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JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
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

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…]

by March 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panel Advocates Role of Increased Diversity in Changing Perspectives

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 Relations[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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

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 earlier[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Williams, Ali Look to Create More Inclusive GUSA

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, inclusivity[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
YASMINE SALAM/THE HOYA
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

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 in[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
YASMINE SALAM/THE HOYA
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

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. The[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DeGioia Signs Letters Denouncing Trump Order

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 the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
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

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 the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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Part of the university’s Designing the Future(s) initiative, Bridge Courses will offer seniors and recent alumni training in professional and personal skills to ease students’ transitions from an academic setting into their professional lives.

New Bridge Courses Offered for Enrichment

The university has launched a new series of one-credit classes exclusively for seniors and recent alumni this spring in order to instill practical skills that can ease students’ transition into professional life after graduation. The series, Bridge Courses, aims to allow students the opportunity to gain professional and personal skills,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Founding Director of African American History and Culture Museum Director Honored

Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, received an honorary degree from Georgetown University in a ceremony in Gaston Hall on Jan. 25. Since its opening on Sept. 24, 2016, the museum adjacent to the Washington Monument has welcomed about[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top