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Class of 2022 Early Action Applications Hit Record High

This year’s early action applicant pool was Georgetown’s largest ever, leading to an early action acceptance rate of 12 percent — a near-historic low — for the second consecutive year. Georgetown admitted 1,002 of 8,383 early applicants to the Class of 2022, according to records provided by Dean of Undergraduate[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members and former diplomats reflected a growing attitude of disaffection with State Department leadership and the administration of President Donald Trump in the School of Foreign Service.

In Era of Trump and Tillerson, Students Lose Faith in Foreign Service Careers

As turmoil in the Department of State and widespread disaffection with the Trump administration’s leadership drive away top students from careers in foreign service, educators are sounding the alarm about the future of the nation’s diplomatic corps. Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, administrators and former diplomats[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown student health insurance plans will continue to offer contraceptive coverage.

Facing Student Pressure, Georgetown Continues Contraception Coverage in Insurance Plans

Georgetown University health insurance plans are continuing to cover contraception, despite a religious exemption from coverage requirements, following an advocacy campaign led by members of the student group H*yas for Choice. Two rules issued by the administration of President Donald Trump on Oct. 6 rolled back a mandate of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Five Mumps Cases Reported on Georgetown Main Campus

Five cases of mumps, a contagious disease preventable by vaccination, have been reported to the Student Health Center this semester. Three of those cases occurred this month, leading Assistant Vice President for Student Health Vince WinklerPrins to send a public health alert to the university community Thursday. All five cases[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Alumna Named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Deirdre Collins (COL ’17) was named the 2018 Rhodes Scholar for Bermuda, where she will work to promote environmental preservation and sustainable development after studying at Oxford University. Collins, a native of Bermuda, was the only recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship from the island this year. Rhodes Scholarships are the[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student advocates are pushing for the university to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students in a pilot program.

Advocates Push for Off-Campus Mental Health Care Stipend

Student mental health advocates launched a petition advocating for the university to fund a pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students. The petition, addressed to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, requested funds for the pilot program from the Office of the President and through[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Members of student group H*yas for Choice submitted an open letter to the university calling the administration to clarify its policies on providing contraception coverage in student insurance plans.

Students Pressure University to Maintain Contraception Coverage

Members of student group H*yas for Choice delivered an open letter to Georgetown University administrators Monday demanding the university maintain its coverage of contraception in student health insurance plans. Two rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 6 rolled back a mandate of the Affordable[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE
Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, argued the Democratic Party should be the "pro-life" party.

Democratic Party Should Welcome Anti-Abortion Dialogue, Advocate Argues

The Democratic Party’s national political agenda should not exclude anti-abortion dialogue, argued the executive director of Democrats for Life of America, an anti-abortion advocacy group, during a Georgetown University Right to Life discussion Nov. 9. The event, titled “Pro-life Across the Aisle,” featured Kristen Day, DFLA’s executive director, speaking with[Read More…]

by November 13, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free filed a proposal November 6 calling for divestment from tar sands oil companies.

GU Fossil Free Proposes Divestment From Tar Sands Oil Industry

A proposal by student group GU Fossil Free calling on the university to avoid investments in tar sands oil has received the support of about 200 members of the Georgetown community. The proposal was submitted to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, which advises the university on socially responsible[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Student Health Advisory Board to Launch Next Semester

A student health advisory board is set to launch next semester as a platform for students to voice health concerns on campus. Administrators originally planned to establish the board this semester, a plan that was announced in February but did not come to fruition. The university now plans to get[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top