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WILL HASKELL FOR CT The Georgetown Alumnus and 22 year old-Will Haskell (COL '18) beat Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for a Connecticut State Senate Seat on Nov. 6.

Beating the Odds: Will Haskell’s Road to Conn. Senate

Will Haskell (COL ’18) knew his political ambitions were far from the norm. When asked about running for office at the age of 22, Haskell admitted the decision was anything but reasonable. “It was sort of a crazy idea to run,” Haskell said. “But behind that crazy idea was [one[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
NATALIE ISE/ THE HOYA As incidents of antisemitism persist in the United States, Georgetown's Center for Jewish Civilization continues to attract more students

Center for Jewish Civilization Nears 100th Member

As a Jewish student at Georgetown University, Sam Appel (COL ’20) was not interested in taking classes within the minor offered by the the Center for Jewish Civilization when he arrived his freshman year. “Freshman year, I heard about the CJC, and I thought to myself, ‘No way I would want[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
Students Shed Light on Campus Political Discourse

Students Shed Light on Campus Political Discourse

Hailing from Brownsville, Texas, Gilbert Saldaña’s (COL ’19) political views transformed upon his arrival at Georgetown University, a diverse community compared to his hometown. “I came from a very homogenous community where it was 90 percent Hispanic,” Saldaña said. “Before I came to college, personally I considered myself fiscally conservative[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
Michael Eric Dyson: Professor, Political Activist and Hip-Hop Scholar

Michael Eric Dyson: Professor, Political Activist and Hip-Hop Scholar

Beyoncé’s  2017 Grammy Awards performance  of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” may not be the typical start to a class at Georgetown University. But for professor Michael Eric Dyson, pop-cultural emblems and music videos regularly feature in his “Sociology and Culture: Beyoncé” class; a course where students often discuss topics[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
GULC The Georgetown University Law Center recieved its largest one-time donation in its history. It is meant to fund the Blume Public Leadership Institute, which will provide scholarships for students committed to public service.

Law Center Receives Donation

Ann and Bruce Blume (LAW ’80) donated $10 million to the Georgetown University Law Center, the largest-ever one-time donation to the Law Center, to create the Blume Public Leadership Institute. The Blume Institute will provide full-tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate public leadership potential, according to a Law Center news[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Club Lau, an event that has been held each year since its inception in 2007, has been cancelled for this fall. Library officials hope for its return in the future.

Annual Club Lau Event Cancelled, Potential to Return Remains Open

Since it first launched in 2007, the annual party hosted by Lauinger Library during the fall semester, “Club Lau,” is cancelled, due to a lack of sufficient funds to pay library staff and Georgetown University Police Department officers and provide amenities for the event. Katherine Thomas, Lauinger’s communications and marketing[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Stresses Need for Unity in Democratic Party

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Stresses Need for Unity in Democratic Party

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed the importance of a unified Democratic Party moving forward at a student town hall hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service and the McCourt School of Public Policy on Tuesday morning in Gaston Hall. Pelosi currently serves as[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News - Top
31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

Georgetown University Student Association senate elections for sophomore, junior and senior representatives are set to run between Wednesday and Thursday evening, following a current GUSA senate campaign to promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the body. Six rising seniors, 12 rising juniors and 13 rising sophomores have declared candidacy in[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Students for Justice in Palestine Host Annual Israel Apartheid Week

Students for Justice in Palestine Host Annual Israel Apartheid Week

Georgetown University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine hosted its annual Israel Apartheid Week from April 2 to 6 to draw attention to the 70 years of Palestinian popular resistance against the continued “process of dispossession” and conflict in the Israel-Palestine region since the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Sally Yates: Trump Eroding Democratic Norms, Public Trust

The erosion of democratic norms and public trust under President Donald Trump’s administration threatens U.S. democratic institutions, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said at a Wednesday evening event cosponsored by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and The New York Times. Yates said she is worried by[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top