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GU Evacuates All 15 Students Studying in Egypt

GU Evacuates All 15 Students Studying in Egypt

All 15 Georgetown students studying at the American University in Cairo have been evacuated from Egypt, where a nine-day-old uprising against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime has prompted the leader to withdraw from upcoming elections. On Monday afternoon, the group landed securely in Doha, Qatar, and was welcomed by School of Foreign Service[Read More…]

by January 30, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Hundreds Head to Egyptian Embassy and White House for Protest

Hundreds Head to Egyptian Embassy and White House for Protest

  Chants of “Obama, Obama you should know — Mubarak has to go!” filled the air in front of the Egyptian Embassy and the White House on Saturday, as hundreds gathered in D.C. to show their support for the political protests mushrooming in Egypt. Georgetown students joined in the demonstrations,[Read More…]

by January 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News

New Funding Arc Befuddles Leaders

A new Student Activities Commission funding system has left many club leaders struggling to adapt to a setup that requires planning for events as early as six months in advance. The procedure, called the Programming Arc, was introduced last October, when group heads signed an agreement to abide by the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Despite Initiative, Diverse Faculty Numbers Drop

Despite Initiative, Diverse Faculty Numbers Drop

More than a year after a group of students and professors called on Georgetown to increase diversity of faculty members, the university has mapped out plans to hire more minorities and emphasize diversity in the curriculum — but so far, sweeping changes have yet to materialize. The percentage of minorities[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

NEWS ANALYSIS | Campus Leaders Seek Aggressive Push on Hiring

While the university cites attempts to boost representation of minorities among faculty, many administrators, professors and students say Georgetown isn’t doing nearly enough. “It’s a big problem,” said Dennis Williams, director of the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access. “We don’t seem to be as concerned about it as we[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Amid Cairo Riots, Students Learn Political Lessons

With another political protest set to hit the streets of Cairo today, a handful of Georgetown students studying abroad in Egypt are getting a first-hand look at a subject central to many of their studies. On Tuesday, thousands across the country protested the regime of Hosni Mubarak, after a similar[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Alumni Descend on Sundance

Bradley Cooper isn’t the only Georgetown graduate to have graced the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival. Of the 16 films chosen this year, three feature the acting or production of former Georgetown students. “It’s a crazy little Georgetown festival we have going on here,” director Zal Batmanglij (COL[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Senior Class Committee Steps Up Their Game

The Senior Class Committee remembers every mistake it has made this year. That’s because this year’s group, which organizes events like Senior Ball, Senior Disorientation and Senior Auction, keeps a precise log of its activity, missteps and all. The goal, according to board member Ana-Alicia Siqueiros (COL ’11), is to[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Speed – Networking to Success

Speed-dating met the career search in the “Ready, Set, Connect!” speed-networking event, attended by students and alumni alike, at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center on Monday. The event, co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Patrick Healy Fellows, was designed to give students experience in forming connections with Georgetown[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments City News, News

GWU Launches New Online High School, Grad Study

The trend toward online education is picking up steam, as The George Washington University made a surprising announcement on Jan. 13 — the launch of a fully online-operated high school. The institution began classes last week and counts 16 enrolled students in nine states, according to The Hatchet, GWU’s student[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments City News, News