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Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson addressed student concerns regarding campus health resources.

Roundtable Proposes Increased Health Resources

March 24, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

A lack of resources prevents improvements to student health, according to students and administrators in a panel on student health in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday. At the panel sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Association, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson said the university is lookingRead More

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GUSA President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) took over from Enushe Khan (MSB ’17, left) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) on Saturday.

Mack, Andino Inaugurated Amid Discord With Senate

March 21, 2017 at 2:18 am 2 comments

One day after the Saturday inauguration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18), the senate voted down the duo’s proposal to restructure the executive branch into policy coalitions in a sign of disconnect between the executive branch and senate. TheRead More

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Soraya Eid (COL '17) opened the fourth annual OWN IT summit in Gaston Hall on Saturday.

OWN IT Returns in 4th Year with Diverse Perspectives

March 21, 2017 at 2:16 am 1 comment

In the spirit of feminist activist Susan B. Anthony’s call to organize, agitate and educate, more than 100 invited speakers and 500 attendees convened for the fourth annual OWN IT summit Saturday in a daylong series of discussions on women’s rights and female empowerment. The summit included panels, breakout sessions,Read More

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Zoe Mowl (SFS ’15) currently serves as a Peace Corps volunteer in Junik, Kosovo, where she teaches English to elementary school students.

GU Tops List of Peace Corps Suppliers

March 21, 2017 at 2:12 am 0 comments

When Zoe Mowl (SFS ’15) graduated, she did not join the 42 percent of her graduating class that went into consulting or financial services. Instead, she went to Junik, Kosovo to teach English to elementary school children through the Peace Corps. Mowl, who is in her second year in Kosovo,Read More

Congress Passes District School Voucher Bill

March 21, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

The rift between Washington, D.C. leaders and the federal government has deepened as the House of Representatives passed an initial committee markup for the Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act, a federal school voucher program for D.C., on Wednesday. The act was voted through by the U.S. House of Representative’sRead More

DC Lab Investigated After Flawed Zika Testing

DC Lab Investigated After Flawed Zika Testing

March 21, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

After at least nine pregnant women were erroneously told they tested negative for the Zika virus and months of flawed testing, the Washington, D.C. Public Health Laboratory Division is being audited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee human tests in labs across the country. Between JulyRead More

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The Georgetown University Medical Center has launched two trials to test the effectiveness of a cancer drug in treating Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Med Center Trials to Focus on Neurologic Diseases

March 21, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Medical Center has begun two trials to test a cancer drug’s ability to modify the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially creating the first drug to successfully combat these two diseases. Nilotinib is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a drug treatmentRead More

ONE FOR GEORGETOWN
The 1634 Society has launched its third annual One for Georgetown Campaign, which seeks to raise $150,000 for scholarships for undergraduate students.

One for Georgetown Returns With $150,000 Target

March 21, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The 1634 Society is looking to raise $150,000 in its third annual One for Georgetown fundraising campaign, which launched March 15. The campaign asks freshmen, sophomores and juniors to make a one-time donation of $1 to access daily free food, beverages and events for a month. The schedule of eventsRead More

SCS to Offer Scholarships For Federal Employees

March 21, 2017 at 12:04 am 0 comments

The Georgetown School of Continuing Studies finalized a partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to provide scholarship benefits to current federal employees, the university announced in a press release Tuesday. The scholarship benefits for federal civil servants applying to the SCS cover 10 percent of tuition costs eachRead More

DC Ranks 4th-Most Expensive City for Renters

DC Ranks 4th-Most Expensive City for Renters

March 21, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C., is ranked the fourth-most expensive city for renters in the United States. and sixth globally, according to a study released last month by Nested, a London-based online realtor and property research service. Nested compared the average price of renting per square foot of property across 72 cities worldwideRead More