Post Tagged with: "Georgetown"

BLUE AND GRAY
A new policy passed by Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society prevents freshmen in their first semester at Georgetown from being selected as members of the organization.

Blue and Gray Delays Freshman Hires

The Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society will not hire freshmen this fall as part of a new recruitment policy designed to ensure all tour guides have sufficient experience as a college student. Blue and Gray confirmed to The Hoya that it will not accept students who have not yet[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELIZA PHILLIPS FOR THE HOYA
An Art exhibit celebrating the lives of the GU 272 went on display Tuesday morning. Mélisande Short-Colomb, one of the principal organizers, said she hopes this raises awareness in the Georgetown community about the university's history with slavery and prevents current dialogue from dying out.

Art Celebrating GU272 on Display in Red Square

Student-made artwork honoring the lives of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown in 1838 were hung in Red Square on Tuesday morning. The art installation, which, weather permitting, will be taken down on Friday, was created as part of the GU272 campaign that began in 2015. Mélisande Short-Colomb (COL ’21),[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of 300 Catholic Priests accused of sexually abusing boys and men. He currently holds an honorary degree at Georgetown that the university may revoke in light of the recent scandal.

University Considering Action Against Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia criticized Catholic leadership for its complicity in recently surfaced sexual assault scandals in an email on Tuesday. DeGioia’s email addressed a report published by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in August that identified over 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who sexually abused more than 1,000[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
AIR FORCE
Washington-area Catholics are asking Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, to resign after a decade of improperly addressing widespread sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown, which he received in 2014.

District Leaders, Community Condemn Wuerl Inaction

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and other prominent Catholics in the city are calling for the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign due to his handling of past sexual misconduct cases. Formerly the bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl has been accused in a grand jury report of covering[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: RACHEL SKAAR FOR THE HOYA
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
SIMPLY CYCLING / FOR THE HOYA
Lauren Geoghegan (COL '10) and Jay Austin (GRD '10) were killed when terrorists drove an SUV into their cyclist group in Tajikistan.

2 Georgetown Alumni Cyclists Killed in Islamic State Attack

The Georgetown community is mourning the deaths of Lauren Geoghegan (COL ’10) and Jay Austin (GRD ’10), who were killed in an attack in Tajikistan when five assailants rammed into a group of cyclists with an SUV before pursuing the group with knives. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

A $1 million grant for research on the social enterprise movement and women’s economic mobility was awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the McDonough School of Business’ Global Social Enterprise Initiative in August. The grant is intended to[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SAFR A new ride-sharing app designed to support women is expanding its presence to include Washington, D.C.

Ride-Sharing App Focused on Women’s Safety Expands to DC

Safr, a new app focused on safer ride-sharing for women, will expand its network to the Washington, D.C. area this fall, following its launch in Boston last year, according to a press release from the company. While both men and women are allowed to sign up to become a driver[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service selected new fellows for the fall 2018 semester: Erin Conaton (SFS '92), Ed Goeas, Suzanne Kianpour, Tim Lim, and Josh Pitock

Fall GU Politics Fellows Present Varied Viewpoints

Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service’s class of fellows for the fall semester includes journalists, politicians and political scientists with varied professional experiences and political viewpoints, including Erin Conaton (SFS ’92), the former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and Under Secretary of the Air Force. In[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

University to Divest From Tar Sand Extraction

Georgetown University is set to divest from companies whose primary business involves the extraction of tar sands, according to a June 7 news release from the university. At the June meeting of the university’s board of directors, the Committee on Finance and Administration supported a recommendation from the Committee on Investments[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top