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Incoming GULC professor Shon Hopwood began studying the law while serving an 11 year prison sentence for a string of bank robberies he committed.

Incoming GULC Professor, Former Bank Robber Reflects on Experiences

At first glance, Shon Hopwood appears to be a typical American and an average lawyer — he has a wife and two children, served in the U.S. Navy and earned his J.D. from the University of Washington Law School. But Hopwood’s path to studying law is different from most. The[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

WMATA Finds Crime Rate Uptick

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains bypassed their five crimes per every million riders annual target, recording 5.4 crimes for every million riders, according to a security report presented to the WMATA Board Dec. 1. The crimes counted in the report, labeled Part One Crimes by the Federal Bureau of[Read More…]

by December 10, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown’s Campus Ministry was awarded for its work to encourage community engagement, such as the building of the Sukkah.

University Wins Interfaith Honor

The White House selected Georgetown as the winner of its Interfaith Community Service Award from a group of 766 colleges and universities, the university announced last Monday. The award, which is a community service initiative led by the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service and supported[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The eighth annual Lavender Graduation, an effort to recognize the LGBTQ community at Georgetown, was held in the Healy Family Student Center on Wednesday.

Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Community, Allies

The LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life hosted the eighth annual Lavender Graduation, which seeks to celebrate the contributions and stories of Georgetown’s graduating LGBTQ community and its allies, in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday. The ceremony featured speeches from University President John J.[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A proposal to construct a new wing at MedStar Hospital has been criticized by the board charged with reviewing its design.

MedStar Pavilion Proposal Faces Backlash

A proposed new medical wing at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, part of the 2017 campus plan, faced criticism from the Old Georgetown Board regarding its potential conflict with planning principles in a design review meeting Feb. 4. In accordance with the Old Georgetown Act of 1950, all proposed building[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
Northeast Triangle On Track for Fall Opening

Northeast Triangle On Track for Fall Opening

The Northeast Triangle Residence Hall is expected to be completed on schedule this summer and will house sophomores beginning in the fall. Students will be able to preview the building beginning Feb. 26 in Sellinger Lounge, where they will also be able to vote on the furniture for the building’s[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Students Pan Potential RHO Consolidation

Students Pan Potential RHO Consolidation

The university is considering consolidating all mail services to one central location in the Leavey Center beginning in fall 2016 as part of Georgetown’s 2017 campus plan, a proposal that has come under scrutiny from on-campus student workers. Under the proposal, packages for students would be held and distributed from[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top