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Georgetown University Law Center student Julie Rheinstrom (GRD ’17) organized a vigil against the rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump, which was attended by more than 2,000 people on Saturday evening.

Student Hosts Vigil Against Trump

November 15, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

More than 2,000 people, including Georgetown students, gathered for a vigil and peaceful demonstration against the rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday. The hourlong event, which was organized by Georgetown University Law Center student Julie Rheinstrom (GRD ’17), featured the distribution of over 1,000 electricRead More

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Georgetown’s Campus Ministry was awarded for its work to encourage community engagement, such as the building of the Sukkah.

University Wins Interfaith Honor

November 8, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

The White House selected Georgetown as the winner of its Interfaith Community Service Award from a group of 766 colleges and universities, the university announced last Monday. The award, which is a community service initiative led by the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service and supportedRead More

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In a rally organized by the Georgetown undergraduate journalism program, students gathered to demand that President Obama negotiate for Austin Tice’s release.

Georgetown Students Rally at White House for Austin Tice

April 19, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Georgetown students and other activists demonstrated outside the White House on Monday evening in an effort to pressure President Barack Obama to negotiate freedom for journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02), who disappeared in Syria in 2012. Tice, a former Georgetown law student and Marine Corps veteran, went missing in SyriaRead More

Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

April 5, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

This weekend, the District’s marijuana advocates gathered at the White House in protest while smoking marijuana on federal property. Protest organizers boasted that Saturday’s public mass-smoking demonstration was an act of civil disobedience. D.C. Cannabis Campaign Chairman Adam Eidinger led the protestors. The campaign drafted Initiative 71, which legalized personalRead More

Obama Presents Youth Employment Plan

Obama Presents Youth Employment Plan

February 12, 2016 at 12:14 am 0 comments

President Barack Obama allocated nearly $5.5 billion in his recently proposed fiscal year 2017 budget to help more than one million young people gain crucial work experience in order to obtain their first job. Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget will focus, in part, on creating grants and apprenticeship programs in orderRead More

Obama Proposes Executive Gun Control Action

January 22, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

In response to the recent series of mass shootings around the country, President Barack Obama outlined a set of executive actions to address the issue of gun violence in a speech given from the White House Jan. 5. The president began his address by referencing recent shootings in San Bernardino,Read More

Former White House Advisor Pfeiffer Talks Politics

Former White House Advisor Pfeiffer Talks Politics

September 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Dan Pfeiffer (COL ’98), a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke about his experience in politics at the inaugural event of an alumni series hosted by the recently launched Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service in Copley Formal Lounge Tuesday evening. The series, titled “Hoyas in PoliticsRead More

Beeck Center Aids White House Fundraiser for Clean Energy

July 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm 0 comments

The university announced Tuesday that the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation has helped the White House and Department of Energy raise $4 billion to invest into clean energy companies in the private sector. The funding project is part of the Obama administration’s recent efforts to increase clean energyRead More

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Adjunct professor Ron Klain, pictured in Gaston Hall in November 2013, ended his term as “Ebola czar” on Feb. 13. He will return to Georgetown.

After 130 Days, Klain Ends Ebola Czar Term

March 6, 2015 at 1:59 am 0 comments

Adjunct professor Ron Klain (CAS ’83) concluded his 130-day appointment as the White House’s Ebola response coordinator Feb. 13, having directed the United States’ reaction to the outbreak both domestically and internationally. Klain, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as a special government employee on Oct. 17, midway throughRead More

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President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action on Thursday.

White House Convenes Educators

December 5, 2014 at 1:59 am 0 comments

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama brought together hundreds of educators from across the country in the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action to propose federal initiatives and discuss innovations in the national education system. Gathered in the amphitheater of the RonaldRead More