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`Friending’ Faculty: Professors Log On

Generally, Facebook relates to school only when students sit in the back of the classroom, smoothly transitioning from laptop note-taking to an in-depth look at friends’ latest updates. But as faculty have learned of social media’s possibilities, a growing number of instructors are asking students to log on for class[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Community Responds to Rutgers Suicide

Many members of the university community have gathered in the wake of the Sept. 22 suicide of a Rutgers University freshman, as part of an effort to prevent instances of anti-LGBTQ bias on the Hilltop. Tyler Clementi committed suicide after his roommate video-streamed his sexual encounter with another man online.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Cupcakes For Cancer

Pink lahhafs and tables piled with cookies, cakes iced pink and cupcakes rivaling D.C.’s Georgetown Cupcakes filled the SFS-Qatar campus this week in a fundraising event for breast cancer. Organized by Arwa Elsanosi Mohamed (SFS-Q ’14), a volunteer for Think Pink Qatar, a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

G.O.P. Victory Could Tighten Grip on D.C.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has pledged to serve as the legislative roadblock to greater D.C. autonomy, pending a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives this November. As a ranking member of the House’s Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, Chaffetz has a direct role[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Top Internet Journalists Talk News

A trio of leaders in web journalism and marketing – including Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post – headlined a panel discussion before a crowd of almost 100 engaged audience members in the Leavey Center on Monday. Huffington, Eric Hippeau, Huffington Post chief executive editor, and Kara[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

New GUSA Senate Sets Goals for Year

The newly elected senators of Georgetown University Student Association marked their official entrance into student government by setting an agenda and goals for the upcoming year on Sunday afternoon. GUSA’s primary aim for the year will be reforming the student activities fee, a $100 sum charged to students as part[Read More…]

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Forbes Rates Class Among Best

When government professor Marc Busch read in Forbes that his “Business, Government and the Global Economy” was named one of the year’s 10 most innovative business school classes, he said he was surprised – even if there was rumor the honor was on its way. The first hint at his[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Research Initiative Offers Fellowship

Despite fluctuating participation rates, members’ enthusiasm for the Carroll Fellows Initiative is strong. The program was created in 1997 after a survey from the early ’90s showed that Georgetown students identified themselves as partying harder and studying less than students at comparable universities. Administrators rushed to find a solution, prompting professor John Glavin (COL[Read More…]

by October 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Catholic Identity Fosters Interfaith Dialogue

Imam Yahya Hendi, Georgetown’s Muslim chaplain, speaks quietly and with care, so that his words carry a certain poignant intensity. But when he speaks about the Georgetown community’s reaction to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he is particularly moved.   By 10:30 that morning, he said, most people had[Read More…]

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Faculty in Residence Bond With Students

Running into professors outside of class can be awkward, but for some students it happens daily. Nationwide, university faculty members are increasingly opting to live in on-campus residence halls – all for the sake of fostering bonds between students and their professors, The Washington Post reported Monday. At Georgetown, five[Read More…]

by October 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News