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Byman Discusses Foreign Fighters in MOOC Lecture

The first lecture of School of Foreign Service Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Daniel Byman’s Terrorism and Counterterrorism Massive Online Open Course took place at the Mortara Center for International Studies Monday evening. Drawing more than 40 attendees, the course is part of the second wave of MOOCs introduced[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Sustainability Forum Solicits Student Input

The Georgetown Office of Sustainability, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation and Georgetown University Student Association held a daylong Sustainability Visioning Workshop Friday to discuss university-wide sustainability goals. With approximately 20 students and multiple administrators in attendance, the workshop solicited student input about the university’s environmental efforts. Students were[Read More…]

by September 15, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Professor Matthew Kroenig and Colin Kahl, the national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, participated in a debate Wednesday night at the Healey Family Student Center on the topic of the Iranian nuclear deal with the attendance of approximately 200 students.

Kahl, Kroenig Debate Viability of Nuclear Deal

Nearly 200 students packed the Healey Family Student Center Social Room Wednesday night to listen to two experts on nuclear proliferation, Professor Matthew Kroenig and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Colin Kahl debate the recent accord reached with Iran.  The event was hosted by the College Democrats and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy occupies the site of the former Jesuit Residence, and features unparalleled amenities and space.

With Lofty Ideals, New Dorm Opens

Earlier this week, the newly renovated Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, commonly known as the Former Jesuit Residence, opened its doors to house 148 sophomores, juniors and seniors as a five-floor Living Learning Community based on Jesuit values. The FJR consists of 18 apartments ranging from a nine-person suite to[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News
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University Pulls out of Coal Investments

The decision came Thursday, as the third day of board meetings came to a close. GU Fossil Free, an organization dedicated to full divestment from fossil fuel companies, expressed disappointment with the vote in a statement released shortly following the announcement. “GU Fossil Free maintains that this is not a[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free has orchestrated several rallies and protests to raise the profile of its divestment campaign.

BOD Committee Considers Divestment

The university’s board of directors established a working group on fossil fuel divestment this month, which will discuss divestment with members of GU Fossil Free and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility over video chat in preparation for the board’s vote on CISR’s proposal in June. According to the[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown to Host IgnatianQ

Georgetown is hosting the second annual IgnatianQ Conference, a Catholic forum intended to promote dialogue on LGBTQ issues in relation to Jesuit values, from March 27 to March 29. The conference is organized by a number of student and campus groups including GU Pride, the LGBTQ Resource Center and the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Fossil Free Storms Stage At World Bank Event

Following World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s speech on tactics to address climate change at Gaston Hall on Wednesday, members of GU Fossil Free stormed the stage and asked Kim for his opinion on the divestment movement. During the transition from the speech to the question-and-answer session of Kim’s[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Fossil Free Storms Stage During World Bank President’s Speech

GU Fossil Free stormed the Gaston Hall stage today following a speech by World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim on climate change. During the transition from Kim’s speech to a question-and-answer session, three members of GU Fossil Free walked onto the stage and unfurled a large banner. In[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 21 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Israeli Apartheid Week Draws Polarized Response

A microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached the Georgetown campus this week as the Georgetown branch of Students for Justice in Palestine hosted events for Israeli Apartheid Week. The week, which is taking place this year at universities in over 55 cities and 19 countries, includes events that protest the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top