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GU DANCE MARATHON HoyaTHON, Georgetown's first-year chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, raised $41,024 for Washington, D.C. Children's National Hospital.

HoyaTHON Breaks Fundraising Records After 1st Event

HoyaTHON, Georgetown’s chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon that fundraises for Children’s National Health System, a hospital in Washington, D.C., became the largest first-year dance marathon in D.C. and set the record for day-of fundraising for all first-year programs at Children’s National. Student participants at HoyaTHON stood or danced[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

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Grad Student Awarded Funds to Develop Medical Invention

Grad Student Awarded Funds to Develop Medical Invention

Shavini Fernando (GRD ’18) won $35,000 at the second annual Bark Tank, an event that awards funding to Georgetown students who pitch new business ventures, for her potentially lifesaving invention, O2Wear. The Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize granted a total of $100,000 at the McDonough School of Business to current and[Read More…]

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MY INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Lewis Ferebee, former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, is set to assume the role of D.C. Public Schools chancellor on Jan. 31, 2019 pending confirmation of his nomination.

Bowser Nominates New DCPS Chancellor After Monthslong Search

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) selected Lewis Ferebee as the new chancellor for D.C. Public Schools at a press conference Dec. 3 amid a series of scandals that have dogged the school system in recent years and community concerns over Bowser’s decision-making process. Ferebee, who previously served as the[Read More…]

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DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

Corporations that currently hold or seek to hold government contracts worth at least $250,000 will no longer be permitted to make political campaign donations under new Washington, D.C. Council legislation passed Tuesday. The bill, titled the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2017, also creates a board that will oversee[Read More…]

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Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Prenatal Care Center for Immigrant Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, a prenatal care clinic for immigrant women in Washington, D.C., Maria Gomez (NUR ’77), celebrated the foundation’s 30th anniversary at a reception in Riggs Library on Nov. 28. An immigrant herself, Gomez left Colombia at age 13 and attended public school in the[Read More…]

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Kehoe to Close for Renovations in February, Details Near Finalization

Kehoe to Close for Renovations in February, Details Near Finalization

Campus Recreation at Yates Field House collected student input at a Nov. 29 event as it continues to finalize details for the upcoming renovations of Yates Field House. The renovations are set to begin February 2019 and finish in August, according to Yates Field House Director Meghan Dimsa (COL ’14).[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SWANSON | Mets Take Risk, Add Aging Canó

SWANSON | Mets Take Risk, Add Aging Canó

On Monday, the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners completed a blockbuster trade headlined by New York’s acquisition of eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó and elite closer Edwin Diaz. In exchange, Seattle received outfielder Jay Bruce, relievers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista, and prospects Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic.[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
Georgetown Expands the Visual Arts Experience

Georgetown Expands the Visual Arts Experience

Just a decade ago, the art and art history department had just three art professors, two art historians, a music professor and a theater professor, according to John Morrell (COL ’73), director of undergradute studies in art. Today, 350 Georgetown students take a variety of art classes with core faculty[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide