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WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD | 6 Wins Highlight Winter Opener

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD | 6 Wins Highlight Winter Opener

The Georgetown women’s track and field team started the season off strong in its first indoor meet of the season at the Navy Lid Lifter in Annapolis, Md.  The Hoyas won six individual events, including 400-meter facility record by senior Jody-Ann Knight. Director of Track and Field Julie Culley praised[Read More…]

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AISHA MALHAS FOR THE HOYA
Junior centor Jessie Govan recorded 26 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in Georgetown's 76-60 win over Coppin State this Sunday. Govan currently leads the Big East in rebounding while ranking eighth nationally.

MEN’S BASKETBALL | Govan’s Consecutive Double-Doubles Fuel Hoyas to 7-0 Start

Kicking off December, Georgetown’s men’s basketball remained undefeated, beating the Coppin State Eagles 76-60. Georgetown’s victory over Coppin State marks the team’s sixth consecutive win against a team with a sub-.200 record for the 2017-18 season. Coppin State’s (0-8) onslaught of pick-and-rolls and shots from deep made it difficult for[Read More…]

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GUHOYAS
Junior middle distance runner Spencer Brown won the 800-meter run by over two seconds with a time of 1:54.23, one of three individual victories for the Hoyas at the Navy Invitational.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD | Squad Begins Winter Season With Flurry of Top-5 Finishes

Following intense training throughout the fall, Director of Track and Field Julie Culley said the Hoyas were eager to start the season on a high note. On Dec. 2, the Georgetown men’s track and field team suceeded, beginning its indoor season at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md., with four[Read More…]

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ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members and former diplomats reflected a growing attitude of disaffection with State Department leadership and the administration of President Donald Trump in the School of Foreign Service.

In Era of Trump and Tillerson, Students Lose Faith in Foreign Service Careers

As turmoil in the Department of State and widespread disaffection with the Trump administration’s leadership drive away top students from careers in foreign service, educators are sounding the alarm about the future of the nation’s diplomatic corps. Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, administrators and former diplomats[Read More…]

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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA Cawley Career Center has drawn criticism from students, despite its recent efforts to improve.

Students Express Concern Over Career Center Resources

Forty-five Georgetown graduates enrolled in law school in 2016, one of the top fields of study for those going directly to graduate school according to the Class of 2016 First Destination Report released by the Cawley Career Education Center. Like these students before her, Corine Forward (COL ’19) plans to[Read More…]

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UMD FEARLESS STUDENT EMPLOYEES/TWITTER
Members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, pictured at a December rally on Capitol Hill, faced a setback in their unionization efforts after the university declined to recognize their union.

University Declines to Recognize Graduate Union, Students Protest

The Office of the Provost declined to recognize the efforts of a group of Georgetown University graduate student workers Monday afternoon, setting back nearly yearlong efforts to establish a union, after saying the university does not regard graduate students as employees protected by its Just Employment Policy. About 100 members[Read More…]

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Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

When Lebanese and Georgetown University elites filled an overflowing Lohrfink Auditorium in 2009 to celebrate a $22 million gift honoring former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the audience and school did not know that fewer than 10 years later, the Georgetown alumnus who gifted the amount would be at the[Read More…]

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CAROLINE KENNEALLY/THE HOYA

The Lioerian President said that Democracy was the ultimate standard to strive for in her Copley Formal address.

Liberian President Calls for Increased Presence of Women in Politics

Democracies function best when they maximize female political participation, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said during her talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. The first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, Sirleaf received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to secure women’s rights and[Read More…]

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Students Organize Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

Students Organize Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

A drive organized by Georgetown University students donated 810 tampons and pads to local homeless shelter Thrive D.C. on Nov. 28 and Dec. 1. The drive was an assignment for a course, “The Political Economy of Entrepreneurship,” taught by professor Jason Brennan. Kelly Pysh (MSB ’20) and Beibei Jiang (MSB[Read More…]

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District Launches DCPS Investigation After Scandal

A Washington, D.C. public high school graduated dozens of students in 2017 who did not meet necessary attendance requirements, according to a November report by NPR and WAMU prompting a District-wide investigation. The report alleged that Frank W. Ballou High School, which has historically had low graduation rates, altered attendance[Read More…]

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