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University Utilizes Telecommunication to Benefit of Students

The university is making headlines in the technology community following the release of a case study on the efficacy of telecommunications and videoconferencing in university classrooms. Since 2008, the Hilltop has been home to a “global classroom,” featuring cutting-edge audiovisual communications technology, which students and faculty use to interact with[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown professor John Esposito was recently elected vice president of the American Academy of Religion, Georgetown announced on Oct. 20. Esposito, a professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic Studies in the School of Foreign Service and founding director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Cancer Center Breakthrough May Alter Treatment

Georgetown researchers at Lombardi Cancer Center may have discovered a cancer-killing treatment that implements a cold virus in the destruction of cancer cells. The virus, known as reovirus, is known to cause gastrointestinal problems and infect the respiratory tract. When interacting with tumors, however, it evolves rapidly and destroys them.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Gives Leeway to Committtees for Small Spending

Georgetown University Student Association passed a bill Sunday to allocate a budget for small discretionary spending by its committees in order to avoid consulting the Finance and Appropriation Committee for small amounts of money. This bill will allocate $1,000 per year to the three committees besides Fin/App, with $250 each[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Olson Speaks in Aftermath of Drug Lab Find

In an interview with student press today, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and university spokeswoman Julie Bataille addressed a number of lingering questions surrounding Saturday’s drug lab incident in Harbin Hall. When asked about the disciplinary status of John Romano (COL ’14) and Charles Smith (SFS ’14) –[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

College Awareness Month Draws Young D.C. Hopefuls

Ninth-graders from two D.C. public high schools paid a visit to the Hilltop on Friday as part of D.C.’s College Awareness Month. Students from Columbia Heights Educational Campus and Phelps High School were greeted by Georgetown student volunteers and were guided in several activities including a discussion with the Office[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Role of Legacies Relatively Small in Admissions Process

The acceptance rate for legacy students is significantly lower at Georgetown University compared to peer universities, though legacy students still gain a 10 percentage-point boost in the admissions proceedings taking place in White-Gravenor Hall this fall. According to Charles Deacon, dean of undergraduate admissions, the acceptance rate of legacy students,[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

American University Professor Murdered

American University professor Sue Marcum was found murdered in her home Monday morning. arcum was 52 years old and lived in Bethesda, Md. On Monday, police found her dead in her home, where there were signs of a forced entry and struggle. The case is being treated as a homicide,[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Breaking: Police Find Harbin Drug Lab; Students Evacuated

A drug lab was reportedly found in Room 926 of Harbin Hall Saturday morning after officials were summoned to deal with hazardous material on the freshman residence’s ninth floor shortly after 5 a.m. According to Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Hugh Carew and Officer Tisha Ganc, Room 926 residents John Romano[Read More…]

by October 24, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Exhibit Explores Female Piety

Tales of adventure, romance and nuns join the manuscript volumes Lauinger Library in its new exhibit, “Portraits in Piety: Women Saints and Women Religious from the John Thatcher Collection.” Opened last week, the collection pores over the lives of religious women since the 16th century – lives that often defy[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments News