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Former GU Basketball Star Shot

Charles Smith (CAS ’89), a member of the Georgetown men’s basketball team from 1985 to 1989, was shot twice in the chest inside his Bowie, Md. home Thursday afternoon. He was hospitalized and is in critical-but-stable condition after undergoing surgery later in the day, NBC News4’s John Schriffen reported. Prince[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Schools to Offer Free Dinners

D.C. Public Schools is embarking on a new effort to simultaneously reduce hunger and improve academic achievement. Ten thousand students enrolled in the District’s public schools will now have the opportunity to eat three free meals per day. Eighty percent of DCPS schools now offer dinner for free or at[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments City News, News, Uncategorized

Alumni Panel Talks Teach For America

On Oct. 20, several Georgetown alumni returned to the Hilltop to discuss their work for Teach For America in the panel True Life: I Teach For America. Teach For America, a program that selects recently graduated college students to teach in low-income schools, is highly popular among Georgetown graduates. Forty-one[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Study: Jobs On Horizon

A recent study heralds good news for Georgetown students: College graduates are going to be a hot commodity in the U.S. economy through 2018. A Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce study, “Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018,” published by Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith and[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments News

GU Employees Donate to Campaigns

With less than two weeks to go until midterm elections, students aren’t the only ones on campus engaged in the political process. Georgetown employees and professors have donated over $70,000 to politicians across the nation in the past two years, with the overwhelming percentage of the contributions headed to Democratic[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

More Flak For Uribe

Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez’s presence on campus continues to incite opposition in the form of student protests, combined with vocal dissent from some members of the Jesuit community. Demonstrations against Uribe’s appointment as a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership are expected early next month,[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Write-Up Execution Uneven

Julie Shuster (COL ’13) was sitting quietly in her pajamas last year when her Harbin resident assistant came into her room to search for alcohol. Though she had two empty beer cans on her desk, Shuster was entirely sober, and she was speaking with a friend, easily visible through the[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Fee Fix Could Boost Group Funds

The GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee proposed a new reform to funnel the entirety of the $100 per-student mandatory Student Activities Fee toward student groups, in a move that could more than double organizations’ funding to between $650,000 to $700,000. “We want to do a better job of addressing student[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Urges More Alertness After Village A Burglary

A laptop was stolen from a Village A residence early Saturday morning. There was no one in the residence at the time and entry to the apartment was not forced. The suspect entered through an unlocked door and stole the laptop out of a bookbag, according to a Public Safety[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Reimagine Hilltop

Currently, as is the case every fall, undergraduates have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on Georgetown through the Re-Imagining Georgetown (RIG) Partnership, which awards up to $10,000 in grants to those with a vision for improving student life on the Hilltop. A collaborative effort among The Corp, GUASFCU[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News