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WILL CROMARTY FOR THE HOYA

Hazmat Units Respond to Chemical Fire in Regents Laboratory

Emergency, fire and hazmat units responded to a chemical fire in a Regents Hall science laboratory Friday evening. The fire involved a “small amount of a chemical” and occurred in a “controlled environment,” according to a spokesperson for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The incident was declared “all clear”[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA President Kamar Mack, left, Chief of Staff Brody Loan and Vice President Jessica Andino.

Halfway Through Term, GUSA Executive Revisits Campaign Promises

After Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the 2017 GUSA executive election in February by a 34-vote margin, they promised to establish a “Fresh GUSA” focused on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. Since then, Mack and Andino have[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
Students gather in the Healey Family Student Center to hear arguments in the Monday SAC hearing on Love Saxa.

Love Saxa Keeps University Funding After SAC Rejects Complaint

Student group Love Saxa is keeping its university funding and recognized status after the Student Activities Commission voted early this morning to recommend no action against the group. The commission voted 8-4 to reject a complaint filed by student LGBTQ activists Chad Gasman (COL ’20) and Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 11 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Love Saxa Funding, Status Remain Uncertain After Vote Postponed

The fate of student group Love Saxa’s funding and status as a university-recognized club remains uncertain after a meeting of the Student Activities Commission ended without a vote early Tuesday morning. The committee heard the complaint of two students opposed to Love Saxa, who argued that the university should not[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University declined to release a list of companies it invests in after a request from Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment, which expressed a desire for increased transparency.

After Victory, Divestment Activists Say University Downplayed Their Role

Student activists who pushed Georgetown University to commit not to invest in private prison companies now say the university is unfairly taking the credit for their activism in an Oct. 5 news release announcing the new policy. The university announced the policy after a committee of the university’s board of[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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President Bill Clinton (SFS '68) is set to return to Gaston Hall for the fourth installment of his "Clinton Lectures" series.

Former President Clinton to Return to Georgetown for November Symposium

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) is set to return to the Hilltop next month as the keynote speaker in a four-day symposium reflecting on the legacy of his presidency. The symposium, organized by the university’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, marks the 25th anniversary of Clinton’s election in[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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School of Foreign Service alumna

Trump Taps SFS Alumna to Lead Department of Homeland Security

School of Foreign Service alumna Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) was nominated to lead the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday. Nielsen was a longtime official in the Department of Homeland Security; she has served as a White House deputy chief of staff under former Secretary of Homeland Security and current[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
The university's board of directors approved a design study for a temporary replacement for the shuttered Kehoe Field.

University Advances Plan to Temporarily Repair Kehoe Field

The university advanced a plan to construct a temporary replacement for Kehoe Field after the board of directors approved a design study yesterday. The announcement marks the first major step by the university toward replacing the field, which sits atop Yates Field House, after nearly two years of lobbying from[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

Georgetown to Avoid Investing in Private Prisons

Georgetown will not invest in private prison companies in keeping with the university’s Socially Responsible Investing Policy, the university announced yesterday. The board’s Committee on Finance and Administration, which oversees the university’s management of financial resources, accepted the recommendation of the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, announced in March,[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

New GUSA Senate Elected With High Turnout

More than 30 percent of students voted in yesterday’s Georgetown University Student Association senate elections, an increase from last fall’s 5.63 percent rate and a historically high turnout for the typically low-key competition. Fall GUSA elections rarely attract more than a quarter of the student population, particularly in the fall[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top