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Aksakal Explores WWI Ottoman Perspective

The BMW Center for German and European Studies, in conjunction with the Department of German, held an event entitled, “Ottoman Perspectives on the First World War” on March 20. The goal of the talk was to shift the perspective of World War I from the dominant European-centered view to a[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Already nicknamed “Francis the Frugal” by international media in the 11 months since his elevation to the papacy, Pope Francis has influenced global political thinking and prompted interfaith conversation within the Georgetown community. Born Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1936, Francis became the first South American as well[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Support for 2-Year Law Programs Grows

A nationwide survey of 1,400 pre-law students by Kaplan Test Prep found growing support for a two-year law school program, as opposed to the standard three-year curriculum, and increased opportunities for clinical experience in courtrooms. According to the survey, 58 percent of the students favored the change to a two-year[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Researcher Explains Modern Political Religious Landscape

Religious policy researcher Jonathan Fox discussed church-state relations and secularization at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting government religious policies across the globe. The event, titled “Political Secularism, Religion and the State” featured Fox, a professor at Bar-IlanUniversity in Ramat Gan, Israel, who specializes in the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Students, Faculty Get Papal Audience

Students, Faculty Get Papal Audience

Students and professors met the first Jesuit pope, Francis I, during the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs conference “Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” in Rome this past December. The conference, which ran from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14 at Pontifical Urbaniana University, was organized by[Read More…]

by January 17, 2014 0 comments Campus News
Catholic Forum Explores Social Thought on Poor

Catholic Forum Explores Social Thought on Poor

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought held its second dialogue focusing on poverty under the Pontificate of Pope Francis Monday night in Gaston Hall. The event, “The Pope and the Poor: Challenges of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Poverty,” featured Washington Post columnists E.J. Dionne and Michael Gerson, National[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Catholic Forum Explores Social Thought on Poor

Catholic Forum Explores Social Thought on Poor

COURTESY OF GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITYFrom left to right The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought held its second dialogue focusing on poverty under the Pontificate of Pope Francis Monday night in Gaston Hall. The event, “The Pope and the Poor: Challenges of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Poverty,” featured[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Gondola Considered in Transit Overhaul

With scant transportation options in the Georgetown neighborhood, the District has explored areas for innovation, including a gondola lift connecting Car Barn and the Rosslyn Metro stop. This proposal is part of an effort to better connect Georgetown with local transportation through the Business Improvement District. Among the plans are[Read More…]

by November 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Adapts to ACA

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, the university will adjust employee health insurance policies and ramp up educational innovations at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The ACA’s individual mandate goes into effect in January 2014, and employers must provide coverage by January 2015. “Right now Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News