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Restored Painting Now at Rest on Hilltop

Restored Painting Now at Rest on Hilltop

Over 80 years ago, William Francis Boland returned to his Germantown, Md., farmhouse with a painting that had been passed down through his family for generations. The painting was the self-portrait of Boland’s maternal uncle, James Alexander Simpson, a Georgetown-born artist and the university’s first professor of drawing and painting. In[Read More…]

by January 31, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Pell Grants Secure in Current Bill

A Senate subcommittee voted last Thursday to keep the maximum Pell Grant award at $5,550, while cutting the National Institutes of Health budget by $190 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. One part of the Pell Grant program, a six-month, post-graduation interest subsidy on undergraduate student loans, will[Read More…]

by September 27, 2011 0 comments City News

Gray Staffers Exit Amid Controversy

Allegations of corruption in Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration have led to major overhauls in his top staff. Current Gray staffers are being accused of nepotism, overpaying top officials and using unethical tactics in the 2010 mayoral campaign. Gray’s camp allegedly promised an administration position and gave cash payments to fringe[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments News

Pell Grants Avoid Major Cuts

After several months of negotiations between Congress, the White House and the Department of Education, Pell Grant funding and other federal sources of financial aid have emerged from the budget process relatively unscathed. The negotiated continuing resolution allocates $23 billion to the program and maintains the maximum annual Pell Grant[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Aid in Question as Shutdown Looms

The clock is ticking on a government shutdown that would have negative implications for the university and the District. Congress and President Obama have until 11:59 p.m. today to finalize and sign a budget extension, or all of the non-essential functions of the federal government will grind to a halt.[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Up Close and Presidential

Up Close and Presidential

Georgetown’s proximity to the center of the nation’s political scene is often pegged as one of its perks. For a select group of students, however, being part of the action is an everyday occurrence. According to the White House, at least 21 current students and alumni across all of the[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

House Resolution Endangers Federal Financial Aid

The House of Representatives passed on a continuing resolution early Saturday morning that proposes drastic funding cuts to federal financial aid. The continuing resolution, which now faces a Senate vote,  would fund the federal government through September and make cuts of more than $60 billion from the 2010 budget. The[Read More…]

by February 20, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Profs’ Holidays a Marriage of Work and Play

While the students are away the professors will play — sort of. The winter break may have seen Georgetown students heading home for the holidays, flying everywhere from warm California and south Florida to snowy New Jersey. But for many professors, the off time did not allow for much time[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

SAC Slashes Budgets For All Groups

Another tight budget for the Student Activities Commission forced the organization to approve 72.5 percent of the $122,755 student organizations requested during the first run of its new bulk allocation system. SAC currently has $5,578 to allocate for the rest of the semester. Anything left over will roll over into[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Changes to Faculty Pay Plan Possible

The Office of the Provost has announced that it aims to approve the new five-year plan for faculty pay schedules and annual merit-based pay increases proposed by the Main Campus Planning Committee before Thanksgiving. A memo sent by Provost James O’Donnell to all university employees on Oct. 28 said a[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News