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Nair Resigns GUSA Presidency Following Pressure From Senior GUSA Leadership

Nair Resigns GUSA Presidency Following Pressure From Senior GUSA Leadership

Sahil Nair (SFS ’19), Georgetown University Student Association president, resigned Tuesday morning following announcements by Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) and 10 other members of the GUSA executive that they would resign effective Friday. Nair’s resignation is effective immediately. Nair did not include a reason in his resignation statement[Read More…]

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CAROLINE GARDNER/FOR THE HOYA
On the Record is a new student-run publication funded by GU Politics that will promote political dialogue.

Student-Run Publication Funded by GU Politics Launched to Promote Political Dialogue

The student-run publication “On the Record” was launched last week to serve as an online forum for political discourse on campus. The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service is funding the publication. The publication was founded to promote dialogue about a range of political topics, Head Editor Caroline[Read More…]

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ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA
Students are demanding that the university fill the Title IX coordinator position, which has been vacant since June when Laura Cutway resigned from her position.

Students Demand University Action on Title IX Regulations

Student groups such as H*yas for Choice and Students of Georgetown, Inc.,  commonly known as The Corp, and dozens of individuals demanded the university publicly address the current lack of a full-time dedicated Title IX coordinator in a letter addressed to university administration circulated this week. Samantha Berner currently serves[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DELTA PHI EPSILON FRATERNITY
On Saturday, members of the Alpha chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Fraternity stepped down in protest of the leadership of Terrence Boyle.

After DPE Resignations, Leader Withholds New Board Names

The undergraduate board of the Georgetown University chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity resigned Saturday and suspended all official chapter activities, including recruitment, in protest of the fraternity’s national general secretary, Terrence Boyle (SFS ’63, LAW ’72), who is accused of sexism and bigotry. Boyle has since[Read More…]

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BLUE AND GRAY
A new policy passed by Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society prevents freshmen in their first semester at Georgetown from being selected as members of the organization.

Blue and Gray Delays Freshman Hires

The Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society will not hire freshmen this fall as part of a new recruitment policy designed to ensure all tour guides have sufficient experience as a college student. Blue and Gray confirmed to The Hoya that it will not accept students who have not yet[Read More…]

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ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

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BUELL KRATZER POWELL The popular Georgetown late night eatery, Epicurean and Co., was selected in May to take over Bulldog Tavern.

Epicurean and Co. Assumes Control of Bulldog Tavern

The opening of Healy Family Student Center in 2014 brought not only new study spaces to Georgetown students, but also a new watering hole — Bulldog Tavern. Since it opened in November 2014, the tavern has changed management three times. This fall, Epicurean and Company was selected as the new[Read More…]

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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of 300 Catholic Priests accused of sexually abusing boys and men. He currently holds an honorary degree at Georgetown that the university may revoke in light of the recent scandal.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

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JAMES GATHANY, CDC/FOR THE HOYA 
The CDC granted $2 million to a multi-disciplinary team of Georgetown researchers to develop new HIV surveillance techniques.

CDC Grants $2 Million for HIV Research

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a $2 million grant to Georgetown researchers to continue HIV surveillance and to develop a secure data-sharing tool for public health agencies across the country. The grant, which will provide funding for five years, will help researchers further develop the[Read More…]

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GUPD Lt. Charles Rathell, who dedicated his life to public service, died at 43 this week.

Former GUPD Officer Lt. Charles Rathell Dies at 43

Lt. Charles Rathell, who served as an officer in the Georgetown University Police Department for seven years, died earlier this week from complications from an ongoing illness. Rathell, 43, most recently worked as the Support Services Bureau commander, managing administrative tasks such as hiring, training, vehicle fleet maintenance, upkeep of[Read More…]

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