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Tenure Track: The Path to Permanency

For Georgetown’s tenure candidates, making the jump to permanent status comes with its fair share of hurdles — but administrators say a standout guidance process is the key to an acceptance rate of more than 50 percent. The rigorous tenure application system, an entrenched component of most research universities across[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Georgetown’s Alcohol-Related Incidents 50% Higher Than GWU’s

Georgetown’s Alcohol-Related Incidents 50% Higher Than GWU’s

Medical responders treated 50 percent more alcohol-related incidents per student at Georgetown than at nearby The George Washington University last semester. When adjusted for the relative sizes of the undergraduate student bodies, Georgetown saw a rate of 1.53 calls per 100 students involving alcohol. GWU sported a lower rate of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Meaney and Laverriere Nab Win in GUSA Election

Meaney and Laverriere Nab Win in GUSA Election

Mike Meaney (SFS ‘12) and Greg Laverriere (COL ‘12) have won the Georgetown University Student Association executive race with a total of 1,612 votes. It took four rounds of runoff voting for one ticket to gain a majority, with Meaney and Laverriere receiving 60.6 percent of the vote in the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Dining Workers File Petition, Push for Union

Dining Workers File Petition, Push for Union

The employees of Georgetown University Dining Services are looking to unionize. On Feb. 9, about 80 percent of workers signed a request to their employer, Aramark Higher Education, asking the food service company to remain neutral if the workers wanted to form a union. A hands-off guarantee would make a[Read More…]

by February 17, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Club Leaders Decry Space Reservation System

But dissatisfaction with OCAF is not a recent development. In 2006, Amanda Gant (SFS ’07, GRD ’12) created a Facebook group entitled “I Hate OCAF,” mainly to protest the lack of transparency in the cost of renting event space. The group, which is now dormant, lists an extensive list of[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

GW Gender-Neutral Housing Passed as Push Picks Up at GU

The George Washington University announced yesterday that it will offer gender-neutral housing for the 2011-2012 academic year, as talks of gender-blind living arrangements at Georgetown are only getting off the ground. At GWU, the new program will give students the choice to live with each other regardless of gender or[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Minority Apps’ Steep Rise May Reflect Shift

Georgetown has seen a dramatic rise in early undergraduate applications from minority students, specifically black students, this admissions cycle. Applications in the early pool from minority students rose by about 24.5 percent on the whole. Within that figure, early applications from black students jumped the most, with an increase of[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Urges Laptop Registrations

After a wave of laptop thefts swept campus in the past two months, the Department of Public Safety is developing strategies to keep students’ computers out of the hands of criminals. Plans include publicizing DPS’s laptop registration program and reducing opportunities for laptops to be left unattended. Though the registration[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

The New American Industry

On Oct. 20, The Hoya printed a viewpoint (“Downsized American Productivity,” A2) written by professor Michael Duggan proposing that the decline of the industrial manufacturing economy in the United States and our movement toward a primarily service-based economy, represent an inherent flaw in our economic system. Duggan concluded that our[Read More…]

by October 22, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized