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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

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith delivered the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Memorial Lecture in characteristic style in Lohrfink on Monday.

Smith Sells Self-Branding

April 15, 2014 at 2:28 am 0 comments

Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith, radio show host and host of ESPN’s “First Take,” spoke about issues ranging from race and leadership to current basketball debates and the weakness of Tim Tebow’s arm in Lohrfink Auditorium at the fifth annual Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Memorial Lecture on Monday evening. SmithRead More

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The New Silver Line will include stops at five new stations:  Tyson’s Corner, McLean, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

Phase 1 Done for Metro’s Silver Line

April 15, 2014 at 2:27 am 0 comments

Work on the first phase of the Silver Line is complete, according to paperwork filed Wednesday by Dulles Transit Partners, the contractor hired to build the first addition to the Washington, D.C. metro system in over two decades. The work must now be reviewed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityRead More

Emergency Preparation Questioned by Admins

April 15, 2014 at 2:26 am 1 comment

In the wake of recent tragedies such as the Navy Yard and Fort Hood shootings, some administrators and students working in public on-campus offices are worried for their safety in case of a similar emergency at Georgetown. An administrator who wished to remain anonymous due to the threat of jobRead More

Jesuit Priest Killed in Syria

Catholic community reacts to missionary’s death in Homs

April 15, 2014 at 2:25 am 1 comment

As civil war continues in Syria, members of the Catholic community worldwide remain fixated on the country’s people and violence. But the Syrian conflict struck even closer to home April 7, when a Jesuit priest, Fr. Frans Van Der Lugt, S.J., was killed outside his house in Homs. Van DerRead More

To Save, DC Water Plant Embraces Waste

April 15, 2014 at 2:24 am 0 comments

In order to conserve energy and cleanly generate power, D.C. Water plans to get dirty this summer by embracing sewage. The water utility’s plant proposal involves converting all waste from the surrounding Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area into Class A biosolids and energy. The company hopes to use theRead More

GUSA Rethinks Readership

April 15, 2014 at 2:23 am 0 comments

After the Georgetown University Student Association’s decision to end funding for the Collegiate Readership Program was met with widespread student dissatisfaction, GUSA administrators and cabinet members are surveying student interest and working with campus groups and administrators to find funding to keep the program running. The program, which has intermittentlyRead More

Five GUSA Senators Elected

April 15, 2014 at 2:22 am 1 comment

Five new student-elected Georgetown University Student Association senators were sworn in Sunday to replace those who left the senate, because of executive cabinet appointments and other reasons. The senators will serve for the remainder of the academic year and over the summer until a new senate is elected in September.Read More

GU Gears Up for Bike Initiatives

GU Gears Up for Bike Initiatives

April 15, 2014 at 2:20 am 1 comment

A series of bicycle-focused measures spearheaded by students and the Georgetown University Police Department aims to foster the biking culture on campus. However, plans for a university bike share have reached a stalling point. The Georgetown University Office of Sustainability is working in collaboration with GUPD to inspect bicycles onRead More