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Porterfield’s Impact Is Far-Reaching

In the spring of 1981, then-sophomore Daniel Porterfield (COL ’83) desperately hoped to become a resident adviser for first-year students. Nearly 30 years after mentoring that original group of freshmen on Darnall Hall’s fourth floor, Porterfield plays a major role in the Georgetown community as its senior vice president for[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Undocumented Students Speak

When Francisco Gutierrez (MSB ’13) was a sophomore at his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had plans to apply for an internship like all of his friends. There was only one problem: The application called for a social security number he did not have. Gutierrez was 14 years old[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

SFS Certificate Coordinator Resigns

In response to what some view as the systematic weakening of the School of Foreign Service’s International Development certificate over the past year, Zara Khan (SFS ’07) is resigning from her role as program coordinator. Khan said in an email to students pursuing the certificate, that although she was promised[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News, Uncategorized

Education Reform Touches Hilltop

Jessica PĂ©rez’s high school guidance counselor told her not to bother applying to Georgetown because it would be too hard. From her freshman year in high school, the odds were stacked against her – most of the faces she saw in the hallways would not even make it to graduation.[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Politicos Settle on Israel

With recently revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at risk of languishing due to ongoing Jewish settlement building in the West Bank, student groups at Georgetown have joined the contentious debate, calling for strong ties between the United States and Israel. In a document released this fall, the Georgetown-Israel Alliance, College Democrats[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Community Responds to Rutgers Suicide

Many members of the university community have gathered in the wake of the Sept. 22 suicide of a Rutgers University freshman, as part of an effort to prevent instances of anti-LGBTQ bias on the Hilltop. Tyler Clementi committed suicide after his roommate video-streamed his sexual encounter with another man online.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Community Responds to Rutgers Suicide

Many members of the university community have gathered in the wake of the Sept. 22 suicide of a Rutgers University freshman, as part of an effort to prevent instances of anti-LGBTQ bias on the Hilltop. Tyler Clementi committed suicide after his roommate video-streamed his sexual encounter with another man online.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

R U Ready? Kicks Off

The eighth annual R U Ready? event paved the way for an increased dialogue on sexual assault Thursday night in Copley Formal Lounge. ore than 100 students and faculty members attended the event, which aimed to provide an educated discourse for sexual assault on campus. Rape, Abuse and Incest National[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

R U Ready Seeks to End Sexual Assault

As reports circulate that one in four women and one in eight men will be victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault by the time they leave high school and enter college, the eighth annual “R U Ready?” event to be held next Thursday in Copley Formal Lounge hopes[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

New Site Aids Student Search for Housing

Two current MSB students and one alumnus will demonstrate the spirit of Georgetown entrepreneurship this Wednesday with the launch of a website focusing on off-campus housing. For Peter Swiek (MSB ’10), Joey Friedrich (MSB ’13) and Michael Crouch (MSB ’13), an ordinary MSB class project one year ago led to[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News