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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
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
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
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
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

Second-Year Georgetown Law Student Dies

Destinee McCulley (LAW ’18) was found dead April 28 in her off-campus apartment, Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor announced in an email to the law school community on April 29. McCulley was in her second year at Georgetown Law and graduated with honors from California Baptist University in 2015, where she[Read More…]

by May 6, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Two-Thirds of University Email Accounts Targeted by Phishing Scam

About 14,000 Georgetown email accounts were targeted within an hour by a widespread phishing scam involving fake Google Docs invitations Wednesday, leading some students and faculty to inadvertently compromise their accounts, according to Georgetown Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson. Two-thirds of Georgetown email accounts were targeted by the nationwide scam, making it the[Read More…]

by May 3, 2017 0 comments News, News - Top
Georgetown campus police are investigating after the Healy Tower clock hands were stolen early Monday morning.

Suspects Identified in Healy Tower Clock Hands Theft

At least two students have been referred to the Office of Student Conduct after the clock hands were stolen from the clock tower of Healy Hall early Monday morning and replaced with an inflatable unicorn head, according to the Georgetown University Police Department. GUPD Chief Jay Gruber did not immediately confirm how[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

2016 Election and Policies Spark DC Demonstrations

“This is what democracy looks like!” Groups of demonstrators, most of them young and many of them Hoyas, chanted in unison as they marched down the streets of Washington, D.C., ardent in their protest. On election night, the first in a series of demonstrations changed the landscape of politics in[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Year in Review 2016-2017