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LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA Melanne Verveer (I ’66, MS ’69), left, moderated a panel of four of the School of Foreign Service's first women graduates — Barbara Berky Evans (SFS ’58), Barbara Hammes Sharood (SFS ’58), Helene Gettler Mallett (SFS ’59) and Paula Wiegert Tosini (SFS ’60) — on April 18 in Fisher Colloquium.

First Female SFS Graduates Recall Obstacles, Opportunities at Georgetown

Having a Georgetown education provided critical career opportunities and professional development, despite some obstacles encountered on the path to obtain it, four of the School of Foreign Service’s first female graduates said at an April 18 panel in Fisher Colloquium. Barbara Berky Evans (SFS ’58), Barbara Hammes Sharood (SFS ’58),[Read More…]

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Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Two days since his last meal, Deshaun Rice (COL ’19) cannot concentrate. Fatigue seeps in. Words blur together. He sees things from the corners of his eyes — things that are not actually there. Hunger was never something Rice expected to encounter at Georgetown University. He thought college would provide[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 4 comments Campus News, Features, News, News - Top
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Uber, Lyft Rates Expected to Rise After Tax Effect

The cost of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is expected to increase in 2019 when a tax that will help fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority takes effect. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Dedicated Funding for the WMATA Emergency Act of 2018 on April 13.[Read More…]

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Uber Set to Expand in District

Uber is seeking to expand beyond the ride-sharing industry in Washington, D.C., to provide a larger transportation network for District residents, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a panel discussion on the future of mobility with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on April 11. Uber’s new Greenlight Hub, a driver[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Students Advocate for Arming GUPD Officers

About 20 students presented University President John J. DeGioia a letter on April 13 advocating for the Georgetown University Police Department to equip its officers with firearms. The group, GU Advocates for Responsible Defense, recommends that armed Metropolitan Police Department officers patrol campus temporarily while GUPD officers undergo firearms training,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Village C Terrace was rededicated for Fr. Martin O'Gara, S.J.

Former Village C Terrace Dedicated to Fr. Martin O’Gara, SJ

The former Village C Terrace was dedicated this Monday to Fr. Martin J. O’Gara, S.J., a Georgetown faculty member who was killed while serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. O’Gara’s name was previously given to O’Gara Hall, a dormitory, infirmary and office building[Read More…]

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AARON WIENMANN FOR THE HOYA Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Georgetown Israel Alliance Hosts Inaugural Peace Week

Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The weeklong event began with a discussionwith former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livinilast Friday.A vigil to[Read More…]

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Faculty Members Join Gender Equity Task Force

Twenty-two members and two special advisers were selected to serve on the Gender Equity Task Force, a committee created in March 2018 to address issues of gender inequity among the university’s staff and senior leadership, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced April 13. Jane Aiken, vice dean and professor[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUPD Security Fees Siphon Club Funds, Student Leaders Say

A Georgetown University policy requiring student groups to hire campus police for certain on-campus events constitutes a burdensome misuse of Student Activity Fee funds, according to some student leaders. Current university policy requires student groups to hire Georgetown University Policy Department officers as security guards when hosting high-attendance or high-profile[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright signed copies of her new book, "Fascism: A Warning," at an event Wednesday.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Warns of Rising ‘Fascism’ in New Book

Fascism is on the rise in the United States and could dismantle the nation’s democratic norms, former Secretary of State and Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy Madeleine Albright said at an event to discuss her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” on Monday afternoon. Albright said the books intends to warn[Read More…]

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