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AARON WIENMANN FOR THE HOYA Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Georgetown Israel Alliance Hosts Inaugural Peace Week

Georgetown Israel Alliance’s inaugural Israel Peace Week began on April 13, consisting of five events aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The weeklong event began with a discussionwith former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livinilast Friday.A vigil to[Read More…]

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Faculty Members Join Gender Equity Task Force

Twenty-two members and two special advisers were selected to serve on the Gender Equity Task Force, a committee created in March 2018 to address issues of gender inequity among the university’s staff and senior leadership, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced April 13. Jane Aiken, vice dean and professor[Read More…]

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GUPD Security Fees Siphon Club Funds, Student Leaders Say

A Georgetown University policy requiring student groups to hire campus police for certain on-campus events constitutes a burdensome misuse of Student Activity Fee funds, according to some student leaders. Current university policy requires student groups to hire Georgetown University Policy Department officers as security guards when hosting high-attendance or high-profile[Read More…]

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright signed copies of her new book, "Fascism: A Warning," at an event Wednesday.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Warns of Rising ‘Fascism’ in New Book

Fascism is on the rise in the United States and could dismantle the nation’s democratic norms, former Secretary of State and Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy Madeleine Albright said at an event to discuss her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” on Monday afternoon. Albright said the books intends to warn[Read More…]

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Georgetown students, most of them employees of Students of Georgetown, Inc., discuss the student-run business' culture and relationship with the community at a town hall Wednesday.

At Corp Town Hall, Employees Advocate Diversity and Transparency

A more inclusive hiring process and institutional transparency would improve Students of Georgetown, Inc. and its relationship with the community, employees and leaders of the Georgetown University student-run business said at Tuesday evening’s Corp Town Hall, hosted by the organization’s leadership to reflect on current operations. The event, which was[Read More…]

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WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to make engine changes to address unexpected engine failures that affected two Metrobuses and led to decision that pulled 164 buses from service March 28. The buses were moving at speeds under 10 mph when the engine failures occurred, causing two people to[Read More…]

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Author Junot Diaz.

Author Junot Diaz: Promote Solidarity in Communities of Color

Solidarity and friendship within communities of color are key to overcoming racial prejudice, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and immigration reform advocate Junot Diaz said at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund on Monday evening. Diaz is a professor of writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a[Read More…]

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31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

31 Students Declare Candidacy for April GUSA Senate Election

Georgetown University Student Association senate elections for sophomore, junior and senior representatives are set to run between Wednesday and Thursday evening, following a current GUSA senate campaign to promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the body. Six rising seniors, 12 rising juniors and 13 rising sophomores have declared candidacy in[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

Metro Plans Mobile App for Paying Fare With Smartphones

A new fare payment app that would allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders to pay using smartphones is planned to launch next year, WMATA announced April 10. The app, designed to serve as a virtual alternative to the SmarTrip cards currently required to pay fare, would enable passengers to[Read More…]

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Amanda Scott (C’19), left, and Shakera Vaughan (C’19), both government majors at Georgetown, are among this year's 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholars.

2 Students Awarded Truman Scholarship for Community Service

Government majors Amanda Scott (COL ’19) and Shakera Vaughan (COL ’19) were each awarded $30,000 by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for their government-related extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarship, awarded to students dedicated to implementing positive change through public service, must be used for graduate education. Scott[Read More…]

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