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DPS Updates Campus Security for Fall

The Department of Public Safety followed through this summer on a promise to improve campus security made in response to heightened threats after last year’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Chief of Police Jay Gruber announced that there would be an increased number of officers on campus, among other security[Read More…]

by August 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Alum Deported From Bahrain

Georgetown graduate Erin Kilbride (COL ’12) was deported from Bahrain on Saturday for what the government described as her “radical” writings on Twitter and other websites. Kilbride, originally from Portland, Maine, left the gulf kingdom and was to arrive in the United States later Saturday. Unrest between Bahrain’s Sunni-led monarchy and majority[Read More…]

by August 13, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Hoya Court Restaurant Openings Delayed Until October

Construction in Hoya Court will continue until mid-October, delaying the opening of new restaurants originally slated for late August. To compensate for the delay in opening Elevation Burger, Salad Creations and a larger Subway, Auxiliary Services will introduce temporary dining alternatives in the Leavey Center, Chief Business Officer for University Services Deborah Morey and[Read More…]

by August 13, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
JJ’s Departure Stems From Settlement, Evaluation

JJ’s Departure Stems From Settlement, Evaluation

A settlement reached with two parents whose child was bitten by Jack Jr. last fall was a factor in the decision to remove the former mascot-in-training from campus. The child sustained non-critical injuries after the incident. Georgetown’s Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Brown directed all requests for comment to the[Read More…]

by July 31, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
JJ to Leave Campus, Mascot Future in Question

JJ to Leave Campus, Mascot Future in Question

An unforeseen — and, for now, unexplained — departure has struck Georgetown amid the dog days of summer. Mascot-in-training Jack Jr. will not return to campus this fall, and the question of whether Georgetown will continue to have a live bulldog as its mascot remains unanswered, according to student dog-walkers from[Read More…]

by July 31, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Senate Passes Deal on Student Loan Interest Rates

The Senate voted to tie student loan interest rates to financial markets Wednesday, a deal that would retroactively replace the doubled 6.8 percent rate that has been in effect throughout the month of July. Rates on loans taken out by undergraduates after July 1 this year would be 3.9 percent, while[Read More…]

by July 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Fall Study Abroad in Cairo Cancelled

The Office of International Programs cancelled its fall study abroad program at the American University in Cairo in response to a State Department travel advisory issued Wednesday. The warning advises all U.S. citizens to defer travel to Egypt until further notice and orders the departure of all non-essential U.S. government personnel from[Read More…]

by July 5, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Loan Interest Rates Double

Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday after Congress failed to come to an agreement before the July 1 deadline. The increased rate for subsidized Stafford loans, available to undergraduates with demonstrated financial need, came after  a one-year extension of current rates[Read More…]

by July 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News
GU Students Witness Historic Ruling

GU Students Witness Historic Ruling

When Justice Anthony Kennedy read the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday morning, many Georgetown students were eagerly awaiting the decision from both inside and outside the courtroom. Josh Zeitlin (COL ’13) had arrived at the Supreme Court at 6:30 p.m. the day before to ensure he[Read More…]

by June 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Student Honored for Disability Advocacy at White House

Disability rights activist Lydia Brown (COL ’15) joined seven other panelists at a White House event commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act on Thursday. The event, run through the White House Office of Public Engagement, featured remarks by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Senior Advisor to the President[Read More…]

by June 26, 2013 0 comments City News, News