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PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

1. “Spring to Come” — John Butler Trio  When I turn to my playlists for a soft, safe and stable space, this ballad by the Australian folk group John Butler Trio is a natural option to center myself. With a warm and reflective introduction, Butler’s gentle voice invites you to[Read More…]

GUSA President Kamar Mack, left, Chief of Staff Brody Loan and Vice President Jessica Andino.

Halfway Through Term, GUSA Executive Revisits Campaign Promises

After Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) won the 2017 GUSA executive election in February by a 34-vote margin, they promised to establish a “Fresh GUSA” focused on affordability, health resources and student entrepreneurship. Since then, Mack and Andino have[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

New GUSA Senate Sworn In as Tensions Emerge

Twenty-nine students from all four graduation years were sworn into the 2017-2018 Georgetown University Student Association senate Sunday, as the senate chose new leadership for the body and finance and appropriations committee. A confirmation for Mattie Haag (COL ’18) to serve as a councilor for the GUSA Constitutional Council, the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News
This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services

  Tensions between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the largest labor union representing Metro employees tipped over twice this week amid labor contract negotiations, prompting service meltdowns across the rail system and delaying transit operations for hours on end. Following the discovery of a mechanical hazard that dealt[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
University President John J. DeGioia (fourth from center) spoke on a panel for UN Women's third anniversary of launching HeForShe.

Annual HeForShe Report Highlights Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives

Universities can learn from Georgetown’s initiatives to empower women, such as sexual assault awareness and prevention programs, as well as the Institute for Women, Peace and Security, explained university president John J. DeGioia at a United Nations Women event Wednesday morning. Speaking at the third-year anniversary celebration of UN Women’s[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

University Reiterates Anti-Greek Life Stance

Jeff Cirillo and Christian Paz are staff writers for The Hoya. Georgetown reiterated its policy against social fraternities and sororities in a campuswide email Sept. 1, highlighting high-risk behaviors commonly associated with Greek life. In the email — the third such message released by the university — Associate Vice President[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
About 115 Georgetown students marched to the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 19 in support of immigration reform. The March for America drew tens of thousands of immigrants and activists.

DeGioia Condemns ‘Unconscionable’ Termination of DACA

University President John J. DeGioia condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, calling it an “unconscionable decision” in a university-wide email Tuesday night. DeGioia also renewed his support for students without documentation in a statement posted to Facebook. “As a nation, we have[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 1 comment Campus News, City News, News, News - Top

New Post Offers Support to Undocumented Students

The university has appointed its first full-time associate director for undocumented student services to provide support for students without documentation and coordinate legal information and resources for this community. Arelis Palacios, who currently serves as a part-time coordinator for students without documentation and senior associate director of programming and advising[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News
Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau’s most recent book, “Campus Confidential,” advocates a renewed focus on teaching, not research, among professors.

Q&A: Professor Criticizes University Tenure Process

Professors must rededicate themselves to the primary responsibility of the university: teaching. This is the argument of professor Jacques Berlinerblau, director of the Center for Jewish Civilization in the School of Foreign Service. In his most recent book, “Campus Confidential,” Berlinerblau argues that the current structure of higher education and[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News