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Lupe Fiasco To Perform On Campus

Rapper Lupe Fiasco will perform Oct. 30 outside of McDonough Arena, marking a revitalization of Georgetown’s fall concert, which has been on hiatus since 2007. Sponsored by the Senior Class Committee and Georgetown Program Board with funding from What’s After Dark and The Corp, doors will open for the event[Read More…]

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Education Reform Touches Hilltop

Jessica Pérez’s high school guidance counselor told her not to bother applying to Georgetown because it would be too hard. From her freshman year in high school, the odds were stacked against her – most of the faces she saw in the hallways would not even make it to graduation.[Read More…]

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Alumna to Be Next D.C. Public Schools Chancellor

Following the defeat of Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primaries of the D.C. mayoral elections, there will be a change in the D.C. public schools system: Chancellor Michelle Rhee is stepping down later in October, ending weeks of controversy, and will be replaced by Georgetown alumna Kaya Henderson (SFS[Read More…]

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Streetcars Back in D.C.

A Metro stop in Georgetown may still be a pipe dream, but D.C. officials now have concrete plans to build something comparable: a line of electric streetcars with a stop on the Georgetown waterfront. The streetcars should be up and running within the next five to 10 years. The line[Read More…]

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Black House E-mail Campaign Raises Diversity Awareness

In a letter-writing campaign held at the Black House Monday evening, participants responded to a string of diversity-related issues that have arisen on campus this academic year. Monday’s initiative was coordinated by Candace Carrington (COL ’12), Ross Anderson (COL ’11), Liani Balasuriya (COL ’11) and Taelor Conley (COL ’12), all[Read More…]

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Service Days Unite GU

Brought together by the call of service, a diverse group of student groups are banding together to help others through an annual event called “25 Days of Service.” The event, ongoing for the first 25 days of October and organized by the Patrick Healy Fellows Program, coordinates various service events[Read More…]

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District Ups Use of Solar Power

Last week, the White House announced it would be adding solar panels to its roof, the latest and most buzz-worthy of a series of installations occurring citywide. The trend has also spread to Georgetown, with a house on 33rd Street shedding dependence on traditional energy sources for installations of solar[Read More…]

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GU Women’s Center Turns Twenty

This fall the Georgetown University Women’s Center is celebrating 20 years since it first provided a unique forum to support, educate and empower women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages, according to its mission statement. Laura Kovach, director of the women’s center, emphasized the importance of having[Read More…]

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GWU to Consider Gender-Neutral Housing

Following the lead of over 60 other colleges and universities across the United States, The George Washington University is considering implementing gender-neutral housing for the 2011-2012 school year. The university’s final decision will be announced this fall, but the deliberation alone reflects a standpoint that contrasts with the more conservative[Read More…]

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Website Update Stalls

With no clear launch date in sight, the first major overhaul and redesign of the university’s main website since 2002 remains at a standstill. The university was last cited as saying the new website was set to operate by the end of the 2009-2010 academic year. According to university spokeswoman[Read More…]

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