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SFSAC Lobbies For Arts and Politics Certificate

To complement the School of Foreign Service’s economics and government-heavy course load, the SFS Academic Council will propose an arts and politics undergraduate certificate in December. The council is currently preparing a proposal for the SFS Curriculum Committee. The tentative details of the certificate include three theoretical classes based on[Read More…]

by November 26, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

SFSAC Lobbies For Arts and Politics Certificate

To complement the School of Foreign Service’s economics and government-heavy course load, the SFS Academic Council will propose an arts and politics undergraduate certificate in December. The council is currently preparing a proposal for the SFS Curriculum Committee. The tentative details of the certificate include three theoretical classes based on[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Campus News
Activists March on Epicurean

Activists March on Epicurean

More than 40 students marched into Epicurean and Co. on Monday afternoon to present a petition with 500-plus student signatures to owner Chang Wook Chon, demanding fair treatment of Epicurean workers. The event was organized by the Georgetown Solidarity Committee with the help of members of Georgetown chapter of the[Read More…]

by November 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Non-Tenure Faculty Feel Neglect at GU

To the students in Oded Meyer’s statistics classes, Meyer is just like any other professor. But as a full-time faculty member not on the tenure track, Meyer’s experience is markedly different from that of many other faculty members. “It really gave me the feeling of being a second-class citizen,” Meyer said. “Who[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Area Studies Funding Cut

National Resource Centers that focus on area studies, like Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, have faced a series of federal budget cuts that seems likely to continue. Funded by federal grants through Title VI of the Higher Education Act of[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments City News, News
The university is looking toward Lauinger Library and Reiss Science Building in its master planning. Renovations to Lauinger, with a projected completion date 10 years away, would include a reading room with two stories of glass windows and the relocation of Midnight MUG to the fourth floor. A sky bridge may connect Reiss to Regents Hall.
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Plans Tackle Campus Eyesores

  While campus has been consumed lately by discussions of short-term housing solutions, the university has kept an eye on the long term, with the goal of eventually renovating Lauinger Library and Reiss Science Building. Lauinger Library administrators estimate that fundraising, planning and construction for the library will take approximately[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Campus Crime Up in 2012

Campus Crime Up in 2012

Overall reported crime increased at Georgetown’s main campus but decreased at the Georgetown University Law Center in downtown D.C. this year, according to the Department of Public Safety’s 2013 Annual Crime Report. The report highlights reported crime trends at the two D.C. campuses and the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Council Takes Up Marijuana Legalization

In response to a severe racial discrepancy among those arrested for marijuana-related offenses, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill Tuesday that would legalize recreational usage of marijuana in the District. If passed, the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act would permit people over the age of 21 to possess and use[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments City News, News
GWU Institutes Mandatory Neighbor Tutorial for Students

GWU Institutes Mandatory Neighbor Tutorial for Students

In order to alleviate resident-student tensions, The George Washington University has instituted a mandatory “good neighbor” tutorial for students. Using a platform similar to AlcoholEdu, the tutorial teachesGWU students about city laws and guidelines for proper neighborly behavior. The GW Hatchet reported that the university instituted the tutorial in response to neighbors’ complaints that[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC Nonprofit Moves To Local Landmark

The Halcyon House — a Georgetown landmark built in 1787 — will enter the next phase of its history this year with the S&R Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit. The foundation, which supports talented individuals in the arts and sciences with a focus on international cultural collaboration, purchased the house —[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments City News, News