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Yates Undergoes Repairs After Flooding

Facilities at Yates Field House flooded on Sunday as a result of the heavy rain Washington, D.C., experienced over the weekend. Yates was closed all of Sunday for repairs, but reopened Monday. Between two and three inches of rain fell this weekend, according to The Washington Post. Rainfall accumulated on[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Uncategorized
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Newark Archbishop Advocates Role of Church in Immigration Debate

Giving a face to immigrants without documentation is essential to advocating for their rights, Cardinal Joseph Tobin said during a visit to Georgetown University on Monday. Tobin, the archbishop of Newark, N.J., John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown, Mizraim Belman Guerrero[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
LOVE SAXA FACEBOOK A Jan. 27 Love Saxa Facebook post called on donors to check the status of their donations with the university.

Love Saxa Addresses University Misappropriated Donations

Pro-traditional marriage student group Love Saxa has taken legal action in response to a series of allegedly misappropriated external donations intended for the club that were deposited into the accounts of other student groups. Love Saxa wrote in a Jan. 27 Facebook post that one of its donors had been[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO ISABEL BINAMIRA The letter highlights the environmental harm presented by tar sand oil extraction, which is significantly more severe than other types of oil extraction.

GU Fossil Free Delivers Letter to DeGioia

Student group GU Fossil Free delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Friday outlining its request for Georgetown to divest from tar sand oil companies. “By investing in tar sand oil companies, Georgetown tacitly endorses and profits from a destructive, unjust industry,” the letter to DeGioia reads.[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALYSSA ALFONSO FOR THE HOYA Kober-Cogan, located between the Leavey Center and the MedStar parking lot, was closed indefinitely in May 2010 after the discovery of mold in the building

Kober-Cogan Demolition Begins

The demolition process for the Kober-Cogan Building began Monday with the installation of a fenced perimeter around the building and parts of the adjacent parking lot as the first stage of construction for the new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s medical and surgical pavilion. The installation of the fence Monday is[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Freedom Hall will be renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall after the first slave who was listed in a record of the sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown.

Slave Descendants Demand More From Georgetown Restitution Efforts

A group of descendants of Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted Georgetown University, voiced its frustration with the university’s efforts to redress the historical injustice and called on the university to provide financial restitution to descendants. Representatives of the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group,[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Approves Gender and Sexuality LLC

A newly proposed Living Learning Community providing a space for students to explore gender and sexuality received approval from Georgetown University’s Office of Residential Living last month. The LLC, called “Crossroads: Gender and Sexuality,” is intended to serve as a community space for conversations about inclusivity issues pertaining to gender[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Hoya Transitions to New Staff

The Hoya published its first issue today after transitioning to a new editorial and publishing staff for the spring semester Saturday. Ian Scoville (COL ’19), the executive editor for the fall semester, began his yearlong term to serve as the 144th editor-in-chief of The Hoya, taking over from Toby Hung[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Howard Schaffer, SFS Professor of Diplomacy, Dies at 88

Howard Schaffer, SFS Professor of Diplomacy, Dies at 88

Anne Steen, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Graduate Career Center, remembers the hours professor Howard Schaffer would spend in group sessions or in one-on-one meetings to walk students through the U.S. Foreign Service Officer Test, giving them specific advice on how to pass. “Bottom line,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Students Call on University to Condemn Honorees

Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Students Call on University to Condemn Honorees

Georgetown students are calling on the university to condemn alumni and honored guests facing accusations of sexual assault and misconduct as the national wave of allegations against public figures prominent in politics and news media grows. Alleged perpetrators with ties to Georgetown include journalist Charlie Rose, who received an honorary[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top