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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

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

Collaboration Rules at Startup Weekend

November 11, 2016 at 3:35 am 0 comments

The third annual Startup Weekend welcomed 50 participants to the McDonough School of Business for three days of entrepreneurial collaboration from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6. The event, which was one of many are sponsored worldwide by the entrepreneurship catalyzing company Tech Stars, kicked off on Friday night, beginning withRead More

Why Google is Invisible

Why Google is Invisible

November 11, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

As November begins, many Georgetown students are fixating on their futures. Whether they are looking for summer internships, research positions or full-time employment, there is no shortage of eager Hoyas on the cusp of answering the perennial question of what they want to be when they grow up. While manyRead More

COURTESY ORDER & LIBERTY
The non-profit publication 'Order & Liberty' was founded by Georgetown students and offers conservative commentary to inform debate on campuses around the nation.

‘Order & Liberty’ Comes to Georgetown

November 4, 2016 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Last month, the founding of The Georgetown Review, Georgetown’s first-ever daily conservative publication, and the Georgetown University Right to Life chalking incident prompted campus-wide reflection on the quality, balance and freedom of speech at Georgetown. Amid these developments, Order & Liberty, an online publication founded last year by a GeorgetownRead More

OWEN EAGAN/THE HOYA
Maker Hub Manager Don Undeen was also invited to serve on the Vatican’s first Arts and Technology Council. The Hub allows students to create objects for entrepreneurial reasons, or simply for fun.

Maker Hub Launch Lights Up Lauinger

October 28, 2016 at 4:00 am 0 comments

Tristan MacHale (MSB ’19) likes to make things. When he worked at a beach club this summer, he learned basic carpentry skills like fixing doors and building shelves. “I know my way around a drill and a hammer and all that,” MacHale said. For MacHale, and others like him, theRead More

LEA NICOLAS/THE HOYA
A panel of commentators discussed issues of working-class Americans for a crowd of about 60 spectators at a panel event Tuesday, stressing solidarity to heal national divides.

Panel Discusses State of Working Class Families

October 28, 2016 at 3:50 am 0 comments

The Catholic teaching of solidarity is essential in addressing the societal neglect of working class families, according to a panel of commentators, labor leaders and Catholic advocates for working-class families at an event on Tuesday. “[Solidarity] is one of the fundamentals of our social doctrine — the fact that weRead More

COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PUBLIC REAL ESTATE FUND
James McLoughlin, back middle, and Lena Duffield, front middle, are members of the inaugural executive committee of the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund.

New Real Estate Fund Secures $100K, Aims Higher

October 28, 2016 at 3:40 am 0 comments

In partnership with Georgetown University’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate, the Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund launched this semester and has so far raised $100,000. GUPREF is a student-run investment fund that manages money in collaboration with the university’s endowment and invests in publicly traded real estate investmentRead More