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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, delivered Saturday's commencement address for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Johnson Urges Commitment to Service in Address to NHS Graduates

Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and founder of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, a family-owned wealth management firm, urged School of Nursing and Health Studies graduates to maintain their dreams, commit to service and lead a purpose-driven life in the field of health care at Saturday’s commencement.[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D - D.C.) urged Georgetown University Law Center graduates to use their knowledge to teach others the importance of freedom of speech in her commencement address Sunday afternoon.

Norton Calls Graduates to Defend First Amendment Rights in Law Center Commencement Address

College students must be respectful of all viewpoints and allow others to speak, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in her commencement address to graduates of the Georgetown University Law Center on Sunday. Norton, who has served as Washington, D.C.’s representative to Congress since 1990, was once an active member[Read More…]

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Guterres to SFS Graduates: Climate Change, Middle East Conflicts Threaten Global Security

Guterres to SFS Graduates: Climate Change, Middle East Conflicts Threaten Global Security

Climate change and instability in the Middle East pose the greatest threats to the world security for the next generation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service on May 19 in McDonough Arena. Guterres, who previously served as the United[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Former Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns urged McDonough School of Business graduates to use their Georgetown degrees for the good of others in her Saturday commencement address.

Burns Promotes Use of Technology for Problem-Solving in MSB Commencement Address

Using technology, recent graduates can work to forge a more equitable society, Ursula Burns, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, a business that provides print and digital document services, said in her commencement address to students of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business on Friday. “You earned a degree[Read More…]

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Hockfield Urges Defense of Universities in College Commencement Address

Despite attacks on universities’ integrity, higher learning institutions are valuable to paving the path to the future and must be supported by their communities, neuroscientist Susan Hockfield (MED ’79) said in her commencement address to the Georgetown College in McDonough Arena on Saturday. “All of us are tempted to assume[Read More…]

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Fr. Howard Gray, SJ, Remembered as ‘Spiritual Giant’ and ‘Quiet Leader’

Fr. Howard Gray, SJ, Remembered as ‘Spiritual Giant’ and ‘Quiet Leader’

Even at 87 years old, Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., commanded a presence at the pulpit. The pews were packed for his sacred lecture — a Jesuit tradition — in Dahlgren Chapel last month. It was his first public appearance at Georgetown University since he retired as head of the Office[Read More…]

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Student Group Pushes Back on Calls to Arm GUPD Officers

A letter advocating that Georgetown University Police Department officers remain unarmed was delivered to University President John J. DeGioia’s office May 4 by student members of Georgetown United Against Police Aggression. The GUAPA letter comes in response to another letter from a student group called GU Advocates for Responsible Defense,[Read More…]

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Top-Ranked Seniors Honored For Success in Academics

Five students earning the highest cumulative grade point averages across Georgetown University’s four undergraduate schools will be honored this commencement weekend as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients. Jenny Franke (COL ’18), a biochemistry major and economics minor, and Kevin Yuan (COL ’18), an economics and Japanese double major and mathematics[Read More…]

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Thirty Georgetown Students Among 2018 Fulbright Scholarship Recipients

Thirty Georgetown Students Among 2018 Fulbright Scholarship Recipients

A record 30 Georgetown University students, including 19 graduating seniors, are set to receive Fulbright scholarships to pursue individual research and English language teaching fellowships around the world this year. The total number of grant recipients this year tops last year’s 27 and is set to place Georgetown in the[Read More…]

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Pamela Chen (LAW ’86), a federal district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, addressed the attendees of the 2018 Lavender Graduation.

LGBTQ Community Honored at Lavender Graduation

Award recipients advocated for better health care and support to transgender and gender non-conforming students and reflected on their own identities as part of the LGBTQ community at Georgetown University’s 10th annual Lavender Graduation, at which LGBTQ members of the Class of 2018 were honored April 26. Hosted in the[Read More…]

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