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179 Years Later, Descendants of Slaves Seek Future at Georgetown

179 Years Later, Descendants of Slaves Seek Future at Georgetown

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by September 15, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The acceptance rate for the Class of 2021 dropped a full percentage point from last year.

Georgetown Acceptance Rate Hits Record Low

Georgetown accepted a record-low 15.4 percent of students to the Class of 2021, an overall 3,313 out of 21,465 applicants. The 15.4 percent acceptance rate marks a full point percentage drop from the rates of the last five years, which hovered between 16.4 percent and 16.6 percent. Of the total[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
Suspect in Georgetown Student Kidnapping Arrested

Suspect in Georgetown Student Kidnapping Arrested

The suspect accused of kidnapping a Georgetown University student three blocks from campus has been arrested in Seattle, Wash., according to local media outlets. NBC4 Washington has named the suspect as Paolo Aldorasi, 34, of London, England, and said he will face a federal kidnapping charge. The Georgetown University Police[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Trump Arrives in Capital Amid Protests, Celebrations

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by January 24, 2017 0 comments City News, Election Day 2016, News
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Trump’s Inauguration Sparks Protests

Thousands of spectators, including many Georgetown students, attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump today at the United States Capitol, which was accompanied by a series of protests from multiple groups. The 45th president took his oath of office around 12 p.m. and followed with his inaugural address, which focused[Read More…]

by January 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Class of 2021 Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

Georgetown accepted 11.9 percent of its 7,822 early action applicants to the Class of 2021, 1 percent lower than last year’s 13 percent and the lowest acceptance rate in university history. Georgetown notified the early action applicants about their acceptance or deferral to the regular admissions pool by mail Dec.[Read More…]

by December 19, 2016 6 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Edgar Welch was arrested Sunday for discharging an assault rifle at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria after reading an online conspiracy theory about the restaurant.

Fake News Prompts Pizzeria Gun Scare

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after walking into a pizzeria in Northwest Washington, D.C., with an assault rifle and discharging his weapon, citing a desire to self-investigate a false online conspiracy theory linking the pizzeria to a child sex trafficking ring, according to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments City News, News
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At the White House early Wednesday morning, hundreds gathered to protest or celebrate Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

Trump Victory Shocks Campus, DC

Georgetown students protested President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton early Wednesday morning in front of the White House and the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., later that evening. Students made their way down to the White House as early as 12 a.m. Wednesday morning, as it[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Gymnasts Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman, left, joined their teammates in winning the Team of the Olympic Games award, while swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, won the Female Athlete of the Olympic Games Award.

Team USA Awards Bring Olympic Stars to Campus

Georgetown was abuzz with belated Olympic fever Wednesday when more than 500 Olympians and Paralympians came together in McDonough Arena for the first time since the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Team USA Awards. The ceremony also served as[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The admissions yield remained constant, with a disparity in yield for those who did and did not apply for financial aid.

Admissions Yield Holds Steady

Georgetown University’s admissions yield for the Class of 2020 remained steady, increasing slightly to 48 percent from last year’s rate of 47.6 percent, as of May 2. The admissions yield refers to the number of accepted students who choose to enroll in the university. The target enrollment for each class[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top