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KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of political service. Bush is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda until Wednesday, which President Donald Trump has declared as a national day of mourning.

GU Community Remembers Bush Amid State Funeral

Georgetown University students, faculty and prominent alumni celebrated President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of prioritizing lifelong service to his country over partisan politics after he died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, after months of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

A Washington, D.C. neighborhood advisory commission voted to rename a street outside the Saudi Embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.n Advisory neighborhood commission 2A, which oversees the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted unanimously Wednesday night to[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) spoke in Copley Formal about the importance of health care and current issues facing American democracy.

Joe Kennedy Warns US Democracy Is Unhealthy

Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday. Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this week's elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in collective bargaining with the university. Results are set to be announced Friday morning: Official counting begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL FOR THE HOYA Students watched in a packed Healey Family Student Center as election results came in Tuesday evening.

Midterm Election Results Yield Mixed Student Reactions

Cheers erupted from Democratic students in the Healey Family Student Center as CNN projected that Democrats would win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after hours filled with doubt that the promised blue wave would arrive. Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service co-hosted a watch party[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/ THE HOYA Georgetown University will promote its on-campus weapons ban by displaying 21 regulatory signs on campus grounds over the next few months.

GU to Promote On-Campus Weapons Ban With Regulatory Signs

Georgetown University is set to post 21 signs around campus that will advertise the university’s explicit ban of weapons, including licensed handguns, on university grounds, approved at a Nov. 1 Old Georgetown Board meeting. The regulatory signs received approval from the OGB, a council of architects appointed by the U.S.[Read More…]

by November 4, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
SIXTH & I The Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced funds to bolster security provisions at faith-based organizations. HSEMA will also offer security preparedness workshops.

DC Homeland Security Grants $1 Million to Religious Groups

Washington, D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 29 nearly $1 million in grants to improve security at D.C. religious institutions. The grants come as security concerns for local synagogues increase in the wake of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MOHAMMED DEWJI Mohammed Dewji (MSB '98) returned home uninjured Oct. 20 after being kidnapped and held for nine days. Dewji serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the McDonough School of Business.

Kidnapped Alumnus, MSB Adviser Mohammed Dewji Released Unharmed

Tanzanian billionaire and member of the Board of Advisors to the McDonough School of Business Mohammed Dewji (MSB ’98) returned home safely Oct. 20 after armed robbers abducted and held him for nine days. Two masked gunmen seized Dewji outside of the Colosseum Hotel on Oct. 11 in Dar Es[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL HASKELL FOR CONNECTICUT Former President Barack Obama endorsed Will Haskell (COL ’18) in his bid for the Connecticut State Senate on Oct. 2.

Obama Backs Alumnus for State Senate

Will Haskell (COL’18) knows it may be hard for some to take a 22-year-old’s State Senate campaign seriously, but he has at least one supporter: former President Barack Obama. Obama tweeted his support for 260 Democrats, including Haskell, running in gubernatorial, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state legislature[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top