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WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD | Students are reporting on-campus encounters with individuals proselytizing the religious "God the Mother" concept, a belief associated with the fringe sect of Christianity called the World Mission Society Church of God.

Fringe Sect of Christianity Encroaches on Campus

Multiple Georgetown students have been approached by individuals on campus about the ideological concept of “God the Mother,” asking them for their contact information to join a Bible study. A female incarnation of God, “God the Mother,” is believed to have co-created the Earth with “God the Father,” a belief[Read More…]

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KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA | GU272 descendants met in Maringouin, La., on June 9,  2018. GUSA is considering a referendum to allocate reparations for the descendants.

GUSA Weighs Student Vote on Reparations for Descendants of the GU272

The Georgetown University Student Association senate began initial deliberations Tuesday on a referendum allowing Georgetown students to voice support on whether to pay reparations to the current descendants of the 272 slaves who were sold by the Maryland Society of Jesus in 1838, commonly known as the GU272. The GUSA[Read More…]

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AMY LI FOR THE HOYA | From left to right: Gloria Purvis, Aimee Murphy, Kim Daniels, Julia Greenwood (COL '19) and Serrin Foster advocated against abortion   at a panel in Dahlgren Chapel.

Abortion Contradicts Feminism, Panelists Say at ‘Stand for Life’

Abortion is anti-feminist and represents violence against the female body, according to a panel of female anti-abortion advocates at an event in Dahlgren Chapel on Jan. 15. Women who are against abortion are often misconstrued as being anti-feminist, Gloria Purvis, creator of a Catholic television network show, said at the[Read More…]

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CHAD GRIFFITH | Christian OB-GYN and reproductive rights advocate Dr. Willie Parker reconciled Christianity and abortion at an event in the Healey Family Student Center.

Doctor Argues Christian Values and Feminism Permit Abortion

Abortion falls within the values of Christianity and women’s right to abortion should be protected, Christian OB-GYN and reproductive rights advocate Dr. Willie Parker said at a Lecture Fund event Wednesday. Condemning reproductive choices like abortion is not intrinsic to mainstream religions, and the perception of abortion as an immoral[Read More…]

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DENNIS KIM FOR THE HOYA | Campus student group Students Taking Action Against Interpersonal Violence held a town hall Tuesday addressing concerns about the U.S. Department of Education's proposed changes to Title IX regulations, including the redefinition of sexual harassment.

University Administrators Address Title IX Concerns at Town Hall

Georgetown University administrators rebuked proposed changes to Title IX regulations at a town hall hosted by Students Taking Action Against Interpersonal Violence, a campus student group dedicated to advocating against sexual misconduct, on Tuesday. On Nov. 16, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed changes to Title IX regulations that[Read More…]

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JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Laura Kovach, former director of the Georgetown University Women's Center, left her position Oct. 5. Jeanne Lord, associate vice president and dean of students, will serve as interim director.

GU Women’s Center Continues Search for Permanent Director

The Georgetown University Women’s Center has yet to secure a permanent replacement for former Director Laura Kovach three months after she vacated her position Oct. 5. Kovach worked for the women’s center for over a decade. Under Kovach’s leadership, the center established the Biondi Copeland Lecture Series, which recognizes the[Read More…]

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KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | In response to a steep rise in mold reported in dormitories, Georgetown conducted cleanings of approximately 920 bathroom.

After Mold Reports Double, GU Conducts Deep Cleaning Over Break

The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is responding to a significant increase in student concerns about mold by cleaning dorms with high rates of moisture-related problems, as universities nationwide address mold infestation in campus buildings. Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 9, facilities conducted cleanings and inspections of on-campus buildings[Read More…]

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MAGGIE CHEN-THE HOYA | The McDonough School of Business changed its curve policy to decrease competition among undergraduate and graduate students.

MSB Relaxes Grading Curve, Seeks Collaboration

The mean grade point average in all undergraduate courses taken in the McDonough School of Business will now be capped at 3.5 out of 4.0 in an effort to decrease competition among students. This new grading policy will affect core and elective courses across all majors, in addition to Georgetown’s[Read More…]

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HOYA HUB | Since the food pantry Hoya Hub opened in October 2018, 130 people have signed up, including undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and alumni. Nearly two-thirds of registered students said they do not have a campus meal plan.

Hoya Hub Serves Food-Insecure Students in Opening Months

The Hoya Hub, an on-campus food pantry, has expanded to 130 signups in the three months since its opening, but more may be utilizing the pantry, as the Hoya Hub does not track exact usage statistics. The pantry opened in October 2018 following a 2016 Georgetown University Student Association survey[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Georgetown University joined 64 other universities in signing an amicus brief in a lawsuit that opposes strict punishments for international students studying in the United States with expired visas.

GU Signs Amicus Brief, Challenges Strict Visa Policy

Georgetown University signed onto an Dec. 21 amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging a recent immigration policy change that tightens regulations on visas for international students studying in the United States. Under the new policy, unlawful presence begins as soon as a violation of the visa occurs rather than after[Read More…]

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