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Three Hoyas received the prestigious Rangel Fellowship this year.

Rangel Fellowship Awarded to 2 Georgetown Students, 1 Alumna

Two Georgetown seniors and one alumna received the competitive 2018 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, a State Department program that provides financial support to students pursuing careers in the foreign service for two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities. Among this year’s 30 fellows are Marta[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Class of 2022 Early Action Applications Hit Record High

This year’s early action applicant pool was Georgetown’s largest ever, leading to an early action acceptance rate of 12 percent — a near-historic low — for the second consecutive year. Georgetown admitted 1,002 of 8,383 early applicants to the Class of 2022, according to records provided by Dean of Undergraduate[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members and former diplomats reflected a growing attitude of disaffection with State Department leadership and the administration of President Donald Trump in the School of Foreign Service.

In Era of Trump and Tillerson, Students Lose Faith in Foreign Service Careers

As turmoil in the Department of State and widespread disaffection with the Trump administration’s leadership drive away top students from careers in foreign service, educators are sounding the alarm about the future of the nation’s diplomatic corps. Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, administrators and former diplomats[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA Cawley Career Center has drawn criticism from students, despite its recent efforts to improve.

Students Express Concern Over Career Center Resources

Forty-five Georgetown graduates enrolled in law school in 2016, one of the top fields of study for those going directly to graduate school according to the Class of 2016 First Destination Report released by the Cawley Career Education Center. Like these students before her, Corine Forward (COL ’19) plans to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
UMD FEARLESS STUDENT EMPLOYEES/TWITTER
Members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, pictured at a December rally on Capitol Hill, faced a setback in their unionization efforts after the university declined to recognize their union.

University Declines to Recognize Graduate Union, Students Protest

The Office of the Provost declined to recognize the efforts of a group of Georgetown University graduate student workers Monday afternoon, setting back nearly yearlong efforts to establish a union, after saying the university does not regard graduate students as employees protected by its Just Employment Policy. About 100 members[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Lioerian President said that Democracy was the ultimate standard to strive for in her Copley Formal address.

Liberian President Calls for Increased Presence of Women in Politics

Democracies function best when they maximize female political participation, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said during her talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. The first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, Sirleaf received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to secure women’s rights and[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Marshall Scholarship Awarded to 3 Georgetown Applicants

Two Georgetown University students and one recent alumnus have been awarded the Marshall scholarship, a two-year, nonrestrictive, fully funded scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. Rebecca Kuang (SFS ’18), Annee Lyons (COL ’18) and Ben Johnson (NHS ’17) plan to further their academic careers on completely different paths from[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Hoya Transitions to New Staff

The Hoya published its first issue today after transitioning to a new editorial and publishing staff for the spring semester Saturday. Ian Scoville (COL ’19), the executive editor for the fall semester, began his yearlong term to serve as the 144th editor-in-chief of The Hoya, taking over from Toby Hung[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Peter Hamilton, left, the incoming vice president of Georgetown University College Republicans, and Jake Lyons ( ), the incoming president.

New College Republicans Leadership Marks Ideological Shift

Jake Lyons (COL ’20) and Peter Hamilton (COL ’20) were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Georgetown University College Republicans on Nov. 28, marking a shift in the club’s focus toward building a strong community among its members. Lyons and Hamilton hope to increase GUCR’s membership and promote[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD FOR THE HOYA
Maria Cornell, the incoming chair of the Georgetown University College Democrats, takes the reins of one of Georgetown's largest clubs this spring.

Diversity and Inclusion Priorities for Incoming College Democrats Chair

Members of Georgetown University College Democrats elected a new executive board for the spring semester last week, producing a team that plans to work toward increasing diversity within the club. Maria Cornell (SFS ’20) is set to replace Larry Huang (COL ’19) when his term as chair ends Dec. 31.[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top