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Banned Four Loko Finds New Purpose

Four Loko has gone from energizing parties to powering 18 wheelers. MXI Environmental Services, a Virginia-based company, has started purchasing the beverage with the intent to convert it into automobile fuel following the Dec. 13 ban, according to the Associated Press. The trendy drink was officially removed from shelves around[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Cooking Up a State Dinner

Cooking Up a State Dinner

When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I could not have anticipated that that evening I would be standing alongside international media giants in the White House. The day marked the second of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three days in Washington, D.C., and the evening’s state dinner already promised to[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Students Fight for Campus Plan

Students Fight for Campus Plan

The two-year battle over the university’s campus plan came to a head Thursday night, as students joined administrators and neighbors for a public meeting held by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission-2E. Attendees sparred over certain clauses in the 2010-2020 Campus Plan, which has colored town-gown ties since the university began drafting[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

A Higher Calling: Students Seek Jesuit Vocation

Most of their dinner conversations may be ordinary — mulling over the fate of the basketball team, taking stock of their new courses — but once a month this group of male students breaks bread over a weightier topic: the possibility of entering the Jesuit order. The “Barbistes” — named[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Area Businesses Bounce Back From Recession

With fewer stores closing their doors and new establishments selling everything from sports apparel to pinball museum tickets, the Georgetown area appears to be recovering from the recession. After a net loss of 13 stores in 2009, the neighborhood saw a net gain of 15 stores last year, according to[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Last Name May Influence Reaction Time

Who knew the alphabetical order that students line up in during their early years may affect the way they make decisions for the rest of their lives? According to a paper recently released by the Journal of Consumer Research, the first letter of an individual’s last name may have a[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments News
For Young Professor, Spotlight Reflects Record

For Young Professor, Spotlight Reflects Record

Former Minnesota governor and rumored presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty did not mention Sam Potolicchio by name during his remarks last Thursday at the National Press Club. But when Pawlenty stressed the need for “recruiting the best and the brightest to come into teaching,” the students of Georgetown’s Semester in Washington[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Applications to Class of 2015 Hit Record High

Applications to Class of 2015 Hit Record High

A record high of 19,300 students have applied for admission to Georgetown’s Class of 2015, signaling a 6.8 percent jump from last year’s 18,070 applicants, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon. Deacon said in an interview with The Hoya that the increase largely reflects a higher number of[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Shriver Mourners Gather for Wake

Shriver Mourners Gather for Wake

Mourners at Holy Trinity Church remembered the life of R. Sargent Shriver on Friday, who died Tuesday in Maryland at the age of 95. Shriver, a Peace Corps founder and former university commencement speaker with several personal ties to Georgetown, devoted his life to addressing issues of poverty and inequality[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Park51 Imam Headed to GU

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, an American-Muslim leader at the forefront of debate over construction of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero, will visit the Hilltop this spring to address controversy. Rauf, one of the most influential Muslim leaders in the United States, became one of the public faces of[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News