New Course Streamlines Economics

This fall, students with high school experience in introductory economics will have the chance to take a condensed, one-semester course that comprises both micro- and macroeconomics. The economics department added the three-credit ECON 003: Principles of Economics to its fall course listings to serve as the introductory class for students[Read More…]

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Former Polish President Leaves

Ending his four-year term as a Georgetown University Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership, former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski delivered a farewell speech in the Fisher Colloquium, focusing on the future of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Kwaśniewski, who served from 1995 to 2005 as the Polish[Read More…]

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Leaky Cauldron Webmistress Discusses Magic Behind Career

Melissa Anelli (COL ’01), webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron, a popular Harry Potter fan site, bewitched students in Lohrfink Auditorium Wednesday evening with her wizard world expertise. The event, originally scheduled to occur Feb. 10, was postponed until April 28 due to the record-breaking amounts of snowfall that occurred early in the semester. Anelli told[Read More…]

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Resident Designs Contentious Web Site to Pressure University

This past week, one small Web site detailing the unruly behavior of Georgetown students off-campus garnered national attention (Saxaspeak [first reported]( on the site Tuesday morning). While students have expressed outrage at its content, the site’s creator maintains that his target is not students, but rather the university administration. “I[Read More…]

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Washington Blade Returns

The oldest LGBT newspaper in the country will hit the stands again this Friday after going bankrupt in November 2009. It has been publishing under a different name since then. The Washington Blade has chronicled the gay rights movement since its inception in 1969. It is considered America’s gay newspaper[Read More…]

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A Year of Pain and Progress for LGBTQ Georgetown

From hate crime to “Hate Free,” it was a rollercoaster year for Georgetown’s LGBTQ community. After the events of fall 2009 caused some to doubt whether the university had progressed as far as had been thought, a group of passionate students fought to redefine life on the Hilltop for those[Read More…]

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LGBTQ Ceremony Celebrates Seniors

Students, faculty and staff celebrated four years of progress by Georgetown’s LGBTQ community at yesterday’s Lavender Graduation in a crowded Copley Formal Lounge. University President John J. DeGioia praised the work of graduating seniors in establishing the LGBTQ Resource Center and calling attention to issues facing LGBTQ students. “You each[Read More…]

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Without Social Media, Students Experience Withdrawal Symptoms

A recent study shows that students are finding it increasingly difficult to distance themselves from the extensive reach of social media as technology continues to develop in the Information Age, making life without instantaneous status updates almost unimaginable. The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University[Read More…]

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Student Concerns Linger Despite Safety Measures

After an academic year that saw a gunshot in McDonough Gymnasium, a string of bias-related assaults against members of the LGBTQ community, a number of burglaries in university-owned student residences and multiple sexual assaults, many Georgetown students are increasingly concerned about their safety and the measures the university is taking[Read More…]

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Lancaster Stays On as SFS Dean

Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64), interim dean of the School of Foreign Service, has been appointed by University President John J. DeGioia and University Provost James O’Donnell to head the SFS for the long term. Lancaster fills the post vacated by former Dean Robert Gallucci, who announced in March 2009 that[Read More…]

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