study areas are relatively few and fill up fast;…

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