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Nitin Iyengar, left, Sebastien Garcia (GRD ’17), Rainier Go (MSB ’17), Shivum Bharill (COL ’17) and Chris Gabon attended Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good, where 16 student startups competed.

Students Pitch Startups at Competition

February 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

StartupHoyas hosted a competition titled Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good, at which 16 student-led startups pitched their ideas and products on Feb. 14. Grants were awarded based on a four-tier system. A people’s choice winner was chosen using the popular vote and received $500. The third-, second- and first-place teamsRead More

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Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) started Outcome Tutoring to provide high quality academic assistance.

Student Tutoring Company Grows

February 10, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Outcome Tutoring, a company founded by Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18), has expanded its service to Duke University, Emory University and The George Washington University, since its launch in February 2016. Outcome Tutoring was founded to help facilitate the process of finding a tutor. Through itsRead More

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The second year of Writing Awards, sponsored by U.S. News & World Report, expanded from two awards to four different awards of $1,000 each.

Writing Center Awards Expand for Second Year

February 10, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The Writing Center launched its application for the second year of its Writing Awards program Jan. 31, expanding to include four different awards of $1000 each, sponsored by U.S. News & World Report. The awards seek to promote the creation of high quality writing at Georgetown and the editing processRead More

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Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) created a clothing company with two other friends to sell cheap and comfortable clothing to college students.

Students Start Online Apparel Business

January 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm 3 comments

Georgetown undergraduate students Ethan Rosen (MSB ’19), Emmett Orts (SFS ’19) and Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) are offering cheap and accessible athletic clothing through the online clothing startup UApparel, which launched at the beginning of this year. Rosen and Orts, members of the University’s crew team, founded the company duringRead More

Panelists Advocate Dating Violence Awareness

Panelists Advocate Dating Violence Awareness

October 28, 2016 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Dating violence needs to be addressed as strongly as sexual violence on college campuses, according to D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence Program Director Elizabeth Odongo in a discussion about dating violence in the Intercultural Center on Tuesday. The event, cosponsored by Georgetown’s chapter of sexual assault awareness group Take BackRead More

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Georgetown alumnus Dan Berger's successful startup Social Tables recently received $13 million in investments.

Social Tables Receives $13M

October 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Founded in 2011 by Dan Berger (GRD ’10), the event-planning software startup Social Tables received $13 million in investments to aid its expansion. The new round of funding will help launch a generation of products and expand employment. Social Tables currently has 135 employees serving 4,300 customers. According to Berger,Read More

DC Council Approves Juvenile Prison Reform

DC Council Approves Juvenile Prison Reform

October 21, 2016 at 12:20 am 0 comments

The Washington, D.C. Council unanimously approved a first vote of the Comprehensive Youth Adjustment Act of 2016 on Oct. 11, which would institute reforms to D.C.’s criminal justice system for juveniles in detention centers, most of which focus on separating how the criminal justice system treats juvenile and adult criminalRead More

GU Attends Conference

October 14, 2016 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Eight Georgetown professors will travel to Quito, Ecuador to attend the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, focused on addressing the needs of the developing world in the midst of rapid urbanization, from Monday to Wednesday. The conference — held every 20 years and previously hostedRead More

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D.C.’s only Planned Parenthood clinic, the Carol Whitehill Moses Center, opened in Northwest D.C.

Clinic’s Opening Prompts Protests

October 7, 2016 at 12:16 am 2 comments

The grand opening of Washington, D.C.’s only Planned Parenthood clinic Sept. 26 was marred by two dozen protesters who swarmed the facility’s headquarters outside a celebratory launch gala attended by notables including Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and actress Kathleen Turner. The facility, named the CarolRead More

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The Right to Die law and movement in California and other states was inspired by Brittany Maynard.

Assisted Suicide Bill Considered

September 30, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

In spite of a wave of backlash from coalitions opposing physician-assisted suicide, Washington, D.C., may join five states in passing the Death with Dignity Act, a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live. Currently underRead More