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Students, Faculty Add Evidence to Daniel Pearl Murder Case

A special report compiled by Georgetown faculty, graduate and undergraduate students released last week provided never-before-seen evidence about the murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan in 2002 — including confirmation of the identity of his killer. Dubbed the Pearl Project, the investigation[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News

DeGioia Logs Onto the Social Network

Watch out for Facebook posts from the head honcho of the Hilltop himself in the next few weeks. In a further effort to facilitate communication with the university community, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia joined Facebook last Wednesday, according to Associate Vice President for Communications Julie Bataille. “In this[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Repairs Finished, Villa Le Balze Opens to GU Fanfare

Repairs Finished, Villa Le Balze Opens to GU Fanfare

webshots.comGeorgetown’s Villa Le Balze reopened after roofing repairs last semester. Georgetown’s Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy, has been reopened for student use after roof repairs closed the building last semester. The Villa is fully occupied this semester, according to Abigail Davids (COL ’12), who is currently studying there, and[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Balancing Culture and Morality

My host father was surprised when I explained where I had gotten the recipe for the French toast I had just made. “Men cook in the United States?” Here in Senegal, men don’t cook. They also don’t clean the house, do the laundry or care for young children. My host[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

First Lady Visits, Pushes Military Family Support

First lady Michelle Obama announced that President Obama will lead a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated federal government approach for supporting and engaging military families in a speech today at the Georgetown University Conference Center. “As America asks more of these families, they have a right to expect[Read More…]

by May 12, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Student Concerns Linger Despite Safety Measures

After an academic year that saw a gunshot in McDonough Gymnasium, a string of bias-related assaults against members of the LGBTQ community, a number of burglaries in university-owned student residences and multiple sexual assaults, many Georgetown students are increasingly concerned about their safety and the measures the university is taking[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Total Crime Rate Steady; More Assaults, Robberies

The crime rate on campus this academic year has remained similar to that in past years, with a jump in crimes against persons balanced by a downturn in property crime, according to Department of Public Safety Associate Director Joseph Smith. While the total number of crimes has remained steady, the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized
Armed Robbery at Café Bonaparte

Armed Robbery at Café Bonaparte

An armed robbery occurred Monday at 11:41 p.m. at Café Bonaparte on the 1500 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, according to Alfred Corbin, the street operations manager of the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Two suspects entered Café Bonaparte with guns and pushed an employee down the stairs, who is now[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Second Sexual Assault Reported in Seven Days

A student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Friday morning in West Georgetown, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The student was walking on the south side of the 3300 block of Prospect Street around 2 a.m. when an unknown male approached the student from behind and pushed her up[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burglaries Prompt New DPS Measures

The Georgetown Department of Public Safety has stepped up safety checks to prevent crime in off-campus residences in the wake of at least four burglaries or attempted burglaries that occurred within a 2-block radius of campus between March 15 and 23, as many students continue to worry about their security.[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized