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The Institute of Politics and Public Service and the Independent Journal hosted “Hack the Debate,” a competition aimed to increase voter engagement in political debates in the Healey Family Student Center on Nov. 8. Developers from Mic.com won for their “DebateMate” mobile-friendly site.

IPPS Hackathon Examines Voter Engagement

Students, graduates and working professionals from the Washington, D.C. area and beyond gathered for a daylong innovation competition focused on creating technological accessories for presidential debates to increase voter engagement among millennials. The “Hack the Debate” event, which was hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Speechwriters Gather For World Conference

Around 120 speechwriting and executive communications professionals shared their experiences working for international political and business leaders at the second Professional Speech Writers Association annual world conference in the Rafik B. Hariri Building from Oct. 6 to 8. Speechwriters from nine countries attended the three-day conference, including former speechwriters for[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Helpline Remains Underused

Since its inception in 2007, the compliance helpline in the Office of Compliance and Ethics has served as a simple, confidential and largely underutilized reporting service that offers students and faculty an alternative channel to bring compliance-related concerns to light. As parts of Georgetown’s Institutional Compliance and Ethics Program, the[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
DAN GANNON/THE HOYA
More than 60 students participated Sunday in the first round of the Well Talks, a monthly discussion series hosted by the Protestant Chaplaincy. The first talk focused on the topic of #BlackLivesMatter and race issues specifically pertaining to Georgetown.

Protestant Chaplaincy Launches Discussion Series

In the first iteration of the Well Talks sponsored by the Protestant Ministry, Georgetown University Brothers for Christ, GU Sisters for Christ and Protestant chaplain Rev. Khristi Adams led a student discussion of the Black Lives Matter social movement. The Well Talks, which are held the third Sunday of every[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student Play Makes Debut at Kennedy Center

Student Play Makes Debut at Kennedy Center

Seven actors took to the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater Monday for a 50-minute reading of the student-written “Pandemopium,” Georgetown’s entry to the 14th annual Page-to-Stage Festival. The play, written by Connor Rohan (COL ’16), centers on the daily life of an[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Media Spurs Microagression Movement

Universities across the country, including Georgetown, have become the nucleus of the burgeoning microaggressions movement which uses social media to promote dialogue about discrimination in daily life. The Brown University Micro/Aggressions Facebook page, is one of many university movements aiming to address the prevalence of discriminating racial and stereotypical microaggressions[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Lombardi Identifies Cancer Genes

Lombardi Identifies Cancer Genes

Researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified an assembly of 55 genes, related with low levels or impairment of a certain protein, which could predict poorer prognoses and survival rates for patients with breast cancer. The study report, “SYK Allelic Loss and the Role of Syk-Regulated Genes[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Socializing Key for Student App

Socializing Key for Student App

Daanish Jamal (MSB ’16) took a leave of absence from Georgetown this semester to found his company and smartphone app, NextSpot, aimed at those who find Facebook events too formal for planning group gatherings and group messages annoying, Jamal and co-founder Adhir Ravipati, a graduate of Northeastern University, sought to[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Students Eschew ACA for Private Plans

With the formal introduction of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act on Jan.1, Americans have another option for health insurance. But while the ACA launch has focused on enrolling young, healthy individuals in healthcare marketplaces, few Georgetown students, most of whom are covered under the university plan or their parents’ health[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Students Eschew ACA for Private Plans

With the formal introduction of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act on Jan.1, Americans have another option for health insurance. But while the ACA launch has focused on enrolling young, healthy individuals in healthcare marketplaces, few Georgetown students, most of whom are covered under the university plan or their parents’ health insurance, have[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments Uncategorized