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Two bias related incidents have been reported over the last two days.

Two Bias-Related Vandalisms Reported in Two Days

Jeff Cirillo is a staff writer for The Hoya. Three swastikas were found on the walls of two residence hall elevators this week. A swastika was found carved onto the wall of a Village C West elevator Tuesday evening, and two swastikas were found painted in red on the inside[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
GU$Avings cards offering modest discounts will be distributed to lower-income students and some others.

GUSA Launches Discount Cards, First New Affordability Initiative

A new initiative by the Georgetown University Student Association is set to provide 1,500 discount cards for neighborhood shops and restaurants, primarily to low-income students, marking the current administration’s first program to make daily student life more affordable. Students with the wallet-sized GU$Avings cards can receive discounts and promotions at[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Three Undergraduate Schools Welcome New Deans

Three Georgetown University schools are kicking off the academic year with refreshed leadership, as the McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown College and the School of Foreign Service in Qatar welcome new deans. Christopher S. Celenza started as the dean of the College on July 1, leaving his post as[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER
The Georgetown University Law Center’s policy against campaigning was criticized as anti-free speech.

Georgetown Law Drops LSAT Requirement, Begins Accepting GRE

The Georgetown University Law Center announced Monday it will allow applicants to submit their scores on the graduate school entry exam, becoming one of four programs to offer an alternative to the once-mandatory law school aptitude test. The administration hopes the new policy will open the school’s doors to a[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Bomb Threat Prompts Healy Hall Evacuation

A non-specific bomb threat prompted the university to evacuate Healy Hall on Friday morning, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Healy Hall was reopened by 11:21 a.m. after police swept the building without finding any explosives. MPD is coordinating with the Georgetown University Police Department to investigate the threat, GUPD[Read More…]

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, laying[Read More…]

by June 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ROMAGUERA PHOTOGRAPHY, METAIRIE, LA and ELIZABETH THOMAS
Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown, plan to attend the university in the fall.

Two Descendants of Georgetown Slaves to Attend University

Two descendants of slaves whose sale in 1838 benefited Georgetown now plan to attend the university in the fall as the first students to be enrolled under the university’s commitment to provide legacy admission status to descendants. The admission of siblings Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, first reported by The New[Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Paul Almeida, an MSB deputy dean and professor, will lead the business school starting August 1.

Professor Paul Almeida Appointed MSB Dean

McDonough School of Business Deputy Dean and professor Paul Almeida has been appointed dean of the MSB and is set to begin work in his new role Aug. 1. Almeida’s appointment follows the resignation of former MSB Dean David Thomas last August after five years at the university. Almeida will take over for[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JEFF CIRILLO/THE HOYA
Buzzed president Greg Coleman encouraged conviction and self-accountability in his commencement address to 2017 MSB graduates.

Coleman Urges Conviction, Generosity in Address to MSB Graduates

BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman (GSB ’76) advised McDonough School of Business graduates to be courageous in their convictions and to act out of sincere generosity in his commencement address to the Class of 2017 on Saturday. Coleman, an alumnus of the business school, said making decisions with conviction helps deflect[Read More…]

by May 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Commencement Speakers Present Varied Experiences

Commencement Speakers Present Varied Experiences

Yesterday’s senior convocation and the McCourt School of Public Policy’s commencement ceremony marked the official beginning of the 2017 graduation season — the crowning event for students nearing the end of their graduate or undergraduate studies at Georgetown. Alice Rivlin, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and visiting professor of the[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top