Former Colombian President Joins SFS

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez was appointed to the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in August, according to a university press release. Uribe was named a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership and will lead programs for SFS students and faculty addressing issues in the[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Fare Hikes Cushion WMATA Budget

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority introduced a series of fare adjustments over the summer in order to raise $108.7 million in budget funding for the 2011 fiscal year. Starting June 27, the regular base boarding fare for Metrorail increased about 18 percent from $1.65 to $1.95. The Metrobus fare[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Jumps Two Spots In Rankings

Georgetown rose from 23rd to 21st in the 2011 version of the annual U.S. News & World Report national universities rankings, driven up the list by high marks in the high school counselor rankings and other specialty areas. The change ended Georgetown’s five-year stay in the 23rd position. “Georgetown is[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Reality Show Chronicles Freshman Experience

Hoyas who can’t get enough of `Jersey Shore”s Snooki and The Situation may be happy to learn that soon, they will have a new reality show to watch – one featuring their fellow Georgetown students. GUTV’s new show documents the experiences of an incoming group of freshmen. The show will[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Roof Repairs Displace Students Studying Abroad

Students planning to stay at Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s villa in Fiesole, Italy, received disappointing news this July: The Villa was struggling with roofing problems, and the repair process meant students would be unable to stay there during their term abroad. The university sent an e-mail to students explaining that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Gray Leads in D.C. Mayoral Race

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray has taken a five-point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, according to a new poll from Clarus Research Group. The primary is set to be held Sept. 14. Since all mayors of the District of Columbia have[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GERMS Implements New Record System

As students return to campus this fall and some of them inevitably become injured or ill, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service will be filling out the paperwork a little differently this year – without the paper. GERMS transferred their patient care reports from paper forms to an electronic system this[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DeGioia Announces New Dean of GU Law Center

On Tuesday, University President John J. DeGioia announced that William Treanor will serve as the new Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, beginning August 16. Treanor will come to Georgetown having worked at Fordham University since 1991, where he acted as an Associate Professor and then Dean. He completed[Read More…]

by June 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Yield Up for Class of ’14

With the passing of the May 1 deadline for high school seniors’ college decisions, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has seen an increase in the number of admitted students accepting their places at Georgetown. This year’s higher yield means the university has admitted fewer students from the waitlist, offering admission[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Senior Week Caps Off Final Days on Hilltop

During its final week on the Hilltop, the class of 2010 is marking its farewell to Georgetown with communal reflections, a number of ceremonies, a comedy night and Senior Ball, among other events. Programs in this year’s Senior Week, organized by the senior class committee, were aimed at allowing students[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News