Post Tagged with: "initiative"

Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Observe D.C., a nonpartisan initiative started by McCourt School of Public Policy student Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), will pilot a “sample-based” election-day observation program to provide an independent analysis of voting efficiencies in Washington, D.C. Observe D.C. will send volunteer “observers” to 83 of the 143 polling locations throughout the[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Survey Cannot Force Change

In January, the university launched the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate survey in order to gauge the pervasiveness of sexual assault at Georgetown and gather the statistics necessary to develop informed policy reform. With students arriving back on campus, posters line many building walls advertising the findings of the survey,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA Rejects Divestment Referendum

The Georgetown University Student Association senate rejected an initiative that would have created a student referendum of support for GU Fossil Free’s divestment goals on Sunday evening, citing a need to prioritize other issues on campus, such as sexual assault policy reform. The proposal is the second time GUFF has[Read More…]

by November 23, 2015 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Designing the Future(s) Receives $4 Million

Georgetown University’s Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative received $1.7 million in alumni donations and a $4 million anonymous gift at the end of January. The gifts will allow the initiative, launched in 2013, to explore how best to design a liberal arts education for the increasingly globalized future[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
Members of Startup Hoyas celebrate the 2013 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s Startup Weekend will begin Sept. 19.

Initiative Aids Student Thinkers

As the need for entrepreneurial education has grown over the past few years, Georgetown has remained at the forefront of the movement with its Entrepreneurship Initiative, under the banner of Startup Hoyas. Founded by Jeff Reid, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the McDonough School of Business, Startup Hoyas offers[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GU Invests $8 Million in Tech Initiative

From the moment he arrived on the Hilltop this fall, University Provost Robert Groves has been fixated on correcting Georgetown’s technology shortcomings. Christmas came early Tuesday for Groves’ pet project — to the tune of $8 million. The university will invest this sum over the next three years in the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Global Classroom: One World in Focus

Global Classroom: One World in Focus

By connecting international classrooms through modern technology, the student-led One World Youth Project aims to cultivate global thinking on and off the Hilltop. Founded by Jess Rimington (SFS ’09), the initiative focuses on bringing college students to public middle and high schools to encourage cross-cultural, global and community awareness, according[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Despite Initiative, Diverse Faculty Numbers Drop

Despite Initiative, Diverse Faculty Numbers Drop

More than a year after a group of students and professors called on Georgetown to increase diversity of faculty members, the university has mapped out plans to hire more minorities and emphasize diversity in the curriculum — but so far, sweeping changes have yet to materialize. The percentage of minorities[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News