Campus 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

Current Infrastructure Hinders Accessibility

Like many Georgetown students, Addie Joshua’s (SFS ’13) day is composed of a series of routines: a routine for waking up with the same daily tasks, a routine for getting to class on the same daily path, a routine for getting through days filled with the same daily obstacles and[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Campus Smitten With Cooper

Gushing, she stepped up to the microphone. “I just want to say that you’re the most gorgeous man on Earth,” one student said during the Q-and-A session following Bradley Cooper’s (COL ’97) speech to a packed Gaston Hall Thursday evening. With interest running high and lines stretching all the way[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments 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 cafĂ© 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…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

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…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News