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Georgetown Grads, Professors Making Mark on Election

Georgetown may not boast both any of this year’s presidential candidates as alums, but both university professors and graduates have had a very visible presence both on and off the campaign trail this election season. Perhaps most evident have been those not necessarily directly involved in the campaigns, but rather[Read More…]

by July 1, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Crafting a Plan for Faculty Future

Jonathan Ray, an assistant theology professor who came to Georgetown in fall 2006, said Georgetown was a bit lax in its pursuit, especially compared to the aggressive recruiting he experienced at UCLA and Yale University. Yulia Chentsova Dutton, an assistant psychology professor, said that her department was accommodating but that[Read More…]

by May 16, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

University Names Commencement Speakers

The founder of Teach for America, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and the secretary of commerce are among those who will speak at this year’s commencement exercises, the university announced Monday. Beginning on Thursday, May 15th, Ana Botin, executive chairman of Banco Banesto, the fourth-largest bank in Spain, will speak[Read More…]

by May 6, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Student Reports Sexual Assault at Gunpoint

A student reported being sexually assaulted at gunpoint on the third floor of LXR Hall early Saturday morning, launching a Metropolitan Police Department investigation and spurring Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety to consider changes to its security protocols. According to a public safety alert from DPS, at 3:40 a.m. a[Read More…]

by April 27, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

STAND Lobbies GU to Keep Funds from Sudan

Georgetown agreed Wednesday to refrain from investing in companies with operations in Sudan after almost three years of lobbying by the Student Anti-Genocide Coalition. According to Hailey Flynn (SFS ’08), the organization began meeting with the university in the summer of 2005 to urge them to divest from companies that[Read More…]

by April 25, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Biden Condemns GOP Foreign Policy

Only a Democratic victory in the upcoming presidential election will allow for a renewed and focused effort against international threats and stability in the Middle East, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) said in a foreign policy speech Tuesday in Gaston Hall. “I start from a very simple and basic premise: We[Read More…]

by April 19, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Break Trip Sanctioned For Alcohol Violations

The Center for Social Justice nixed next year’s planned alternative spring break trip to New Orleans last week after a report that some volunteers violated its substance-free policy. Raymond Shiu, the CSJ program director for student leadership and special programs, said violations during this year’s trip led by Blanket New[Read More…]

by April 11, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Bush: Education Key for Afghan Women

First Lady Laura Bush promoted education as the key to improving women’s rights and living conditions in Afghanistan during a speech yesterday in Riggs Library. Bush delivered her remarks during a meeting of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, which established a partnership with Georgetown in 2006. She noted the overall progress[Read More…]

by January 18, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Facing Resentment, MPD Keeps Patrols

Just a few weeks into the Metropolitan Police Department’s “party patrols,” and Second District officials are calling the program a success. MPD Second District Commander Andrew Solberg said that the new foot patrols – which were instituted last month to crack down on local noise violations – have led to[Read More…]

by November 16, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized

Carroll Fellows Interest Drops

Enrollment in the Carroll Fellows Initiative has declined in recent years, as some students said that they are dissatisfied with the program’s focus and requirements, while one program administrator cited a change in the program’s application policy. There are only 36 students from the Class of 2010 that enrolled in[Read More…]

by October 30, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized