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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 1 comment 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
MEENA MORAR FOR THE HOYA actress and comedian Amanda Seales discussed her experiences in the creative realm with Soyica Colbert, associate professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies.

BRAVE 2018: Actress and Comedian Advocates for Black Creative Spaces

Black women must actively work to create spaces to promote their creative work, urged actress and comedian Amanda Seales at her keynote address for the 2018 BRAVE Summit, an event created in 2015 to provide a platform to bring black women to the forefront of Georgetown’s campus. The event, which[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Law Center Files Defamation Suit Against Alex Jones, InfoWars

The Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic is suing right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation on behalf of a man who posted footage online of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017. Brennan Gilmore, the plaintiff, was among the counterprotesters at the white nationalist[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Hackers Take Vatican

Georgetown Hackers Take Vatican

Georgetown’s team of computer-savvy undergraduate and graduate students placed first in their category at the inaugural hackathon at the Vatican, VHacks, which took place in Rome on March 8 through 11. The event consisted of a 36-hour period of coding to create and pitch a solution to a social problem[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top