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MAGGIE CHEN FOR THE HOYA Tuesday night's midterm election garnered a mixed response from students at Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service's watch party in the HFSC. GUCR and GUCD also co-hosted the event

Across Party Lines, Students See Victory in Split Election

A pile of stickers lay on a table in the Healey Family Student Center, reading “friends don’t let friends miss elections” and “civically engaged AF.” Hand-drawn maps, depicting where students voted, either via absentee ballot or in person, surrounded the room. A mock polling station, where students could predict election[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Election Day 2018, Features, News, News - Top
ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Hate-based crimes, criminal offenses committed against victims because of their identity, increased by 275 percent at Georgetown, according to the university's Annual Security Report. Fifteen hate crimes were reported on campus in 2017, an increase from four in 2016.

Hate Crimes Surge at Georgetown in 2017

Hate crimes increased by 275 percent on Georgetown University’s campus, according to the university’s 2018 Annual Security Report. U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Act defines a hate crime as “a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim.” The[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Multicultural Equity and Access Director Charlene Brown-McKenzie (C '95) (left) facilitated a panel of Community Scholars Program alumni at an event honoring the program's 50th anniversary Oct. 5.

Community Scholars Program Celebrates 50 Years

Since the Community Scholars Program was first proposed in 1964, it has grown from a small, faculty-funded program supporting five local students to a large institutional presence serving at least 50 new students from across the United States each year. The program is celebrating 50 years since its official creation[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

Jetlagged from a 12-hour flight and lugging two 50-pound suitcases behind her, Rachelle Bonja (SFS ’20) had finally made it to the United States. Growing up in Aleppo, Syria, Bonja, arrived alone in Washington, D.C. with no phone, no credit card and no idea how to get to Georgetown University[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA
Christopher King, director of the health administration graduate program, drafted a proposoal for the new Institute for Racial Justice.

In a First, Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute

Georgetown University is set to begin faculty recruitment to launch the Institute for Racial Justice, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy organization, as part of a series of commitments the university made to racial equality. The institute’s launch will mark the completion of University President John J. DeGioia’s commitments made in[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SETH OWEN
Seth Owen (SFS '22) traveled to Los Angeles to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after a GoFundMe for his Georgetown tuition went viral after he was kicked out of his house.

Q&A: First-Year Student Appears on ‘The Ellen Show’

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 11 after gaining national attention in July when a fundraiser for his Georgetown tuition after he was kicked out of his house for refusing to attend his parents’ church went viral. After Owen, who is gay, refused to attend[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
TOP: SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA; BOTTOM: ANGELA MASKE 
H*yas for Choice President Angela Maske (NHS ’19) visits Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (CAS ’80) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to express concerns over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

HFC President Urges Senators to Block SCOTUS Nominee

H*yas for Choice President Angela Maske (NHS ’19) is publicly pressing Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (CAS ’80) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a push to stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation by visiting the senators’ offices multiple times a week. Brett Kavanaugh, United States Circuit Judge of the United[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of 300 Catholic Priests accused of sexually abusing boys and men. He currently holds an honorary degree at Georgetown that the university may revoke in light of the recent scandal.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
SAFR A new ride-sharing app designed to support women is expanding its presence to include Washington, D.C.

Ride-Sharing App Focused on Women’s Safety Expands to DC

Safr, a new app focused on safer ride-sharing for women, will expand its network to the Washington, D.C. area this fall, following its launch in Boston last year, according to a press release from the company. While both men and women are allowed to sign up to become a driver[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top