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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
Guterres to SFS Graduates: Climate Change, Middle East Conflicts Threaten Global Security

Guterres to SFS Graduates: Climate Change, Middle East Conflicts Threaten Global Security

Climate change and instability in the Middle East pose the greatest threats to the world security for the next generation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service on May 19 in McDonough Arena. Guterres, who previously served as the United[Read More…]

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Marc Chernick, Former Director of Georgetown’s Center for Latin American Studies, Dies at 62

Former Director of Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies professor Marc Chernick passed away at 62 after suffering a heart attack while at a peace meeting in Cali, Colombia, on April 18. Chernick had worked at Georgetown for over 20 years before recently receiving emeritus status. Chernick was buried[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JANE AIKEN GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Faculty Members Join Gender Equity Task Force

Twenty-two members and two special advisers were selected to serve on the Gender Equity Task Force, a committee created in March 2018 to address issues of gender inequity among the university’s staff and senior leadership, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced April 13. Jane Aiken, vice dean and professor[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Megan Twohey spoke about her work with The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor reporting the dozens of sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

NYT Reporter Advocates Journalism as Tool Against Sexual Misconduct

Reporting on sexual assault and harassment can not only expose predators, but also combat systemic injustice, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Megan Twohey explained at an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday. At an event titled “Breaking Weinstein,” hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, Twohey spoke about her[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Renovations on Kehoe Field are taking shape — construction is set to begin later this year, with completion expected before the 2019-2020 school year.

Kehoe Field Renovations Take Shape, Completion Expected 2019-2020

Detailed plans are taking shape for the renovation of Kehoe Field, the athletics field located on the roof of the Yates Field House that was shuttered in 2016, with construction expected to begin later this year. Last Friday, Yates hosted an event displaying current progress on renovations for Kehoe Field[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALYSSA ALFONSO FOR THE HOYA

‘Choice Week’ Encourages Discussion on Reproductive Health Issues

H*yas for Choice, the unrecognized, pro-reproductive rights student group, held its annual Choice Week from Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 23 to encourage discussions on issues of reproductive health. This year’s Choice Week consisted of five events focused on reproductive justice. The events included discussions on what it means[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Data Center Fire Causes Internet Outages

Data Center Fire Causes Internet Outages

A fire occurred in the electrical room of Georgetown University’s Laurel Data Center in Maryland on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in campuswide Wi-Fi outages and the shutdown of services like SaxaNet and educational platforms such as Blackboard.org. Most services were functioning by 6 a.m. at the main campus and services were[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top