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Inauguration, Protests Take Center Stage in the District

Inauguration, Protests Take Center Stage in the District

January 20, 2017 at 12:18 am 0 comments

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration today sees a tepid welcome from both the Georgetown and greater Washington, D.C. community, with wounds still unhealed 11 weeks after the divisive presidential election. In addition to the official inauguration events, this weekend will see several protests in response to Trump’s presidency, including the Women’sRead More

Blatty Remembered for Contributions to Horror Genre, Georgetown

January 20, 2017 at 12:16 am 0 comments

As he sat in a theology class at Georgetown taught by Fr. Eugene Gallagher, S.J., a young student learned of an exorcism that occurred in the Washington area. Inspired by the incident, William Peter Blatty (CAS ’50) went on to write a novel that would serve as the foundation ofRead More

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The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place today at the United States Capitol, with more than one million people expected to attend both official inauguration events and protests.

Professors Predict Progress Along Party Lines

January 20, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

President-elect Donald Trump’s term will consist of four years of policy conflicting with Republicans and Democrats alike, including the renegotiation of free trade agreements, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the building of a border wall, according to Georgetown professors interviewed by The Hoya. Government professor Michele Swers,Read More

Graduate Student Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

Graduate Student Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

January 20, 2017 at 12:12 am 0 comments

Concerns over limitations of academic freedom in American universities in the Middle East have surfaced following the rejection of a School of Foreign Service graduate student’s request to research migrant labor issues in the Persian Gulf region. In an interview with The Hoya, Arab Studies master’s student Kristina Bogos (GRDRead More

2016-2017 Tuition Sees Increase

January 20, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Undergraduate tuition rates for the 2017-2018 academic year will rise from $49,968 to $51,720, a 3.5 percent increase over the previous year, according to a campuswide email sent by University Provost Robert Groves yesterday. The increase comes after a strong student reaction to previous hikes, including the creation of protestRead More

DC Passes Expansive Paid Family Leave Bill

DC Passes Expansive Paid Family Leave Bill

January 20, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Passing by a vote of nine to four on Dec. 20, the Washington, D.C. Council approved a new payroll tax to fund an expansive family and medical leave benefits plan for the city’s private sector employees. If the bill is signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), it moves to CongressRead More

Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

January 20, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Executive Director of the immigrant resource organization Central American Resource Center Abel Núñez received the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 15th annual “Let Freedom Ring Celebration” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday. The John Thompson Jr. Legacy of aRead More

DC Homelessness Rate Is Highest in Nation

January 20, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C., finished 2016 with the highest rate of homelessness of any U.S. metropolitan area with 124 out of every 10,000 residents experiencing homelessness, according to a Dec. 14 report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Hunger and Homelessness survey used data from the U.S. Department of Housing andRead More

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Seamus Caragher is one of three Hoyas among 40 students across the nation chosen as Marshall Scholars.

Georgetown Students Win Marshall Scholarship

January 20, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Three Georgetown students were among the 40 Marshall Scholars chosen this year, with Seamus Caragher (COL ’16), Devika Ranjan (SFS ’17) and Erika Raven (GRD ’17) earning the fellowship to spend two years studying in the United Kingdom while pursuing a postdoctoral research topic of their choice. The three followRead More

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Catholic lobbying group NETWORK Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell, left, Monsignor John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Francis Rooney (R-Fl., COL ’75, LAW ’78), Catholic Social Thought and Public Life Founder and Director John Carr, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor Administrator Jessica F. Chilin-Hernández and Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of U.S. operations for Catholic Relief Services encouraged President-elect Donald Trump to consider Catholic social values in developing policy.

Panelists Advocate Role for Catholic Social Values in Trump Presidency

January 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should embrace certain Catholic social values in order to help the poor and protect refugees, according to a panel discussion of Catholic leaders in Gaston Hall on Thursday. Some of Trump’s economic and immigration policies came under fire during his campaign and following his November electionRead More