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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) uneiled a "Home for The Holidays" campaign Nov. 20 to provide permanent housing to 400 currently homeless residents of the District.

Bowser Presents Homeless Housing Plan

Four hundred Washington, D.C. residents experiencing homelessness are set to receive temporary housing during the holiday season following a citywide campaign that Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) unveiled Nov. 20. Dubbed “Home for the Holidays,” the initiative is aimed at assisting the District’s homeless population, which is currently proportionally larger than[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Alumna Named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Deirdre Collins (COL ’17) was named the 2018 Rhodes Scholar for Bermuda, where she will work to promote environmental preservation and sustainable development after studying at Oxford University. Collins, a native of Bermuda, was the only recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship from the island this year. Rhodes Scholarships are the[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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David Palmieri (SFS '18) was one of seven students and four members of faculty to meet Pope Francis at a conference on nuclear disarmament.

Students Meet Pope at Vatican Nuclear Disarmament Conference

Pope Francis welcomed seven Georgetown students and four faculty members to Vatican City last weekend for an international conference on nuclear disarmament. The conference, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, took place on Nov. 10 and 11. Over the two days, the Georgetown delegation heard from 11[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, argued the Democratic Party should be the "pro-life" party.

Democratic Party Should Welcome Anti-Abortion Dialogue, Advocate Argues

The Democratic Party’s national political agenda should not exclude anti-abortion dialogue, argued the executive director of Democrats for Life of America, an anti-abortion advocacy group, during a Georgetown University Right to Life discussion Nov. 9. The event, titled “Pro-life Across the Aisle,” featured Kristen Day, DFLA’s executive director, speaking with[Read More…]

by November 13, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top