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Applicants Misinformed of Admission

March 2, 2010 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Over the weekend, the department of biology accidentally sent congratulatory e-mails to 30 regular decision applicants who have not been officially accepted to Georgetown University for the undergraduate Class of 2014. The error occurred when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent to the biology department a list of students whoRead More

Hearing to Address Philly’s Resistance

March 2, 2010 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Philly Pizza & Grill will appear in D.C. Superior Court Friday for a hearing that will likely result in the establishment’s closure the same day, marking the final straw in the owner’s struggle to stay open despite a Feb. 19 order enforcing the removal of its certificate of occupancy, accordingRead More

Act to Rein in Student Credit

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A 2009 study by financial lender Sallie Mae found that today’s college students are spending more on credit than at any point in history: 84 percent of college undergraduates have at least one credit card – an increase of 8 percent since 2004. But following the Feb. 22 national implementationRead More

Map Changes Revisited

March 2, 2010 at 12:01 am 0 comments

The SFS Academic Council established a Map of the Modern World working group about two weeks ago, a move that followed earlier recommendations put forth in the council’s report on this year’s changes to the School of Foreign Service’s core requirement. James Reardon-Anderson, senior associate dean and director of undergraduateRead More

Probation for Ex-Student

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Former Georgetown student William Thiele pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Friday to carrying a pistol without a license and was sentenced to 18 months probation after he shot a toilet during Midnight Madness last October. Thiele, who goes by Alex, will serve his probation in California, his home state.Read More

Funding Reform Sets Budget Summit Tone

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At the first-ever Georgetown University Student Association Budget Summit held Sunday by the GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee, the five advisory boards, the Georgetown Program Board and the GUSA Executive presented their budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. Almost all groups present requested an increase in funding for the upcomingRead More

3 Percent Tuition Rise Approved

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Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition will rise by 3 percent for the 2010-2011 academic year as the budget for undergraduate financial aid will increase by 8 percent, according to a university press release published yesterday. “An increase was necessary in order to fund the rising operating costs of maintaining our facilities,Read More

New Software to Grant Profs Online Textbook Editing Privileges

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A new online service to be released this August by publishing giant MacMillan will provide professors with unprecedented control over textbook content for their classes. Through a software called DynamicBooks, MacMillan will make many textbooks editable online and available to students in the altered version. Professors may change the orderRead More

Earthquake Jolts Chile, Stalls Students

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After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile at 3:34 a.m. local time Saturday, Anne Meriwether (COL ’11) was thankful to be in the safety of her bed and eager to let her family know she was out of harm’s way. Meriwether, one of two Georgetown students studying abroad in theRead More

Student Tour Guides Step Outside Healy Gates

March 2, 2010 at 12:01 am 0 comments

*While most students easily grow accustomed to Georgetown’s campus, many never venture out into the community. Where campus tours are used to introduce prospective and new students to the campus, Beyond the Hilltop provides tours of areas outside the gates. Last fall, Matt Duffy (SFS ’10) founded the organization, whichRead More