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Michael Eric Dyson: Professor, Political Activist and Hip-Hop Scholar

Michael Eric Dyson: Professor, Political Activist and Hip-Hop Scholar

Beyoncé’s  2017 Grammy Awards performance  of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” may not be the typical start to a class at Georgetown University. But for professor Michael Eric Dyson, pop-cultural emblems and music videos regularly feature in his “Sociology and Culture: Beyoncé” class; a course where students often discuss topics[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) encouraged political leadership to pursue bipartisan policy in the face of an increasingly divisive political atmosphere at an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium.

Rubio Encourages Bipartisanship in Policymaking

Americans are becoming increasingly isolated from people with opposing political ideologies, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an event Monday evening in Lohrfink Auditorium. Titled “State of the Disunion: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio,” the event was hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service and[Read More…]

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Juan Martinez (SFS '20) Georgetown University Student Association's first LatinX president criticized GUSA for its historical lack of diversity and promised to create initiatives to increase representation of minorities in GUSA.

First Latinx GUSA President Martinez Seeks More Diversity

Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) became the first Latinx and undocumented president of the Georgetown University Student Association on Sept. 16 after former President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) resigned on Sept. 11. Martinez, the former transition chair of the Senate, became president per GUSA bylaws, due to vacancies in the positions[Read More…]

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DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Catholic University Dean Will Rainford was suspended for a controversial tweet he posted responding to Julie Swetnick's allegations of sexual assault against nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Catholic University Dean Suspended After Controversial Tweet

The Catholic University of America suspended Dean Will Rainford Sept. 28 for tweets questioning the legitimacy of sexual assault allegations brought forward by Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Rainford suggested Kavanaugh was a victim of assault in a Sept. 26 tweet published[Read More…]

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NATALIE ISÉ FOR THE HOYA March for Life President Jeanne Mancini (left) and Rev. Msgr. John Enzler of Catholic Charities   (right) critiqued the rhetoric of the modern pro-life movement at an event Tuesday.

March for Life President Promotes Use of Secular Language in Pro-Life Movement

Religious anti-abortion language damages the pro-life movement, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said at a panel Tuesday focusing on the intersection of politics, religion and the pro-abortion rights movement. The event was hosted by the Georgetown University Knights of Columbus, Georgetown University College Republicans, the Francis Project, Catholic Women[Read More…]

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Georgetown University Student Association opened an on-campus food pantry called Hoya Hub located on the fourth floor of the Leavey Center.

On-Campus Food Pantry Opens in Leavey Center

The Hoya Hub, an on-campus pantry offering free, non-perishable food items to members of the Georgetown community, opened Monday in the Leavey Center as part of a Georgetown University Student Association initiative to combat food insecurity. Located in a room on the fourth floor of Leavey, the project aims to[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
With 45% women, this year's incoming class in the McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Business Administration program boasts the highest percentage of women in the program's history.

MSB Master’s Program Accepts Highest Percentage of Women Ever

The McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Business Administration program reached its highest rate of female enrollment ever this year, with 45 percent female students. The 20-month program specializes in skills relevant to mid- to senior-level managers as they build on their experience and deepen their understanding of executive[Read More…]

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ROSE GOTTEMOELLER Rose Gottemoeller (SLL ’75), left, received the International Trailblazer Award from the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security for her work with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Georgetown Alumna Receives GIWPS International Trailblazer Award

Rose Gottemoeller (SLL ’75), deputy secretary general and highest-ranking civilian woman in North Atlantic Treaty Organization, received the International Trailblazer Award from the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security on Sept. 26. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, executive director of GIWIPS, and Shehrazade Semsar-de Boisseson, a member of the Georgetown University[Read More…]

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SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES The School of Continuing Studies established a partnership with FC Barcelona last year. This July, participants in the program met with team executives.

Georgetown Sports Industry Management Program Solidifies Partnership With FC Barcelona

  The School of Continuing Studies’ Sports Industry Management program’s partnership with professional soccer team FC Barcelona continued in July with a trip to Barcelona and a meeting with team executives. Daniel Kelly, the faculty director of the Sports Industry Management program, said in an interview with The Hoya that[Read More…]

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