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D.C. Proposes Art District

Two weeks ago, Bradley Cooper admitted he rarely left the small area bounded by Reservoir Road and M Street – the “Georgetown bubble” – while he was a student. If the same is true of students of the Hilltop, city officials are looking for a change with the creation of[Read More…]

by September 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Textbook Law Unevenly Applied

The passage of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, which mandates universities to provide a list of texts corresponding to every course in the registration catalog, has left the university in flux as it seeks to comply with new textbook regulations. Of Georgetown’s 2,119 undergraduate and graduate courses in the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuits Access Same Health Care Benefits As Other Faculty

There is no doubt that the Jesuits on campus play a central role in the Georgetown community, but what may be less apparent is the role the university plays in their lives, including their health care. Georgetown does not directly pay health and insurance bills for Jesuits working for the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

OIP Relocates to Car Barn, New Office More Tech Savvy

The Office of International Programs moved a few blocks to the Car Barn this summer, expanding the office space available to students eager to consult with the department’s staff on study abroad options. On June 10, OIP relocated to the second floor of the Car Barn, three floors below the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Real Estate

Housing in Georgetown is expensive: Current rates start at $175,000 for a studio apartment in Foxhall and reach $20 million for a mansion on Prospect Street. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it is selling well. “The market is decent,” said Darrell Parsons, the managing broker of the Georgetown office of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

Philly P’s Launches Bid to Reopen as Sandwich Shop

Georgetown students’ popular late night eatery, Philly Pizza & Grill, may be making a comeback in a different form. Over the summer, Philly Pizza’s owner Mehmet Kocak filed an application for a new certificate of occupancy with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The application is a request[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

High-Efficiency Laundry Comes to GU

As students head to wash their inaugural laundry loads this academic year, they will find brand-new high-efficiency Energy Star washing machines and dryers welcoming their dirty clothing. Installed this summer, the machines, located in every on-campus residence, are part of a university-wide effort to reduce the amount of water the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Yield Flat As Admits Weigh Aid

University administrators expected the Class of 2014’s yield to be higher than that of previous years, but a lack of funds available for financial aid packages caused the rate to remain at last year’s 43 percent. Of the 3,643 students accepted to Georgetown for this admissions cycle, 1,580 enrolled this[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

D.C., Maryland Awarded $325M in Race to the Top

With the Obama administration’s presentation of $325 million to the District of Columbia and Maryland last Tuesday, public schools in the area received a needed boost toward improvement that could set the tone of the upcoming D.C. mayoral and Virginia gubernatorial elections. Ten states won more than $3.3 billion combined[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Current Infrastructure Hinders Accessibility

Like many Georgetown students, Addie Joshua’s (SFS ’13) day is composed of a series of routines: a routine for waking up with the same daily tasks, a routine for getting to class on the same daily path, a routine for getting through days filled with the same daily obstacles and[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News