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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Former Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns urged McDonough School of Business graduates to use their Georgetown degrees for the good of others in her Saturday commencement address.

Burns Promotes Use of Technology for Problem-Solving in MSB Commencement Address

Using technology, recent graduates can work to forge a more equitable society, Ursula Burns, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, a business that provides print and digital document services, said in her commencement address to students of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business on Friday. “You earned a degree[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Miriam Zoila Perez spoke about how the diversity of stories covered can reflect the diversity of journalists reporting on them.

Media Professionals Promote Diversity in Journalism

Increasing diversity in news media can transform publications to be more representative of the experiences of all readers, a panel of professional journalists said at an event Tuesday evening co-hosted by The Hoya, the Georgetown Voice and the Lecture Fund. The event aimed to address the transforming media climate and[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AARON WIENMANN FOR THE HOYA Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Georgetown Israel Alliance Hosts Inaugural Peace Week

Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The weeklong event began with a discussionwith former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livinilast Friday.A vigil to[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Amanda Scott (C’19), left, and Shakera Vaughan (C’19), both government majors at Georgetown, are among this year's 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholars.

2 Students Awarded Truman Scholarship for Community Service

Government majors Amanda Scott (COL ’19) and Shakera Vaughan (COL ’19) were each awarded $30,000 by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for their government-related extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarship, awarded to students dedicated to implementing positive change through public service, must be used for graduate education. Scott[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA GIA has filed five incident reports with GUPD regarding the theft of the Israeli flag. GIA President Tanner Larkin (SFS ’20), who is also a member of The Hoya’s editorial board, said the Israeli flag was taken down on five separate occasions on April 3, April 4, April 6 and twice on April 8.

Suspect Apprehended in Theft of Israeli Flag

An Israeli flag and a Palestinian flag, both hung in Red Square as part of pro-Palestine group Students for Justice in Palestine’s Israel Apartheid Week, were removed multiple times between April 3 and April 8, culminating in the Georgetown University Police Department apprehending one of the perpetrators who stole the[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Megan Twohey spoke about her work with The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor reporting the dozens of sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

NYT Reporter Advocates Journalism as Tool Against Sexual Misconduct

Reporting on sexual assault and harassment can not only expose predators, but also combat systemic injustice, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Megan Twohey explained at an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday. At an event titled “Breaking Weinstein,” hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, Twohey spoke about her[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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OWN IT 2018: 5th Annual Summit Seeks to Inspire, Empower

The annual OWN IT Summit, aimed at empowering and inspiring women personally and professionally, brought over 100 speakers to Georgetown’s campus this weekend to discuss the role of women in politics as well as sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. This year’s summit aimed to address the #MeToo movement,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Giorgi Margvelashvili, the president of the Georgia, addressed a crowd in Copley Formal Lounge Tuesday.

President of Georgia Calls for Support From West

The United States and Western Europe should increase support for Georgian acceptance into the European Union and NATO, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the president of the Georgia, said in a talk hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies on Tuesday. Jeffrey Anderson, director and Graf Goltz professor of the[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The overall budget increased by 6.5 percent to $1,066,020 from last year’s $1,000,640.

Finance and Appropriations Committee Allocates Annual Club Funding

The Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee met Feb. 27 to allocate the $1.067 million collected from student fees to advisory boards and student groups on campus. The overall budget increased by 6.5 percent to $1,066,020 from last year’s $1,000,640. However, the requested budgets of the advisory boards[Read More…]

by March 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
REAGAN AIRPORT
Project Journey will attempt to improve passengers’ experience and increase the airport’s capacity, MWAA President and CEO John Potter said in a July 2017 news release.

Reagan National Airport to Undergo Renovations

Construction started on a new 14-gate concourse at Ronald Reagan National Airport this week as part of a broader renovation plan intended to accommodate more passengers this year. Lanes on the arrivals roadway were closed Monday for the construction of new slip ramps. Further construction to the airport’s interior is[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top