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William Peter Blatty (CAS '50) died yesterday aged 89.

William Peter Blatty, ‘Exorcist’ Creator, Dies

January 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm 2 comments

William Peter Blatty (CAS ’50), the writer and producer of the 1973 horror film “The Exorcist,” died yesterday at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press. The cause of death was multiple myeloma. Blatty died at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., according to the AP. Blatty initially roseRead More

Law Professors Protest Trump’s Attorney General Nomination

Law Professors Protest Trump’s Attorney General Nomination

January 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm 1 comment

More than 1,400 law school faculty members from 180 institutions have signed an open letter urging the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for the position of attorney general. The letter is addressed to Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and top DemocratRead More

Event Highlights Importance of Pope Francis’ Church Leadership

December 20, 2016 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Pope Francis’ message of mercy and inclusivity has the ability to rekindle faith in the Roman Catholic Church, according to Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver in an event hosted by Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life on Dec. 5. The discussion, attended byRead More

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Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

35 Hours in Healy Hall

December 20, 2016 at 1:30 am 0 comments

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Class of 2021 Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

December 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm 4 comments

Georgetown accepted 11.9 percent of its 7,822 early action applicants to the Class of 2021, 1 percent lower than last year’s 13 percent and the lowest acceptance rate in university history. Georgetown notified the early action applicants about their acceptance or deferral to the regular admissions pool by mail Dec.Read More

Students Install Hammocks Around Campus

December 14, 2016 at 12:09 am 0 comments

Eight students installed the first of three hammocks that are part of a class assignment to “do something good” on the Southwest lawn on Dec. 2. The group of students are installing the hammocks as part of a project in McDonough School of Business professor Jason Brennan’s class Moral FoundationsRead More

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Students gathered in Red Square on Wednesday before marching to University President John J. DeGioia's office to deliver a letter requesting transparency on the university's endowment.

Campaign Demands Divestments, Endowment Transparency

December 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm 1 comment

Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment Coalition, a student-organized group seeking  transparency in Georgetown’s endowment, demanded the university to divest from private prisons and companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine,” during a launch rally in Red Square Dec. 7. Chris Morris (COL ’19), an organizer for GURead More

WMATA Finds Crime Rate Uptick

December 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains bypassed their five crimes per every million riders annual target, recording 5.4 crimes for every million riders, according to a security report presented to the WMATA Board Dec. 1. The crimes counted in the report, labeled Part One Crimes by the Federal Bureau ofRead More

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University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

December 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the GeorgetownRead More

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Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

Students Face Sanctions as Sit-In Continues

December 8, 2016 at 11:55 pm 2 comments

Eight members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee are planning to remain in University President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices overnight to continue their sit-in calling for the university to cut its licensing contract with Nike. The eight students from the workers’ rights advocacy group will face disciplinary sanctions forRead More