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President DeGioia converses with DCPS Kaya Henderson (SFS ’91) at the summit.

Inaugural Summit Draws 40 Class Years

The Office of Advancement hosted the inaugural biennial Black Alumni Summit from Friday to Sunday, in which more than 230 alumni gathered for three days of social activities, networking events and panel discussions on Georgetown’s continued influence on their personal and professional lives. The participants included alumni from around 40[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Nine buildings, including the Intercultural Center (pictured), experienced a power outage earlier this evening.

Power Outage Affects Nine Buildings

At least nine buildings on campus experienced power outages beginning at around 6:45 p.m. tonight due to an electrical transformer failure, according to a university-wide email from the Department of Emergency Management and Operational Continuity. The affected buildings were Reiss Building, the Intercultural Center, Harbin Hall, Davis Performing Arts Center, Ryan[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA President Joe Luther (COL ’16), left, and Vice President Connor Rohan (COL ’16) are poised to reposition themselves toward student engagment, delegating policy initiatives.

Midway, GUSA Executive Reorients

When Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Vice President Connor Rohan (COL ’16) launched their campaign in February, they only had two serious points — regarding sexual assault and mental health — on their otherwise satirical platform. Luther and Rohan, who gave themselves a B-plus for[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown received its second-largest donation in history Tuesday for the athletics leadership program and Multi-Sport Facility.

Athletics Receives Unprecedented $50M Donation

Georgetown received a $50 million gift — the fourth-largest donation in the university’s history — to bolster its athletics leadership program and fund renovations for Multi-Sport Facility, announced Tuesday. The gift, which came more than a month after the university’s capital campaign passed its goal of $1.5 billion, was contributed[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University Receives Historic $50 Million for Athletic Program, Field

The university received an unprecedented $50 million donation today, the fourth-largest gift in its history and the largest in support of athletics. The gift, made by Peter and Susan Cooper of Newport Beach, Calif., will bolster an existing athletics leadership program and fund renovations on the Multi-Sport Facility. The three-year-old[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WHO Director Outlines Health, Government Responsibility

WHO Director Outlines Health, Government Responsibility

World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan discussed the responsibility of governments and international organizations to address global health issues Friday in Gaston Hall at the second Global Futures Initiative lecture of this semester. The event, entitled “Governance, Global Health, 21st Century Challenges,” continued the semester’s series topic of the[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Mulledy Hall, whose name retention has sparked controversy, is one of the components of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured.

Group to Address Slavery, Memory

In response to the recent dialogue sparked by the naming of Mulledy Hall, University President John J. DeGioia has charged a working group of faculty, students and alumni to discuss the memorialization of the history of Jesuit slaveholding at Georgetown. The Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation announced that[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Hires First Access Coordinator

The Georgetown University Student Association announced Friday that the university hired Anisha Thadani as its first access coordinator and events manager, a position that will address accessibility issues for students with disabilities on campus. According to a statement released by GUSA, Thadani began work in August. She will be the[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
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Ari Goldstein (SFS ’18) chalks Red Square at a summer event geared toward garnering university administrators’ attention on sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Policy Reform Deal Reached

After more than two months of negotiations between student activists and the university, the Georgetown University Student Association and administrators agreed upon policy reforms regarding campus sexual assault in a memorandum of understanding released Monday. In the six-point memorandum, GUSA and administrators agreed to increase bystander education programs, expand marketing[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Papal Mass to Feature Dahlgren Chapel Cross

Papal Mass to Feature Dahlgren Chapel Cross

For more than two decades, churchgoers at Dahlgren Chapel have prayed under an iron cross that accompanied the voyage of the first settlers from England to Maryland in 1634. When Pope Francis conducts his first service at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception next Wednesday, the same cross will[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top