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Student Runs for Congress, Undergrads Join Campaign Trail

Most congressional candidates do not have to factor homework time into their campaign schedules, but Andrew Gall, the 27-year-old graduate student running for Congress, does just that. With a staff consisting entirely of students, including two Georgetown undergraduates, Gall is looking to become the youngest member of Congress. Gall is[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Lecture Fund Leader Discusses Notable Speakers

Lecture Fund, most commonly known on campus for bringing famous political speakers to campus, ignited campus-wide discussions when it brought Karl Rove, a senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, to campus. Most members of the Georgetown community will attend at least one speaker event[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Boom Boom Pau Celebrates Asia’s Heritage

The 2010 AsiaFest, Boom Boom PAU, exhibited the talents of many of the Asian cultural and ethnic groups at Georgetown in Gaston Hall on Saturday night. The event was designed to showcase the groups representing the entire Asian continent, highlighted by the acronym PAU, representing Pan-Asian Unity. Jennifer Ju (SFS[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Alcohol Policy Tempers Georgetown

It is a battle that has been waged for generations: underage college students versus university administrators set to crack down on illegal drinking. Georgetown is no stranger to the ongoing debate, as a Friday e-mail – a recap of university alcohol and drug policy – sent by administrators to students[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Flock to Alternative Weekend Fare

A month after the forced closure of popular late-night haunt Philly Pizza & Grill, students have taken their business elsewhere, exploring new off-campus, delivery and even on-campus student-run options. Tuscany Café, a restaurant offering takeout pizza, is located around the corner from Philly Pizza’s Potomac Street property. The establishment has[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Progresses on Funding Reform, Resolves to Divest

On Sunday night, the Georgetown University Student Association Senate resolved several outstanding issues regarding the Student Activities Commission funding reform and passed two resolutions, one relating to university investment policy and the other creating a director of technology position for GUSA. The senate was presented with a letter, written by[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Commencement Speakers Set

CBS “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer, basketball star Dikembe Mutombo (SLL ’91) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are among the high-profile speakers slated for visits to the Hilltop for commencement ceremonies this May, according to [the Office of Communications](http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=50696&PageTemplateID=288). Mutombo, a former Georgetown basketball player, 18-season veteran of[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

District One Step Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, April 20, the D.C. Council unanimously voted for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Patients suffering from HIV, glaucoma, cancer and other chronic and lasting illnesses are one step closer to being able to obtain two ounces of marijuana per month with a doctor’s recommendation. The legislation[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

iPad Incompatible With Some Campus Wireless Networks

Despite widespread buzz surrounding the iPad, Apple’s latest release, several universities across the nation have reported issues with the new device and campus wireless networks. Although only a handful of the devices have made their way to college campuses, certain actions by the user may cause a hiccup in the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Provost Discusses Diversity Initiative Progress

As the administration begins to review the Diversity Initiative’s recommendations, University Provost James O’Donnell said he hopes to see changes in curriculum, faculty recruitment and admission by the middle of next year. “It has been a valuable year in which to have these conversations going on,” O’Donnell said. The initiative,[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News