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SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TAIT RYSSDAL/THE HOYA
Co-inventor of the internet, Vinton Cerf talked about the importance of always being curious and maintaining a motivation to constantly innovate as of the main driver’s behind his current life’s work.

Internet Co-Inventor Discusses Life and Career

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation hosted co-inventor of the internet Vinton Cerf for a discussion on his career, inspirations and the creation of the internet in the Bioethics Research Library on March 27. Cerf, along with colleague Bob Kahn, invented the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol that provided the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY CHAMBER OF DIGITAL COMMERCE
Co-founder and president of Unocoin, Sunny Ray said blockchain technologies such as the cryptocurrency bitcoin have the potential to revolutionize how business transactions are conducted.

Business Leaders Encourage Use Of Blockchain

Business leaders promoted the potential of  blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize the world at the second annual Blockchain Summit, hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy in the Lohrfink Auditorium on March 15 to 17. The three-day event featured[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY JUDD NICHOLSON
Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson previously worked for the U.S. Marshals Service as deputy CIO before coming to work at Georgetown.

Q&A: Judd Nicholson Promotes Technology’s Role on Campus

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Georgetown Judd Nicholson talked with The Hoya about his background, current University Information Services projects and technology issues relevant to students on campus. Can you introduce yourself and give us some information on your background and experiences that you bring[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

“And that’s what this last chapter is all about. It could be interesting to dive deeper, but because we are not an engineering school, we can wrap up this class here. Any questions?” Just one. At what university is it remotely acceptable to damn an entire department to mediocrity? At[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY GILLIS BAXTER
Alumni Gillis Baxter and Evan Bloomberg launched their app, Vizo News, this week.

Q&A: Alumni Talk New Startup, Vizo News

Like all other student entrepreneurs at Georgetown, Gillis Baxter and Evan Bloomberg (COL ’13) have high hopes for their startup, Vizo News. A news aggregator app that delivers three brief headlines every day, Vizo launched this Tuesday on both iOS and Android platforms. The two founders first met at Georgetown,[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 0 comments Business - Top
Women in STEM

Women in STEM

STEM is a commonly used abbreviation referring to science, technology, engineering and math, and traditionally, the descriptor of a male-dominated industry. However, there is a group of women here on the Hilltop that are currently working to change that through a new on-campus organization — Stemme. “We are so excited[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Socializing Key for Student App

Socializing Key for Student App

Daanish Jamal (MSB ’16) took a leave of absence from Georgetown this semester to found his company and smartphone app, NextSpot, aimed at those who find Facebook events too formal for planning group gatherings and group messages annoying, Jamal and co-founder Adhir Ravipati, a graduate of Northeastern University, sought to[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Rising Spam Hits University Accounts

The storage space of the university’s e-mail system has been a long-standing complaint of students and faculty alike. But while many dream of larger inboxes, they’ve recently received a stream of spam for another type of enlargement. Beth Ann Bergsmark, a director at University Information Services, said that a group[Read More…]

by March 18, 2008 0 comments Campus News