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Stalled Divestment Push Prompts Visit to GUSA

Members of the Georgetown, Divest! coalition brought their case to the Georgetown University Student Association Senate meeting Sunday night, spurring discussion about potential changes to the university’s investment process. Five members of Georgetown, Divest! met with Georgetown administrators on April 9, but were unable to make headway with the university.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Gingrich Film Honors John Paul II

Examining communism’s grasp on post-war Poland, last night former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) screened his new film that recounts Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the country and the visit’s role in restoring Polish national identity. Addressing a packed auditorium in the Intercultural Center, Gingrich said the film, “Nine[Read More…]

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Second Sexual Assault Reported in Seven Days

A student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Friday morning in West Georgetown, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The student was walking on the south side of the 3300 block of Prospect Street around 2 a.m. when an unknown male approached the student from behind and pushed her up[Read More…]

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Behind the Counter: The Corp’s Inner Workings

*Whether grabbing a UG Love from Uncommon Grounds or stocking up on essentials from Vital Vittles, most of the Georgetown community interacts with one of The Corp’s seven services every day. However, few people know how The Corp operates on a daily basis. Josh Feller (COL ’11) was appointed the[Read More…]

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Best Buddies Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Alongside family and supporters, Best Buddies International celebrated 20 years of friendship with a carnival at noon on Saturday on Copley Lawn. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that was started by Anthony Kennedy Shriver (COL ’88) while he was a student here at Georgetown in 1989. Its mission is[Read More…]

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Kalam Talks Goals, Leadership

Former president of India Abdul Kalam addressed an almost full Lohrfink Auditorium Monday, calling on those in attendance to have an aim in life and to strive relentlessly to attain it. A world-renowned scientist and the president of India from 2002 to 2007, Kalam came to Georgetown’s McDonough School of[Read More…]

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Relay On Track to Set Record

Relay On Track to Set Record

Rain and strong winds were not enough to deter students from attending Georgetown’s fourth annual Relay For Life this weekend, which could amass the highest fundraising amount among colleges and universities nationwide once the final numbers are tallied. Nearly 3,000 participants comprising 205 teams attended the event from Friday into[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

2nd Amendment Advocates Rally on Historic Day

On the 235th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, gun rights advocates took up arms against the government, gathering outside Washington, D.C., in order to voice support for their right to bear arms. About 50 individuals arrived at Ford Hunt National Park and Gravelly Point National Park in[Read More…]

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Renewed Immigration Debate Hits Home at GU

The narratives may vary, but members of the Georgetown community from immigrant backgrounds have all found notes of uncertainty and unexpected limitations in their American experience. “Despite your legal status you continue to be an alien in someone else’s land, and unfortunately few differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants. Your[Read More…]

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Fire at Student Home on Prospect

A fire broke out in a privately owned student residence at 3410 Prospect Street on Saturday morning. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and the fire was contained before serious damage was sustained to the building. The fire started due to lighted candles in an upstairs[Read More…]

by April 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News