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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and columnist Anne Applebaum said the mission of the School of Foreign Service is under attack in her commencement address to the SFS Class of 2017.

Applebaum Defends Globalists, Intellectuals at SFS Commencement

May 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

A world where education, internationalism and service are increasingly scorned requires experts to address the issues of the future, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anne Applebaum told School of Foreign Service graduates at their May 20 commencement ceremony. Applebaum, a Washington Post columnist and frequent critic of President Donald Trump andRead More

Commencement Speakers Present Varied Experiences

Commencement Speakers Present Varied Experiences

May 19, 2017 at 12:16 am 0 comments

Yesterday’s senior convocation and the McCourt School of Public Policy’s commencement ceremony marked the official beginning of the 2017 graduation season — the crowning event for students nearing the end of their graduate or undergraduate studies at Georgetown. Alice Rivlin, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and visiting professor of theRead More

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The yield rate for the Class of 2021 increased from 47 percent last year to 49 percent.

Half of Admitted Students to Enter Class of 2021

May 19, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

Georgetown’s admissions yield for the Class of 2021 jumped to 49 percent this year, following a record low in the university’s acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications received. The university’s admissions yield refers to the number of accepted students who submit an enrollment deposit and plan to attend GeorgetownRead More

Legacy Students Twice as Likely to Be Admitted

May 19, 2017 at 12:12 am 0 comments

This year’s admission cycle saw an increase in the number of legacy students accepted, with 30 percent of legacy applicants offered admittance to Georgetown, compared to a 15.4 percent acceptance rate for all applicants. Legacy students are expected to comprise 10 percent of the Class of 2021, demonstrating a persistentRead More

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Five students will be recognized as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients for maintaining the highest GPA in their schools this weekend.

Seniors Bestowed With Academic Honors

May 19, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Several students will be honored as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients for maintaining the highest GPA in their respective schools this commencement weekend, with a two-way tie in the McDonough School of Business. Anneke von Seeger (COL ’17), the College valedictorian, will lead the commencement as the Georgetown College Marshal.Read More

GU Recognizes Faculty, Staff

May 19, 2017 at 12:07 am 0 comments

The Office of the Provost and the Georgetown University Student Association recognized outstanding members of the university’s faculty and staff through a series of honors awarded at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Computer science professor Cal Newport, English professor Daniel Shore, security studies professor Christine Fair, physics professorRead More

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Sixty-two students graduated from the School of Foreign Service in Qatar on May 4. The students comprise the school’s ninth graduating class and join more than 340 alumni who graduated from the SFS-Q.

Ninth SFS-Q Cohort Graduates

May 19, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The School of Foreign Service in Qatar graduated its ninth senior class in a commencement ceremony featuring members of the Qatari royal family and university officials May 4. This year’s graduating class consisted of 62 students, with 40 women and 22 men receiving the Bachelor of Science in Foreign ServiceRead More

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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

GUMC Proposes New Autism Screening Method

May 19, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

A new method for autism spectrum disorder screening in children of Latinx families, developed by Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists, was presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco from May 10 to 13. The new screening method includes conducting interviews with families of children whoRead More

Report Calls for Increase in Pell Grant Admissions

May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Elite universities can afford to admit a much larger amount of low-income Pell Grant recipients without significantly hurting their graduation rates or budgets, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce on May 2. The report, authored by CEW Director Anthony Carnevale andRead More

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Anti-Semitic graffiti was found near the Makóm Jewish gathering space in Leavey Center.

GUPD Investigates Anti-Semitic Graffiti Near Jewish Gathering Space

May 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm 3 comments

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a public restroom next to the Makóm Jewish gathering space in Leavey Center Saturday morning. The graffiti, which includes a death threat, has been classified as a bias-related incident. The Georgetown University Police Department is currently investigating the incident, according to Senior Director for StrategicRead More