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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Benjamin Kuo, the current associate vice president for facilities management at Cornell University, will be the new Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning in December.

New Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning Set to Begin in December

A new vice president for facilities management and planning will take over the role in December, the university announced in a news release Nov. 2. Benjamin Kuo, currently an associate vice president for facilities management at Cornell University, will replace interim Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning Gregory Simmons.[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU to Offer Environmental Policy Masters Program

GU to Offer Environmental Policy Masters Program

Georgetown rolled out a new master’s program to teach students to measure levels of potentially harmful substances in the atmosphere and develop relevant environmental policy. The environmental metrology and policy program, announced Oct. 25, is housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The two-year program, set to hold[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
With 45% women, this year's incoming class in the McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Business Administration program boasts the highest percentage of women in the program's history.

MSB Master’s Program Accepts Highest Percentage of Women Ever

The McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Business Administration program reached its highest rate of female enrollment ever this year, with 45 percent female students. The 20-month program specializes in skills relevant to mid- to senior-level managers as they build on their experience and deepen their understanding of executive[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Georgetown Students freed Valentino Dixon, a man imprisoned for over 26 years for murder. The students were a part of Professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 Prison Reform Project seminar.

GU Students Free Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

A team of Georgetown undergraduate students and professors helped exonerate Valentino Dixon, who spent 26 years in prison after being found guilty of murder, on Sept. 19. Three undergraduate students in professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 “Prison Reform Project” seminar assisted with the case, unearthing new evidence that led to[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Experts Call for Universities to Study China’s Soft-Power Influence on Campuses Better

Experts Call for Universities to Study China’s Soft-Power Influence on Campuses Better

To address China’s growing soft power influence on student groups at colleges around the country, universities must understand the context of the situation fully before taking action, said Robert Sutter, the director of the B.A. in International Affairs at The George Washington University, at an event Tuesday hosted by the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The flight paths have been revised based on the NextGen plan, which utilizes satellite-based navigation to increase fuel efficiency, save time and increase airplane capacity at airports.

Petition Against Flight Paths Dismissed

A petition to reduce aircraft noise in the Georgetown neighborhood resulting from recently altered flight paths at Ronald Reagan National Airport was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 27. Proposed by the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition, a group of neighborhood activists[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA

Historic Agreement Guarantees Dedicated Funding for WMATA

Maryland lawmakers joined the governments of Washington, D.C., and Virginia yesterday in a final approval to jointly provide up to $500 million annually to fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a historic funding decision that could boost the floundering system’s recovery efforts. The Virginia general assembly pledged $154[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DCIST
Washington, D.C. local news website DCist, shuttered last November after a labor dispute, is set to revive under the ownership of a local radio station.

Local News Site DCist to Revive Under New Owners

DCist, the once-defunct local Washington, D.C. news website, is set to be revived following its acquisition by D.C. radio station WAMU. WAMU announced Feb. 23 its plans to relaunch the website. The acquisition of DCist was part of a three-way deal with public media outlets WNYC in New York and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Pitches DC to Silicon Valley Tech Giants

Touting Washington, D.C., as an up-and-coming hotspot for various technology companies, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a city economic planning team to Silicon Valley to pitch the District as a prime location for new businesses. Bowser’s team met with a wide array of tech companies, including the Kapor Center for[Read More…]

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