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University President John J. DeGioia thanks Frank McCourt (CAS ’75) at the ceremony honoring McCourt’s $100 million donation to the university in October.

McCourt, Beecks Lead Record Year for Fundraising

$189 million raised this year; capital campaign on way to 2016 goal with $1.26 billion

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Beginning with a record-breaking $100 million gift from Frank McCourt Jr. (CAS ’75) in September, this fiscal year was the most successful fundraising year in Georgetown’s 225-year history. On Sept. 18, the university announced that McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, would fund the creation of theRead More

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Lexi Dever (COL ’16), center, takes part in Coming Out Day in Red Square Oct. 11.

Transgender Students Enter Campus Spotlight

Vocal out community and student-group advocacy combine to spur progress

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Last year’s Year in Review highlighted the progression of LGBTQ student groups on campus, as well as LGBTQ rights nationally, as evidenced by the legalization of gay marriage in states across the country. This year, one part of that acronym that had been overlooked in the past emerged as aRead More

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Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) speaks at the One Georgetown, One Campus launch Sept. 8 protesting the proposed satellite residence.

Protest Thrives in Diverse Forms

Students advocate on campus, at the White House and online

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

From online movements combatting microaggressions at universities nationwide to student-led rallies calling for reform at the gates of the White House, the past year has seen prolific Georgetown student activism.   Online Advocacy Inspired by #BBUM, or Being Black at the University of Michigan, students created their own Twitter movementsRead More

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Muriel Bowser

Mayoral Race Engages District, but Not Hilltop

Bowser bests Gray in Democratic primary with Catania ahead in November

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

After a rollercoaster campaign marred by the specter of a campaign finance scandal, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) unseated incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in the April 1 Democratic primary, preparing her to face Councilmember David Catania (I-At Large) in the Nov. 4 general election for mayor. Former commissioner forRead More

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In Memoriam

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Bess Rosenzweig Recent Alumna Ten weeks after her graduation from Georgetown, Bess Rosenzweig (COL ’13) died in a plane crash in Kenya on July 25 that also claimed the lives of her mother and the plane’s pilot. According to friends, the psychology major with a minor in French and aRead More

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H*yas for Choice’s short-lived protest.

Ricin Case, Free Speech Remain Unresolved

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

While the Year in Review highlights the events and themes that have defined the past year on the Hilltop, some stories have not been neatly tied up in time for the conclusion of classes. Student Charged with Ricin Possession On the morning of March 18, residents of McCarthy Hall awokeRead More

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Housing construction and policy dominated this year’s headlines, with students and alumni passionate about maintaining Georgetown’s architectural spirit in future designs.

Among Campus Issues, Housing Hits Home

Dorm designs and locations, campus policy garner community reaction

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Last summer, administrators ran into an unexpected roadblock after releasing designs for the Northeast Triangle Residence Hall: impassioned alumni and student objection to the dorm’s appearance. This objection eventually led to the delay of the new residence hall from fall 2015 to fall 2016 and a search for a newRead More

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Apartments such as Village A will mostly house juniors who will be required to live on campus as of fall 2015.

Three Year Housing Requirement for Class of 2017

Online Exclusive

April 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm 0 comments

Students will be required to live in university housing for three years beginning in the fall of 2015, administrators announced on Wednesday evening.The housing requirement, which administrators developed with the Georgetown University Student Association, will begin with the Class of 2017. “We know it will be a change. We alsoRead More

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While the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society again saw a decline in donations, organizers saw an uptick in active participation.

Relay Fundraising Down

April 15, 2014 at 2:30 am 0 comments

Although fundraising for the American Cancer Society through this year’s Relay for Life again declined from its 2010 peak, participants at Friday’s event were more active than in years past. This year, the event brought in a total of $113,681.78 for the ACS, compared to the nearly $150,000 that wasRead More

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Journalists Norah O’Donnell, Alex Wagner and Carolyn Ryan talk during one of the summit’s panels, “Media Mavens: Challenges On and Off the Screen.”

At GUWIL Own It Summit, Women Share Wisdom

April 15, 2014 at 2:29 am 0 comments

An astronaut, a crisis communicator and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist all sat onstage in Lohrfink Auditorium on Saturday. Along with 25 other leaders, the unusual group shared common experiences and advice as women in leadership roles from a wide variety of fields. Georgetown University Women in Leadership brought these 28Read More