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GU Updates Sexual Assault Policy

Following the guidance of the White House and the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Student Conduct introduced several changes to Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy last week. Hearing panels in sexual misconduct cases, which previously included three faculty or staff members and two students, will now consist of two[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Winter Homelessness to Rise

The new Winter Plan released by the District of Columbia’s Interagency Council on Homelessness predicts a 16 percent increase in the number of homeless families seeking services in Washington, D.C, from last year. The report estimates that more than 820 homeless families will need access to resources once the temperature[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The newly released Campus Quad mobile application will allow 
students to stay informed about extracurricular life on campus.

Campus Quad App Released

This semester, the university released Campus Quad, a new mobile application that connects students to extracurricular life on campus by sending notifications about events and meetings for clubs and organizations. Georgetown and Stanford University are the first two campuses to incorporate the app. “[Georgetown students] have the chance to help[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Rape Reporting Rises After Definition Change

The Metropolitan Police Department reported a significant increase in reported rapes last year, coinciding with the department changing its definition of rape to match FBI-Uniform Crime Reporting’s definition in January 2013. MPD’s previous definition of rape was “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will,” which was[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

LiveSafe App Promotes Student Safety on Campus

In response to several campus safety concerns from students and administrators last spring, the university has introduced LiveSafe, a new mobile application that focuses on addressing campus safety through a simple virtual platform. The application, which replaced the EmergenSee app, became available to Georgetown students at the start of New[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Trans Policies Progress

In a move signifying some progress in university policy toward transgender students, the university has placed a transgender student in housing with other students of the same gender, amid ongoing conversations about changing housing and registrar policies that affect transgender students. Since meeting with university officials for the first time[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Colleges Surveyed on Assault

The Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight distributed an extensive sexual assault survey Tuesday to over 350 public and private colleges and universities, including Georgetown, as a way to collect information about how institutions across the country respond to sexual assault cases on campus. Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Claire McCaskill[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

To Save, DC Water Plant Embraces Waste

In order to conserve energy and cleanly generate power, D.C. Water plans to get dirty this summer by embracing sewage. The water utility’s plant proposal involves converting all waste from the surrounding Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area into Class A biosolids and energy. The company hopes to use the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The High Price Tag of Georgetown Day

A bottle of André costs $4.99, and a Georgetown tank from the campus bookstore costs $20. The total price tag for Georgetown Day this year, however, is slightly more expensive, coming in at around $50,000. The day of celebration on the last Friday of classes, this year April 25, generally[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Week De-stigmatizes Sexual Assault

Take Back the Night, an advocacy group on campus that fights against gendered violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault, is holding a week full of events dedicated to these issues, from April 7 to 11, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The week focuses on events and conversations[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News