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Class of 2021 Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

December 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm 4 comments

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

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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

December 6, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

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

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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

November 11, 2016 at 12:20 am 0 comments

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 itRead More

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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

September 30, 2016 at 12:22 am 0 comments

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 asRead More

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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

May 20, 2016 at 12:14 am 0 comments

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 classRead More

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Kehoe Field’s conditions create challenges for club sports teams.

Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

April 29, 2016 at 3:52 am 0 comments

Faced with increased demand for resources in virtually all aspects of campus, the administration worked to address growing concerns in Georgetown’s academic, athletic and student life. Academic Resource Center With five academic coordinators responsible for the entire student population, the Academic Resource Center faced criticism for its tight quarters andRead More

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Eleven Georgetown students participated in week-long Democracy Spring protests at Capitol Hill against government corruption and voting discrimination.

Students Arrested In Political Protest on Capitol Hill

April 22, 2016 at 12:20 am 0 comments

At least two Georgetown University students were arrested Monday during this week’s Democracy Spring protests, which began April 12. The protests were focused on ending voting discrimination and U.S. government corruption including special interest contributions in politics, and these arrests added to the nearly 1,300 others apprehended. The weeklong protests,Read More

District Officials Ban Travel to Anti-LGBTQ States

April 8, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C. legislators and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) have introduced legislation banning city-funded travel to states with laws discriminating against LGBTQ individuals. Bowser signed an order March 31 prohibiting the official travel of city employees to North Carolina in response to the state’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, whichRead More

M Street Temporarily Widens Sidewalks

April 7, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Georgetown Business Improvement District has begun temporarily expanding the sidewalks of M Street NW by eight feet every Saturday and Sunday to accommodate increased foot traffic, beginning the weekend of April 2 and lasting through November. Each weekend, the 3200 block of M St. will be widened with aRead More

Virus Causes Shutdown at MedStar Health, Prompting FBI Investigation

March 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

An unknown party hacked major hospital chain MedStar Health Inc. on Monday morning, affecting operations at various Washington hospitals and doctors’ offices. The FBI is currently investigating whether the attack is a ransom attempt to extort money in exchange for restoration of the system. MedStar is a $5 billion healthcareRead More