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School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman, left, moderated a panel comprising former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former president of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo and former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.

Clinton Foreign Policy Partners Revisit the ‘Indispensable Nation’

“Hard-headedness and empathy” — this seemingly paradoxical combination of qualities informed the foreign policy of former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) at a time when the United States was surging as a unilateral world power, argued foreign policy experts Monday in Copley Formal Lounge. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Adjunct professors were presented a tentative agreement reached by SEIU Local 500 and Georgetown University.

University Presents Adjuncts’ Union with Final Proposal

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining contract between Georgetown and more than 1,000 adjunct professors concluded Oct. 31 with a final proposal to be voted on by union members, following five months of discussions. The university presented a final offer Tuesday to the six-person bargaining team, which includes two union[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Free Speech Project Panel on Charlottesville Probes Bounds of Expression

The line is blurred between free speech and speech that is harmful or violent enough to be curtailed, according to four experts at a Georgetown University Free Speech Project panel Monday. Speaking to an audience that filled Gaston Hall’s lower level, the panelists examined the aftermath of this summer’s white[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A group of six adjunct professors delivered a petition Friday to the president’s office. Among those who met with Chief of Staff Joe Ferrara, left, were Kishan Yerubandi, Kerry Danner-McDonald (COL ’93), Camille Gaskin-Reyes and Monica Arruda de Almeida.

Adjunct Petition Demands Wage Increase, Improved Status for More Than 1,000 Faculty

A group of six adjunct faculty delivered a petition Friday to Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia calling for increased wages, health care and access to university resources as five-monthlong negotiations approach their Oct. 31 deadline, when the current contract expires. Georgetown has not offered sufficient financial concessions to the[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Elizabeth Erra (COL ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) are two of 26 alumni working for Teach For America this year. Georgetown contributed the second highest number of students to TFA.

Teach For America Program Receives 26 GU Alumni

Georgetown sent the second-most graduates to work for education nonprofit Teach for America in 2017 among similarly sized universities. Twenty-six Georgetown graduates joined the TFA teaching corps, a body of students recruited to teach in low-income schools across the country for at least two years. The university tied for second[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Have You Been a Victim of Hate or Bias at Georgetown? Tell Us Your Story

The Hoya is partnering with investigative reporting nonprofit ProPublica, other news outlets and civil rights groups to document instances of hate crimes and bias-related incidents on Georgetown’s campus. Hate speech and crime is up nationwide, including on college campuses. Last month, a BuzzFeed News investigation confirmed 154 instances of hate[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 3 comments News, News - Top
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Students and faculty protested both Sessions' policies as attorney general and the selective nature of the event by "taking a knee" outside the venue.

Amid Protests, Sessions Lectures GULC Audience on Free Speech

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended free speech rights on college campuses and condemned protesters who have tried to curtail them at an invitation-only Georgetown University Law Center event Tuesday. Law students protested the event’s organization for being overly selective after more than 130 students who had registered for the event[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 6 comments City News, News, News - Top
Q&A: New MSFS Director McEldowney Urges Optimism About Future of Diplomacy

Q&A: New MSFS Director McEldowney Urges Optimism About Future of Diplomacy

Despite living in a “more fractious” world, students looking for a career in diplomacy should continue to pursue their dreams, said Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, the new director for the Masters in Foreign Service program, in an exclusive interview with The Hoya. Before beginning her term at Georgetown this fall, McEldowney[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
Sixteens students without documentation met with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) Wednesday night.

Georgetown Dreamers Welcomed on Capitol Hill Following DACA Repeal

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) of Illinois hosted 16 students without documentation on Capitol Hill to express his support after this week’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The students, some of whom were protected under the Obama-era policy, watched from the Senate floor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Community Members Launch Defense of DACA

Sen. Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69), a Democrat from Illinois, rose to the Senate floor Aug. 2 to tell the story of one of the more than 750,00 beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He had been talking about these immigrants for years, but this time[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News