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Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Georgetown Benefactor Detained in Saudi Arrests

A late-night wave of arrests in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4 swept up prominent Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, alongside dozens of influential businessmen, politicians and royals. Prince Alwaleed, who donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
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Normeanne Joyce Sison, left, Maryam al-Wehaibi and Jamal Khatib are three of the 10 students of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar currently studying for a semester at Georgetown’s main campus as foreign exchange students.

SFS Qatar Exchange Students Embrace Hilltop Life Abroad

Late-night sessions in Lauinger Library, exploring the monuments and adjusting to unfamiliar weather patterns are new experiences not only for many first-year and transfer students, but also for five School of Foreign Service in Qatar students studying at Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus this semester. The five students showcase the diverse[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown Scholarship Program offers support to 650 students, most of whom are first-generation, to attend college.

Missing Out: The GSP Students Who Would Have Been

Like many Georgetown University students, Teodora Lancaster (COL ’20) expected her time on the Hilltop to be a balancing act of classes, internships, healthy social outings and sightseeing. But just over a year into her time at Georgetown, Lancaster is coming to understand the severe constraints imposed by her financial[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Enhanced Saturday GUTS service will begin this weekend, with buses running every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. to Dupont Circle and Trader Joe’s in Foggy Bottom.

GUTS Saturday Service Begins With New Hours

The enhanced Saturday GUTS service will run every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 7:40 p.m., making stops at Dupont Circle and grocery store Trader Joe’s in Foggy Bottom. The enhanced service is a continuation of a pilot program launched last spring, which implemented a more frequent Saturday service to[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA senate speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18), left, and senate vice speaker Cherie Vu (COL ’19) led the Senate vote to hold the referendum, which failed to pass Thursday.

GUSA Senate Reform Referendum Fails to Pass

A Georgetown University Student Association referendum on senate electoral reform  failed to pass last night after receiving support from less than 25 percent of the student body – the minimum threshold required for the vote to pass. The referendum, conducted over a three-day period, included two major reforms to the GUSA[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Student Launches Book, Entrepreneurship Venture

When Shiv Jhangiani (MSB ’19) registered for a McDonough School of Business class last year billed as a course on entrepreneurship and venture capitalism, he did not expect he would end up a published author. Jhangiani is one of 15 students whose books were published by New Degree Press after[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Task Force Seeks More Education on Sexual Assault

Task Force Seeks More Education on Sexual Assault

  Members of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force recommended increased mandatory sexual assault education to change campus culture in a panel Wednesday night in the Healey Family Student Center. The task force, composed of over 70 members of the Georgetown community, presented 11 recommendations developed in response to[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Two students are planning to launch the It’s On Us Pledge, which works to promote student pledges to end sexual violence on college campuses Wednesday.

Students Launch It’s On Us To End Sexual Violence

Two students are planning to launch an It’s On Us chapter, an initiative that works to have students take a pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Obama administration launched It’s On Us in 2014 in an effort to end sexual[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Arts Week features a series of displays, events and activities designed to celebrate the Arts at Georgetown.

Following Absence, Arts Week Returns to Celebrate Arts on Campus

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 of[Read More…]

Less Than Half of New Club Applicants Accepted

Twelve new clubs launched this semester, with the Council of Advisory Boards 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. These[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top