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Trump Taps SFS Alumna to Lead Department of Homeland Security

UPDATE (12/5): The U.S. Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) to lead the Department of Homeland Security by a 62-37 vote Tuesday evening. Full story to come. School of Foreign Service alumna Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) was nominated to lead the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday. Nielsen was a[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
MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Colin Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the United States will “come through” its struggle to fully accept immigrants in a speech Wednesday.

Powell: Nation Will Overcome Hostility Toward Immigrants

Colin Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the United States will “come through” its struggle to fully accept immigrants in a speech in the Fisher Colloquium on Wednesday. “Right now we’re having some diversity problems because of certain political issues we can go into, but[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to speak at Georgetown Law today yo condemn what he says are assaults on free speech on college campuses.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Speak Today at Georgetown Law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to give a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center to condemn rising opposition to unrestricted free speech on college campuses this afternoon. Sessions’ address is set to focus on the transformation of universities into an “echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 9 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
A swastika was found painted in a women's bathroom in LXR residence hall.

Swastikas Painted in Dorm Restroom During Rosh Hashanah

Multiple swastikas were found painted inside an LXR Hall women’s restroom, alongside language threatening violence against women, in two separate incidents Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The swastika with misogynistic threats was first found painted inside the stall of a second-floor LXR women’s restroom Wednesday night. The graffiti was reported to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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University President John J. DeGioia received the Anti-Defamation League's 2017 Achievement award on Monday.

DeGioia Receives Anti-Defamation League Achievement Award

The Anti-Defamation League awarded its 2017 Achievement award to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, the highest award bestowed in Washington, D.C. by the Jewish advocacy and civil rights organization. ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt and D.C. Regional Director Doron Ezickson noted the opening of Georgetown’s Center for Jewish[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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New leadership teams for the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Association and the Students of Georgetown, Inc. will be formally welcomed in March.

Lewd Email Sent to Corp Staff After System Breach

Jeff Cirillo is a staff writer for The Hoya. An email containing pornographic content was sent to the staff of Students of Georgetown, Inc. after the student-run company’s internal email system experienced a breach yesterday. The email, reviewed by The Hoya, included seven links to internet pornography and an attached[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

University Reiterates Anti-Greek Life Stance

Jeff Cirillo and Christian Paz are staff writers for The Hoya. Georgetown reiterated its policy against social fraternities and sororities in a campuswide email Sept. 1, highlighting high-risk behaviors commonly associated with Greek life. In the email — the third such message released by the university — Associate Vice President[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News