Metro Appoints Interim Manager

Following the sudden resignation of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager John Catoe in January, the WMATA board of directors has appointed former New Jersey Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles as interim general manager. According to a March 4 press release announcing the appointment, Sarles will take up the[Read More…]

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Man Imprisoned for Five ’07-’08 GU Crimes

Arlington, Va., resident Todd Thomas was sentenced March 12 to more than 26 years in prison for crimes including burglary and assaults on five male Georgetown students in 2007 and 2008, according to The Washington Post. The ruling follows reports of two similar crimes perpetrated against males in the Georgetown[Read More…]

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SAC Budges on Funding Guidelines

The Student Activities Commission and Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee SAC Liaison Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) reached a consensus Thursday evening on two of the three outstanding conditions of the six-point funding reform plan that block SAC from receiving its full Student Activities Fee allocation.   According[Read More…]

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Corporate Responsibility and Profitability Can Coexist, Say Business Leaders

Despite a lagging economy, Ted Leonsis has beaten the odds, fostering growth in three successful businesses in recent years. Ted Leonsis, former AOL vice president and owner of the Washington Capitals, recently published a book titled “The Business of Happiness,” in which he revealed that one of his secrets to[Read More…]

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Living on the Edge: SAC’s Funding Gamble

In November of last year, the Georgetown University Student Association Senate passed a resolution calling for a change in the way the five campus advisory boards and the Georgetown Program Board fund student activities. Among other things, the senate called for open votes on funding, a process for the selection[Read More…]

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Burglary, Attempted Burglary Reported Off-Campus

**Update:** This article was updated at 11:04 a.m. on March 17. A burglary and an attempted burglary in the 1200 block of 37th Street were reported to the Department of Public Safety this morning, according to a public safety alert sent to the university community this afternoon. In a report[Read More…]

by March 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Celebrated European History Professor Dies at 78

The university lost a distinguished member of its community as professor Richard Stites of the history department in the School of Foreign Service passed away on March 7 surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer. Stites was 78 years old and on research leave in Helsinki, Finland.[Read More…]

by March 12, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

UIS Bolsters Plans for Haitian Recovery

Georgetown University and the World Bank have joined forces to aid Haiti by providing the Haitian government with high-quality satellite and aerial geographical data. The information will allow the government to quickly assess damage and better plan for rebuilding, according to a university press release. On Jan. 31, the World[Read More…]

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Classroom Turned Newsroom: The Fire This Time Returns to Campus

The Fire This Time, Georgetown University’s students of color news magazine, returned to newsstands on Tuesday after a lengthy hiatus – its team reminded of its mission and ready with a plan for success. Short-staffed, editors of The Fire This Time decided last term they needed to overhaul the publication[Read More…]

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GU Pride Celebrates as D.C. Grants First Gay Marriage Licenses

Rain or shine, GU Pride members knew they had reason to celebrate early Wednesday morning. As many same-sex couples prepared to line up at D.C. Superior Court, Georgetown students like J.C. Hodges (SFS ’11) were fresh off of a late-night baking spree to commemorate the first day of same-sex marriage[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News