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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
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…]

Fourteen speakers, including professors, students and chaplins, spoke at the seventh annual TEDxGeorgetown conference. The speeches focused on the theme “Ignite.”

TEDx Georgetown Speakers Ignite Gaston Hall Stage

The seventh annual TEDx Georgetown conference presented fourteen speakers, including Muslim chaplain Imam Yahya Hendi and Robert Bies, professor of management and director of the Executive Master’s in Leadership program at the McDonough School of Business, who spoke around the theme “Ignite.” The Oct. 27 conference in Gaston Hall included[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments 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
Juan Martinez (left, COL '20) and Kenna Chick (COL '20) announced their administration's executive Oct. 21.

GUSA Names 13 New Executive Board Members

The Georgetown University Student Association announced the names of its 13 new executive board members Oct. 21. These executive positions were left vacant following the Sept. 11 resignation of former GUSA President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and the Sept. 14 resignations of former GUSA Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are collaborating on a three-part series for students to attend free performances.

Students Can Attend Free Kennedy Center Performances With New Series

The Georgetown-Kennedy Center Seminar Series, launching in November, will enable Georgetown students to attend three performances at the center free of charge and engage in post-performance discussions centered on an annual theme, the university announced Oct. 17. The seminar series is a joint collaboration between Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Embrace Progress with an Eye Toward Privacy

I noted with concern last week’s article on the advent of facial recognition technology in U.S. airports. The article describes a “biometric facial recognitions system” that compares passengers to “existing traveler photographs from government databases.” The Hoya cites officials who say the program will be “passenger-friendly” and improve “efficiency and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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