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ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA |

GU Evaluates Ongoing Community Criticism of Solar Panel Initiatives

After criticism from environmental and indigenous rights activists over the university’s proposed solar panel initiative, the Maryland Department of the Environment held its second informational hearing about the project May 13. Georgetown University announced its agreement with Origis Energy USA to build a solar panel system September 2017. The proposal[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (GRD '96) allegedly misappropriated funds and overvalued his firm's investments by more than half a billion dollars.

Alum Mustafa Abdel-Wadood Arrested on Charges of Fraud

Arrested in a New York City hotel on April 11, Georgetown alumnus Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (MBA ’96) faces fraud charges for misappropriating millions of dollars at The Abraaj Group, the largest private equity firm in the Middle East.   Abdel-Wadood, former Abraaj Group managing partner, pled not guilty, Assistant U.S. Attorney[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA |

GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MICHELLE XU THE HOYA Listening sessions led by two university administrators will convene next week to gather student feedback on 
the Department of Education's proposed changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16, according to a campuswide email sent Wednesday.

University to Host Open Discussion on Title IX Regulations

Three listening sessions to gather student feedback on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations are scheduled for next week, the university announced in a campuswide email Wednesday morning. The university is reviewing the regulations, announced Nov. 16, and will eventually offer a formal response independently[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY THE HOYA

Election Procedures Followed in DC Election, Observe DC Report Finds

Observe D.C. held its inaugural nonpartisan election observation effort Nov. 6 at 83 polling locations across Washington, D.C. In its preliminary report, the observation found that most polling procedures were followed and that voters were able to cast ballots without issue. The sample-based Election Day observation effort, founded by McCourt[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]

DEBORAH APPLEBAUM Georgetown students canvassed for candidate George Scott (SFS '84) during a trip organized by Georgetown University College Democrats on Oct. 27-28. Scott (D) is running to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in the race for Pennsylvania's 10th District.

13 GU Alumni Seek Congressional Seats

Thirteen Georgetown undergraduate alumni are running for congressional seats in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) (CAS ’74, MED ’78), one of three alumni in the Senate, is the sole graduate up for reelection this cycle, while Corey Stewart (SFS ’91) is running against incumbent Sen. Tim[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 0 comments Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
GAGE Georgetown Association of Graduate Employees has set Nov. 5 as the date for its upcoming election, where graduate students will vote whether or not to allow it to engage in collective bargaining on the students' behalf.

Graduate Students to Vote on Unionization

Georgetown University’s nearly 1,100 graduate student assistants are set to vote on whether or not to unionize, after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. The election, to be held between Nov. 5 and Nov. 8, is[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALEXANDRA BOWMAN
Sylvia Önder, left, Clare Fieseler (SFS ’06) and Astrid Weigert delivered the petition to the Office of the President on Oct. 12.

Faculty Petitions Provost, President for Equal Parental Leave

A petition to increase the parental leave of non-tenure-line faculty to equal that of tenure-line faculty is being “seriously considered” by the university, after 282 individuals signed the petition as of its Oct. 15 closing date. Full-time non-tenure-line faculty members, which includes about 300 assistant, associate and full professors, are[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) was confirmed as Georgetown University Student Association vice president by the GUSA senate Oct. 2, following a series of executive resignations in September. President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) nominated Chick for the position on Oct. 1. Martinez, former transition chair of the senate, became president under[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top