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Weekend GUTS Lack Funding

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle weekend services face an uncertain future due to a possible lack of funding for the coming academic year. According to Director of Student Affairs Erika Cohen-Derr and SAC Vice-Chair Harrison Holcomb (NHS ’11), the Student Activities Commission’s Alumni Gift Account, which funds the weekend shuttles, isRead More

Volcano Disrupts Life Abroad

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

While students on the Hilltop have observed the aftermath of the volcanic eruption in Iceland last week from a safe distance, many of those studying abroad in Europe have found themselves in a travel bind, with the consequences reaching far beyond continental flight cancellations. Jeff Morshed (SFS ’11), who isRead More

Weigert To Leave Center for Social Justice at End of Year

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Kathleen Maas Weigert, executive director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, and research professor in the department of sociology will leave the university to take a position at Loyola University in Chicago at the end of this academic year. Weigert was appointed a research professor ofRead More

Series of Athletic Events to Protest IMF, World Bank

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Protesters gather annually in D.C. during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings; but, this weekend’s scheduled protests offer a different outlet for people to speak out. Hosted by the Self Described Anarchist Collective, the Anticapitalathon will run from April 23 to April 25 and will include a wide rangeRead More

Marriage Act Extends Employee Benefits

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The enactment of the D.C. same-sex marriage act in March extended equal benefits to same-sex spouses, but many Georgetown employees who are affected by this development are unaware of the implications it has on their employee benefits. Under Georgetown’s policy prior to the passage of the act, legally domiciled adultsRead More

University to Foot Cost of Jewish Chaplaincy House

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The university will cover the rental cost of the Jewish Chaplaincy’s townhouse and reserve an additional location for worship for the 2010-2011 academic year, as part of a push by members of the Jewish community to overcome budgetary constraints and space concerns. In the past, the chaplaincy relied on alumniRead More

Karl Rove Promotes New Book, Shares Political Experiences

April 23, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Despite public opposition to Karl Rove’s invitation to speak on campus and the anticipation of possible protest, attendees did not disrupt the proceedings when the conservative political strategist and former deputy White House chief of staff addressed them at the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Memorial Lecture in Lohrfink Auditorium. InRead More

Stove Fire in Harbin; Students Evacuated

April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

*Updated 12:55 a.m. April 21* A fire broke out before 6:50 p.m. in a stove on the eighth-floor common room of Harbin Hall Wednesday. According to the D.C. Fire Department, the fire began when a student put a pizza in the oven to cook at 375-degree temperatures when the pizzaRead More

Conversation Picks Up for Diversability

April 20, 2010 at 12:01 am 1 comment

For members of Diversability, discussion of disability issues on campus has gained momentum. Participants in “The Ability to Express,” which will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. in ICC 102 on Wednesday, will be asked to finger-paint as a way of visualizing conceptions of disability, “to counter the negativeRead More

Faculty Compensation Largely Stable in 2009

April 20, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Faculty pay and compensation at Georgetown were relatively stagnant last year, as professors’ salaries around the country increased at a historically low rate. Full professors at the Georgetown University’s main campus and Law Center made an average of $155,500 last year, a decrease of $400 from the year before, according to aRead More