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ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA Students have expressed concerns over the Georgetown University Police Department's lack of transparency on the contents of the standard sexual assault response training given to officers.

Students Question Sexual Assault Response Training for GUPD Officers

Students are concerned about a perceived lack of sufficient training for the Georgetown University Police Department on responding to reports of sexual assault. GUPD has 14 officers, known as the Sexual Assault Response Team, specifically trained to respond to sexual assault and provides “standard training” to all other officers on[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
TEDXGEORGETOWN
Fourteen speakers, including professors, students and chaplins, spoke at the seventh annual TEDxGeorgetown conference. The speeches focused on the theme “Ignite.”

TEDx Georgetown Speakers Ignite Gaston Hall Stage

The seventh annual TEDx Georgetown conference presented fourteen speakers, including Muslim chaplain Imam Yahya Hendi and Robert Bies, professor of management and director of the Executive Master’s in Leadership program at the McDonough School of Business, who spoke around the theme “Ignite.” The Oct. 27 conference in Gaston Hall included[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NATALIE ISÉ FOR THE HOYA March for Life President Jeanne Mancini (left) and Rev. Msgr. John Enzler of Catholic Charities   (right) critiqued the rhetoric of the modern pro-life movement at an event Tuesday.

March for Life President Promotes Use of Secular Language in Pro-Life Movement

Religious anti-abortion language damages the pro-life movement, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said at a panel Tuesday focusing on the intersection of politics, religion and the pro-abortion rights movement. The event was hosted by the Georgetown University Knights of Columbus, Georgetown University College Republicans, the Francis Project, Catholic Women[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE-ISABELLE DE BOKAY
Elections for the senate of the Georgetown University Student Association will take place Sept. 30. Fourteen seats are open this semester.

GUSA Senate Elections to Fill 14 Vacancies

Georgetown University Student Association Senate elections, set for Sept. 30, include 33 candidates running for 14 open positions. The open seats include seven vacant spots for freshmen, four at-large seats available to students from all years, and three open seats for senators from the junior class. Vacancies for the class[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Professor Recipient of $4.5 Million DOE Grant

GU Professor Recipient of $4.5 Million DOE Grant

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $4.5 million grant to Georgetown University physics professor James Freericks and a team of academics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to research how X-rays can be used in solids, according to a Sept. 13 news[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Author Criticizes Elitist Institutions for Encouraging Wealth Inequality

Institutionalized economic inequality remains prevalent in society despite increased funding for social improvement, author Anand Giridharadas said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday hosted by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Giridharadas spoke about his third and latest book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HOYA HUB An on-campus food pantry, set to open in October, will offer free food to students experiencing food insecurity.

University Allocates Space for On-Campus Food Pantry, Aims for Fall Opening

The Hoya Hub, an on-campus food pantry which will offer free food to members of the Georgetown community experiencing food insecurity, is slated to open in early October. The project, which seeks to respond to concerns raised by the results of a 2016 Georgetown University Student Association survey in which[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase plans to increase philanthropic investments and create up to 70 new branches and 700 new jobs in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, an expansion that Chase executives say will benefit lower-income communities. The firm will designate $4 billion to invest in affordable housing and small business development over the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News - Top
WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to make engine changes to address unexpected engine failures that affected two Metrobuses and led to decision that pulled 164 buses from service March 28. The buses were moving at speeds under 10 mph when the engine failures occurred, causing two people to[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Solidarity Committee Advocates Workers’ Rights

Georgetown Solidarity Committee Advocates Workers’ Rights

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a worker’s rights advocacy group, delivered a letter  on March 27 outside University President John J. DeGioia’s office to protest the administration’s efforts to change Washington, D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. The university has engaged in lobbying efforts to change certain parts of[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top