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Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, will serve as the new Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1.

Former Arabic and Islamic Studies Chair Appointed SFS-Q Dean

June 27, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University of Beirut, will serve as the new dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1. Dallal previously served as provost of the American University in Beirut from 2009 to 2015, after serving as chair of Georgetown’s ArabicRead More

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Bomb Threat Prompts Healy Hall Evacuation

June 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

A non-specific bomb threat prompted the university to evacuate Healy Hall on Friday morning, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Healy Hall was reopened by 11:21 a.m. after police swept the building without finding any explosives. MPD is coordinating with the Georgetown University Police Department to investigate the threat, GUPDRead More

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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

June 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm 4 comments

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, layingRead More

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Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown, plan to attend the university in the fall.

Two Descendants of Georgetown Slaves To Attend University

June 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm 3 comments

Two descendants of slaves whose sale in 1838 benefited Georgetown now plan to attend the university in the fall as the first students to be enrolled under the university’s commitment to provide legacy admission status to descendants. The admission of siblings Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, first reported by The NewRead More

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Paul Almeida, an MSB deputy dean and professor, will lead the business school starting August 1.

Professor Paul Almeida Appointed MSB Dean

June 1, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

McDonough School of Business Deputy Dean and professor Paul Almeida has been appointed dean of the MSB and is set to begin work in his new role Aug. 1. Almeida’s appointment follows the resignation of former MSB Dean David Thomas last August after five years at the university. Almeida will take over forRead More

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GUSA Vice President-elect Jessica Andino (COL '18), left, and President-elect Kamar Mack (COL '19) were elected Feb. 23 with the narrowest election margin in recent history of 34 votes.

Mack, Andino Assess Summer Advocacy Priorities

June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

The Georgetown University Student Association aims to make progress toward campus life affordability and student access to university resources this summer. After managing a campaign centered on affordability and entrepreneurship, GUSA President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) will seek new options to increase affordabilityRead More

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Commencement 2017

May 27, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

More than 6,000 students graduated in 10 commencement ceremonies last week, including over 1,800 undergraduates in the Georgetown College, School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, and School of Nursing and Health Studies.   Scullion Renews Call for Empathy, Social Justice in Commencement Address Inequality and human suffering can beRead More

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James Shelton III, president of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, told the NHS Class of 2017 to believe in their potential to change the world.

Shelton to NHS Graduates: You Can Be ‘World-Changers’

May 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

James H. Shelton III, the president of Chan Zuckerberg Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, urged graduating students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies to believe in their own limitless potential in his commencement address Saturday afternoon. Shelton was tapped to lead Chan Zuckerberg Education, a science- andRead More

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Buzzed president Greg Coleman encouraged conviction and self-accountability in his commencement address to 2017 MSB graduates.

Coleman Urges Conviction, Generosity in Address to MSB Graduates

May 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman (GSB ’76) advised McDonough School of Business graduates to be courageous in their convictions and to act out of sincere generosity in his commencement address to the Class of 2017 on Saturday. Coleman, an alumnus of the business school, said making decisions with conviction helps deflectRead More

ISABEL BIMAIRA/THE HOYA Project HOME co-founder Sister Mary Scullion called for renewed compassion and empathy to solve the problems of inequality and cruelty in her commencement address to the Georgetown College Class of 2017.

Scullion Renews Call for Empathy, Social Justice in Commencement Address

May 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Inequality and human suffering can be addressed by activists driven by empathy and care for others, according to Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. in her commencement address to the Georgetown College on Healy Lawn on Saturday. Scullion, who joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1976, is a co-founder of Project HOME,Read More