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Prison System Evokes Attica Uprising for Author

The mistreatment of inmates in New York State’s Attica Prison over 40 years ago is relevant in scrutinizing current U.S. prison policy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Heather Thompson argued in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Wednesday. The Prisons and Justice Initiative in partnership with Georgetown University Lecture Fund and the Department[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Dinner With 7 Strangers will return later this semester after a semesterlong hiatus to restructure its ability to meet the high demand for its dinners.

Dinner With 7 Strangers to Return After Hiatus

After a semesterlong hiatus to restructure its ability to meet high demand for its dinners from the Georgetown community, Dinner with Seven Strangers will resume later this semester. Since DW7S’s inception in the spring of 2015, more than 1,000 people have participated in the initiative, which organizes dinners between strangers[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Transitions From Blackboard

Professors have been transitioning to Canvas – an alternative to learning management system Blackboard – after the university made the system available to all professors for this Fall. Current students and faculty who use Canvas have reported that while there have been challenges transitioning to the new system’s interface, the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Office of the Provost redesignated Brown House as student housing following a petition garnering over 1,000 signatures.

University Reinstates Brown House as Student Housing

The Office of the Provost has agreed to retain 3616 N St. NW — popularly known as Brown House — as student housing following the successful #SaveBrownHouse petition, which amassed 1,057 signatures, according to the Georgetown University Student Association. The administration removed Brown House from the housing lottery this year,[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Speakers Discuss Israeli Conscription Policies, Culture

Israeli citizens Khaled Farrag and Yasmin Yablonko defended their refusal to serve in the Israel Defense Forces because of the Israeli government’s treatment of the Druze and Palestinian communities during an event in White-Gravenor on Monday, April 18. The event, which was sponsored by J Street Georgetown, featured Farrag, a[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Former Chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisers Talks U.S. Economic Future

Professor Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, argued demographic shifts and technological innovation in the United States will ensure a prosperous economic future at the Razin Prize and Economic Policy Lecture in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. Goolsbee’s plans rule out the consumer industry,[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Bridge Initiative Aims To Promote Dialogue

As anti-Muslim rhetoric infiltrates the U.S. 2016 presidential stage and hate crimes against Muslims rise, Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative — a multi-year research project — has dedicated itself to expanding Muslim-Christian relations and peace. The research project, led by Director John Esposito and Assistant Director Engy Abdelkar and based in Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Student Athletes Form Petition Protesting Kehoe Field Closure

Student athletes frustrated with Kehoe Field’s potential eight-to-15-year closure have created a petition urging the administration to expedite the rehabilitation process. Kehoe Field’s closure has consequently forced club sports, intramural sports and recreational activities onto one field: Cooper Field. The administration decided to close Kehoe Field on Feb. 2 because[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura received the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security.

Bangura Discusses Prevention of Sexual Violence

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura advocated for the increased participation of women in international affairs and presented strategies to combat sexual violence in conflict zones during an address in Gaston Hall on Monday. The Office of the President, the Institute for[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Transit Costs Hassle Nursing Students

Students in Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies hoping to complete the nursing major are forced to pay out-of-pocket transportation costs to get to hospitals in order to complete the mandatory clinical component of the major, forcing some students to switch to less beneficial, but cheaper, sites. In[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top