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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, delivered Saturday's commencement address for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Johnson Urges Commitment to Service in Address to NHS Graduates

Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and founder of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, a family-owned wealth management firm, urged School of Nursing and Health Studies graduates to maintain their dreams, commit to service and lead a purpose-driven life in the field of health care at Saturday’s commencement.[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Top-Ranked Seniors Honored For Success in Academics

Five students earning the highest cumulative grade point averages across Georgetown University’s four undergraduate schools will be honored this commencement weekend as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients. Jenny Franke (COL ’18), a biochemistry major and economics minor, and Kevin Yuan (COL ’18), an economics and Japanese double major and mathematics[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA Georgetown University Student Association President Sahil Nair, above, and Vice President Naba Rahman opened applications for positions in their cabinet to the entire student body.

GUSA Executive Cabinet Members Confirmed

The Georgetown University Student Association’s executive leadership filled 35 senior leadership, operations and cabinet seats to form a team that will work with the administration to develop policy initiatives and support the administration’s goals. In March, GUSA opened its executive positions to the entire student body, soliciting applications for open[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUPD Security Fees Siphon Club Funds, Student Leaders Say

A Georgetown University policy requiring student groups to hire campus police for certain on-campus events constitutes a burdensome misuse of Student Activity Fee funds, according to some student leaders. Current university policy requires student groups to hire Georgetown University Policy Department officers as security guards when hosting high-attendance or high-profile[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown students, most of them employees of Students of Georgetown, Inc., discuss the student-run business' culture and relationship with the community at a town hall Wednesday.

At Corp Town Hall, Employees Advocate Diversity and Transparency

A more inclusive hiring process and institutional transparency would improve Students of Georgetown, Inc. and its relationship with the community, employees and leaders of the Georgetown University student-run business said at Tuesday evening’s Corp Town Hall, hosted by the organization’s leadership to reflect on current operations. The event, which was[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Life Week has featured a bake sale to benefit a pregnancy center every year since it was established. However, the film screening, discussion events, diaper drive and Flag Day —  which used a visual display to depict the magnitude of abortion in the United States — differed from previous years’ programming.

GU Right to Life Hosts Annual Life Week

Georgetown University Right to Life, a student group that advocates on issues of human life including opposition to abortion and the death penalty, celebrated its annual Life Week April 8 to 14 to encourage discourse on pro-life issues ranging from the death penalty to abortion. The student group hosted six[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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OWN IT 2018: #MeToo Panel Reflects on Speaking Out, Listening

Listening to women’s stories of sexual harassment and assault is critical to dismantle the cultures that enable these behaviors, speakers at the fifth annual OWN IT Summit said during the panel Navigating the #MeToo Movement. The panel discussion featured Mattie Larson, the U.S. national team gymnast who testified against Larry[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Victor Cha, senior adviser and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank, and former director of the Asian studies program at Georgetown, was rumored to be the top pick for the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea in late 2017.

Cha Dropped as Ambassador Candidate, South Korea Post Remains Vacant

Georgetown professor Victor Cha’s expected nomination as the U.S. ambassador to South Korea was abruptly scrapped after he privately shared criticism of President Donald Trump’s North Korea policy. With no known candidates in consideration for the empty post, two current and former deans of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service say[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books Storefront Opens on M Street

Amazon Books’ first Washington, D.C. location opened Tuesday on M Street, offering two stories of the online retail giant’s brick-and-mortar bookstore concept. The M Street location is the 15th of its kind in the country and modifies Amazon’s online model for the physical store. Using Goodreads reviews, Amazon ratings, Kindle[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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The School of Foreign Service is looking to introduce a science requirement for the Class of 2022.

Renovated ICC Could Become a Reality, But Hurdles Remain

Extensive renovations could be in the store for the Intercultural Center, home to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, by next decade if fundraising efforts go as planned, SFS Dean Joel Hellman told students at a Feb. 27 event. While no plans are in place to renovate even part of[Read More…]

by March 10, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top