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Premed Courses to Adjust in Wake of MCAT Changes

Academic advisors and students anticipate minor adjustments in the premedical program in response to changes to the Medical College Admissions Test, which will take effect in 2015. The exam, which is a major part of the admissions process for medical schools, will be two hours longer and test a broader[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Thousands Gather to Protest Canada-Texas Oil Pipeline

At least 10 Georgetown students joined an estimated 10 thousand demonstrators in front of the White House Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Protestors urged the government to reconsider plans to construct the pipeline, a 1,700-mile-long structure which will carry oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in[Read More…]

by November 7, 2011 0 comments News

GU Earns Financially Responsible Rating

Georgetown received a label of “financially responsible” for its performance in fiscal year 2010, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Education on Oct. 12. One of over 3,000 schools evaluated, the university was issued a composite score of 2.1 out of 3.0 for its fiscal performance between[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

FBI: Violent Crimes Down, Forcible Rape Up in DC

While the District saw a moderate reduction in 2010 violent crime levels, reports of forcible rape jumped 25 percent, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report released on Monday. Forcible rapes numbered 187, which is 37 more than the previous year. According to Metropolitan Police Department crime statistics, 10 of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare plans to open rental stations on the National Mall despite previous opposition from the National Park Service. While the National Mall is the District’s prime tourist destination, the National Park Service has resisted the addition of Capital Bikeshare stations to the Mall for months, saying that the stations would tarnish the park’s[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments News

9/11 Anniversary Brings Heightened Security

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, communities in the nation’s capital and largest metropolis are working to reinforce the cities’ defenses against the increased threat of further terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Thursday evening that it has received credible threats against Washington, D.C., and New York[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Harbour Ice Rink Planned

Washington Harbour owner MRP Realty recently unveiled plans to build a 9,000-foot ice rink as part of its efforts to drastically revitalize the Georgetown waterfront. According to Julie Chase, CEO of Chase PR and a representative of MRP, the rink will be the cornerstone of the company’s renovation plans. Chase said that this attraction will[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments News
Waitlist Closed as Yield Nears 50%

Waitlist Closed as Yield Nears 50%

Georgetown will not be offering any spots to students still on the school’s waitlist after nearly half of all accepted students for the class of 2015 opted to attend the Hilltop this fall. The 48.5 percent yield rate represents a significant increase from those of previous years. The classes of[Read More…]

by May 19, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News, Uncategorized

DC Mayor Testifies For Budget Autonomy

Speaking before the House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee on Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray addressed the controversial restrictions for the District in Congress’s fiscal year 2012 budget. Gray called for an easing of federal restrictions on the D.C. budget process, saying that federal guidelines put an undue strain on the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Office of Planning: GU Must House All Students On Campus by 2016

The District of Columbia Office of Planning’s review of the 2010 Campus Plan to the DC Zoning Commission last night requires that Georgetown house 100 percent of students on campus by 2016. In its report, the OP called for the university to dramatically boost its capacity of on-campus residences within[Read More…]

by May 6, 2011 0 comments Campus News