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Research Project Launches To Document Free Speech

Former journalist and journalism lecturer Sanford J. Ungar will explore the status of censorship and free expression in the United States through a new two-year Free Speech Project beginning this fall. The project aims to document cases of free speech violations or reinforcement of expression in colleges, governments and social[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Interreligious Dialogue Key After Charlottesville, Religious Leaders Say

Open dialogue and intercultural engagement can mend social flaws exposed by last month’s events in Charlottesville, Va., argued campus religious leaders at a series of panels hosted in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. Charlottesville was the scene of violent confrontations early August, where a planned white nationalist rally opposing the removal[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
MEGAN CAREY FOR THE HOYA

Democratic Middle East Requires US, Expert Says

Megan Carey is a staff writer for The Hoya. Entrenched authoritarian powers in the Middle East can ultimately be democratized with U.S. intervention, according to Danielle Pletka, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. “We have tons of leverage. We are the most powerful[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Student Works to Create Custom Apparel

Headed by Sales Director Sophia Ronga (COL ’18), the Georgetown branch of the custom apparel company Fresh Prints has established a growing presence on and around campus, handling clothing orders for various student groups and events on the Hilltop. Ronga became involved with the company her freshman year after seeing[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MICROCOACHING
Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), along with his partner Emre Ruhi (GRD ‘17), founded Microcoaching as a videogame tutoring company.

Georgetown Students Start Video Game Tutoring Company

Microcoaching, an on-demand video game coaching platform founded by Emre Ruhi (GRD ’17) and Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), connects gamers seeking to improve their skills with more experienced players to minimize frustration and maximize enjoyment. Both Ruhi and Tasch have possessed a passion for gaming since high school. After meeting[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ELLA WAN FOR THE HOYA
DataRefuge launched an effort to save government climate research data on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Feb. 18.

University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event

Students, faculty, librarians and scientists gathered at Lauinger Library and the Reiss Science Building Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 to partake in datarescueDC, an attempt to preserve federal environmental data in the event that President Donald Trump’s administration deletes it. The two-day event was organized by DataRefuge, a project aiming[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
MEGAN CAREY/THE HOYA
Speakers at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference discussed the large potential for economic growth on the African continent in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4.

Conference Promotes Businesses in Africa

The Vice President for Africa at the World Bank Makhtar Diop stressed the need to focus on Africa’s enormous global economic potential at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GUSA University Leadership Appointees Examined

When the university makes major decisions regarding student life — from the closing of Kehoe Field to capital projects affecting students — the proposals are discussed by Director of Virgin Hotels Alberto Beeck (SFS ’91), Chair of the Board of Regents Laurie Hodges Lapeyre (MSB ’83) and two student delegates[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top