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Georgetown Community Reflects on Ferguson

Georgetown Community Reflects on Ferguson

August 29, 2014 at 2:03 am 1 comment

A student-led vigil and a panel discussion between university scholars this week spurred reflection and action on Georgetown’s campus, two and a half weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “It’s been 50 years since Freedom Summer, 50 years since the Civil Rights Act, 50 yearsRead More

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Most campus workers will not see immediate changes to their wages, but some expect cuts to hours when the wage rises further next year.

Campus Staff Adjusts to DC Wage Increase

August 29, 2014 at 2:02 am 0 comments

Although non-student employees at Georgetown have so far been unaffected by this summer’s minimum wage increase from $8.25 to $9.50 in Washington D.C., as they currently earn more than the new wage rate, some Georgetown employees still fear the potential threat of lay-offs and reduced hours as the minimum approachesRead More

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Former Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine became the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on July 1, after a 33-year career with the United States Foreign Service.

Career Diplomat Charts Future for Institute

August 29, 2014 at 1:59 am 0 comments

Ambassador Barbara Bodine joined the School of Foreign Service as the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on July 1. The former ambassador to Yemen left the United States Foreign Service after a 33-year career, which included a stint as administrator of the Baghdad area in 2003.Read More

Trans Policies Progress

Housing, GOCard names considered by administrators

August 29, 2014 at 1:58 am 0 comments

In a move signifying some progress in university policy toward transgender students, the university has placed a transgender student in housing with other students of the same gender, amid ongoing conversations about changing housing and registrar policies that affect transgender students. Since meeting with university officials for the first timeRead More

Freshman Violations Hidden

August 29, 2014 at 1:57 am 0 comments

First-time violations of some Code of Student Conduct regulations that occur during freshman year will no longer be visible to employers and graduate schools on a student’s disciplinary record, after changes to the code implemented this summer that the Office of Student Conduct is expected to announce today. A first-timeRead More

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Hindu Chaplain Hired

August 29, 2014 at 1:56 am 0 comments

Georgetown will welcome its first Hindu chaplain, army captain and chaplain Pratima Dharm, in October. After Dharm retires from active duty, she will begin working part time with students, professors and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Dharm currently serves as the first Hindu chaplain in the U.S. Army andRead More

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Caroline James (COL ’16) tables for GU Fossil Free in Red Square. The organization recently released a 35-page proposal advocating for the university’s divestment of its endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Fossil Free Releases Proposal

August 29, 2014 at 1:55 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Fossil Free, a student campaign group focused on petitioning the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, has released its completed 35-page proposal. The group of about 10 students has worked on the proposal for over a year with the university’s Committee on Investments and SocialRead More

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While UberBLACK, Uber’s premium car service, saw a 7 percent rate increase, uberX riders can enjoy a 15 percent rate cut.

UberBLACK Prices Raised

August 29, 2014 at 1:54 am 1 comment

Uber, the app-based transportation company, dropped its rates for the discounted uberX service while raising prices for the signature UberBLACK cars, effective Aug. 18. Originally Uber’s only service, this high-end town car service now charges a minimum of $15, with a $7 base fare that adds $3.40 per mile traveled inRead More

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Entry to the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, at 500 17th St. NW, will be free until the gallery closes for renovations Oct. 1. The Corcoran is merging with The George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art after plans were approved by a D.C. Superior Court judge in mid-August.

Corcoran Gallery Offers Temporary Free Admission

August 29, 2014 at 1:53 am 1 comment

After the highly contested merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with both the The George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art was approved by a D.C. Superior Court judge, admission to the Corcoran will be free of charge for the first time in 145 years. Formerly theRead More

Qatar Program Bridges CCT Gulf

August 29, 2014 at 1:52 am 1 comment

Over the summer, a group of master’s candidates in the Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program travelled to the School of Foreign Service in Qatar to participate in a new graduate-level program, New Communication Technologies in the Arab World: Perspectives from the Gulf. The three-week intensiveRead More