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William Peter Blatty (CAS '50) was most well-known for writing "The Exorcist," which was set largely in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Blatty Remembered for Contributions to Horror Genre, Georgetown

As he sat in a theology class at Georgetown taught by Fr. Eugene Gallagher, S.J., a young student learned of an exorcism that occurred in the Washington area. Inspired by the incident, William Peter Blatty (CAS ’50) went on to write a novel that would serve as the foundation of[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential D.C. constitution, which will be finalized at a convention June 17 and 18 before a citywide vote in November.

Constitution for ‘New Columbia’ Drafted

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential District constitution May 6 that delineates the steps for elevating the nation’s capital from a federal district to a state tentatively called New Columbia. The New Columbia Statehood Commission, a facet of the D.C. Council, will hold a[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Muriel Bowser

Bowser Pushes Initiatives to Accommodate Homeless

In light of an influx of families seeking shelter during a record-breaking winter storm this year, homelessness in Washington, D.C., became an increasingly prominent issue, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) recently announcing plans to close the city’s dilapidated D.C. General Family Shelter. According to the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness,[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment Campus News, Year in Review 2015-2016
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Lacrosse Team Junior Edward Blatz Dies

Edward Blatz Jr. (MSB ’17), a junior on the men’s lacrosse team, died early Sunday, according to a university-wide email sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. Blatz is survived by his parents Anne Marie and Edward[Read More…]

by April 24, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The overall admissions rate for the Class of 2020 remained steady at 16.4 percent, with New York, California and New Jersey continuing to hold the positions of top three states represented.

Acceptance Rate Remains Consistent At 16.4 Percent

Georgetown accepted 3,276 of 20,002 applicants to the Class of 2020 at an overall admissions rate of 16.4 percent, consistent with that of last year. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent out decisions for the regular application cycle Friday. Of the total applicants, 2,384 were accepted through regular decision and 892[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 3 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro to Begin 24-Hour Shutdown

The Metrorail system will shut down for a full ridership cycle of least 24 hours beginning midnight today for emergency safety inspections of over 600 electric cables in all tunnels. If potential safety risks are identified in the checks, the closure may be extended to allow for repairs. The decision,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Tombs, 1789, F. Scott’s to Temporarily Close

The Tombs Restaurant and Bar, 1789 Restaurant and F. Scott’s are closing from June 11 until Labor Day for renovations. All three restaurants are part of Clyde’s Restaurant Group, which is making a multimillion-dollar investment to repair the property’s roof, improve the restaurants’ kitchens and install first-floor bathrooms in 1789.[Read More…]

by March 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The College, School of Foreign Service and the School of Nursing and Health Studies received a slight increase in applications.

Regular Applications Rise Slightly for 2020

Regular decision applications rose by 2.46 percent this year, increasing from 19,478 for the Class of 2019 to 19,958 for the Class of 2020. The slight increase marks a departure from the stable number of applicants over the past few years. This is the second-largest pool of regular applications the[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
IPPS Fellows Outline Objectives to Engage, Inspire

IPPS Fellows Outline Objectives to Engage, Inspire

The Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomed its spring 2016 class of fellows to campus for orientation Jan. 14. The orientation marked the beginning of a semesterlong term for the five fellows, including former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla (GRD ’89), senior politics editor for The Daily Beast[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Discontinues Early Assurance Program

The Georgetown University Law Center announced Wednesday afternoon that it will discontinue its Early Assurance Program. The decision is effective immediately and the program, which was established over 25 years ago, is no longer accepting applications. The program allowed university juniors interested in law school to apply to the Law[Read More…]

by January 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top