Campus News

$17 Million Gift Endows Retreat Center

Endowed with a $17 million gift from Arthur (COL ’54) and Nancy Calcagnini, Georgetown will complete construction on a new retreat center in Bluemont, Va., by 2011, according to a university press release. The Calcagnini Contemplative Center will rest on a 55-acre plot of land located 75 minutes away from[Read More…]

by November 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Personality Hallmark of MSB’s Technology Center

Inside the newest building on campus sits an electronic haven stocked with the advancements of the 21st century and staffed by students with a passion for technology. While the rest of the university community relies on University Information Services, the McDonough School of Business Technology Center provides technology solutions for[Read More…]

by November 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Turkish Minister Speaks on Policy Aims

Reflecting on his days as an academic, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu spoke in Gaston Hall on Monday about Turkish foreign policy and his country’s relationship with the United States. In his speech, Davutoglu emphasized Turkey’s importance in global affairs and the country’s hopes for greater global interdependence[Read More…]

by November 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Contest Winners Reimagine the Hilltop

Two pairs of Georgetown students will be given the chance to enhance life on the Hilltop this year, winning $3,000 each for the concepts they proposed to Reimagine Georgetown. The Reimagine Georgetown grants, which range from $500 to $10,000, are awarded annually to students, faculty and staff members who present[Read More…]

by November 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, 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