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9/11 Anniversary Brings Heightened Security

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, communities in the nation’s capital and largest metropolis are working to reinforce the cities’ defenses against the increased threat of further terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Thursday evening that it has received credible threats against Washington, D.C., and New York[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Capital Campaign Spurs Emphasis on Research

With a $350 million capital campaign for faculty excellence in the works and a new science building on the horizon, the university’s evolving role as a research institution is becoming more vital than ever before. “The mission of a research university is both to create new knowledge — research —[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments News

Boycotters Claim Hummus Brand Has Unsavory Ties

Many Georgetown students only know Sabra as their favorite variety of chickpea spread for sale at Vital Vittles. The popular hummus brand, however, has been the target of boycotts at some peer universities. The undergraduate student government at Princeton University may vote as soon as Nov. 29 on a referendum[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Boycotters Claim Hummus Brand Has Unsavory Ties

Many Georgetown students only know Sabra as their favorite variety of chickpea spread for sale at Vital Vittles. The popular hummus brand, however, has been the target of boycotts at some peer universities. The undergraduate student government at Princeton University may vote as soon as Nov. 29 on a referendum[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Eco-Cycling Week Brings The Green to Georgetown

Georgetown kicked off its first Eco-Cycling Week in efforts to make campus a little greener. The event was conceived by EcoAction board member Emily McGinnis (SFS ’11) and sponsored by the Off Campus Student Life Stewardship Council, EcoAction and Georgetown Energy. Students are encouraged to get involved by bringing recyclables[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Von Furstenberg, Fashion Icon, Visits Gaston in Style

Diane von Furstenberg addressed a well-heeled and predominantly female crowd in Gaston Hall on Monday night, telling the audience of her life as a fashion designer, all in the hope of inspiring her audience to act with confidence and clarity. Dean Carol Lancaster of the School of Foreign Service introduced[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Peers Reflect on Arrested Students

After being abruptly awoken and evacuated from their residence hall early Saturday morning, displaced Harbin Hall residents began to piece together the morning’s events and reflect on the students who were said to be involved. Initial reports claimed that police had responded to a student caller reporting an odor on[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Faculty Mourn Former Econ. Professor’s Death

F. William McElroy, professor emeritus in the economics department, died Oct. 13 at age 71 following a battle with lung cancer that fatally weakened his immune system. “He was a wonderful man with a thorough understanding of both mathematics and economics,” said professor emeritus of economics George Viksnins, McElroy’s longtime[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

World Bank President Addresses Campus

World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick unveiled a new research plan and slogan for the World Bank in Gaston Hall on Wednesday morning before an audience of students and faculty. School of Foreign Service Dean Carol Lancaster introduced Zoellick to a less-than-full Gaston, though more students trickled in throughout the[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Textbook Law Unevenly Applied

The passage of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, which mandates universities to provide a list of texts corresponding to every course in the registration catalog, has left the university in flux as it seeks to comply with new textbook regulations. Of Georgetown’s 2,119 undergraduate and graduate courses in the[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News