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Professor Dives Into Dolphins’ Social Bonds

While the strength of the human-dolphin connection is evident for many familiar with the sea mammal – not to mention fans of the 1996 movie “Flipper” – a Georgetown professor’s studies show that the bond between dolphins may be even moreimportant. Janet Mann, professor of psychology and biology, co-authored an[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

UNICEF Talks Global Development at Dinner

Members of the Georgetown community came together to learn about and engage one another on the topic of global development at the UNICEF conference on Friday night. This was the eighth year that the conference, which involves a variety of international organizations, was held. The theme of this year’s conference,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Professors Join Gray’s Team

Just days after handily winning the D.C. mayoral election, Vincent Gray named a group of advisers to help him through the transition period before his inauguration. And at least four members of the team have ties to Georgetown. Gray won the general mayoral election on Nov. 2, after defeating incumbent[Read More…]

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GU Silly Bandz Hit The Hilltop

This summer, it was hard to go anywhere without seeing wrists bedecked with the colorful and creatively shaped rubber bracelets known as Silly Bandz. Now, Georgetown students can add a new Silly Band to their collection: Jack the Bulldog. Building on one of the summer’s biggest trends, Alpha Kappa Psi,[Read More…]

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Sanctions Hit IRC After Email Snafu

*Updated 4:46 p.m. Nov. 8* When International Relations Club leadership sent an email to its members list on Oct. 18 to market an upcoming event, it didn’t expect a swift reprisal by the Student Activities Commission. The IRC was notified two days after the Oct. 23 event, “International Night Out,”[Read More…]

by November 8, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Possible Increase to Student Fee Proposed

Members of the GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee met for a second Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform town hall, this time discussing the possibility of raising the fee by anywhere from $5 to $100. “After the last town hall [on Oct. 27], a few students reached out to us[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Twitter Scientist Speaks On Technology and Trends

#AbdurChowdhury Georgetown on Wednesday. Chowdhury, Twitter’s chief scientist and a veteran faculty member of Georgetown’s computer science department, spoke to a standing-room only audience in McShain Lounge, discussing the importance of using technology to connect the world. As Twitter’s chief scientist, Chowdhury handles a tremendous amount of data from individuals[Read More…]

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$17 Million Boost for Med Center Programs

The Medical Center, already the top recipient of grants at Georgetown, received another one last week when the Center for Child and Human Development received a $17 million federal gift, one of the highest in the Medical Center’s history, to provide mental health care and services for children and adolescents.[Read More…]

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Changes to Faculty Pay Plan Possible

The Office of the Provost has announced that it aims to approve the new five-year plan for faculty pay schedules and annual merit-based pay increases proposed by the Main Campus Planning Committee before Thanksgiving. A memo sent by Provost James O’Donnell to all university employees on Oct. 28 said a[Read More…]

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Extra Boost: ‘Study Drugs’ at GU

Last year, during finals week, a Georgetown student found himself simply overloaded with work and wearing out the energy from his usual caffeine fix. So he made a choice familiar to a number of students at Georgetown. He went to meet a dealer a friend had referred him to, paid[Read More…]

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