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Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate students demanded recognition of their labor union and the start of contract negotiations in a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Wednesday. Around 60 members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees gathered on Copley Lawn to deliver the letter to DeGioia requesting greater representation in negotiating[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOOKE

Haunted Streets: The Ghosts of Georgetown

A little drummer boy, a possessed girl and a Confederate spy: What do these figures have in common? They are all specters whose haunted stories are ingrained in some of Georgetown’s most iconic locales. Students have often passed “The Exorcist Steps” while going on runs, attended a class in Healy[Read More…]

OKI BOWL @ GEORGETOWN

Restaurant Review: Oki Bowl at Georgetown

★★★★☆ The patrons of Oki Bowl @ Georgetown are as charmingly eclectic as the decorations surrounding them. Walking into the restaurant is like travelling to a new world. Leaving behind the bustling traffic of Wisconsin Avenue, visitors of the restaurant sit beneath the warm glow of decorative, muted lamps and[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
DOCUMENTING HATE PROJECT

Have You Been a Victim of Hate or Bias at Georgetown? Tell Us Your Story

The Hoya is partnering with investigative reporting nonprofit ProPublica, other news outlets and civil rights groups to document instances of hate crimes and bias-related incidents on Georgetown’s campus. Hate speech and crime is up nationwide, including on college campuses. Last month, a BuzzFeed News investigation confirmed 154 instances of hate[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 3 comments News, News - Top
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Hoyas in Hollywood: Perfecting the Craft

When Brent Craft (MSB ’08) concluded his athletic career after graduation, he shifted his focus to an entirely different passion: filmmaking. After spending time in Los Angeles after college to work on the sets of television shows like “Friday Night Lights,” Craft began dedicating his time to an independent film[Read More…]

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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

Georgetown to Avoid Investing in Private Prisons

Georgetown will not invest in private prison companies in keeping with the university’s Socially Responsible Investing Policy, the university announced yesterday. The board’s Committee on Finance and Administration, which oversees the university’s management of financial resources, accepted the recommendation of the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, announced in March,[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Research Project Launches To Document Free Speech

Former journalist and journalism lecturer Sanford J. Ungar will explore the status of censorship and free expression in the United States through a new two-year Free Speech Project beginning this fall. The project aims to document cases of free speech violations or reinforcement of expression in colleges, governments and social[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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A Story of Strength: The Life of Yarrow Mamout

On Jan. 7, 2012, historian James H. Johnston presented a case to the Old Georgetown Board, a three-person team appointed by the D.C. Commission of Fine Arts responsible for preserving Georgetown’s architectural history. Johnston hoped to stop the construction of a set townhouses at 3324 Dent Place, NW, a location[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to speak at Georgetown Law today yo condemn what he says are assaults on free speech on college campuses.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Speak Today at Georgetown Law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to give a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center to condemn rising opposition to unrestricted free speech on college campuses this afternoon. Sessions’ address is set to focus on the transformation of universities into an “echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 8 comments City News, News, News - Top