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Former Education Secretary Spotlights Racial Achievement Gap

Former Secretary of Education John King Jr. said the United States must push for diverse student bodies and teachers in public schools to close the nation’s racial achievement gap, in a lecture organized by the Georgetown College minor in education, inquiry and justice Tuesday. Students of color and low-income students[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University Reaffirms Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

Georgetown University administration reaffirmed the university’s commitment to combating incidences of sexual assault and misconduct following the Department of Education’s decision to rescind Obama-era sexual assault investigation policies in a statement Sept. 22. The department rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Questions and Answers[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel discussed the Republican Party's future in a GU Politics event.

RNC Chairwoman Discusses Future of Republican Party

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel spoke to students Tuesday night about the party’s goals for gaining millennials’ support and current issues including the recent end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The event was hosted in the Healey Family Student Center by the Georgetown University Institute[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown University Alumni Association removed student representatives from its Board of Governors.

Student Representative Positions Quietly Removed From Alumni Association

The Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association eliminated multiple student representative positions in late June without notification after an internal assessment found the position was ineffective. The representatives, called student governors, had used their position on the board to lobby alumni and administrators on issues affecting students,[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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In response to the climate survey results, student club leaders will be required to undergo bystander training.

Sexual Assault Task Force Advocates More Bystander Training

Madeline Charbonneau is a staff writer for The Hoya. The university’s Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force advocated for expanded mandatory bystander education and training for all undergraduate and graduate students and finalized the 11 recommendations it made last April to improve sexual misconduct prevention and survivor support, Tuesday. The[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, laying[Read More…]

ISABEL BIMAIRA/THE HOYA Project HOME co-founder Sister Mary Scullion called for renewed compassion and empathy to solve the problems of inequality and cruelty in her commencement address to the Georgetown College Class of 2017.

Scullion Renews Call for Empathy, Social Justice in Commencement Address

Inequality and human suffering can be addressed by activists driven by empathy and care for others, according to Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. in her commencement address to the Georgetown College on Healy Lawn on Saturday. Scullion, who joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1976, is a co-founder of Project HOME,[Read More…]

by May 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

GUMC Proposes New Autism Screening Method

A new method for autism spectrum disorder screening in children of Latinx families, developed by Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists, was presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco from May 10 to 13. The new screening method includes conducting interviews with families of children who[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Proposes New Business Plan Amid Meltdown

Amid recent criticism for its labor policies and a meltdown on the Red Line on Thursday morning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced plans to implement a new business model to increase WMATA’s budget by $500 million per year and cut worker retirement benefits April 19.[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Larry Calloway, a Georgetown University Transportation Service bus driver, performed at the April 7 Georgetown Program Board Spring Kickoff Concert.

GUTS Driver Takes Voice to Spring Concert

The stage was set. Hundreds of students were gathered for the April 7 Georgetown Program Board Spring Kickoff Concert in McDonough Gymnasium. Larry Calloway, a Georgetown University Transportation Service bus driver who has worked at Georgetown for about seven months, felt butterflies in his stomach as he waited to take[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top