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MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
LGBTQ students and allies join together in Red Square to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 as part of this year’s LGBTQ History Month and OUTober programming.

OUTober Held for 3rd Year

The LGBTQ Resource Center is holding its third year of OUTober programming in honor of LGBTQ History Month with the help of $1,500 in funding from the Office of the President. “OUTober is really a collaborative process between the LGBTQ Resource Center and GU Pride trying to populate a calendar[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
JULIA HENNRIKUS/THE HOYA
Goldman Sachs Chief Japan Equity Strategist Kathy Matsui gave a lecture on “Womenomics,” debunking a series of myths about women in the workplace in Japan and calling for equality.

Economist Talks Equity in Japan

Kathy Matsui, the chief Japan equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, discussed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy, “Abenomics,” in the Fisher Colloquium on Wednesday in an event presented by Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, the Asian Studies Program, the Georgetown Institution for Women, Peace and Security, and the McDonough School[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Expands Massive Open Online Courses

Georgetown expanded its massive open online courses this year with two new offerings: “Terrorism and Counter-terrorism,” taught by professor Daniel Byman, and “The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom,” taught by professor Frank Ambrosio. The program, conceived last year, also includes an Advanced Placement physics course and a course on[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Yik Yak App Spurs Unease on University Campuses

The rise of social messaging application Yik Yak on college campuses around the country has sparked concerns over cyberbullying, racism and sexual harassment. Yik Yak is an anonymous forum that allows posts of 200 characters or fewer to be viewed by anyone within a two-mile radius. Users respond by “upvoting”[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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New technology has helped GUPD catch six suspects this year, out of 34 total incidents reported since Aug. 23.

GUPD Catches 6 Suspects

The Georgetown University Police Department caught six suspects this month using security cameras and LiveSafe, the new mobile application that allows students to send anonymous tips and emergency calls. According to the GUPD blotter records, there have been 34 incidents of theft or burglary on campus since Aug. 23. Burglars[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Peace Corps Reforms Application Process

Facing declining numbers of completed applications, the Peace Corps enacted major reforms to their applications in July to reduce the length of the process and increase transparency throughout the application period. In addition to allowing applicants to select the countries and programs to which they want to apply, the new[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top