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Following Absence, Arts Week Returns to Celebrate Arts on Campus

March 29, 2017 at 1:45 am 0 comments

The fourth annual Georgetown University Arts Week started March 27 with a series of shows, events and activities designed to celebrate and shed light on the artistic community on campus. This year’s Arts Week marks the return of the program following an absence last year, due to a lack ofRead More

Less Than Half of New Club Applicants Accepted

March 28, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Twelve new clubs launched this semester, with the Student Activities Commission approving fewer than 50 percent of the 34 student groups that applied this semester for university recognition. The clubs, including the Hong Kong Student Association, Lebanese Student Association and Hoya Teahouse, join over 300 student groups on campus. TheseRead More

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Soraya Eid (COL '17) opened the fourth annual OWN IT summit in Gaston Hall on Saturday.

OWN IT Returns in 4th Year with Diverse Perspectives

March 21, 2017 at 2:16 am 2 comments

In the spirit of feminist activist Susan B. Anthony’s call to organize, agitate and educate, more than 100 invited speakers and 500 attendees convened for the fourth annual OWN IT summit Saturday in a daylong series of discussions on women’s rights and female empowerment. The summit included panels, breakout sessions,Read More

Panel Advocates Role of Increased Diversity in Changing Perspectives

March 20, 2017 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Increased diversity and denouncing hate speech are the most effective ways to educate those with intolerant and bigoted perspectives, according to three panelists on the “Educate” panel during the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. Huffington Post Executive Women’s Editor Emma Gray moderated the panel, which included Council on American-Islamic RelationsRead More

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Williams and Ali, who met at a pre-orientation program, are both involved in advocacy efforts on campus.

Williams and Ali Highlight Role of Inclusivity in GUSA

February 17, 2017 at 12:28 am 0 comments

It was a December evening, and over burrito bowls at Chipotle on M Street, Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) decided to run for Georgetown University School Association president and vice president. The meeting was far different from when the two first met almost two-and-a-half years earlierRead More

Williams, Ali Look to Create More Inclusive GUSA

February 17, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

The policy platform proposed by Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18) focuses on efforts to expand diversity, transparency and mental health. According to Williams, his and Ali’s campaign focuses on four themes crucial to any Georgetown student’s experience: “Resources, transparency, inclusivityRead More

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GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Habon Ali (SFS '18), left, Jessica Andino (COL '18) and Nick Matz (COL '18) debated Wednesday evening.

GUSA Vice Presidential Candidates Push Inclusivity, Accessibility in Debate

February 16, 2017 at 1:10 am 0 comments

At the first debate of this year’s Georgetown University Student Association election season, three of the vice presidential candidates discussed the need to create a more diverse and inclusive GUSA while increasing affordability for students. Habon Ali (SFS ’18), Jessica Andino (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ’18) participated inRead More

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Former DEA agents Javier PeÑa, left, and Steve Murphy, spoke Friday as part of a conference on drug trafficking in Latin America.

DEA Agents Dispute TV Portrayal

February 14, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar manipulated the Colombian people as he made billions of dollars from the cocaine trade, according to a Feb. 10 talk featuring Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, the two Drug Enforcement Administration agents featured in the Netflix series “Narcos” for their role in capturing Escobar. TheRead More

DeGioia Signs Letters Denouncing Trump Order

February 7, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

University President John J. DeGioia announced Friday that he had joined hundreds of university presidents in signing two open letters attempting to dissuade President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (GRD ’84) from enforcing the Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration and refugee entry. The signings came theRead More

Asli Acar (COL '18) and Gamze Keklik, a George Washington University Student, started a new clothing brand in August 2016.

Students Expand Clothing Brand to New York

February 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm 1 comment

The student-founded fashion label Bassigue will soon expand its presence in the American market with a boutique in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City five months after its launch in August 2016. The fine clothing firm founded by Asli Acar (COL ’18) and Gamze Keklik, an undergraduate at theRead More