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Relay Fundraising Drops 30%

Relay Fundraising Drops 30%

Georgetown University’s Relay For Life saw a 30 percent drop in fundraising during a year with dramatically decreased participation. The walkathon event last Friday raised $207,533, down from last year’s profits of about $300,000 and a little more than half of the $400,000 raised in 2010. Participation in the fundraiser[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Puppy Love: Program Aims to Cool Off Finals Week Stress

With final exams quickly approaching, the LXR Community Council and the Georgetown Gastronomes have made plans to transform Alumni Square into a stress-free zone filled with puppies and slushies. First implemented at the University of California at San Diego, Tufts University, and Yale University, “puppy love” is a proven de-stressing[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Over 1,700 to Relay This Year

Tonight, a year of work by those involved with Relay For Life will come to fruition in an all-night celebration honoring cancer survivors and recognizing strides made toward finding a cure. Relay For Life was first brought to Georgetown in 2006 in the organization’s largest inaugural collegiate event. Since then,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 0 comments News
Market Revamps for New Semester

Market Revamps for New Semester

Building upon early popularity, the GU Farmers Market grew to incorporate new vendors and aims to expand its outreach and educational efforts this year. This semester has brought four new vendors selling products that include homemade crafts, kettle corn, fresh meats and gluten-free desserts. Whole Foods will also provide cooking[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 0 comments News

Rules for College Health Care Plans Finalized

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a set of federal regulations on Wednesday that will affect Georgetown and about 2,000 other colleges and universities that offer health insurance plans to students and employees. The regulations, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, encompass a wide array[Read More…]

by March 27, 2012 0 comments News

Group Capitalizes on ‘Kony 2012’

For the past two years, Georgetown’s Invisible Children chapter has worked to raise awareness of human rights violations committed by Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. However, the viral popularity and widespread debate about the documentary film “Kony 2012” has brought the group new attention.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 0 comments News

Payroll System Glitch Leaves Some Unpaid

Some student employees have not been paid this semester due to problems with the university’s transition to the Georgetown Management System, a new employee organization portal. Students who work two on-campus jobs or who receive work-study payments have particularly noticed glitches in the new system. Although GMS, which was implemented[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 0 comments News

Student Wins Award for Cancer Research

David Solomon (MED ’12) gained national recognition for his research on the genetics of cancer last Friday when he won the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The award, which is sponsored by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., recognizes achievement in the study of biology. Solomon and 12[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments News

Video Lecture Series to Kick Off This Summer

The Georgetown Conversation, one of the winners of a 2011 ReImagine Georgetown grant, plans to kick off its online lecture series this summer. The videos will cover a diverse range of topics and are intended to foster dialogue between students, faculty and staff members. Emily Oehlsen (SFS ’13) and Sam Schneider (COL ’13), a member of THE[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Week’s Events Focus on Peace

The Program on Justice and Peace and the university’s chapter of  PeaceJam kicked off a week of events focused on fostering peace education and awareness Monday. Peace Education Week will feature speakers with experience in the field, such as directors of nonprofits, researchers who focus on conflict resolution and formerly[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News