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Conservative Speakers Advocate Prison Reform

The criminal justice system must be reformed at the state level through increased education programming for prisoners and less harsh penalties for minor crimes, a panel of conservative criminal justice advocates said at an event Tuesday evening. The panel, hosted by the Prisons and Justice Initiative, featured Grover Norquist, president[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Q&A: Rachel Mucha on Receiving OWN IT 2018 Empowerment Award

For Rachel Mucha (SFS ’18), this year’s recipient of OWN IT’s Gwendolyn Mikell Award for Women’s Empowerment, the India Innovation Studio class was critical to sparking her passion for furthering the financial literacy and education of women. The India Innovation Studio is a course through Georgetown University’s School of Foreign[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MEENA MORAR FOR THE HOYA actress and comedian Amanda Seales discussed her experiences in the creative realm with Soyica Colbert, associate professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies.

BRAVE 2018: Annual BRAVE Summit Celebrates Black Women in Activism and the Arts

This weekend’s annual BRAVE Summit, aimed at creating a space to empower black women, brought three dozen speakers to campus to discuss the intersection of activism and the arts. The summit included opening remarks by the event organizers and University President John J. DeGioia, two mainstage panels and a keynote[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CORNELL UNIVERSITY ,” Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, founding member of the Cornell Prison Education Program, and Nolan Bennett, an assistant government professor at Georgetown discussed their research on prison systems.

US Prison System Is Ripe for Reform, Panelists Say

The term “prison-industrial complex” is not representative of the lived experiences of people in the prison system and should be replaced with the new term “jail-industrial complex,” Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, founding member of the Cornell Prison Education Program, and Nolan Bennett, an assistant government professor at Georgetown, said at an[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, has never had a social media account in his life. The author of five self-improvement books focused on academic and career success, Newport advocates for eliminating a digital dependency to produce “deep work” — periods of intense focus undistracted by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
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George Mazza, 62-year-old Department of Justice senior counsel, filed a lawsuit against Georgetown University on Feb. 12, raising claims of age discrimination after being denied admission to the doctoral program in theological and religious studies.

Applicant Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Georgetown Admissions

George Mazza, 62-year-old Department of Justice senior counsel, filed a lawsuit against Georgetown University on Feb. 12, raising claims of age discrimination after being denied admission to the doctoral program in theological and religious studies. Mazza claimed his rejection from the program violates the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Behind the Scenes: GUSA Campaigns Create, Dispel Images

In the shadow of almost every Georgetown University Student Association presidential candidate, there is a campaign manager striving to launch the ticket to victory on Feb. 22’s election day. Tasked with communicating their candidates’ platform within the two-week period dictated by GUSA campaign rules, campaign managers devote countless hours to a role frequently[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments Features, GUSA Executive Election 2018, News

2 Students Appointed to Inaugural Puffin Fellowship Program

Voting rights activists Valencia Richardson (LAW ’20) and Maydee Martinez (COL ’18) accepted appointments Jan. 23 to join the inaugural Puffin Fellows program, a fellowship from the Andrew Goodman Foundation that focuses on expanding voting access. The foundation was founded in 1966 by the parents of civil rights and voting[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number of homeless individuals she encountered over three hours, conducting a survey of each and offering them snacks,[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments City News, Features, News, News - Top
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Recent Georgetown alumna Olivia Hinerfeld (SFS '17) has been appointed to a Biden Foundation advisory board.

Recent Graduate Appointed to Biden Foundation Council

Anti-sexual assault activist and educator Olivia Hinerfeld (SFS ’17) has been selected to serve on the Biden Foundation’s advisory council for ending violence against women, the foundation announced Monday. The Biden Foundation is a nonprofit organization launched last year by former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top