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A Wi-Fi outage early Friday morning was caused by a planned security patch, university officials said.

Security Patch Caused Overnight Wi-Fi Outage

A planned security patch to the Georgetown Wi-Fi network resulted in a wireless service outage from midnight to 6 a.m. on Nov. 10 that limited access to all campus networks in all but two buildings. The outage occurred while University Information Services installed a security patch to campus Wi-Fi services[Read More…]

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GU Fossil Free filed a proposal November 6 calling for divestment from tar sands oil companies.

GU Fossil Free Proposes Divestment From Tar Sands Oil Industry

A proposal by student group GU Fossil Free calling on the university to avoid investments in tar sands oil has received the support of about 200 members of the Georgetown community. The proposal was submitted to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, which advises the university on socially responsible[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Bipartisan Student Groups Praise Clinton Despite Contentious Past

The Institute of Politics and Public Service’s celebration of the political legacy of former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) received generally positive bipartisan feedback from student leaders, despite the symposium’s lack of critical policy analysis and scrutiny of the former president’s alleged sexual misconduct. In a keynote speech Monday to[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Midnight MUG, located on the second floor of Lauinger Library, is offering student entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their new products in a Startup Hotel installation opened in mid-October.

Startup Hotel Promotes Student Entrepreneurship

Startup Hotel, an installation in Lauinger Library, is giving aspiring entrepreneurs a new opportunity to show off their startup projects. The about 8-foot-tall translucent tower with shelves holding the products opened in mid-October in Midnight MUG, a Students of Georgetown, Inc. storefront on the second floor and first floors of[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGIA PAYNE FOR THE HOYA

Student Health Advisory Board to Launch Next Semester

A student health advisory board is set to launch next semester as a platform for students to voice health concerns on campus. Administrators originally planned to establish the board this semester, a plan that was announced in February but did not come to fruition. The university now plans to get[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA
U.S.-Mexico relations are at a turning point according to Mexican Ambassador Zabalgoitia

US-Mexico Relationship Faces Dire Threat, Speakers Warn

The historic United States-Mexico relationship faces an existential threat as public perception of both countries shifts and threatens diplomatic cooperation, a panel of experts argued Tuesday. The speakers examined political and economic factors stressing the relationship between the two countries, including the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Georgetown Benefactor Detained in Saudi Arrests

A late-night wave of arrests in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4 swept up prominent Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, alongside dozens of influential businessmen, politicians and royals. Prince Alwaleed, who donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
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More students are connecting with alumni after the relaunch of Hoya Gateway, a career networking platform.

After Relaunch, Hoya Gateway Sees Rise in Student-Alumni Connections

In the second semester of its relaunch, networking website Hoya Gateway has seen a rise in student-alumni connections. The online platform facilitates one-on-one career-related conversations between students and alumni.  This semester, the platform has sought to establish a higher response rate by maintaining a ratio of one alumni volunteer to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
THEO SYMONDS FOR THE HOYA
The new 477,000-square-foot pavilion is expected to cost $567 million and to be completed by December 2022, two years later than initially estimated.

MedStar Georgetown Construction to Begin January 2018

Construction on a new medical/surgical pavilion and helipad at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will begin in January 2018, in accordance with the 2017-2036 Campus Plan. The new 477,000-square-foot pavilion is expected to cost $567 million and to be completed by December 2022, two years later than initially estimated. The project[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Four miles of track from Silver Spring to Fort Totten will see repairs and replacement in these repairs, replacing an interlocking, a part of the track where trains can cross from one track to another.

Metro Red Line Repairs Cause Closures in Late November

The Washington, D.C. Metro Red line is set to halt service between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations in Maryland from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 for a second round of major planned track maintenance this year. The improvement project will cut service on the easternmost end of the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top