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GUMC Grant Aids DC Schools

The Georgetown University Medical Center obtained a grant Nov. 13 to bring a new science education program to middle and high school students in the Washington, D.C. area. The $217,475 grant was awarded by the Amgen Foundation, which gives money to nonprofit organizations that help to advance science education and[Read More…]

by November 19, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Ethics Class Website Finds Niche Audience

In his spare time, philosophy professor Madison Powers made a website at the end of last year to supplement his teaching on environmental justice. While many such sites might include an assortment of external links and excerpts, Powers’ product offers more than 200,000 original words – the equivalent of about[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Crowdsourcing on Campus

Most Georgetown students are familiar with the crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter. Milan Patel (SFS ’14), however, wants to tailor crowdsourcing to Georgetown with UniSprout, a university-specific crowdsourcing website. Founded by Patel and Jigar Majmundar, a senior at the University of Michigan, last spring, UniSprout is designed to facilitate small alumni donations[Read More…]

by November 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Explores Student Activities Funding Reform

The GUSA senate established a subcommittee on funding reform Sunday, coming toward the end of a year in which student activities funding plateaued and approximately 63 percent of funding requests were met. Finance and Appropriations Committee member Robert Shepherd (MSB ’15) proposed the creation of a subcommittee on spending reform[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
TEDx Georgetown Focuses on University

TEDx Georgetown Focuses on University

TEDx Georgetown is shifting its focus to the university this semester as it moves from Lohrfink Auditorium to the larger venue of Gaston Hall for its third year. The conference, which will kick off Saturday, is sponsored by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund in conjunction with the Office of the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
IAC Construction Set for Spring

IAC Construction Set for Spring

With updated design plans and approval from the Old Georgetown Board, the university is set to break ground on the Intercollegiate Athletics Center in the spring of 2014. The IAC is still going through the required approval process. The school hopes that this authorization will move quickly enough to allow them to[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
MBA Program Set to Expand

MBA Program Set to Expand

The McDonough School of Business is awaiting approval to extend its MBA programs to the Tysons Corner Center in Vienna, Va., for what would be the MSB’s first expansion outside the immediate Washington, D.C. area. Space limitations and the desire to reach a new pool of applicants are the main motivating factors behind the potential[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Mold Outbreak Plagues Dormitories

There have been 21 cases of mold in dormitories and apartments this semester reported to the Office of Facilities, which in some instances resulted in student illness. Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey said the vast majority of incidents reported have been minor, meaning students are expected[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News