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Georgetown Launches Women in Science Website

March 21, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The university launched a website dedicated to Georgetown women in science March 9 in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The website celebrates the contributions of Georgetown’s female students, alumnae and faculty members in the mathematics, medicine, physical, social, computer and life sciences. Fourteen events are being held at Georgetown forRead More

Panel Advocates Role of Increased Diversity in Changing Perspectives

March 20, 2017 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Increased diversity and denouncing hate speech are the most effective ways to educate those with intolerant and bigoted perspectives, according to three panelists on the “Educate” panel during the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. Huffington Post Executive Women’s Editor Emma Gray moderated the panel, which included Council on American-Islamic RelationsRead More

Panelists Urge Increased Advocacy Efforts

March 20, 2017 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Meaningful change can be achieved in many ways, according to the speakers on the “Organize” panel at the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. The panel, moderated by Jen Psaki, former communications director and senior advisor to President Barack Obama, focused on the ways the panelists organized movements to spread theirRead More

Speakers Push Intersectionality, Participation in Women’s Rights Movement

March 20, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

A greater awareness of intersectionality and increased participation is necessary in the women’s rights movement, according to panelists during the “Agitate” panel at the OWN IT Summit 2017 on Saturday. The panel featured Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Chief of Staff to former first lady Michelle Obama Tina Tchen and JamiaRead More

Alumni Promote Role of Georgetown in Advocacy Efforts

March 20, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Georgetown’s values inspire activist efforts, according to three alumni who participated in the “Hoya Visionaries” panel at the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. The panel featured disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza (COL ’07), who gave a speech in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National ConventionRead More

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The application rate increased by 12.4 percent from last year, while the acceptance rate is expected to be about 15 percent.

Class of 2021 Application Rate Increases to All-Time High

March 17, 2017 at 3:20 am 4 comments

After receiving a record number of total applicants for this year’s application cycle, Georgetown’s admissions department anticipates accepting about 15 percent of 21,459 regular decision applicants to the Class of 2021, down from last year’s acceptance rate of 16.4 percent. Georgetown accepted a record-low number of early action applicants thisRead More

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Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., director of catholic research center The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago, will serve as the university's vice president of mission and ministry starting Aug. 1.

University Appoints New VP for Mission and Ministry

March 17, 2017 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Reverend Mark Bosco, S.J., a professor of theology and English at Loyola University Chicago, will serve as the new vice president for mission and ministry starting Aug. 1. Currently, Bosco serves as director of The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at LUC, where he isRead More

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Writer and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie argued that religion and feminism are not mutually exclusive in Gaston Hall yesterday.

Feminist Values Compatible With Religion, Author Adichie Argues

March 17, 2017 at 12:16 am 1 comment

The pursuit of gender equality should transcend religious ideology, according to author and feminist activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who spoke as part of the Faith and Culture Lecture Series in Gaston Hall yesterday. “Not just Catholicism, but the religions I am mostly familiar with, in the mainstream way they areRead More

ACLU Sues DC Police Over Arrest of Transgender Activist

March 17, 2017 at 12:12 am 1 comment

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit late last month against four D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers and the D.C. government on behalf of Lourdes Ashley Hunter, a local transgender rights activist who was arrested on a misdemeanor charge without a warrant last November. Hunter, co-founderRead More

Alumnus Under Fire in Georgia Congressional Campaign

Alumnus Under Fire in Georgia Congressional Campaign

March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am 1 comment

Georgetown University alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) is running as a Democrat in Georgia’s special election to fill the 6th Congressional District’s seat in the House of Representatives. Ossoff has come under fire for videos from his time at Georgetown that have resurfaced. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who represented Georgia’sRead More