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Toeing the Line: Free Speech and Sex on Campus

When professor Derek Goldman was directing “In The Next Room, or the vibrator play” last spring, he was acutely aware that, to some on campus, the production would appear salacious at first blush. The play deals frankly with female sexuality, exploring how the invention of the vibrator permitted women to[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments Guide - Top, Sex Issue, The Guide

Following Heated Campaigns, Election Day Arrives

Even as the results of the 2016 presidential election remain mired in uncertainty, Bethan Saunders (SFS ’17) has known her exhaustive Election Day schedule well in advance of Nov. 8. As a co-founder of student-led voter mobilization initiative GU Votes, Saunders plans to lead scores of Georgetown students to the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Police Investigates Local Hate Crime

A potential hate crime in which a perpetrator assaulted and used homophobic language against a Georgetown student off campus the night of Oct. 31 is being investigated by the Georgetown University Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department. A campuswide email sent Nov. 1 from GUPD Chief Jay Gruber and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown ranked in the top 20 colleges by the U.S. News and World Report, but fell in veteran rankings.

Ranking Reports Mixed Outcomes

While Sept. 13 saw Georgetown reclaim a spot as the No. 20 top college in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 national universities rankings, it was absent from the institution’s list of best colleges for veterans — which saw Georgetown in first place just two years ago and 16th[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Professors, Students Analyze Political Culture

Professors, Students Analyze Political Culture

As the presidential election plunges Americans across the country into a fresh bout of political soul-searching, the Georgetown community is grappling with the same conversations unfolding on the national stage. Georgetown’s status as a premier national university and its Catholic tradition of social justice contribute to a culture in which[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The restaurant The Tombs is scheduled to reopen after a summer of being closed due to renovations.

The Tombs to Reopen After $2 Million Renovation

When The Tombs reopens after its three-month summer hiatus on Tuesday, returning patrons can expect to find the classic Georgetown locale largely unchanged, save for some fresh lacquer, new leather banquettes and a few extra menu items. But the $2 million renovation, which shuttered the bar and its affiliated upstairs[Read More…]

by September 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The Washington Monument will close for nine months while it undergoes a $2 to $3 million dollar renovation to repair its elevator system.

Monument Faces Closure

Following persistent elevator outages, the Washington Monument, which has been closed since Aug. 17, is to remain closed until mid-September, before a more complete repair plan will shutter the 555-foot obelisk for nine months. The repairs, estimated to cost between $2 million to $3 million, aim to tackle a spate[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
From left to right: Martin O'Malley, Rebecca Sinderbrand, Scott Mulhauser, Juana Summers and Michael Steel, who make up the 2016 GU Politics Fall Fellows.

GU Politics Announces 2016 Fall Fellows

Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service unveiled its newest class of fellows Wednesday, a group that is comprised of figures at the forefront of politics and media. The fall 2016 fellows include former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Anastasia Somoza, a disability rights activist, is working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and spoke at the Democratic National Convention in July.

Q&A: Anastasia Somoza Talks Georgetown, Disability and the 2016 Election

When Anastasia Somoza (COL ’07) addressed the Democratic National Convention in July, she delivered a powerful endorsement of presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from her motorized chair. Born with cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia, the New York-based disability rights advocate now serves as a surrogate for[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro SafeTrack Plan to Close Lines, Delay Travel

Following decades of maintenance failures and neglect, the yearlong rehabilitation of Washington, D.C.’s beleaguered Metro system, which begins next month, will debilitate commuter travel across the region, officials announced today. Starting June 4, 15 portions of the rail lines, including the Blue and Yellow lines from Pentagon City to National[Read More…]

by May 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top