Campus News

Another Sleepless Night for GERMS

The transfer happened around 8 p.m. Four radios moved into the hands of the night crew, and Stephanie Young (SFS ’13) began her first shift as a member of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service. Without much ceremony, the 12-hour Saturday night shift was underway. For three veteran EMTs and Stephanie,[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Readership Program Flounders Again

The Collegiate Readership Program, which provided free daily newspapers to students, has been suspended for the second semester in two years due to a declining readership and a lack of funding from campus organizations. Despite vocal student support, the program’s sponsors did not gather sufficient resources to finance the service[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Uribe Arrival Marked by Protest

With former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez’s arrival on campus Wednesday came a series of protests denouncing his appointment as a School of Foreign Service Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership. On Wednesday afternoon, dozens of activists congregated in Red Square to protest alleged human rights abuses during[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Panel Discusses Pros and Cons of Ground Zero Mosque

As national debate persisted over the proposed construction of a Muslim community center at a site two blocks from Ground Zero in New York, a panel of professors and experts on interfaith issues gathered in Gaston Hall on Tuesday to discuss the project and the public’s reaction to the proposal.[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Textbook Law Unevenly Applied

The passage of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, which mandates universities to provide a list of texts corresponding to every course in the registration catalog, has left the university in flux as it seeks to comply with new textbook regulations. Of Georgetown’s 2,119 undergraduate and graduate courses in the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuits Access Same Health Care Benefits As Other Faculty

There is no doubt that the Jesuits on campus play a central role in the Georgetown community, but what may be less apparent is the role the university plays in their lives, including their health care. Georgetown does not directly pay health and insurance bills for Jesuits working for the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

OIP Relocates to Car Barn, New Office More Tech Savvy

The Office of International Programs moved a few blocks to the Car Barn this summer, expanding the office space available to students eager to consult with the department’s staff on study abroad options. On June 10, OIP relocated to the second floor of the Car Barn, three floors below the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Real Estate

Housing in Georgetown is expensive: Current rates start at $175,000 for a studio apartment in Foxhall and reach $20 million for a mansion on Prospect Street. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it is selling well. “The market is decent,” said Darrell Parsons, the managing broker of the Georgetown office of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

High-Efficiency Laundry Comes to GU

As students head to wash their inaugural laundry loads this academic year, they will find brand-new high-efficiency Energy Star washing machines and dryers welcoming their dirty clothing. Installed this summer, the machines, located in every on-campus residence, are part of a university-wide effort to reduce the amount of water the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Yield Flat As Admits Weigh Aid

University administrators expected the Class of 2014’s yield to be higher than that of previous years, but a lack of funds available for financial aid packages caused the rate to remain at last year’s 43 percent. Of the 3,643 students accepted to Georgetown for this admissions cycle, 1,580 enrolled this[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News