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The university launched the Think About It program, an online training on sexual misconduct, in light of the university’s first Sexual Assault and Misconduct Survey conducted last year.

Online Sexual Misconduct Training Course Launched

The university is introducing a new online training course about sexual assault and misconduct prevention for students this week as part of the university’s response to last year’s Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey. The training program, launched as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, looks to increase education and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GUSA Protests GUPD Student Group Charges

The Georgetown University Student Association senate unanimously approved a bill Sunday expressing concerns about new policies requiring student and administrative groups to pay for security at certain events. GUSA Senator Hunter Estes (SFS ’19), who introduced the bill, said the Georgetown University Police Department decides if an event requires security[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The District unemployment rate has reached its lowest level since 2008, whileunemployment rates in Wards 7 and 8 remains disproportionately high to other wards.

District Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

Unemployment rates in Washington, D.C., remained stable at 5.7 percent, according to preliminary data released by the the District Office of Unemployment Services on March 24. Steadily declining since 2011, the current unemployment rate, which has been the rate since December, marks the lowest unemployment since January of 2008. The[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum Launches

A group of 15 students launched the Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum on March 19 in an effort to provide a unifying space for Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander students on campus. The organization “seeks to create spaces for celebrating, affirming, and mobilizing Asian and Pacific Islander students at Georgetown,” according[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Gruppo Illy S.p.A. President Ricardo Illy, left, and McDonough School of Business professor Michael R. Czinkota examined the fate of Italian manufacturing in a increasingly globalized world.

Gruppo Illy President Promotes Italian Goods

Italian businesses and manufacturers have a bright future ahead of them, according to Gruppo Illy S.p.A. President Riccardo Illy, who shared his experiences and perspectives with a group of about 30 students at the Baker Scholars Conference Room on March 24. The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute hosted the discussion[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Alumni Promote Role of Georgetown in Advocacy Efforts

Georgetown’s values inspire activist efforts, according to three alumni who participated in the “Hoya Visionaries” panel at the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. The panel featured disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza (COL ’07), who gave a speech in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

ACLU Sues DC Police Over Arrest of Transgender Activist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit late last month against four D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers and the D.C. government on behalf of Lourdes Ashley Hunter, a local transgender rights activist who was arrested on a misdemeanor charge without a warrant last November. Hunter, co-founder[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Petition for Georgetown to Sponsor Refugees Launches

About 300 students have signed a petition to make Georgetown the first U.S. Catholic university to sponsor a family of refugees as part of new refugee advocacy group Heed the Call. The petition, launched Feb. 21, has been endorsed by the Georgetown University College Democrats, Georgetown University College Republicans, Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Olympians Highlight Resilience in Face of Adversity

Olympians Highlight Resilience in Face of Adversity

Overcoming obstacles to achieve success is the most valuable aspect of competition, according to Olympians Charlie Buckingham (COL ’11) and Michelle Konkoly (COL ’15) in a talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Feb. 16. Konkoly won four medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, including two golds in the 50 meters[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

‘Urban Studio’ Courses Set Focus on Community

Georgetown is planning to launch a new six-credit, year-long class this fall that allows students to create their own projects to help improve the surrounding D.C. community. The class, “Urban Studio,” is being led by professors in the English, sociology and anthropology departments. Students will work with professors, community organizers[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top