Freedom Hall will be renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall after the first slave who was listed in a record of the sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown.

University to Rename Freedom Hall

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

The university plans to rename Freedom Hall as Isaac Hawkins Hall in late April, in honor of the first enslaved person recorded in the 1838 sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown. University President John J. DeGioia announced the university’s intention to rename Freedom and Remembrance Halls as IsaacRead More

Three bias related incidents have been reported to the university this week, including the drawing of swastikas in two elevators in Village C West.

Bias-Related Vandalism Targets Religious Groups

March 24, 2017 at 12:20 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Police Department and university officials are investigating graffiti of swastikas in Village C West and the removal of Muslim and Hindu flyers from chaplain-in-residence bulletin boards earlier this week as bias-related incidents. VCW resident Sarah Hirshorn (COL ’20) said she discovered one of the two swastikas scratchedRead More

‘Welcoming the Stranger’ Panel Focuses on Refugees

‘Welcoming the Stranger’ Panel Focuses on Refugees

March 24, 2017 at 12:16 am 0 comments

In response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, the Catholic Church should welcome refugees and immigrants, according to a panel of speakers Monday evening in Gaston Hall. The panel, titled “Refugees and Immigrants: Welcoming the Stranger in Tough Times,”  was hosted by the Georgetown Initiative on Catholic SocialRead More

Clubs Express Concerns Over Leavey Renovations

Clubs Express Concerns Over Leavey Renovations

March 24, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

Planned renovations to the Leavey Center this summer potentially pose major changes for the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union and Students of Georgetown, Inc. storefronts, according to leaders of the two student-run organizations. The university is planning renovations that include construction in the bookstore, Sellinger Lounge, theRead More

GUSA Senator Proposes Increase in Student Activities Fee

March 24, 2017 at 12:12 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Student Association senate’s Finance and Appropriations Committee Chair Owen Hayes (COL ’18) has proposed a $41 increase in the annual student activities fee, which would be implemented if approved by a campuswide referendum. The proposed increase from $159 to $200 per year was suggested by Hayes duringRead More

DC Reacts to Trump’s Federal Budget Proposal

March 24, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget is expected to cost the Washington, D.C. government approximately $103 million and could cut about 120 public-sector jobs, hindering affordable housing and other social services in the city, District officials said Monday. According to City Administrator Rashad Young, Trump’s plan to defund agencies suchRead More

Student organizations and outside businesses will be required to install their own Wi-Fi service in order to maintain compliance with new credit card industry regulations.

Student Groups Required To Install Own Wi-Fi

March 24, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Student organizations and outside businesses on campus accepting credit card payments will be required to provide their own Wi-Fi service next year to maintain compliance with credit card industry-imposed regulations. Organizations, including the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, Students of Georgetown, Inc. and businesses in Hoya Court,Read More

Georgetown Endowment Drops 3 Percent, Remains Lowest of Top 20 Schools

March 24, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The university’s endowment declined 3 percent from about $1.53 billion to $1.48 billion between fiscal years 2015 and 2016, according to a report of U.S. and Canadian university endowments conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Georgetown’s endowment is now ranked 61st for endowment funds ofRead More

District Set to Become 1st City With Green Bank

March 24, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced March 15 that she is requesting funds from the D.C. Council to establish a green bank to aid the District’s clean energy efforts. This would make the District the first U.S. city to create a green bank. Green banks are financial institutions thatRead More

Bowser Accused of Accepting Illegal Campaign Funds

March 24, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Democracy Is For People, a campaign finance oversight group, filed a complaint with the Washington, D.C. Office of Campaign Finance on March 7 alleging that Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) illegally accepted more than 20 campaign donations during her 2014 mayoral campaign. According to the complaint, the organization worked with itsRead More