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Striving Toward Higher Ed

A new campus group has taken up the cause to help underprivileged high school students reach their college dreams. Created in 2006 by Michael Carter, a student at Washington University in St. Louis, the Strive for College Collaborative is now a nationally recognized non-profit group that works to develop a[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Zoning Hearing: Administrators Stand Firm on Campus Plan

The university presented its revised 2010 Campus Plan Thursday night to five D.C. Zoning Commissioners, as well as students and residents of the Georgetown, Burleith and Foxhall neighborhoods. The hearing represented the final stage of a two-year process. University President John J. DeGioia, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson,[Read More…]

by April 15, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Ward Redistricting Process Begins, Will Alter ANCs

Each of the District’s eight wards will be redrawn by Dec. 31 based on recently released census data. Discussion about the redistricting and plans for shifting ward borders has already begun. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, D.C.’s Ward 2, which is home to Georgetown as well as The George[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Report: Alcohol, Studying Key to GPA

A study by Todd Wyatt, a doctoral student at George Mason University, has found that the “work hard, play hard” attitude of students at many elite universities negatively affects their GPAs. The study indicates that drinking is equivalent only to time spent studying as the most significant predictor of students’[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Rethinking Best Fit, GU School

Each year, applicants to Georgetown are asked to check a small box next to the name of one of the undergraduate schools. They write essays explaining their interest in that specific school: the dream of being the next Secretary of State, a love for the liberal arts, a passion for[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Census: Change in DC Racial Balance

Recently released 2010 census data show that the population of individuals of black or African-American descent in D.C. has dropped 11 percent since the year 2000, representing a major change in the District’s status as a predominantly black city.   About 51 percent of D.C. residents are black or African-American,[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Push for Voter Registration

Student volunteers will be knocking on doors and informing their peers living in residence halls about voter registration this Monday through Thursday, but it will not be for national elections. Rather, the students aim to convince students to register to vote in the District so that they may take on[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Sewanee Only College to Lower Tuition

Bucking national university trends, a liberal arts college in Tennessee announced its plans to lower tuition by 10 percent this fall on Feb. 16. Lowering tuition will enable Sewanee College to compete with other public institutions’ rates as well as compete with private institutions’ tuitions that are likely to be[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Peer Schools Seek to Curb Smoking; Georgetown Stalls

About 500 campuses in the United States are now smoke-free, but Georgetown does not look to be joining their ranks in the near future. Yale University plans to survey faculty and students this month about their support for the ban, according to The Yale Daily News, leading the debate among[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Summer Plans: Students Opt For the Hilltop

The semester may have just gotten into full swing, but for students planning on studying on campus during the summer, it’s pre-registration time again already. Pre-registration kicked off today at 9 a.m. and will remain open until three days into each of the four sessions, according to the Georgetown University[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News