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Georgetown Earns B in Sustainability

Georgetown’s eco-friendly practices deserve a B grade, according to the nonprofit Sustainable Endowments Institute, which evaluates colleges and universities every year on their environmental efforts in its College Sustainability Report Card. The grade from the 2011 edition of the ratings remains the same as last year’s, but it is a[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Wireless Vulnerable to New Firefox Application

A new Mozilla Firefox extension allows anyone on a wireless network to access user accounts on sites like Facebook and Twitter, raising concerns over the cyber security of Georgetown’s network. Firesheep, which was released for free download earlier this week by software developer Eric Butler, allows users to view all[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

University Response Put to Test

As most of campus lay dormant early Saturday morning, a test of the university’s crisis management protocol was just beginning.   Once authorities had discovered an alleged drug lab in a ninth-floor Harbin Hall room, officials ordered an immediate evacuation of the building due to safety concerns. Harbin residents awoke[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Laptop Thefts Spike

A rash of laptop thefts hit Georgetown’s campus this week. One laptop was stolen last Thursday, three laptops were stolen on Sunday and another was stolen on Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Safety. On Thursday, Oct. 21, a student’s laptop was stolen via an unlocked patio door to[Read More…]

by October 28, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DMT Lab Suspects Released After Hearing

Charles Smith (SFS ’14) and University of Richmond freshman John Perrone, who were arrested on Saturday after an alleged DMT lab was found in Smith’s Harbin Hall room, were released after a hearing in D.C.’s U.S. District Court Wednesday. Smith and Perrone’s lawyers waived their clients’ right to a preliminary[Read More…]

by October 28, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

First-Year Harbin Resident Arrested by MPD

First-year student Kelly Baltazar, a resident of Harbin Hall Room 229, was arrested Tuesday evening by the Metropolitan Police Department, according to university spokeswoman Julie Bataille. At her arraignment Wednesday, Baltazar pled not guilty and was released from custody. She will undergo drug testing and treatment and her next hearing[Read More…]

by October 28, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Chief Investment Officer to Head UVA Endowment

The University of Virginia appointed Georgetown’s Chief Investment Officer Lawrence Kochard to become chief executive of UVA’s Investment Management Company. Kochard will finish the calendar year with Georgetown and start his post at UVA on Jan. 1. Since hiring Kochard to be Georgetown’s first chief investment officer in June of[Read More…]

by October 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

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