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TINA NIU FOR THE HOYA
Parts of the Leavey hotel will become a temporary dorm.

Hotel Dorm Room Plans Advance

University plans for the conversion of two floors of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center into student housing for next year are coming together in more detail as Georgetown’s fall 2015 deadline to house more students on campus approaches. The second and third floors of the hotel will serve[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

What’s After Dark Cuts Hurt Groups

One year after the Center for Student Engagement discontinued its What’s After Dark program due to university-wide budget cuts, several groups, including the Georgetown Program Board, Relay for Life and the Black Student Association continue to face difficulties in funding late-night programs. These groups traditionally used What’s After Dark funding[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

West African Admissions Unaffected by Ebola Outbreak

Despite the travel policies put in place by the Office of Risk Management prohibiting university-sponsored travel to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in light of the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not implement regulations on international student admissions from Central and West Africa. Kathryn[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Students can practice their foreign language skills with language partners in other countries via Skype through the Teletandem program.

Skype Links Language Partners

The Teletandem program, which matches Georgetown students with language partners in other countries via Skype, expanded to include Spanish, Arabic, French, Japanese, Russian and Turkish this semester after receiving a one-year grant from the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. The program was founded in 2008 and was[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
NATASHA THOMSON/THE HOYA
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke in Gaston Hall on Friday.

Author Adichie Discusses Race, Gender

Critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who has delivered notable TED talks — including one sampled by Beyoncé — spoke about issues of race, gender and the creative writing process with African Studies Director Scott Taylor in Gaston Hall on Friday. The event was sponsored by the African Society,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Leo’s Limits Meal Swipe Use

Aramark, the managing group behind Georgetown’s dining services, began imposing a stricter enforcement of their policy banning students from swiping more than once into O’Donovan Hall at the start of the semester. Joelle Wiese, the associate vice president of auxiliary business services, said that Leo’s staff have noticed students swiping[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 9 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
TOBY HUNG FOR THE HOYA
Protesters supporting Hong Kong demonstrators rallied outside the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office on Wednesday.

Rally Supports Hong Kong Protests

Around 200 protesters, including several Georgetown students, gathered at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and marched to the White House on Wednesday night to demonstrate support for the Occupy Central protest currently occurring in Hong Kong, where 14 Georgetown students are currently studying abroad. The rally was organized[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Lagarde’s Speech Attracts Protesters

Lagarde’s Speech Attracts Protesters

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s lecture in Gaston Hall on Thursday morning prompted a student protest of her invitation to campus and of the IMF. In her lecture, Lagarde evaluated the future of the global economy and discussed ideas for resolving international economic problems. About 10 students, unaffiliated[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
CHARLIE LOWE/THE HOYA
GUSA Director of Outreach Eng Gin Moe (SFS ’16) and Deputy Director of Outreach Rodrigo Gonzalez (SFS ’15) lead the Multicultural Council’s first town hall, which aimed to solicit feedback on the council’s agenda.

Cultural Council Solicits Input

The Georgetown University Student Association hosted its inaugural Multicultural Council Town Hall on Tuesday in the Healey Family Student Center, soliciting suggestions for the council from members of various campus cultural groups. Representatives of the Multicultural Council, which was created in August to facilitate communication between GUSA and cultural groups[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News