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ASHLEY CHEN/FOR THE HOYA A series of false fire alarms sounded in Nevils on Oct. 9, Oct. 10 and Oct. 16. The alarms were triggered by an electronic circuit switch failure.

Circuit Failure Prompts False Nevils Fire Alarm

The Nevils dormitory experienced multiple false fire alarms on the nights of Oct. 9 and 10, as well as the afternoon of Oct. 16. An electronic circuit switch fail caused the false alarms, according to a joint statement made by Georgetown University Facilities Management and the Office of Residential Living[Read More…]

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Georgetown University celebrated its fifth annual Latinx Heritage Month, which will conclude after Dia de los Muertos festivities Nov. 2.

Georgetown Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Georgetown’s fifth annual Latinx Heritage Month concluded Oct. 15, after a month-long series of events stemming from collaborations between a range of campus organizations. On-campus programming will continue through Nov. 2, ending with celebrations for Dia de Los Muertos. Collaboration between different Latinx student groups made a significant difference in[Read More…]

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SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA GUSA Policy Chair for Student Health Casey Kozak (NHS ’20) is leading an effort to eliminate tobacco and nicotine usage on campus, following a referendum on banning tobacco and nicotine products on campus.

GUSA Targets On-Campus Tobacco, Looks to Corp for Help

A Georgetown University Student Association effort to make Georgetown a smoke- and tobacco-free campus seeks to collaborate with Students of Georgetown, Inc., more commonly known as the Corp, to end tobacco and nicotine sales in Hoya Snaxa and Vital Vittles. GUSA Policy Chair for Student Health Casey Kozak (NHS ’20)[Read More…]

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Juan Martinez (left, COL '20) and Kenna Chick (COL '20) announced their administration's executive Oct. 21.

GUSA Names 13 New Executive Board Members

The Georgetown University Student Association announced the names of its 13 new executive board members Oct. 21. These executive positions were left vacant following the Sept. 11 resignation of former GUSA President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and the Sept. 14 resignations of former GUSA Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

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SOPHIA NUNN for THE HOYA Anne Burke, a justice on the Supreme Court of Illinois, said that civil authorities should have oversignt to ensure a cultural change occurs in the church in order to curb clerical abuse within the Catholic Church, at a Dahlgren Dialogue on Oct. 24.

Panelists Seek Change in Church Culture

Empowering lay members and changing church culture are necessary for the Catholic Church to address sexual abuse, panelists agreed at a discussion held in the Dahlgren Chapel on Wednesday. The panelists examined the best path forward for the Catholic Church in light of the sexual abuse allegations that have surfaced[Read More…]

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS Beginning with the next contract-holder, the Bureau of Prisons’ residential re-entry management center must accept all high-risk prisoners.

DC Mandates Halfway Houses Accept High-Risk Criminals

Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz mandated that the residential re-entry management center that wins the next five-year contract from the BOP will be required to accept all high-risk prisoners, according to an Oct. 11 news release. The BOP addresses all issues related to the federal[Read More…]

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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON The names of 31 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors in the past 70 years were released by the Archdiocese of Washington on Oct. 15.

Archdiocese of Washington Names 31 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington released the names of 31 priests who were considered “credibly accused” of sexual abuse toward minors in the last 70 years on Oct. 15. The list includes 28 ordained priests of the archdiocese and three religious order or non-diocesan priests, with details under each name revealing the actions[Read More…]

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Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Vargas: Media Shapes Immigration Narrative

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Vargas: Media Shapes Immigration Narrative

Media organizations exacerbate discrimination against immigrants without documentation by misconstruing the role that immigrants play in the United States, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said at a Gaston Hall event on Wednesday. The language used to describe immigrants without documentation in the media perpetuates the belief that immigrants without[Read More…]

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KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA D.C. is creating an office of nightlife and culture, after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation to establish it Oct. 18.

District Establishes New Office Of Nightlife and Culture

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Oct. 18, establishing the office of nightlife and culture to serve as the intermediary between residents and late night venues. The position was created in response to Washington, D.C.’s booming nightlife industry, which encompasses 2,267 bars and restaurants, rakes in $3.8 billion[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative named eighteen entrepreneurs-in-residence on Sept. 24.

Eighth Cohort of StartupHoyas Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Named

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative recently named its eighth annual cohort of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, a team of entrepreneurs and investors who will spend time on campus throughout the academic year to advise both undergraduate and graduate students on starting their own companies. The EiRs for the 2018-19 year are: Laura Clark; David[Read More…]

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