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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
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Students of Georgetown, Inc. plans to expand its food and drink offerings and hours at its Grounded location.

Corp to Revamp Grounded Storefront With Breakfast, Late-Night Espresso

Grounded, the newest Students of Georgetown, Inc. storefront in The Hilltoss, is gearing up for a revamp this month, replacing its smoothie and acai bowl station with a new espresso bar and expanded breakfast menu by Jan. 25. The Corp first launched Grounded to meet the demand for coffee in[Read More…]

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

When Lebanese and Georgetown University elites filled an overflowing Lohrfink Auditorium in 2009 to celebrate a $22 million gift honoring former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the audience and school did not know that fewer than 10 years later, the Georgetown alumnus who gifted the amount would be at the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top