Campus News

University Sees Rise in Early Applications From Minority Students

Applications from minority students surged in this year’s early action admissions cycle, according to Charles Deacon, dean of undergraduate admissions. The number of applications from black students swelled by 44.9 percent this fall, with 526 applying this year, up from 363 early applications last year. Among Asian-Americans and international students,[Read More…]

by November 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Victim of Attempted Abduction Near Campus

A student was approached by three unknown suspects who attempted to abduct him while he was walking near campus early last Sunday morning, according to a Public Safety Alert sent to the campus community Tuesday afternoon. The student was walking in the vicinity of 34th and Prospect Streets around 2:15[Read More…]

by November 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Celebration Casts Spotlight on French Literature Collection

The rhythm of the Georgetown World Percussion Ensemble resonated throughout the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Monday night during an event to celebrate French studies and the Francophone collection at Georgetown. Hosted by the Georgetown University Library and the department of French, “Voices of Diversity: Francophone Literature at Lauinger[Read More…]

by November 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Hilltop High: Facing a Shift in Mindset

With pushes to scale back on penalties for marijuana use gaining ground nationwide, the student body has warmed up to use of the drug over time – even if the number of students inhaling has not risen considerably.   According to a 2009 Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans favored[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Quest for Big Awards Yields Mixed Results

Georgetown students brought home both the Mitchell Scholarship and the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship this year, but for the second year running, no students were named Rhodes Scholars. The Mitchell Scholarship, a one-year fellowship to pursue post-graduate studies at an Irish university, was awarded to Derick Stace-Naughton (COL[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Delayed START Could Be Costly

I will refrain from any Cold War cliches as best I can, but talking about the United States, Russia and arms control is going to make that harder than hiding missiles in Cuba. The Senate is currently threatening to stall debate on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) legislation,[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Hit Pavement for Homeless

Over 100,000 people, ranging from university students to executives to those facing homelessness gathered on the National Mall Saturday for the 23rd annual “Help the Homeless Walk.” The walkathon raises money for the more than 12,000 people in the District who are living without shelter of their own. Since its[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Voter Apathy a Hurdle for Fee Referendum

A student body referendum on a possible shake-up to the Student Activities Fee – a $100 charge included in tuition dollars – is slated to take place Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 via an online ballot. Members of the Georgetown University Student Association Senate, which officially set the terms of[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Continues to Up Security

Due to the recent crime surge on campus, which has included multiple burglaries and laptop thefts, the Department of Public Safety is bolstering its on-campus security with a lineup of new preventative measures. In response to the increase in laptop thefts at Lauinger Library, DPS is meeting with library staff[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Philodemic Society Unveils Library in Leavey

The Philodemic Society opened a new library last Saturday on the fourth floor of the Leavey Center. The new collection features books donated by past members and supporters of the society to aid Philodemicians in their research. “The library will be a resource for all Philodemicians to find books and[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News