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ELLA WAN FOR THE HOYA
DataRefuge launched an effort to save government climate research data on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Feb. 18.

University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event

Students, faculty, librarians and scientists gathered at Lauinger Library and the Reiss Science Building Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 to partake in datarescueDC, an attempt to preserve federal environmental data in the event that President Donald Trump’s administration deletes it. The two-day event was organized by DataRefuge, a project aiming[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ANDREW WALLENDER/THE HOYA 
Airbnb CFO Laurence Tosi, stressed the need to have a high quality tourism service for travellers.

Airbnb CFO Calls for More Innovation

  Airbnb Chief Financial Officer Laurence Tosi (COL ‘90, LAW ‘94, GRD ‘94) stressed the importance of innovation in entrepreneurship and discussed the upcoming launch of City Hosts, the company’s latest service, at a keynote held in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 9. More than 300 attendees packed the event,[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 2 comments Business, Business - Top
UIS Rolls Out Wireless Network

UIS Rolls Out Wireless Network

Georgetown University Information Services launched GURegistered, a new pilot wireless network, which allows residents to connect devices that do not support secure protocols, in conjunction with the Georgetown University Student Association on Feb. 9. The network’s establishment comes at the heels of December’s announcement of a five-year, $27.5 million UIS-led[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
BEECK CENTER FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AND INNOVATION
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, in conjunction with GU Politics, published recommendations for the new administration.

Beeck Center, McCourt Massive Data Institute Releases 100 Day Plan for Innovation

In a report published Feb. 8, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation jointly addressed innovation in policymaking and recommended a course of action for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. This publication acts as a follow-up[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Enforcing Corporate Ethics

Enforcing Corporate Ethics

The Trump administration plans to sign an executive order to suspend the section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prevents U.S. companies from selling and trading conflict minerals Feb. 14. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank law required companies to disclose any resources in their supply[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ASLI ACAR
Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) started Outcome Tutoring to provide high quality academic assistance.

Student Tutoring Company Grows

Outcome Tutoring, a company founded by Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18), has expanded its service to Duke University, Emory University and The George Washington University, since its launch in February 2016. Outcome Tutoring was founded to help facilitate the process of finding a tutor. Through its[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Cyber Threats Pose a Danger to Mergers

Cyber Threats Pose a Danger to Mergers

Verizon Communications announced its intention to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion July 2016. In striking this deal, Verizon sought to strengthen its position in the digital advertising and media markets that it operated in under its subsidiary, AOL Inc. Those hopes were dashed in September when Yahoo announced that a[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
MEGAN CAREY/THE HOYA
Speakers at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference discussed the large potential for economic growth on the African continent in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4.

Conference Promotes Businesses in Africa

The Vice President for Africa at the World Bank Makhtar Diop stressed the need to focus on Africa’s enormous global economic potential at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

University Launches New Masters Programs

Georgetown will launch the new Master of Arts in Educational Transformation and the Master of Arts in Learning and Design graduate programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in summer of 2017. The programs, which have already begun accepting applications, will be one to two years long, depending[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Asli Acar (COL '18) and Gamze Keklik, a George Washington University Student, started a new clothing brand in August 2016.

Students Expand Clothing Brand to New York

The student-founded fashion label Bassigue will soon expand its presence in the American market with a boutique in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City five months after its launch in August 2016. The fine clothing firm founded by Asli Acar (COL ’18) and Gamze Keklik, an undergraduate at the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 2 comments Business, Business - Top