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

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

Second-Year Georgetown Law Student Dies

May 6, 2017 at 8:11 pm 1 comment

Destinee McCulley (LAW ’18) was found dead April 28 in her off-campus apartment, Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor announced in an email to the law school community on April 29. McCulley was in her second year at Georgetown Law and graduated with honors from California Baptist University in 2015, where sheRead More

Nate Silver, , speaking at a South by Southwest conference in 2009.

2017 Commencement Speakers To Include Journalists, Media Figures

May 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm 10 comments

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of statistics blog FiveThirtyEight, and Gregory Gerard Coleman (GSB ’76), president of BuzzFeed, are among the 12 speakers scheduled to address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies from May 18 to 21, the university announced today. The university will hold separate graduation ceremonies for each school, beginningRead More

Two-Thirds of University Email Accounts Targeted by Phishing Scam

May 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

About 14,000 Georgetown email accounts were targeted within an hour by a widespread phishing scam involving fake Google Docs invitations Wednesday, leading some students and faculty to inadvertently compromise their accounts, according to Georgetown Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson. Two-thirds of Georgetown email accounts were targeted by the nationwide scam, making it theRead More

Georgetown campus police are investigating after the Healy Tower clock hands were stolen early Monday morning.

Suspects Identified in Healy Tower Clock Hands Theft

May 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm 2 comments

At least two students have been referred to the Office of Student Conduct after the clock hands were stolen from the clock tower of Healy Hall early Monday morning and replaced with an inflatable unicorn head, according to the Georgetown University Police Department. GUPD Chief Jay Gruber did not immediately confirm howRead More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her life experiences and perspective on gender equality on Thursday.

Justice Ginsburg Denounces Unconscious Gender Bias

April 28, 2017 at 12:12 am 5 comments

The law should not prevent women from pursuing their aspirations, said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a discussion in Gaston Hall yesterday. Society’s perception of women has evolved but certain underlying challenges remain toward achieving full gender equity, Ginsburg said. “The challenge is more daunting than the oneRead More

GUSA senate speaker Richie Mullaney (COL ’18), left, and senate vice speaker Cherie Vu (COL ’19) led the Senate vote to hold the referendum, which failed to pass Thursday.

GUSA Senate Reform Referendum Fails to Pass

April 28, 2017 at 12:12 am 1 comment

A Georgetown University Student Association referendum on senate electoral reform  failed to pass last night after receiving support from less than 25 percent of the student body – the minimum threshold required for the vote to pass. The referendum, conducted over a three-day period, included two major reforms to the GUSARead More

Disability Studies Minor Approved

April 28, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

After about three years of advocacy by the Disability Studies Minor Working Group, Georgetown is set to offer a new minor on disability studies this fall after it was approved by the Georgetown College Executive Council on Monday. With the introduction of the minor, the university is set to joinRead More

Incoming GULC professor Shon Hopwood began studying the law while serving an 11 year prison sentence for a string of bank robberies he committed.

Incoming GULC Professor, Former Bank Robber Reflects on Experiences

April 28, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

At first glance, Shon Hopwood appears to be a typical American and an average lawyer — he has a wife and two children, served in the U.S. Navy and earned his J.D. from the University of Washington Law School. But Hopwood’s path to studying law is different from most. TheRead More