Campus News

Long Time English Professor Dies

Michael Ragussis, a professor in the English department, died at home on Thursday after a long illness, according to an e-mail from University Provost James O’Donnell to the campus community on Friday night. “As a teacher, Michael was known for his rigor and careful attentiveness to the intellectual growth of[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPAC Corp Location Plan Scrapped

The Corp’s plan to open a café in the Davis Performing Arts center has been cancelled after setbacks. Another Corp location, however, is getting a makeover for the coming academic year. While the Davis Center location had been set to open in early 2010, the project faced planning difficulties that[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Freshman Takes to YouTube to Chronicle Experiences During First Year at GU

Georgetown welcomed over 1,500 freshmen to campus this week and one of them is already standing out – by documenting his life on the Hilltop via YouTube. Joey Pearson (SFS ’14), an aspiring singer and actor from Hinesville, Ga., has been recording video blogs for the past three years. But[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Urges Students To Take Emergency

Georgetown’s Office of University Safety will offer four three-day training sessions to students, faculty and staff during the academic year as part of the D.C. Community Emergency Response Team program. The course, taught by local firefighters, paramedics and police officers, will include disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search[Read More…]

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GUSA Executives Reflect on Last Year, Plan New Initiatives

Two issues top Georgetown University Student Association’s to-do list as it prepares to return for the fall: weekend Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle services and club finance reform. GUSA Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11) said the senate has created a plan to reinstate weekend GUTS bus service. This spring, an[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Campus Plan Opposition Mounts

Burleith: the neighborhood north of campus distinguished by its tree-lined streets, rowhouses and, as of this summer, dozens of small yard signs displaying the slogan “Our Homes, Not GU’s Dorm.” As Georgetown officials seek zoning approval for the university’s 2010 Campus Plan, many residents of the surrounding neighborhoods have made[Read More…]

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Former Colombian President Joins SFS

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez was appointed to the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in August, according to a university press release. Uribe was named a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership and will lead programs for SFS students and faculty addressing issues in the[Read More…]

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GU Jumps Two Spots In Rankings

Georgetown rose from 23rd to 21st in the 2011 version of the annual U.S. News & World Report national universities rankings, driven up the list by high marks in the high school counselor rankings and other specialty areas. The change ended Georgetown’s five-year stay in the 23rd position. “Georgetown is[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Reality Show Chronicles Freshman Experience

Hoyas who can’t get enough of `Jersey Shore”s Snooki and The Situation may be happy to learn that soon, they will have a new reality show to watch – one featuring their fellow Georgetown students. GUTV’s new show documents the experiences of an incoming group of freshmen. The show will[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Roof Repairs Displace Students Studying Abroad

Students planning to stay at Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s villa in Fiesole, Italy, received disappointing news this July: The Villa was struggling with roofing problems, and the repair process meant students would be unable to stay there during their term abroad. The university sent an e-mail to students explaining that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News