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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this week's elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in collective bargaining with the university. Results are set to be announced Friday morning: Official counting begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl currently holds an honorary degree from Georgetown University. Following allegations that Wuerl mishandled accusations of sexual abuse, students demanded his degree be revoked.

Students Call for Transparency in Degree Reviews

Students are pushing for expediency and greater input into a newly formed working group evaluating honorary degrees, including those held by cardinals implicated in the sexual abuse crisis, as it met the first time this week. The launch of the working group comes after student concerns about honorary degrees held[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL FOR THE HOYA Students watched in a packed Healey Family Student Center as election results came in Tuesday evening.

Midterm Election Results Yield Mixed Student Reactions

Cheers erupted from Democratic students in the Healey Family Student Center as CNN projected that Democrats would win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after hours filled with doubt that the promised blue wave would arrive. Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service co-hosted a watch party[Read More…]

After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

After Antisemitic Shooting, GU Mourns, Calls for Action

Georgetown’s Jewish community and its allies are calling for action against antisemitism in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue with an assault rifle and three handguns, killing 11 and injuring nine on the morning[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Ministry Fundraising Email Draws Student, Alum Criticism

Ministry Fundraising Email Draws Student, Alum Criticism

An Office of Mission and Ministry fundraising email sent Oct. 25 that linked the importance of financial donations to Georgetown University with the Catholic Church’s ongoing sexual abuse crisis has come under criticism from alumni and students. The Office of Mission and Ministry’s email blended the office’s intentions of communicating[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Men’s Group Files Title IX Complaint Against University

Men’s Group Files Title IX Complaint Against University

The National Coalition for Men, a nonprofit organization that advocates for men’s rights, filed a Title IX complaint alleging that Georgetown University discriminates against men in its hiring practices and by supporting organizations that provide outreach to women. “Georgetown University is in violation of Title IX because it offers resources,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 10 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Club Lau, an event that has been held each year since its inception in 2007, has been cancelled for this fall. Library officials hope for its return in the future.

Annual Club Lau Event Cancelled, Potential to Return Remains Open

Since it first launched in 2007, the annual party hosted by Lauinger Library during the fall semester, “Club Lau,” is cancelled, due to a lack of sufficient funds to pay library staff and Georgetown University Police Department officers and provide amenities for the event. Katherine Thomas, Lauinger’s communications and marketing[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, delivered Saturday's commencement address for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Johnson Urges Commitment to Service in Address to NHS Graduates

Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and founder of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, a family-owned wealth management firm, urged School of Nursing and Health Studies graduates to maintain their dreams, commit to service and lead a purpose-driven life in the field of health care at Saturday’s commencement.[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D - D.C.) urged Georgetown University Law Center graduates to use their knowledge to teach others the importance of freedom of speech in her commencement address Sunday afternoon.

Norton Calls Graduates to Defend First Amendment Rights in Law Center Commencement Address

College students must be respectful of all viewpoints and allow others to speak, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in her commencement address to graduates of the Georgetown University Law Center on Sunday. Norton, who has served as Washington, D.C.’s representative to Congress since 1990, was once an active member[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top