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Top 10 Movies of 2017

1. ‘Bad Genius’ Directed by: Nattawut Poonpiriya Starring: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Teeradon Supapunpinyo In a year that saw an unusual excess of comedic heist thrillers, “Bad Genius” easily tops the competition. The Thai blockbuster smashed box-office records in numerous Asian countries for its extraordinary portrayal of the exceedingly ordinary task of[Read More…]

HUNG: Remain Resilient Amid Challenges

I arrived at my current, soon-to-be-former position by accident. At 11:58 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2014, a mere minute before deadline, I submitted my application to join this nonagenarian newspaper on a whim, never expecting to be accepted, much less become its editor-in-chief. Two weeks and one sartorially misguided interview[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SPENCER COOK FOR THE HOYA
President John J. DeGioia discussed Georgetown's legacy of slavery, the university's role in national politics, and the men's basketball program.

Q&A: DeGioia Talks Georgetown’s Role in Politics, Reconciliation

As the academic year comes to an end, The Hoya sat down with University President John J. DeGioia yesterday to discuss Georgetown’s role in today’s political landscape, the process of reconciling with the university’s history of slaveholding and recent changes to the men’s basketball program. This interview has been edited[Read More…]

by April 12, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Evolving a Storied Publication

Dear readers, In 1987, the editors of this newspaper decided to expand from a weekly publication to a twice-weekly format, in order to fit in all the news happening on an increasingly vibrant campus. Now, 30 years later, I am pleased to share that The Hoya will become a daily[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
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CISR Recommends Against Direct Investment in Private Prisons

The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility plans to advise the board of directors to establish a policy of no direct investment in private prison companies and to avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies “to the maximum extent possible,” according to a memo published by the committee today. CISR also[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JETTA DISCO
Students met with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Monday in advance of his address at the School of Foreign Service commencement Saturday.

Johnson Meets Undocumented Students Amid Backlash

In light of student and alumni advocacy efforts opposing his selection as the School of Foreign Service commencement speaker, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with university administrators and members of the Georgetown community — including undocumented students — during a three-hour visit on campus Monday. During the meetings,[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The opinion piece “I Stand With Willa,” co-authored by Zoe Dobkin (SFS ’16) and Willa Murphy, contributed to the movement demanding that the administration amend its response to sexual assault cases.

As Assault Survivors Speak Out, Policies Advance

As the issue of sexual assault on college campuses rose to the forefront of the national consciousness, advocacy efforts for awareness and policy reform at Georgetown also gained traction over the past academic year. From the hiring of the university’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, to the dissemination of the[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, Year in Review 2015-2016
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Lacrosse Team Junior Edward Blatz Dies

Edward Blatz Jr. (MSB ’17), a junior on the men’s lacrosse team, died early Sunday, according to a university-wide email sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. Blatz is survived by his parents Anne Marie and Edward[Read More…]

by April 24, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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ARC Weaknesses Revealed

Underfunded and understaffed, Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center received criticism for its wheelchair-inaccessible location, insufficient staff size and lack of visibility in an external review submitted to the Division of Student Affairs in January. The 14-page report identifies deficiencies and offers 15 recommendations, including expanding the staff, relocating the center, improving[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Q&A: Terrence Malick’s Producers Talk ‘Knight of Cups’

There is perhaps no working filmmaker today whose body of work is as divisive as that of Terrence Malick’s. Without a doubt, Malick’s masterful manipulation of filmic reality — from the ethereal magic-hour landscapes in “Days of Heaven” to the introspective voiceovers in “The Thin Red Line” to the mysterious light[Read More…]