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Hockfield Urges Defense of Universities in College Commencement Address

Despite attacks on universities’ integrity, higher learning institutions are valuable to paving the path to the future and must be supported by their communities, neuroscientist Susan Hockfield (MED ’79) said in her commencement address to the Georgetown College in McDonough Arena on Saturday. “All of us are tempted to assume[Read More…]

Admissions Yield Reaches 50 Percent, Following Lowest-Ever Acceptance Rate

Georgetown’s admissions yield for the Class of 2022 reached 51 percent, the highest in recent memory, following a record-low acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications submitted to the university. The university’s admissions yield refers to the number of admitted students who paid the May 1 enrollment deposit and[Read More…]

Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

The United States is at the brink of a widespread environmental revolution, former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said at an event Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. The event featured an introduction by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, who discussed the university’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
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Uber, Lyft Rates Expected to Rise After Tax Effect

The cost of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is expected to increase in 2019 when a tax that will help fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority takes effect. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Dedicated Funding for the WMATA Emergency Act of 2018 on April 13.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday.

District Works to Repair City Roads

A long-term initiative to repair all Washington, D.C. city roads in poor condition by 2024 is underway, according to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), who announced her initiative for PaveDC last Friday. The plan consists of road rehabilitation and maintenance, alley repair and construction and sidewalk reconstruction across the city,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

GU Politics Funds Student Visit to Mexican Elections

Eight to 10 Georgetown students will be selected to travel to Mexico this summer to observe the country’s 2018 general election as part of a trip organized by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. GU Politics, with support from the School of Foreign Service, will sponsor and fund[Read More…]

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A collaboration with the deckles bikeshare company Limebike has brought 35 brightly colored bikes to campus for student use.

Dockless Bike-Sharing Reaches Campus With LimeBike Collaboration

Thirty-five bright green bikes are available for pickup at 12 on-campus locations as part of a new collaboration launched Tuesday between Georgetown University and the LimeBike dockless bike-share program. Under the partnership, students who sign up with a university email account can receive a rate of 50 cents per 30[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Transgender fashion model Peche Di said her industry still is not fully inclusive of all models, including models with different body types and gender identities.

Fashion Industry Still Lacks Inclusivity, Transgender Model Says

The American fashion industry can provide a platform for combatting ignorance of the transgender community, Thai transgender model Peche Di said in an event cohosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund and the LGBTQ Resource Center on Feb. 27. At the event, also cosponsored by the Thai Club, the Asian[Read More…]

by March 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ARSALAN IFTIKHAR TWITTER  Pennsylvania State University law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (LAW ’99) and Arsalan Iftikhar discussed Trump's Muslim ban.

Experts Talk Muslim Ban, Islamophobia in Trump Era

The level of animus directed toward the Muslim-American community under President Donald Trump’s administration is unprecedented, Pennsylvania State University law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (LAW ’99) argued in an event Thursday evening in the Leavey Center Program Room. Titled “Unpacking the Muslim Bans: A Conversation on Islamophobia in the Courts[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Multiple Fire Alarms Plague Southwest Quad

Multiple Fire Alarms Plague Southwest Quad

Five fire alarms in the Southwest Quad have been accidentally set off since Jan. 19, causing buildingwide evacuations in the dormitories at various points in the middle of the night and afternoon, and prompting repairs by Planning and Facilities Management and criticism of the university’s handling of the alarms. Three[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top