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Burglary, Attempted Burglary Reported Off-Campus

**Update:** This article was updated at 11:04 a.m. on March 17. A burglary and an attempted burglary in the 1200 block of 37th Street were reported to the Department of Public Safety this morning, according to a public safety alert sent to the university community this afternoon. In a report[Read More…]

by March 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

UIS Bolsters Plans for Haitian Recovery

Georgetown University and the World Bank have joined forces to aid Haiti by providing the Haitian government with high-quality satellite and aerial geographical data. The information will allow the government to quickly assess damage and better plan for rebuilding, according to a university press release. On Jan. 31, the World[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Pride Celebrates as D.C. Grants First Gay Marriage Licenses

Rain or shine, GU Pride members knew they had reason to celebrate early Wednesday morning. As many same-sex couples prepared to line up at D.C. Superior Court, Georgetown students like J.C. Hodges (SFS ’11) were fresh off of a late-night baking spree to commemorate the first day of same-sex marriage[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GUMC Breast Cancer Study Offers Hope for Treatment

Robert Clarke, interim director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization of the Georgetown University Medical Center, along with five other researchers, published the results of a new study on breast cancer treatment in a February article featured in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. Clarke also serves[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Wi-Fi Makes Acela Debut

As Georgetown students begin to embark on trips along the Northeast Corridor for spring break, those opting to travel on Amtrak’s Acela Express have a new user-friendly feature at their disposal: Wi-Fi Internet service on their laptops. Amtrak installed the service, known as AmtrakConnect, on all 20 of its high-speed[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Applicants Misinformed of Admission

Over the weekend, the department of biology accidentally sent congratulatory e-mails to 30 regular decision applicants who have not been officially accepted to Georgetown University for the undergraduate Class of 2014. The error occurred when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent to the biology department a list of students who[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Hearing to Address Philly’s Resistance

Philly Pizza & Grill will appear in D.C. Superior Court Friday for a hearing that will likely result in the establishment’s closure the same day, marking the final straw in the owner’s struggle to stay open despite a Feb. 19 order enforcing the removal of its certificate of occupancy, according[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Act to Rein in Student Credit

A 2009 study by financial lender Sallie Mae found that today’s college students are spending more on credit than at any point in history: 84 percent of college undergraduates have at least one credit card – an increase of 8 percent since 2004. But following the Feb. 22 national implementation[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Probation for Ex-Student

Former Georgetown student William Thiele pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Friday to carrying a pistol without a license and was sentenced to 18 months probation after he shot a toilet during Midnight Madness last October. Thiele, who goes by Alex, will serve his probation in California, his home state.[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

3 Percent Tuition Rise Approved

Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition will rise by 3 percent for the 2010-2011 academic year as the budget for undergraduate financial aid will increase by 8 percent, according to a university press release published yesterday. “An increase was necessary in order to fund the rising operating costs of maintaining our facilities,[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News