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Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

Hurricane Florence Avoids DC

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are expected to pass over Washington, D.C., this weekend, with only some showers and above average breeze expected through Sunday. However, remnants of the storm may return next week, bringing greater rainfall and potential flooding. Hurricane Florence was upgraded from a tropical storm to[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA
Yates Field House held its first annual blood drive in observance of September 11. The blood drive included participation by 85 students, faculty and members of the administration.

Yates Hosts Blood Drive

Yates Field House held its first annual Red Cross blood drive Tuesday to observe the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11. Yates collaborated with the Student Health Advisory Board, Georgetown University’s Veterans Office and the McDonough School of Business MBA program to organize and host the event. Dog Tag Bakery served[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BLUE AND GRAY
A new policy passed by Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society prevents freshmen in their first semester at Georgetown from being selected as members of the organization.

Blue and Gray Delays Freshman Hires

The Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society will not hire freshmen this fall as part of a new recruitment policy designed to ensure all tour guides have sufficient experience as a college student. Blue and Gray confirmed to The Hoya that it will not accept students who have not yet[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DEVOL FUNERAL HOME/FOR THE HOYA
Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., died Aug. 4 at 93.

Fr. Francis Schemel, SJ, Chaplain to Staff, Dies at 93

Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., Georgetown University’s chaplain to staff and beloved chocolatier, died Aug. 4 at 93 years old. A memorial service was held at Dahlgren Chapel on Aug. 9. Schemel was buried following the service in the Georgetown Cemetery. Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania in 1925, Schemel first came to[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SIMPLY CYCLING / FOR THE HOYA
Lauren Geoghegan (COL '10) and Jay Austin (GRD '10) were killed when terrorists drove an SUV into their cyclist group in Tajikistan.

2 Georgetown Alumni Cyclists Killed in Islamic State Attack

The Georgetown community is mourning the deaths of Lauren Geoghegan (COL ’10) and Jay Austin (GRD ’10), who were killed in an attack in Tajikistan when five assailants rammed into a group of cyclists with an SUV before pursuing the group with knives. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Catholic University of America is one prominent Catholic institution which has denounced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by revoking his degrees. Georgetown has yet to issue a public response.

Students Urge University to Condemn Former Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

Catholic student groups at Georgetown University are calling upon the university to take a stronger stance against sexual abuse following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. The New York Times reported June 20 that McCarrick sexually abused men and boys over several[Read More…]

by August 27, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

Georgetown University is set to divest from companies whose primary business involves the extraction of tar sands, according to a June 7 news release from the university. At the June meeting of the university’s board of directors, the Committee on Finance and Administration supported a recommendation from the Committee on Investments[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) won the Democratic bid for D.C. mayor, and is expected to win re-election in November as no Republican candidate has emerged.

Incumbents Take Democratic Nominations in DC Primary

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and six fellow incumbents recaptured the mayoral and city council nominations from the Democratic Party, while an initiative to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 from $3.33 by 2025 passed by a narrow margin in the June 19 primary election in Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Rising Senior Dies in Plane Crash off the Coast of Long Island

Will Maerov, a rising senior in the College at Georgetown University, died June 2 in a plane crash off the coast of Long Island, which also took the lives of his grandparents, Bernard and Bonnie Krupinski, and the pilot Jon Dollard. Maerov was from East Hampton, N.Y., majoring in government[Read More…]

by June 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top