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VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

VIEWPOINT: Stepping Away From Selectivity

This Sunday at the Council of Advisory Boards Fair, as clubs set up on Georgetown’s front lawn and try to recruit new members, it is difficult not to be optimistic. As students walk through cramped aisles of tables adorned with promotional flyers and Bluetooth speakers, they can consider what possibilities[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

MSB to Offer Scholarships to Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

The McDonough School of Business will offer scholarships to returned members of the Peace Corps starting in 2017 after being chosen as a member of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program.   MSB Associate Dean of Master of Business Administration Admissions Shari Hubert, a former Peace Corps employee,brought the program[Read More…]

by May 1, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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UVA Darden School of Business will open its new campus in Rosslyn in August, expecting 50 students at its new location.

UVA Business School to Open DC Campus

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will expand to the Washington, D.C. area from its campus in Charlottesville, Va., this August, offering its Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs at its new campus in Rosslyn, Va. The UVA MBA program expects about 50 students at its new[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
RACHEL SKAAR FOR THE HOYA
The Corp and GUASFCU collectively received more than 600 applications this fall hiring season. The Corp’s acceptance rate remained relatively the same as last year at about 18 percent while GUASFCU accepted about nine percent of its applicants.

Corp, GUASFCU Receive More Than 600 Apps

Students of Georgetown, Inc. and the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union collectively hired more than 100 students in a record-breaking fall application season. Both organizations saw large application pools and competitive acceptance rates. The Corp received a record-breaking 460 applicants, more than any other time in its[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 2 comments Business, Business - Top
NEXTGENVEST
Students signed up to become members of NextGenVest during New Student Orientation the weekend of Aug. 28. The startup advertised their service outside the front gates of the university on O Street.

NextGenVest Teaches Finances, Budgeting

As hundreds of freshmen made their way through Georgetown’s front gates for New Student Orientation this year, they were greeted not only by orientation advisors, but also by representatives from NextGenVest, a New York-based startup that promotes financial literacy. NextGenVest was started by Harvard graduate Kelly Peeler with the aim[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

DataFest Competition Comes to DC

Georgetown students will be participating in the inaugural D.C. DataFest this weekend, a hackathon focused primarily on statistical analysis and a branch of the annual national competition that is in its fifth year. UCLA statistics professor Robert Gould organized the first DataFest competition in 2011 as a way to allow[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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High school students participate in a mock trial competition at D.C. Superior Court to practice legal skills as part of GULC’s Street Law Program.

Street Law Program Connects GULC, DC

Over the past year, national discussion has highlighted the criminal justice system’s discrimination and disconnect from local communities. Georgetown University Law Center’s D.C. Street Law Program has tried to bridge that gap for over 40 years, inserting law students into D.C. public and charter schools to introduce high school students[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, will visit D.C. in 2015.

Pope Francis to Visit DC Later This Year

Pope Francis will visit Washington, D.C., this fall during his first official visit to the United States as pope. Francis’ three-city trip of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington marks the first papal visit to the United States since Pope Benedict XVI came in the spring of 2008. During that[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 4 comments City News, News, News - Top
ARTS COALITION FOR THE DUPONT UNDERGROUND
The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground will renovate abandoned streetcar tunnels to promote arts in the District.

Arts Coalition to Revive Abandoned Tunnels

The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground has begun renovating the abandoned streetcar tunnels under Dupont Circle to create a lively new space to showcase arts in the city. ACDU Founder Julian Hunt and Communications Consultant Braulio Agnese, who are spearheading the process, began their collaboration in 2010 after the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News
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Faregates at the Gallery Place Station began accepting payment from credit cards and smartphones on Thursday.

Metro Tests Credit Card, Phone Payment System

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority introduced new faregates that allow users to pay with credit cards and smartphones at the Gallery Place Station on Thursday. The move comes in advance of Metro’s payment pilot program that will operate at 10 stations and six bus routes in January. Together with[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News