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NATALIE ISÉ/THE HOYA Georgetown University plans to switch to live registration because of incompatibility with the old preregistration software.

Live Registration Set to Launch for Fall 2019

Live course registration, in which students choose classes in real time without delay from the university registrar, is set to replace the current preregistration system beginning in April for fall 2019 course selection. The change addresses software incompatibilities and shifts away from the costly software customization used to run preregistration[Read More…]

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MICHELLE XU THE HOYA Listening sessions led by two university administrators will convene next week to gather student feedback on 
the Department of Education's proposed changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16, according to a campuswide email sent Wednesday.

University to Host Open Discussion on Title IX Regulations

Three listening sessions to gather student feedback on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations are scheduled for next week, the university announced in a campuswide email Wednesday morning. The university is reviewing the regulations, announced Nov. 16, and will eventually offer a formal response independently[Read More…]

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CHELSEA HAFER FOR THE HOYA 
Radiators in New South have been found to contain black mold, contributing to student respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis.

Black Mold Infiltrates Dorms, Causing Health Ailments

Only four days into her freshman year, Oona Nash (COL ’22) contracted bronchitis. When she went to the Student Health Center, the doctors gave her antibiotics. Nash expected to get better, but her illness got significantly worse over time. She discovered in October the culprit of her ailment: black mold.[Read More…]

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KIKI SCHMALFUSS / THE HOYA
National anti-abortion rights group Tradition Family Property Student Action is circulating a petition to ban H*yas For Choice from Georgetown University.

National Anti-Abortion Organization Protests H*yas for Choice

A petition to ban the pro-abortion rights student group H*yas for Choice and all of its activities from Georgetown’s campus, introduced by Tradition Family Property Student Action, a national anti-abortion rights organization, launched on Nov. 8. The petition has received over 16,000 signatures as of Nov. 27. The organization is[Read More…]

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DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

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ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

A Washington, D.C. neighborhood advisory commission voted to rename a street outside the Saudi Embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.n Advisory neighborhood commission 2A, which oversees the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted unanimously Wednesday night to[Read More…]

KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA Martha Winslow (COL ’21) introduced a petition to bring treadmill desks to Lauinger Library. Winslow said the treadmill desks would improve student health and productivity. She will host a discussion about the petition Nov. 30.

Students Petition University to Install Treadmill Desks in Lauinger

A petition to add treadmill desks to Lauinger Library was introduced before Thanksgiving break. Martha Winslow (COL ’21) posted the petition on Facebook as a discussion event to be held today. The petition gained traction, and 137 Facebook users have indicated they expect to attend the event Friday afternoon. Another[Read More…]

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MAGGIE CHEN/THE HOYA The McDonough School of Business launched a yearlong program for residents of Washington, D.C., released from correctional facilities to obtain certificates in business and entrepreneurship.

Georgetown Launches Inmate Re-Entry and Education Program

Washington, D.C. residents released from local correctional facilities are eligible for an academic and employment-centered fellowship program. The Georgetown Pivot Program is a fellowship for formerly incarcerated individuals through a one-year transition and re-entry program with a non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship. The program, which began this November, is[Read More…]

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SOPHIA NUNN FOR THE HOYA

GSP Holds 8th Annual Style Workshop for Women at LOFT

More than 100 senior women in the Georgetown Scholarship Program attended the eighth annual LOFT Styling Workshop earlier this month to learn tips for dressing in the workplace and select professional clothing provided by LOFT. The event took place at the women’s clothing retailer’s branch on Wisconsin Avenue and was[Read More…]

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HAWAH Hawah Kasat, co-founder of One Common Unity, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of community violence through music and art education, will receive the 2019 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award on Jan. 21.

Local Activist Honored With Legacy of a Dream Award

Community activist and co-founder of nonprofit One Common Unity Hawah Kasat will be awarded the 2019 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award, Georgetown University announced Nov. 20. Georgetown presents the Legacy of a Dream award annually to an individual who has shown outstanding service consistent with the Jesuit[Read More…]

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