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Aid in Question as Shutdown Looms

The clock is ticking on a government shutdown that would have negative implications for the university and the District. Congress and President Obama have until 11:59 p.m. today to finalize and sign a budget extension, or all of the non-essential functions of the federal government will grind to a halt.[Read More…]

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Youth Skeptical of Government

Though college students are often involved in volunteer work and online political activity, they continue to distrust the federal government, a recent survey conducted by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government said. According to the survey, the percentage of college students who said that they do not trust the federal[Read More…]

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GU Among TopTwitter Savvy Schools

Though students often bemoan Georgetown’s  patchy wireless Internet, Georgetown is making strides to keep pace with today’s online trends — and it has been rewarded. StudentAdvisor.com recently placed Georgetown 58th on its list of “Top 100 Social Media Colleges.” The website, geared towards college-bound students, describes, ranks and compares over[Read More…]

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Hoyas Anonymous Sharing Secrets, Changing Campus Culture

Hoyas Anonymous Sharing Secrets, Changing Campus Culture

At times, the testimonials are carefree — “I’m really happy we’re friends”  — but with posts like, “College has destroyed my confidence,” Hoyas Anonymous has a more weighty set of stories to share. Three years after its launch, the website gives students an anonymous outlet for thoughts ranging from relationship[Read More…]

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Workers’ Union Certified

Georgetown’s dining workers officially united on Tuesday when employer Aramark Higher Education certified their union, according to David Schwartz (SFS ’12), a leader in the unionization efforts that have been going on for several months. The union, which represents workers from O’Donovan Hall, the Jesuit Residence, Cosi, Starbucks and the[Read More…]

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Tenure Track: The Path to Permanency

For Georgetown’s tenure candidates, making the jump to permanent status comes with its fair share of hurdles — but administrators say a standout guidance process is the key to an acceptance rate of more than 50 percent. The rigorous tenure application system, an entrenched component of most research universities across[Read More…]

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A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

It is Thursday night, and on the eighth floor of Village C West that means open-door night for Fr. David Collins, S.J., the Jesuit-in-Residence. Some students walk in and out; others have pulled up an assortment of chairs to form a circle in the living room. Most have sampled the[Read More…]

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A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

A Day in the Life of a Jesuit

It is Thursday night, and on the eighth floor of Village C West that means open-door night for Fr. David Collins, S.J., the Jesuit-in-Residence. Some students walk in and out; others have pulled up an assortment of chairs to form a circle in the living room. Most have sampled the[Read More…]

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Politicians Play for Charity

Members of Congress coasted to victory in a hoops clinic against Georgetown University Law Center faculty and staff on Wednesday night, raising a record sum for a charity that provides legal aid to D.C.’s homeless. A star-studded congressional team, the “Hill’s Angels,” was powered by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and[Read More…]

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Students Learn Amid Absence From Academics

While most students begin courses at Georgetown just months after graduating from high school, some accepted students are opting to take a gap year before embarking on their university careers. The Wall Street Journal reported in December that a Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles[Read More…]

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