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Marshall Scholarship Awarded to 3 Georgetown Applicants

Two Georgetown University students and one recent alumnus have been awarded the Marshall scholarship, a two-year, nonrestrictive, fully funded scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. Rebecca Kuang (SFS ’18), Annee Lyons (COL ’18) and Ben Johnson (NHS ’17) plan to further their academic careers on completely different paths from[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Criminal justice experts said reform is necessary in the U.S. prison labor system.

Criminal Justice Experts Advocate Prison Labor Reforms

The prison labor system must be reformed to combat prison recidivism and include basic minimum wage rights, said a panel of ex-offenders and criminal justice experts at an event Tuesday. Criminal justice reform advocate Sekwan Merritt and journalist Chandra Bozelko spoke to the benefits of their jobs in prison. They[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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John Carr, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Bishop Robert McElroy spoke during a panel discussion.

Catholic Communities Must Foster Bipartisan Cooperation, Panel Says

The Roman Catholic churches and communities in the United States must encourage bipartisan cooperation and promote religious freedom, said a panel of religious experts and community leaders in a Nov. 16 event. The panel, hosted in Copley Formal Lounge by the Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Cooper Field Renovation Set to Begin in December

Cooper Field Renovation Set to Begin in December

Renovations for Cooper Field’s new 3,000-seat facility featuring new restrooms, locker rooms and other features will begin December 2017. The project will expand Cooper Field’s current 2,500-seat occupancy and provide a new concessions area, a press box and new entryways to the field, according to the funding approval document. The project[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University declined to release a list of companies it invests in after a request from Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment, which expressed a desire for increased transparency.

After Victory, Divestment Activists Say University Downplayed Their Role

Student activists who pushed Georgetown University to commit not to invest in private prison companies now say the university is unfairly taking the credit for their activism in an Oct. 5 news release announcing the new policy. The university announced the policy after a committee of the university’s board of[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Neuroscience professor Bill Rebeck received a $10,000 grant for Alzheimer's research.

Q&A: Neuroscience Professor Bill Rebeck Talks Future of Alzheimer’s Research

Bill Rebeck, professor of neuroscience at Georgetown, doesn’t normally win things — or so he says. Rebeck is one of three faculty recipients of the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers at Georgetown University this year, earning a $10,000 grant for three years to support his research of Alzheimer’s disease and[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top