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MARGARET FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Dr. Joshua Guzmán (SFS ’10) was the keynote speaker at a ceremony recognizing graduating LGBTQ students and allies April 25.

Annual Ceremony Recognizes LGBTQ Students and Allies

In a celebration honoring over 140 graduating members and allies of the LGBTQ community Thursday, speakers and attendees at Georgetown University’s 11th annual Lavender Graduation emphasized work the university can continue to do to support the community on campus. The ceremony, hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Blommer Library to Close Permanently Within the Next Year

The Blommer Science Library will close permanently and its materials will be relocated to Lauinger Library within the next six to 12 months, the dean of the Georgetown University Library announced in an email to faculty April 8. The transfer of materials from Blommer to Lau is in preparation for[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT COUNCIL | Seven students marched from Red Square to the Office of the President on April 3 to deliver a petition advocating for increased outreach and support services for Native American students.

Petition Demands Increased Representation of Native American Students

The Georgetown University Native American Student Council delivered a petition to the office of University President John J. DeGioia calling for greater support for indigenous students April 3. The petition received 605 signatures from undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff members, and non-Georgetown affiliated allies, according to NASC’s[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
SOPHIA NUNN/THE HOYA |  GSC students marched to Epicurean to deliver a petition supporting better treatment of restaurant workers March 24.

Students Petition Against Poor Working Conditions at Epicurean

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee called for fairer working conditions for workers at Epicurean and Company in a petition delivered to the Epicurean manager Monday. Around 15 members of GSC, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, led a march beginning in Red Square toward Epicurean on Monday[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU FOSSIL FREE/FACEBOOK | GU Fossil Free members Celia Buckman (SFS '21), bottom center, and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS '19), bottom right, urged Georgetown to divest from companies who do not meet select energy standards.

GUFF Alters Full Divestment Proposal After CISR Meeting

GU Fossil Free released a memo detailing its five-year plan for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies March 28 following a meeting with the university’s investment committee last week. The memo resulted from a meeting between GUFF and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, a group of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GSP/FACEBOOK | The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its inaugural speaker series event Thursday as part of its annual GSP Advocacy Week.

GSP Debuts Speaker Series, Celebrates Advocacy Week

The Georgetown Scholars Program emphasized allyship through its family dinner, a film screening and the organization’s first speaker series event during its fifth annual GSP Advocacy Week, also known as GSProud. Founded in 2004, the Georgetown Scholars Program has served over 1,600 first-generation and low-income Georgetown students and currently provides[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MARGARET FOUBERG FOR THE HOYA | 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang advocated for a basic income in the United States in an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday.

2020 Presidential Candidate Calls for Guaranteed Income Program

Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, advocated for the introduction of guaranteed social security payments for all U.S. citizens over the age of 18 Tuesday. Yang’s main pillar in his campaign platform is his basic income plan, which would give every adult citizen $12,000 per year through a series of[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
KIRK ZEISER/THE HOYA| President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia called for greater support for the diplomatic blockade to put pressure on Nicolás Maduro in his first official state visit to the U.S.

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez on The Policy Agenda for Latin America

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez (GRD ’07) called on countries to unify their support for the diplomatic blockade against Nicolás Maduro, whose position as the president of Venezuela has been a subject of international scrutiny, at an event Thursday. The event, titled “The Policy Agenda for Latin America,” was hosted[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | In 2017, Georgetown’s religious leaders participated in a lobbying campaign to protect government programs for undocumented immigrants. University President John J. DeGioia continued the university’s public support Feb.4, by cosigning a  letter that calls for Congress to protect the recipients of the programs.

In Ongoing Show of Support for DACA, DeGioia Co-Signs Letter to Congress

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia cosigned a letter urging Congress to safeguard the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs. DeGioia joined 400 other university presidents pushing for a legislative solution that protects the recipients of the programs. DACA grants immigrants without documentation who arrived in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA The Office of Facilities and Management planning per the request of the student workers' petition, placed a new heater in the RHO.

New South RHO Workers Petition University to Fix Heating

Following several months of heating concerns in the New South Residence Hall Office, several RHO student workers filed a petition to the Office of Residential Living urging it to address these concerns and work with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to develop potential solutions for the heating issue.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top