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Hazmat Units Respond to Chemical Fire in Regents Laboratory

Emergency, fire and hazmat units responded to a chemical fire in a Regents Hall science laboratory Friday evening. The fire involved a “small amount of a chemical” and occurred in a “controlled environment,” according to a spokesperson for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The incident was declared “all clear”[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUSA President Kamar Mack, left, Chief of Staff Brody Loan and Vice President Jessica Andino.

Halfway Through Term, GUSA Executive Revisits Campaign Promises

After Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the 2017 GUSA executive election in February by a 34-vote margin, they promised to establish a “Fresh GUSA” focused on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. Since then, Mack and Andino have[Read More…]

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Student advocates are pushing for the university to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students in a pilot program.

Advocates Push for Off-Campus Mental Health Care Stipend

Student mental health advocates launched a petition advocating for the university to fund a pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students. The petition, addressed to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, requested funds for the pilot program from the Office of the President and through[Read More…]

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David Palmieri (SFS '18) was one of seven students and four members of faculty to meet Pope Francis at a conference on nuclear disarmament.

Students Meet Pope at Vatican Nuclear Disarmament Conference

Pope Francis welcomed seven Georgetown students and four faculty members to Vatican City last weekend for an international conference on nuclear disarmament. The conference, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, took place on Nov. 10 and 11. Over the two days, the Georgetown delegation heard from 11[Read More…]

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The ProudToBeGSP campaign runs Nov. 13 to 17 and highlights stories of the more than 650 students in the Georgetown Scholarship Program.

ProudToBeGSP Campaign Empowers Story-Telling

The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its fourth annual ProudToBeGSP promotional campaign to highlight its support for first-generation and low-income students. The ProudToBeGSP week, running from Nov. 13 through Nov. 18, started as an initiative to spread awareness about low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. GSP provides more than 650 undergraduate[Read More…]

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The de la Cruz Gallery of Art is set to reopen January in the Edmund A. Walsh Building after a delay in construction. The art gallery was funded by Maria de la Cruz (CAS ’87) and Alberto de la Cruz (CAS ’89).

Walsh Art Gallery to Open Next Semester After Delay

The de la Cruz Gallery of Art will reopen January on the first floor of the Edmund A. Walsh Building after a semester-long delay, according to Assistant Vice President of University Facilities Gina Bleck. Difficulties in acquiring covers for a glass display case for suspended sculptures, among other unspecified pieces[Read More…]

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Educational reform advocate Cathy Davidson argued for a new model of teaching that recognizes privilege in elite institutions and teaches students to recognize disparities around them.

Education Reformist Calls for New Teaching Model

All Georgetown students have benefited from rare good fortune that enables them to attend an elite institution, educational reform advocate, professor and author Cathy Davidson argued at a Riggs Library discussion Wednesday. “Whether you were lucky enough to be born with affluent parents or parents that believed in education and[Read More…]

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Cybersecurity experts James Carafano ,left, Robert Lieber and Samuel Visner discussed the role of social media in Russian election interference.

Cybersecurity Experts Discuss Russian Election Interference

The United States government must evaluate the role of social media networks in facilitating Russia’s ongoing cyberwarfare campaigns in European elections and Eastern European government affairs, two cybersecurity experts argued during an event Wednesday. Speaking on a panel organized by the Alexander Hamilton Society, an international relations club, James Carafano[Read More…]

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A promotional poster for the student startup Fiber Filters, which seeks to keep microplastics out of the world's oceans.

Georgetown Student Startup Addresses Microplastic Pollution

Student-run startup Fiber Filter is promoting its new fiber-catching laundry bag prototype in a promotional video that aims to pressure washing machine companies to take social responsibility for microplastic pollution. Fiber Filter startup founders Lola Bushnell (COL ’18), Carter Cortazzi (COL ’19), and Jaime Farrell (COL ’19) released the video[Read More…]

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MSB Student Veterans Launch Sleep-Aiding Tea Startup

MSB Student Veterans Launch Sleep-Aiding Tea Startup

Coyotea, a sleep-aiding bottled tea company started by one student and two alumni from the McDonough School of Business MBA program, launched this month after over a year of planning. Christian Hyland (GRD ’17), Matt Harb (GRD ’17) and Nick De Gregorio (GRD ’18) founded the startup. The founders claim[Read More…]

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