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THEO SYMONDS FOR THE HOYA
The new 477,000-square-foot pavilion is expected to cost $567 million and to be completed by December 2022, two years later than initially estimated.

MedStar Georgetown Construction to Begin January 2018

Construction on a new medical/surgical pavilion and helipad at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will begin in January 2018, in accordance with the 2017-2036 Campus Plan. The new 477,000-square-foot pavilion is expected to cost $567 million and to be completed by December 2022, two years later than initially estimated. The project[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CAROLINE PAPPAS FOR THE HOYA
The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail time that currently accompany charges of fare evasion for non-minors.

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Metro Fare Evasion

Washington, D.C. officials are divided over a new bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and rail services. The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ALEX MOONEY FOR THE HOYA
Alumni with experience in the media field discussed opportunities for students and the challenges facing journalists today.

Alumni in Journalism Discuss Trump and Current Media Climate

Georgetown alumni who have made careers in journalism and professional writing shared advice for aspiring journalists and their views on the current media landscape at an event by Georgetown Writes on Wednesday. The event, hosted by Georgetown Writes in partnership with the Georgetown University Media Alliance and Hoyas in Letters,[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

The black population in Washington, D.C., dipped below 50 percent for the first time in nearly 60 years due to increased gentrification, growing income inequality and an expanding education gap, trends expected to continue without government intervention, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday morning. Requested by the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUSA Looks to Establish Internship Stipend Program

GUSA Looks to Establish Internship Stipend Program

The Georgetown University Student Association is working to establish a program that would give students stipends for working unpaid internships. The initiative, which parallels those at universities like The George Washington University, hopes to allow low- and middle-income students to better pursue unpaid internship opportunities in the District. “Students would[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALEX MOONEY/THE HOYA
The Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center unveiled a new art installation aiming to help patients' healing process.

Lombardi Center Unveils New Art Installation

Alex Mooney is a staff writer for The Hoya. A new art installation was unveiled Wednesday evening at the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center. The installation, entitled “Freize,” is part of the center’s goal to display original artwork for its beneficial and healing effects on patients. Consisting of 11 squares of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Donald Trump’s stated commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents an opportunity for renewed negotiation between the two regions, according to two experts on the Middle Eastern dispute speaking Monday night. The panel, convened by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue, featured former ambassador Dennis Ross, who has worked in[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia has met with a series of descendants since this summer in an effort to reconcile Georgetown’s history with slavery.

Descendants of 272 Recruit Legal Representation

The Legacy of GU 272 Alliance, a group of descendants of the 272 slaves sold to a Louisiana plantation in 1838 whose sale benefited Georgetown, has hired lawyers to facilitate talks with Georgetown as the university looks to reconcile its slaveholding past. The group, which is made up of about[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

District Set to Become 1st City With Green Bank

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced March 15 that she is requesting funds from the D.C. Council to establish a green bank to aid the District’s clean energy efforts. This would make the District the first U.S. city to create a green bank. Green banks are financial institutions that[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Medical Student Club Promotes Awareness for Students Without Documentation

Georgetown University Medical Center students launched a group last fall to raise awareness among medical students and administrators about the experiences of students without documentation. The group, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Undocumented Student Awareness Club, plans to educate medical students about the DACA program and[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top