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Two GULC professors, Kristin N. Henning, above, and Wallace Mlyniec, received D.C. Lawyers for Youth honors.

GULC Professors Honored

D.C. Lawyers for Youth honored Georgetown University Law Center professors Kristin N. Henning and Wallace Mlyniec for their work as directors of the Juvenile Justice Clinic on Nov. 4. The JJC, which has educated nearly 700 students, formed in 1973 as one of the first legal clinics of its kind,[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News

IPPS Mentorship Program Promotes Networking

The Institute of Politics and Public Service launched a mentorship program to connect Georgetown students with working professionals from fields including government, advocacy, consulting, journalism and public relations Oct. 29. According to IPPS Executive Director Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94), the mentorship program falls under the institute’s greater mission of increasing[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Runners stream down M Street in Georgetown as part of the Marine Corps Marathon, which saw 30,000 racers, many from the university, traverse the District.

Beating a Path Through DC, Students Run MCM

On the morning of Oct. 25, runners stood on the road between Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, poised to begin a 26.2 mile race through the District. Carleigh Douglas (MSB ’16) stood among them, watching in awe as Marine Corps officers parachuted out of the sky holding American flags.[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Spanish professor Adam Lifshey received the Africa-Asia Book Prize from the International Convention of Asian Scholars in late September.

Spanish Professor Wins Book Prize

Georgetown Spanish associate professor Adam Lifshey won the annual Africa-Asia Book Prize from the International Convention of Asian Scholars for his book on Spanish literature in Southeast Asia and West Africa. Lifshey received the prize for his 2012 book, “The Magellan Fallacy: Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ROBERT CORTES FOR THE HOYA
The Federal Transit Administration has supervision of the D.C. Metro as of an Oct. 9 announcement from the Department of Transportation, making the subway system the first in the country to be under federal oversight.

Metro Under Federal Oversight

The D.C. Metro is the first United States subway system to be placed under direct government supervision of the Federal Transit Administration due to lapses in safety regulations, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced Oct. 9. Although everyday operations will continue under the Metro’s oversight, the FTA can perform[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement Chris Murphy and professor Uwe Brandes will lead Georgetown’s partnership with the White House MetroLab Network, which aims to connect university research with local city leaders nationwide.

University Joins White House Data Project

Georgetown partnered with the White House Smart Cities Initiative on Sept. 14, joining the MetroLab Network, a program that aims to promote university and city collaboration across the nation. The White House Office of Science and Technology launched the MetroLab Network during the White House Smart Cities Forum. Twenty-eight universities[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DAN KREYTAK FOR THE HOYA
Pope Francis appears on the Capitol balcony Thursday morning following his speech to a joint session of Congress. Tens of thousands gathered on the West Lawn to await the pontiff, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and clergy.

Pontiff Urges Congress to Uphold Social Justice

Pope Francis delivered the first papal address to a joint meeting of Congress in history Thursday, encouraging bipartisan collaboration on issues ranging from social justice and immigration rights to the environment and traditional American values. Following the nearly 40-minute address, the pope appeared on the balcony of the Capitol to[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Mayor Launches Homelessness Reform

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her plan to address Washington, D.C.’s homelessness crisis response system with a set of proposed administrative and legislative policy changes during a meeting with the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness Sept. 1. “Homelessness can seem so big and so insurmountable, but the fact is we can[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY LATINO LEADERSHIP FORUM
After a student-led push, the Main Campus Executive Faculty will vote on adding a diversity requirement.

MCEF to Vote On Core Change

The Main Campus Executive Faculty will vote today on the addition of a diversity requirement to the core curriculum that would apply to the Class of 2019. The vote follows months of campaigning by the Last Campaign for Academic Reform and the Provost’s Committee for Diversity to add a diversity[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Discusses Future of Region

The Honorable Omar Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered his first address at an American university in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. Abdullah discussed his tenure as chief minister and the road forward for the troubled region in his keynote address that closed out the Kashmir Conclave, a[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News