NYU to Open D.C. Campus

New York University broke ground on its new Washington, D.C. campus on Monday and plans to welcome its first set of students there by the fall of 2012. Up to 150 students per semester will participate in a special program geared toward students with concentrations in economics, history, journalism and[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

R U Ready Seeks to End Sexual Assault

As reports circulate that one in four women and one in eight men will be victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault by the time they leave high school and enter college, the eighth annual “R U Ready?” event to be held next Thursday in Copley Formal Lounge hopes[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Tax Decreases Plastic Bag Use

In the nine months since the institution of the D.C. bag tax, the use of disposable bags has dropped by about 60 percent. While residents were initially skeptical of the effectiveness of the tax, according to The Washington Post, five cents are proving enough of an incentive for customers to[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU’s Catholic Identity in Flux

Forty-one years after stepping down as president of Georgetown University, Fr. Gerard Campbell, S.J. still lives in the Jesuit community here, in a spacious third-floor room in Wolfington Hall. At 91, he’s much older now than he was when he led the university from 1965 to 1969, but although he wears a hearing[Read More…]

by September 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU College Dems Rally

The 2010 midterm election rally held at the Democratic National Committee headquarters brought in hundreds of college students, including members of the Georgetown University College Democrats, on Sept. 16. Over 20 GUCD members attended the event, where notable Democratic congressmen encouraged Democrats from all D.C. universities to support congressional campaigns.[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments News

Professor Proposes Amendment

A Georgetown professor may be responsible for a major change in constitutional law. Professor Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Law Center, and Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell (R) called for a “Repeal Amendment” to the Constitution in a co-written op-ed published in the Wall[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Hilltop Boasts 16 Fulbrights

Fifteen alumni and one recent Law Center graduate will venture to points around the globe in the next nine months after receiving the prestigious Fulbright award, according to a Sept. 15 university press release. The Fulbright Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. government and run through the State Department,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Gray’s Win To Bring Change

The District may see an overhaul of Mayor Fenty’s approach to education reform following Vincent Gray’s primary election victory on Sept. 14. Gray’s election also signals less far-reaching changes for the Georgetown neighborhood, which voted for Fenty. The close election resulted in Gray carrying the city 53 to 47 percent.[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

National Mall Gets Free Wireless Access

In an increasingly Internet-reliant world, the National Mall has jumped on the bandwagon by offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors. On Sept. 8, through a collaboration of federal, state and private institutions, D.C. residents began to enjoy wireless access in the city’s most renowned green space. The project began in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Standards Rise for Apparel

Starting this fall, some of the apparel sold at the university bookstore carries a story with it: The employees of the manufacturers are paid a living wage and afforded worker benefits as part of an ambitious multinational experiment. Georgetown is one of more than 300 university bookstores this year to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News