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Lauren Geoghegan (COL '10) and Jay Austin (GRD '10) were killed when terrorists drove an SUV into their cyclist group in Tajikistan.

2 Georgetown Alumni Cyclists Killed in Islamic State Attack

The Georgetown community is mourning the deaths of Lauren Geoghegan (COL ’10) and Jay Austin (GRD ’10), who were killed in an attack in Tajikistan when five assailants rammed into a group of cyclists with an SUV before pursuing the group with knives. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility[Read More…]

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Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

A $1 million grant for research on the social enterprise movement and women’s economic mobility was awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the McDonough School of Business’ Global Social Enterprise Initiative in August. The grant is intended to[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

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Doyle Mcmanus

LA Times Reporter Named as New Director of Undergraduate Journalism Program

Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist, Doyle McManus, was named the director of Georgetown College’s undergraduate journalism program this week. As a foreign policy correspondent and Washington bureau chief for the LA Times, he covered demonstrations in Iran’s capital city, Tehran, and the Iran hostage crisis in which 54 American[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SAFR A new ride-sharing app designed to support women is expanding its presence to include Washington, D.C.

Ride-Sharing App Focused on Women’s Safety Expands to DC

Safr, a new app focused on safer ride-sharing for women, will expand its network to the Washington, D.C. area this fall, following its launch in Boston last year, according to a press release from the company. While both men and women are allowed to sign up to become a driver[Read More…]

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Washington, D.C. authorities are exploring ways to control the city's growing rodent population, which has contributed to fires, chewed wires, contaminated food and destroyed packaging.

Undeterred by City Efforts, Rat Population Booms

Despite Washington, D.C.’s ongoing efforts to control its rat population, the number of resident complaints to the city are expected to continue to increase after reaching an all-time high in 2017. The D.C. rat population is rapidly growing because of a number of factors, including its increasing human population and[Read More…]

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The Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery's first exhibit will showcase the art of Choctaw-Cherokee Native American artist Jeffrey Gibson beginning on Sept. 27.

New Art Gallery Focused on Modern Contemporary Art Opens

The Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery opened Aug. 27 on the first floor of the Edmund A. Walsh Building, featuring a mix of Georgetown student artwork, travelling exhibitions and historical artwork from museums around the Washington, D.C area. After almost six months of construction, the gallery plans[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service selected new fellows for the fall 2018 semester: Erin Conaton (SFS '92), Ed Goeas, Suzanne Kianpour, Tim Lim, and Josh Pitock

Fall GU Politics Fellows Present Varied Viewpoints

Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service’s class of fellows for the fall semester includes journalists, politicians and political scientists with varied professional experiences and political viewpoints, including Erin Conaton (SFS ’92), the former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and Under Secretary of the Air Force. In[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Dr. Adanna Johnson, coming from Loyola University MD, assumed her role this summer as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. Johnson brings with her years of experience handling issues pertaining to diversity and representation in higher education.

New Senior Associate Dean Assumes Role

Adanna J. Johnson, a former associate professor of psychology and director of the African and African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland, was named the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success this summer. Johnson, who also co-chaired the establishment of university-wide Racial[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Catholic University of America is one prominent Catholic institution which has denounced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by revoking his degrees. Georgetown has yet to issue a public response.

Students Urge University to Condemn Former Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

Catholic student groups at Georgetown University are calling upon the university to take a stronger stance against sexual abuse following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. The New York Times reported June 20 that McCarrick sexually abused men and boys over several[Read More…]

by August 27, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top