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FILE PHOTO: MOIRA RITTER FOR THE HOYA | Five Georgetown parents and a former GU tennis coach were implicated in a Tuesday indictment for falsely designating applicants as athletic recruits to secure admission.

Georgetown Parents, Former Coach Face Bribery Charges

A former Georgetown tennis coach was charged with accepting bribes from parents to secure their children’s college admission in an indictment involving eight U.S. universities Tuesday. Gordon Ernst falsely designated at least 12 applicants, including those who did not play tennis competitively, as recruits for the Georgetown tennis team, according[Read More…]

by March 12, 2019 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU STUDENTS FOR A FULL WGST DEPARTMENT/ FACEBOOK | Students are continuing to urge Georgetown College to expand the resources of the women's and gender studies program.

Students Push GU to Respond to WGST Department Proposal

Students advocated for the women’s and gender studies program to gain departmental status in a letter delivered to Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza on March 1. The letter, which garnered over 270 signatures, requested a response from Celenza by March 11 and comes more than a year after students presented[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHAD GRIFFITH | Christian OB-GYN and reproductive rights advocate Dr. Willie Parker reconciled Christianity and abortion at an event in the Healey Family Student Center.

Doctor Argues Christian Values and Feminism Permit Abortion

Abortion falls within the values of Christianity and women’s right to abortion should be protected, Christian OB-GYN and reproductive rights advocate Dr. Willie Parker said at a Lecture Fund event Wednesday. Condemning reproductive choices like abortion is not intrinsic to mainstream religions, and the perception of abortion as an immoral[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATION Italian Architect Carlo Ratti said at  an event that urban spaces will adapt to the ways technology changes human behavior.

Technology Reshapes Urban Spaces, Architect Says

Technology that reduces energy consumption and informs consumers about sustainable products should be used to make improvements to urban infrastructure, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of urban planning Carlo Ratti said at an event Nov. 30. Cities cover 2 percent of Earth’s surface but contain over 50 percent of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

Graduate student workers voted in favor of unionization in an election last week after a yearlong push to receive official recognition from the university as a union. A majority of graduate students voted in favor of unionization, with a final count of 555 in favor and 108 against. Out of[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments City News, Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THEHOYA Students welcomed Georgetown’s announcement on the development of a Coordinated Community Response Team but criticized the university for a lack of transparency as it tackles sexual assault on campus

University to Form Sexual Assault Response Team

The Georgetown Sexual Assault and Misconduct Advisory Committee announced Nov. 2 the development of a Coordinated Community Response Team to focus on prevention and addressing the needs of survivors of sexual misconduct. The team’s formation is part of an update on the committee’s response to recommendations from the Sexual Assault[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Tuition Set to Fund Improvements to Student Housing, Administrators Say

Money from student tuition will fund financial aid, expand mental health resources and improve student housing, university administrators said at the Hoya Roundtable on tuition rate-setting in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room on Nov. 5. Provost Robert Groves and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Chatas hosted the roundtable in[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

Students, District Residents Head to Polls

Seven of the 13 seats on the Washington, D.C. Council are up for election on Nov. 6, as eligible voters will head to the polls in elections for the chairman of the council, the seats representing Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 and two at-large seats. Led by the council[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 0 comments City News, Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top