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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’

May 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

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- andRead More

Report Calls for Increase in Pell Grant Admissions

May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

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 andRead More

Nate Silver, , speaking at a South by Southwest conference in 2009.

2017 Commencement Speakers To Include Journalists, Media Figures

May 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm 10 comments

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, beginningRead More

Global Press Freedoms Decline, Activists Say

April 27, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

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 concludesRead More

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am 2 comments

  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 “LiturgyRead More

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

April 21, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

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

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

April 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

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 trusteesRead More

DC Mayor’s Budget Requests Increased Social Program Funds

April 7, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Representing a $600 million increase in city spending from the previous fiscal year, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) 2018 budget proposes a greater allocation of funds to affordable housing, public education and infrastructure repairs. Presenting the budget to the D.C. Council on Tuesday, Bowser said the $13.8 billion plan,Read More

Georgetown Right to Life Kicks Off Annual Life Week

April 4, 2017 at 12:02 am 3 comments

Georgetown Right to Life began its annual Life Week yesterday to raise awareness for issues concerning human life from conception to natural death through service projects and speaker events. The planned events include a talk on the future of anti-abortion legislation and court cases and a diaper drive and bakeRead More

Librarian Artemis Kirk will have been at Georgetown for almost 16 years when she retires in October.

Librarian to Retire After Over a Decade of Service

March 31, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

University Librarian Artemis G. Kirk will retire in October 2017 after almost 16 years at the university, according to a campus-wide email sent by University Provost Robert M. Groves on Wednesday. “I am grateful for the multitude of ways that Artemis has expanded and deepened the University Library’s engagement withRead More