Campus News

Provost Discusses Diversity Initiative Progress

As the administration begins to review the Diversity Initiative’s recommendations, University Provost James O’Donnell said he hopes to see changes in curriculum, faculty recruitment and admission by the middle of next year. “It has been a valuable year in which to have these conversations going on,” O’Donnell said. The initiative,[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Veterans Replace U.S. Flag

Students, veterans and university figures gathered at the university flagpoles on Healy Lawn at noon on Thursday, April 22, when the ROTC Color Guard and the newly-founded Georgetown University Student Veterans of America replaced the current flag with a new American flag. The ceremony was designed to retire the old[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Census Response Rate on Par With National Average

Georgetown University’s response rate to the 2010 U.S. Census currently stands at over 70 percent, according to Director of Media Relations Andy Pino. This is nearly the same rate as the national average: According to an April 20 census press release, over 71 percent of the nation’s households had responded.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Weigert To Leave Center for Social Justice at End of Year

Kathleen Maas Weigert, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, and research professor in the department of sociology will leave the university to take a position at Loyola University in Chicago at the end of this academic year. Weigert was appointed a research professor of[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

University to Foot Cost of Jewish Chaplaincy House

The university will cover the rental cost of the Jewish Chaplaincy’s townhouse and reserve an additional location for worship for the 2010-2011 academic year, as part of a push by members of the Jewish community to overcome budgetary constraints and space concerns. In the past, the chaplaincy relied on alumni[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Karl Rove Promotes New Book, Shares Political Experiences

Despite public opposition to Karl Rove’s invitation to speak on campus and the anticipation of possible protest, attendees did not disrupt the proceedings when the conservative political strategist and former deputy White House chief of staff addressed them at the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Memorial Lecture in Lohrfink Auditorium. In[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Stove Fire in Harbin; Students Evacuated

*Updated 12:55 a.m. April 21* A fire broke out before 6:50 p.m. in a stove on the eighth-floor common room of Harbin Hall Wednesday. According to the D.C. Fire Department, the fire began when a student put a pizza in the oven to cook at 375-degree temperatures when the pizza[Read More…]

by April 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Conversation Picks Up for Diversability

For members of Diversability, discussion of disability issues on campus has gained momentum. Participants in “The Ability to Express,” which will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. in ICC 102 on Wednesday, will be asked to finger-paint as a way of visualizing conceptions of disability, “to counter the negative[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 1 comment Campus News, News

Faculty Compensation Largely Stable in 2009

Faculty pay and compensation at Georgetown were relatively stagnant last year, as professors’ salaries around the country increased at a historically low rate. Full professors at the Georgetown University’s main campus and Law Center made an average of $155,500 last year, a decrease of $400 from the year before, according to a[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News