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Howard Schaffer, SFS Professor of Diplomacy, Dies at 88

Howard Schaffer, SFS Professor of Diplomacy, Dies at 88

Anne Steen, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Graduate Career Center, remembers the hours professor Howard Schaffer would spend in group sessions or in one-on-one meetings to walk students through the U.S. Foreign Service Officer Test, giving them specific advice on how to pass. “Bottom line,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown student health insurance plans will continue to offer contraceptive coverage.

Facing Student Pressure, Georgetown Continues Contraception Coverage in Insurance Plans

Georgetown University health insurance plans are continuing to cover contraception, despite a religious exemption from coverage requirements, following an advocacy campaign led by members of the student group H*yas for Choice. Two rules issued by the administration of President Donald Trump on Oct. 6 rolled back a mandate of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Students Call on University to Condemn Honorees

Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Students Call on University to Condemn Honorees

Georgetown students are calling on the university to condemn alumni and honored guests facing accusations of sexual assault and misconduct as the national wave of allegations against public figures prominent in politics and news media grows. Alleged perpetrators with ties to Georgetown include journalist Charlie Rose, who received an honorary[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Cawley Career Education Center is set to launch an unpaid internship stipend program for 10 students this spring semester.

Career Center Launches Internship Stipend Pilot Program

The Cawley Career Education Center plans to launch a pilot program granting 10 students a $1,500 stipend for working unpaid internships this spring. The pilot program is the first major development in an affordability campaign initiated by Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The weeklong GUHereToStay campaign featured a “Dream Wall” in Red Square, where students wrote messages of support to the undocumented community.

GUHereToStay Campaign Rallies Support for Dream Act

GUHereToStay, a weeklong Georgetown University Student Association campaign launched Monday, engaging students and administrators to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The campaign marks GUSA’s latest and most aggressive efforts to push for a law protecting undocumented students from deportation after the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) uneiled a "Home for The Holidays" campaign Nov. 20 to provide permanent housing to 400 currently homeless residents of the District.

Bowser Presents Homeless Housing Plan

Four hundred Washington, D.C. residents experiencing homelessness are set to receive temporary housing during the holiday season following a citywide campaign that Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) unveiled Nov. 20. Dubbed “Home for the Holidays,” the initiative is aimed at assisting the District’s homeless population, which is currently proportionally larger than[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, promoted a new index measuring women's well-being worldwide.

Georgetown Institute Names Iceland Best Country for Women’s Well-Being

Iceland is the best country for women’s well-being, according to a new Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security index that measures women’s well-being around the globe. The United States ranks 22nd overall, after Iceland the remaining countries in the top 10 are: Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Canada, Sweden,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Five Mumps Cases Reported on Georgetown Main Campus

Five cases of mumps, a contagious disease preventable by vaccination, have been reported to the Student Health Center this semester. Three of those cases occurred this month, leading Assistant Vice President for Student Health Vince WinklerPrins to send a public health alert to the university community Thursday. All five cases[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Alumna Named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Deirdre Collins (COL ’17) was named the 2018 Rhodes Scholar for Bermuda, where she will work to promote environmental preservation and sustainable development after studying at Oxford University. Collins, a native of Bermuda, was the only recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship from the island this year. Rhodes Scholarships are the[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Safety Concerns to Be Addressed After Metro Worker Injured

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is responding to safety concerns following an injury sustained by a Metro worker performing a repair on the Washington, D.C. transit’s electrical rail system Oct. 31. The worker suffered an electrical burn when coming into contact with a rail that was still electrified as[Read More…]

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