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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and columnist Anne Applebaum said the mission of the School of Foreign Service is under attack in her commencement address to the SFS Class of 2017.

Applebaum Defends Globalists, Intellectuals at SFS Commencement

A world where education, internationalism and service are increasingly scorned requires experts to address the issues of the future, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anne Applebaum told School of Foreign Service graduates at their May 20 commencement ceremony. Applebaum, a Washington Post columnist and frequent critic of President Donald Trump and[Read More…]

by May 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Recognizes Faculty, Staff

The Office of the Provost and the Georgetown University Student Association recognized outstanding members of the university’s faculty and staff through a series of honors awarded at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Computer science professor Cal Newport, English professor Daniel Shore, security studies professor Christine Fair, physics professor[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Disability Studies Minor Approved

After about three years of advocacy by the Disability Studies Minor Working Group, Georgetown is set to offer a new minor on disability studies this fall after it was approved by the Georgetown College Executive Council on Monday. With the introduction of the minor, the university is set to join[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka left an SFS CyberProject panel earlier than expected Monday after student protests and contentious questions.

Trump Adviser Gorka Leaves Panel Early After Protests

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, left a Georgetown International Project on Cyber Engagement panel on “fake news” and propaganda yesterday 20 minutes before it was scheduled to end after heated exchanges with a group of students protesting his invitation. Gorka was scheduled to depart the panel before 1:30 p.m.,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HUMANS OF GEORGETOWN
Unsung Heroes intends to set up an online fund for Frankie Capers, a cashier at Einstein Bros. Bagels for three years, to go on vacation for the first time in more than 12 years with her grandson.

Faith, Students Motivate Einstein’s Frankie Capers

Frankie Capers, who has served as a cashier at Einstein Bros. Bagels stores on campus for three years, would be turning 57 tomorrow — if tomorrow were Feb. 29. Even though Capers will have to wait another three years for her official birthday, Unsung Heroes intends to gift her the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Professor Criticizes Clinton Campaign Strategy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a series of electoral mistakes, while pollsters underestimated President Donald Trump’s support, according to Professor Samuel J. Potolicchio (COL ’04) in a talk in White-Gravenor Hall on Tuesday evening. Potolicchio, the director of Global and Custom Education at the McCourt School of Public[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Five undergraduate students have declared majors in African American studies, a program that launched this fall alongside an African American studies department as part of multiple commitments made to address racial injustice at Georgetown.

African American Studies Major Interest Examined

Five undergraduates have declared an African American studies major in the program’s first semester, according to African American studies Program Director Robert J. Patterson. The students are juniors and seniors. Another 20 students have declared a minor during the course of the semester. The minor was originally introduced in 2005.[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Professors Voice Concerns About Trump Presidency

Georgetown professors expressed concerns over federal funding for environmental research with the incoming President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Trump made multiple comments disputing climate change during his campaign. His selection of Myron Ebell, who denies climate change, to lead his transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency has also raised concerns.[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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David Simas, assistant to the president, argued that Republicans in Congress challenged President Barack Obama’s desire to collaborate during his term Wednesday.

Advisor Praises Obama Collaboration

  President Barack Obama’s collaborative tendencies were put to the test by noncompliant Republicans in Congress during his second term, according to David Simas, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach at the White House, at a discussion Wednesday. The Republican-majority Congress has[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center will house 15 students facing financial concerns over winter break.

Hotel to House Students In Need Over Winter

Georgetown has committed to directly fund 15 students with uncertain housing conditions to stay in the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center during winter break. The accommodations will be funded by the Offices of the President, Provost and Student Affairs. This marks the third consecutive year that winter housing has[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top