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Ahmad S. Dallal, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, will serve as the new Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar starting Sept. 1.

Incoming SFS-Q Dean To Prioritize Academic Freedom, Independent Research

Maintaining Georgetown’s academic freedom and expanding partnerships between the university’s main campus and Qatar campus will be priorities for Ahmad S. Dallal, the newly appointed dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Dallal, a history professor at the American University of Beirut, will succeed current SFS-Q Dean James[Read More…]

by July 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The yield rate for the Class of 2021 increased from 47 percent last year to 49 percent.

Half of Admitted Students to Enter Class of 2021

Georgetown’s admissions yield for the Class of 2021 jumped to 49 percent this year, following a record low in the university’s acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications received. The university’s admissions yield refers to the number of accepted students who submit an enrollment deposit and plan to attend Georgetown[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Legacy Students Twice as Likely to Be Admitted

This year’s admission cycle saw an increase in the number of legacy students accepted, with 30 percent of legacy applicants offered admittance to Georgetown, compared to a 15.4 percent acceptance rate for all applicants. Legacy students are expected to comprise 10 percent of the Class of 2021, demonstrating a persistent[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Anti-Semitic graffiti was found near the Makóm Jewish gathering space in Leavey Center.

GUPD Investigates Anti-Semitic Graffiti Near Jewish Gathering Space

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a public restroom next to the Makóm Jewish gathering space in Leavey Center Saturday morning. The graffiti, which includes a death threat, has been classified as a bias-related incident. The Georgetown University Police Department is currently investigating the incident, according to Senior Director for Strategic[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Metro Increases Fares, Cuts Hours in Effort to Lower Deficit

Metro fare will increase July 1 following the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors’ approval of fare hikes and reduced services last Thursday. In an effort to avoid a $1.1 billion budget deficit by 2020, Metro will increase rush hour Metrorail fares by 10 cents, making the one-way[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
The application rate increased by 12.4 percent from last year, while the acceptance rate is expected to be about 15 percent.

Class of 2021 Application Rate Increases to All-Time High

After receiving a record number of total applicants for this year’s application cycle, Georgetown’s admissions department anticipates accepting about 15 percent of 21,459 regular decision applicants to the Class of 2021, down from last year’s acceptance rate of 16.4 percent. Georgetown accepted a record-low number of early action applicants this[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 7 comments City News, News, News - Top

Campus Groups Launch Fundraising Tool for Student Initiatives

Undergraduate students and both recognized and unrecognized student groups now have access to a fundraising tool for student initiatives through collaborative project Saxa Fund, announced March 3. A joint project between Students of Georgetown, Inc., the Georgetown University Alumni Student Federal Credit Union and the Georgetown University Student Association, Saxa[Read More…]

by March 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Mayor Bowser Allows Paid Family Leave to Move to Congress

Employees in Washington, D.C. will receive paid family leave benefits starting in January 2020 after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) allowed the legislation funding the new program to move to the U.S. Congress for review. Bowser, who is a vocal critic of the act’s financial cost and extent of the law’s[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar on Pennsylvania Ave. offers vegetarians and cheese lovers a delicious and unique twist on cheesy American classics.

Restaurant Review: GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW | Cuisine: American |  $ A haven for vegetarians and cheese lovers on a budget, GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar offers a vast array of twists on the classic grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Tucked away in a nook just a block from the White House,[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
United States District Judge Court James Robart (LAW ’73) suspended President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday.

GULC Alumnus Suspends Trump’s Immigration Ban

On Friday night, United States District Court Judge James Robart (LAW ’73), a Georgetown University Law Center alumnus, suspended President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barring entry to refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Intervening in an ongoing legal clash between immigration activists and the Trump administration,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top