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Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Residents and businesses in the Georgetown area are being asked to boil tap water before consuming it after a problem with a tap at a pumping station possibly contaminated drinking water, affecting nearly 34,000 Washington, D.C. residents in parts of Northwest and Northeast D.C. on Friday morning. The university sent[Read More…]

by July 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News
2018 Commencement Speakers to Include UN Secretary-General, Former Energy Secretary

2018 Commencement Speakers to Include UN Secretary-General, Former Energy Secretary

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) are set to speak as three of nine speakers at the 2018 Georgetown University commencement ceremonies, which will begin May 17, the university announced this afternoon. The commencement ceremonies for the nine[Read More…]

by May 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MEENA MORAR FOR THE HOYA actress and comedian Amanda Seales discussed her experiences in the creative realm with Soyica Colbert, associate professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies.

BRAVE 2018: Actress and Comedian Advocates for Black Creative Spaces

Black women must actively work to create spaces to promote their creative work, urged actress and comedian Amanda Seales at her keynote address for the 2018 BRAVE Summit, an event created in 2015 to provide a platform to bring black women to the forefront of Georgetown’s campus. The event, which[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU CSSA The remarks come after a report that the GU Chinese Students and Scholars Association had received funding from the Chinese government in 2011.

Student Advocates Call for University Support in Response to Anti-China Rhetoric

A coalition of Georgetown University student groups wrote an open letter to University President John J. DeGioia on behalf of Chinese students, requesting that the university publicly disavow FBI Director Christopher Wray’s recent remarks about the Communist Party of China’s potential use of college students and groups to further political[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Founded in the early 2000s, Georgetown’s chapter of the national organization boasts a membership of approximately 230 students, most of whom are Chinese nationals and graduate students, according to the organization’s HoyaLink description.

University Student Group Received Funding From Chinese Government

The Georgetown University graduate student group, GU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, has received substantial funding from the Chinese government in years past, though the group has not broken any university funding rules, a recent report from Foreign Policy alleges. The documentation of the funding points to Chinese government involvement[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student-led efforts to raise funds for an off-campus mental health program were met with a $10,000 contribution from the university Thursday.

Off-Campus Mental Health Pilot Program Receives $10,000 in University Funding

A pilot program for off-campus mental health stipend program for low-income students is set to launch after a university contribution of $10,000  to the Georgetown University Student Association in support of this initiative. University administration committed $10,000 in donated funds on Thursday, according to Rachel Pugh, the university’s senior director[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) told a capacity crowd of Georgetown students that the Trump administration is bringing the country dangerously close to war with North Korea.

Sen. Duckworth Raises Alarm Over North Korea ‘Drums of War’

The prospect of a war between the United States and a nuclear-capable North Korea has become increasingly likely, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said Thursday night in a speech in the Healey Family Student Center, warning that President Donald Trump’s “irresponsible” rhetoric threatens U.S. national security. “I am hearing the drums[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Honors MLK’s Legacy, Thompson’s Spirit

John Thompson Jr., Georgetown University’s men’s basketball coach from 1972 through 1999, was known for his commitment to helping his students. He symbolized his investment in his players with a deflated basketball placed prominently on his desk that reminded players their lives were not measured solely by their performance on[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA DC Officials are encouraging D.C. residents to purchase dry ice to kill the rodents, touting the agent’s relatively low price and ease of use.

Dry Ice to Be Used in DC Pest Control Efforts

Washington, D.C. officials have begun to use dry ice as a new method to combat the District’s growing rat population, according to Gerard Brown, the program manager of the D.C. Department of Health’s rodent control division, earlier this month. There was a 64 percent surge in rat sightings and complaints[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, pictured at a December rally on Capitol Hill, faced a setback in their unionization efforts after the university declined to recognize their union.

University Declines to Recognize Graduate Union, Students Protest

The Office of the Provost declined to recognize the efforts of a group of Georgetown University graduate student workers Monday afternoon, setting back nearly yearlong efforts to establish a union, after saying the university does not regard graduate students as employees protected by its Just Employment Policy. About 100 members[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top