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WMATA Under Scrutiny After 2 Bus Operators Assaulted

Hannah Urtz is a staff writer for The Hoya. Transit workers and union leaders have heavily criticized the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus service following two assaults on drivers in the past two weeks. A woman was arrested Aug. 30 for throwing a cup of urine at her bus[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Q&A: GU Politics Fellows Talk Current Climate and the Semester Ahead

Hannah Urtz is a staff writer for The Hoya. The fourth class of Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service’s fellows includes five resident experts in politics, government and media, as well as a sixth visiting fellow, José Díaz-Balart, the anchor of NBC Nightly News Saturday and Telemundo News. The[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

GU Politics Introduces Fall Semester Fellows

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service announced their fall 2017 class of Fellows last Wednesday, showcasing a diverse group of six policy and media experts from across the political spectrum. The fellows include Ron Bonjean, former top spokesman for the speaker of the house and the senate majority[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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James Shelton III, president of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, told the NHS Class of 2017 to believe in their potential to change the world.

Shelton to NHS Graduates: You Can Be ‘World-Changers’

James H. Shelton III, the president of Chan Zuckerberg Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, urged graduating students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies to believe in their own limitless potential in his commencement address Saturday afternoon. Shelton was tapped to lead Chan Zuckerberg Education, a science- and[Read More…]

by May 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Report Calls for Increase in Pell Grant Admissions

Elite universities can afford to admit a much larger amount of low-income Pell Grant recipients without significantly hurting their graduation rates or budgets, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce on May 2. The report, authored by CEW Director Anthony Carnevale and[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Nate Silver, , speaking at a South by Southwest conference in 2009.

2017 Commencement Speakers To Include Journalists, Media Figures

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of statistics blog FiveThirtyEight, and Gregory Gerard Coleman (GSB ’76), president of BuzzFeed, are among the 12 speakers scheduled to address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies from May 18 to 21, the university announced today. The university will hold separate graduation ceremonies for each school, beginning[Read More…]

by May 5, 2017 10 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

Press freedoms have declined in the United States and around the world as authoritarian governments and strongmen erode journalist protections, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index that was announced yesterday. Compiled in partnership with The Washington Post and presented at the paper’s office, the report concludes[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

  In one of the most active attempts by a U.S. university to address a tie to slavery, Georgetown community members convened with descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to formally apologize for the university’s role in slavery. University officials formally apologized to the descendants in the “Liturgy[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, spoke with The Hoya on his career as a reporter from Germany to Washington, D.C., the organization's advocacy for the White House press pool and the importance of the free press as part of the first GU Politics Correspondents' Dinner on April 20.

GU Politics Hosts Correspondents’ Dinner

Jeff Mason, current White House Correspondents’ Association President, and two former Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service fellows reflected on the role of the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. politics at GU Politics’ inaugural Georgetown University Correspondents’ Dinner last night. The night, modeled after the White House Correspondents’[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
McCourt School of Public Policy Dean Edward B. Montgomery will leave the university for a position as President of Western Michigan University this summer.

McCourt School of Public Policy Dean to Depart

Edward B. Montgomery, dean and professor of economics at McCourt School of Public Policy, plans to leave Georgetown at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year to serve as the President of Western Michigan University, according to University President John J. DeGioia in a campuswide email April 12. The trustees[Read More…]

by April 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top