Business

Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

Downgraded Zika Status Raises Concerns

December 2, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

Georgetown professor of global health law Lawrence Gostin is concerned about the World Health Organization’s Nov. 17 decision to formally lift Zika’s emergency status, arguing the move decreases the prospects of funding to fight and cure Zika, and downgrades public concern when certain populations are still at serious risk ofRead More

GRACE LOBO/THE HOYA
The restaurant chain &pizza opened its 19th location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown last week, offering a new dining option to members of the Georgetown community seeking custom dishes.

Georgetown Welcomes &pizza

December 2, 2016 at 2:40 am 0 comments

The restaurant &pizza opened its newest location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown last week as the latest addition to the neighborhood’s fast-casual dining scene with a unique approach to its classic namesake dish. The new pizzeria marks the 19th installment of the D.C.-based custom pizza chain, which owns restaurants throughoutRead More

WAYPOINT Alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched a new app that allows users to share reviews with their friends.

Alum Founds Community-Based Travel App

December 2, 2016 at 2:30 am 0 comments

Last week, Georgetown alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched Waypoint, an app that helps users organize and share their favorite places with their friends. Summe’s idea for the app originated from problems he encountered frequently when he travelled and could not find a way to organize and share his favoriteRead More

Free Markets Are Needed in Space

Free Markets Are Needed in Space

December 2, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Anyone who enjoys science fiction novels and movies has most likely fantasized about the possibility of space travel. While most people’s images of space travel have largely been inspired by franchises like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” companies like SpaceX and Arianspace are working to make commercial space travel aRead More

COURTESY START LINE
Georgetown student Brian Ferguson (COL ’18), right, created a venture called Start Line, which functions as a kind of Yelp that assists ex-convicts in locating resources to facilitate their reintegration into society.

Student Venture Helps Ex-Convicts

November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am 0 comments

In 2002, Brian Ferguson (COL ’18) was wrongfully convicted of murder, and while team of pro-bono lawyers won him his freedom in 2013, he found that his 11 years in prison made his transition back into normal life extremely difficult. Following this experience, Ferguson, who studies Justice and Peace StudiesRead More

DEZEEN
Google began shipping its new MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar to customers earlier this week with record sales, according to Forbes.

GU Gives MacBook Pro Lukewarm Review

November 18, 2016 at 3:50 am 0 comments

  Apple announced the release of its new MacBook Pro on Oct. 27 to a mixed reception from the Apple user community at Georgetown. According to Forbes, Apple’s newest laptop has experienced record sales. The company began shipping the laptops to online customers on Monday. U.S. online shoppers spent moreRead More

Click Here — Your Fake News Update

Click Here — Your Fake News Update

November 18, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

As each of us wakes up in the morning, most likely to a generic jingle that has been preprogramed onto our smart phone, we cannot deny that one of our first tasks of the day is to check the notifications we have missed while we were asleep. Before even gettingRead More

Jack’s Snacks Rolls Onto Campus

November 18, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

Jack’s Snacks, a convenience cart service run by students for students, made its first rounds in freshman dorms across campus earlier this month, offering wares from simple over-the-counter medicines to drinks and snacks. Five McDonough School of Business students founded the for-profit business as a project in the first-year MSBRead More

NINTENDO
MSB professor Eric Koester, right, spoke during the third annual Startup Weekend, where teams collaborated to develop products.

GU Gamers Praise Nintendo Switch

November 11, 2016 at 4:00 am 0 comments

Nintendo unveiled a first look at its new console, the Switch, through an online video Oct. 20, which demonstrated its ability to switch from mobile to stationary, television-based gameplay. The innovative changes revealed by the video have already excited members of the Georgetown gaming community, some of whom have notRead More

HOYA HACKS
Over 300 student competitors from more than 130 universities from all over the country participated in a 36-hour hackathon in the Healey Family Student Center to test their software and hardware skills.

Hoya Hacks Highlights Tech Innovation

November 11, 2016 at 3:56 am 0 comments

Students from colleges across the country descended upon Georgetown’s campus last weekend to compete in the second annual Hoya Hacks, a competitive 36-hour test of software and hardware skill and determination in pursuit of prizes and honors. This year’s event attracted more than 300 students from over 130 universities. HostedRead More