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Tuition Set to Fund Improvements to Student Housing, Administrators Say

Money from student tuition will fund financial aid, expand mental health resources and improve student housing, university administrators said at the Hoya Roundtable on tuition rate-setting in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room on Nov. 5. Provost Robert Groves and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Chatas hosted the roundtable in[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER Alessandro Farmeschi, CEO of Lamborghini, said that Lamborghini maintains its popularity through its focus on advertising a unique lifestyle associated with its cars.

Lamborghini CEO: Company Success Comes From Constant Innovation

Maintaining a luxury brand requires passion and innovation to deliver an effective customer experience, Alessandro Farmeschi, CEO of Lamborghini Americas said at an event, hosted by Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association, in Lohrfink Auditorium at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Tuesday evening. Farmeschi became CEO of Lamborghini Americas[Read More…]

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A mandate that all Georgetown University Law Center students download Exam4, an examination software, onto their personal computers, led to a backlash and student petition to halt the program.

Exam Software Sparks Law Center Student Backlash

After the Georgetown University Law Center began mandating students to install an essay examination software, students launched a petition asking the university to halt the requirement, raising concerns about the privacy and accessibility of the software on Oct. 9. The petition, now closed to signatures as of Oct. 23, garnered[Read More…]

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A ramp, scheduled to be completed by early 2019, is planned to increase access to White-Gravenor Hall.

White-Gravenor Ramp Planned to Increase Accessibility

Georgetown University is set to construct a ramp to the entrance of White-Gravenor Hall to increase accessibility to the academic building. An upcoming renovation initiative aims to make White-Gravenor Hall more accessible by constructing a ramp to the front entrance of the building. The goal of the project is to[Read More…]

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MASON MANDELL FOR THE HOYA Students watched in a packed Healey Family Student Center as election results came in Tuesday evening.

Midterm Election Results Yield Mixed Student Reactions

Cheers erupted from Democratic students in the Healey Family Student Center as CNN projected that Democrats would win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after hours filled with doubt that the promised blue wave would arrive. Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service co-hosted a watch party[Read More…]

HANNAH LEVINE/ THE HOYA Georgetown University will promote its on-campus weapons ban by displaying 21 regulatory signs on campus grounds over the next few months.

GU to Promote On-Campus Weapons Ban With Regulatory Signs

Georgetown University is set to post 21 signs around campus that will advertise the university’s explicit ban of weapons, including licensed handguns, on university grounds, approved at a Nov. 1 Old Georgetown Board meeting. The regulatory signs received approval from the OGB, a council of architects appointed by the U.S.[Read More…]

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After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

Georgetown’s Jewish community and its allies are calling for action against antisemitism in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue with an assault rifle and three handguns, killing 11 and injuring nine on the morning[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Ministry Fundraising Email Draws Student, Alum Criticism

Ministry Fundraising Email Draws Student, Alum Criticism

An Office of Mission and Ministry fundraising email sent Oct. 25 that linked the importance of financial donations to Georgetown University with the Catholic Church’s ongoing sexual abuse crisis has come under criticism from alumni and students. The Office of Mission and Ministry’s email blended the office’s intentions of communicating[Read More…]

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ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Hate-based crimes, criminal offenses committed against victims because of their identity, increased by 275 percent at Georgetown, according to the university's Annual Security Report. Fifteen hate crimes were reported on campus in 2017, an increase from four in 2016.

Hate Crimes Surge at Georgetown in 2017

Hate crimes increased by 275 percent on Georgetown University’s campus, according to the university’s 2018 Annual Security Report. U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Act defines a hate crime as “a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim.” The[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THE HOYA Georgetown's Annual Security Report found that drug-related offenses tripled between 2016 and 2017. The university attributes the increase in drug deferrals to the decriminalization of marijuana in D.C.

Drug Referrals Triple at Georgetown, Stagnate at Local Universities

The Georgetown University Police Department referred 84 drug-related offenses for disciplinary proceedings in 2017, an increase of 180 percent, from 30 cases in 2016, according to this year’s Annual Security Report released Sept. 28. Georgetown, along with other colleges and universities who participate in federal financial aid programs, is required[Read More…]

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