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HANNAH LEVINE FOR THE HOYA Hundreds of Georgetown University students, faculty and community members gathered in front of Healey Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, calling for gun violence prevention in the aftermath of last month’s shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Georgetown Community Joins National Walkout Movement in Response to Gun Violence

Hundreds of Georgetown University students, faculty and community members gathered in front of Healy Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, calling for gun violence prevention in the aftermath of last month’s shooting in Parkland, Fla. Exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Hundreds of Students Join Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Hundreds of Students Join Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Hundreds of students marched out of class Wednesday morning to call for gun violence prevention, part of a nationwide network of protests in the aftermath of last month’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. At least 200 Georgetown University students, members of faculty and local families gathered[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA In a push to establish one-credit foreign language courses, members of the School of Foreign Service Academic Council have begun to survey students from across all four schools via Google Forms to gauge their interest.

Academic Council Pushes for 1-Credit Language Classes

A student-led proposal for one-credit foreign language classes faces resistance from the Faculty of Language and Linguistics despite strong demonstrated student interest. In a push to establish one-credit foreign language courses, members of the School of Foreign Service Academic Council have begun to survey students from across all four schools[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panelists included Rick Smolan, a New York Times best-selling author; Cathy O’Neil, author of The New York Times’ best seller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”; Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press”; and Mayra Buvinic, a member of the United Nations Foundation and senior fellow at Data2X.

Panelists Discuss Data Ethics

Data has the potential to significantly change society, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Director and Georgetown philosophy professor Maggie Little said during a panel discussion of the ethical use of information hosted in Healy Hall on Feb. 1. The event, “A Conversation in Bioethics: Data Ethics,” was hosted by The Kennedy Institute[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden, speaks at a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security event last Wednesday.

Launching Research Project, Ambassadors Highlight Women’s Role in Peace

Women’s civil society groups are crucial to promoting peace in Ukraine and Myanmar, said Melanne Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues under the administration of former President Barack Obama, at an event co-hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Embassy of Sweden[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD FOR THE HOYA
Maria Cornell, the incoming chair of the Georgetown University College Democrats, takes the reins of one of Georgetown's largest clubs this spring.

Diversity and Inclusion Priorities for Incoming College Democrats Chair

Members of Georgetown University College Democrats elected a new executive board for the spring semester last week, producing a team that plans to work toward increasing diversity within the club. Maria Cornell (SFS ’20) is set to replace Larry Huang (COL ’19) when his term as chair ends Dec. 31.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to Undergo 7-Year Renovation

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to Undergo 7-Year Renovation

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is set to begin seven years of renovations starting summer 2018, in the first renovations since its opening in 1976. The renovations will include repairs and maintenance to the building on Independence Avenue and the installations of new exhibits, as well as updates[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced four locations for Amazon's new headquarters as part of the District's bid to woo the company.

Bowser Announces Amazon Bid Locations

The Anacostia Riverfront, the NoMa neighborhood north of Union Station, the Capitol East neighborhood and the Shaw-Howard University area are Washington, D.C.’s proposed locations for Amazon, Inc.’s second corporate headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 16. D.C. is one of more than 50 cities in the United States and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

Washington, D.C. residents will soon be able to access the recently renovated area of the Southwest Waterfront by way of expanded transportation options, including a southwest shuttle and a water taxi, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Thursday. Increased transportation options will allow residents to access the area’s newest development: the[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top