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KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of political service. Bush is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda until Wednesday, which President Donald Trump has declared as a national day of mourning.

GU Community Remembers Bush Amid State Funeral

Georgetown University students, faculty and prominent alumni celebrated President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of prioritizing lifelong service to his country over partisan politics after he died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, after months of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/FOR THE HOYA Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned that the United States' system of capitalism threatens the strength of Western democracy, at an event on Oct. 16.

Senator Warner Cautions Cyberwarfare Is Threatening Democracy

Cyberwarfare and foreign election interference are a threat to American democracy, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service on Oct. 16. Warner was governor of Virginia before being elected to the Senate in 2008. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELIZA LAFFERTY AND PATRICK WALSH Georgetown University Student Association senate elected Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) as speaker and vice speaker.

GUSA Senate Elects Speaker, Vice Speaker

Eliza Lafferty (COL ’21) and Patrick Walsh (SFS ’21) were elected speaker and vice speaker of the Georgetown University Student Association senate in an emergency senate meeting Oct. 2. Lafferty, the former transition chair of the senate, and Walsh, the former transition vice chair of the senate were nominated for[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMY LI FOR THE HOYA Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS '86) called for a multinational effort to defend the current political atmosphere from challenges to its democratic values at an event in Gaston Hall Sept. 28.

Japanese Foreign Minister Urges International Support of Democratic Values

Democratic countries around the world must collaborate to contribute to protecting a liberal world order, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS ’86) said at an event Sept. 28 in Gaston Hall. Before becoming foreign minister, Kono served in the Japanese House of Representatives, where he was a member of five[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA From left to right: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security executive director Melanne Verveer, chief operating officer of WEConnect Greta Schettler (GRD '11), gender parity task forces coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez (GRD '16), World Bank social scientist Miriam Müller and project director for the Women's Empowerment for Economic Development and Resilience Project Lucia España speak at an event Sept. 21.

Female Entrepreneurs Fuel Economic Success, Panelists Say

Female economic participation cultivates a more equitable and productive economy, women’s rights experts said at a panel in Riggs Library on Friday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the panel provided intervention strategies to overcome systemic barriers to women’s economic participation in Latin and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94), left, Christian Dorsey (SFS ’93) and Tanya Cook (MSB ’86) discuss the importance of local politics at a panel.

Alumni Offer Career Advice

Local government has the potential to create influential change, panelists at the first Hoyas in Politics and Public Service Career Chat of the year said on Wednesday. The panel, hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, featured former Nebraska State Sen. Tanya Cook (MSB ’86), Vice Chair[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Weekday visitors to the National Museum of African American History and Culture no longer need advance passes, beginning in September.

Smithsonian African-American History Museum Waives Weekday Passes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s launch of its trial weekday, no-pass entry program attracted over 7,000 visitors on the first day of the monthlong program. Dubbed “Walk-Up Weekdays,” the museum’s program waives the requirement for timed-entry passes to be obtained in advance on weekdays in the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The online resources are intended to help guide students during the reporting process, as well as compile available information regarding instances of sexual assault and harassment on campus.

Online Sexual Assault and Misconduct Resources Launched

An online reporting form for sexual assault and misconduct concerns and an online resource center were launched by the university last Wednesday in response to findings from the 2016 Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey. The two new resources are intended to help guide students during the reporting process, as[Read More…]

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Peter Hamilton, left, the incoming vice president of Georgetown University College Republicans, and Jake Lyons ( ), the incoming president.

New College Republicans Leadership Marks Ideological Shift

Jake Lyons (COL ’20) and Peter Hamilton (COL ’20) were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Georgetown University College Republicans on Nov. 28, marking a shift in the club’s focus toward building a strong community among its members. Lyons and Hamilton hope to increase GUCR’s membership and promote[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top