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MAGGIE CHEN/THE HOYA The McDonough School of Business launched a yearlong program for residents of Washington, D.C., released from correctional facilities to obtain certificates in business and entrepreneurship.

Georgetown Launches Inmate Re-Entry and Education Program

Washington, D.C. residents released from local correctional facilities are eligible for an academic and employment-centered fellowship program. The Georgetown Pivot Program is a fellowship for formerly incarcerated individuals through a one-year transition and re-entry program with a non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship. The program, which began this November, is[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

Georgetown’s Jewish community and its allies are calling for action against antisemitism in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue with an assault rifle and three handguns, killing 11 and injuring nine on the morning[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Fourteen speakers, including professors, students and chaplins, spoke at the seventh annual TEDxGeorgetown conference. The speeches focused on the theme “Ignite.”

TEDx Georgetown Speakers Ignite Gaston Hall Stage

The seventh annual TEDx Georgetown conference presented fourteen speakers, including Muslim chaplain Imam Yahya Hendi and Robert Bies, professor of management and director of the Executive Master’s in Leadership program at the McDonough School of Business, who spoke around the theme “Ignite.” The Oct. 27 conference in Gaston Hall included[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Juan Martinez (left, COL '20) and Kenna Chick (COL '20) announced their administration's executive Oct. 21.

GUSA Names 13 New Executive Board Members

The Georgetown University Student Association announced the names of its 13 new executive board members Oct. 21. These executive positions were left vacant following the Sept. 11 resignation of former GUSA President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and the Sept. 14 resignations of former GUSA Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced 250 formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C. residents reobtained their driver’s licenses Oct. 4.

Program Helps Formerly Imprisoned Residents Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Pathways to Work Reentry Program allowed its 250th previously incarcerated resident to reobtain a Washington, D.C. driver’s license, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 4. The Bowser administration established the program in November 2017 to help integrate returning citizens back into society, according to the Oct. 4 news release.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Former ADL Director Attributes Rise in Anti-Semitism to Trump

President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 inspired a growth of anti-Semitism, said American Defamation League National Director Emeritus and Holocaust survivor Abraham Foxman at an event Oct. 10 in the Mortara Center for International Studies. Foxman heads the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Catholic University Dean Will Rainford was suspended for a controversial tweet he posted responding to Julie Swetnick's allegations of sexual assault against nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Catholic University Dean Suspended After Controversial Tweet

The Catholic University of America suspended Dean Will Rainford Sept. 28 for tweets questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Rainford suggested Kavanaugh was a victim of assault in a Sept. 26 tweet published[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top