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Young Progressives: Do Not Drop the Ball

In light of last week’s debate between Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about who is qualified to be president, I think it is fair to say the level of vitriol between progressives in the Democratic nomination fight has reached 2008-like levels.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Take Charge of Your Safety

Take Charge of Your Safety

Here at Georgetown, we are located in one of the most secure neighborhoods in Washington, according to city data. Many of us are lucky enough to have caring, conscientious friends who look out for us when we walk home after it gets dark at night. We have a capable, well-trained[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Remember Sandy Hook

Remember Sandy Hook

Next Sunday, Dec. 14, will mark the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, when 20 children and 6 educators were shot to death in cold blood less than two miles from my childhood home. Since that day, I have had so many people express disappointment to me[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Immigration Reform May Aid STEM Students

A group of international students studying science and mathematics met with Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, last week to advocate for an immigration reform proposal that may soon come before the Senate. Georgetown University Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming (FLL ’72), who has[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Obama Budget Would Impact Aid, Research

President Obama’s budget proposal, if approved by Congress, would have a mixed impact both on Georgetown’s research centers and students who benefit from federal loan programs. Georgetown University Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming (SFS ’72) said he mostly supported the proposal, which was released April 10. “For the[Read More…]

by April 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News
In iWeek, Georgetown Celebrates Student Diversity

In iWeek, Georgetown Celebrates Student Diversity

This week, students will take a break from studying to learn Greek dancing, play cricket and cook African food as part of iWeek, a celebration of international students’ cultures sponsored by the Office of International Programs, despite several funding hurdles this year. Student groups, including the African Society of Georgetown,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Partnership Equips Lombardi Cancer Center to Weather Health System Changes

As part of its effort to expand collaborative research opportunities, the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Lombardi Cancer Center announced a joint partnership with the John Theurer Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center last week. The two institutions have been affiliated since the signing of an agreement between the Hackensack,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments News
University Lobbying Declines

University Lobbying Declines

Georgetown’s expenditure on lobbying Congress has dropped sharply over the last decade, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research firm that collects information from the Senate Office of Public Records. Between 2001 and 2012, the years for which data are available on the firm’s website, university lobbying costs[Read More…]

by March 26, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

D.C. Mayor Plans to Make District Greener

Mayor Vincent Gray announced late February that he will pursue an ambitious sustainability plan that aims to make Washington, D.C., the most environmentally friendly city in the country by 2032. “In just one generation — 20 years — the District of Columbia will be the healthiest, greenest and most livable[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News

Abuse Victim Opens Inaugural GPPI Conference

Actress Sonja Sohn of HBO’s “The Wire” shared stories of the abuse she faced as the daughter of an abusive, schizophrenic Vietnam War veteran to a crowd of juvenile justice experts last Thursday morning. Her lecture was the opening keynote address for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s first-ever Leadership Evidence[Read More…]

by February 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News