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DeGioia Rejects Israeli Academic Boycott

In response to the American Studies Association’s decision to endorse an academic boycott of Israeli institutions, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia issued a statement Dec. 23 rejecting the ban and vowing to maintain standards of open dialogue and academic freedom. DeGioia’s press release emphasized a commitment to free expression and the exchange of ideas,[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Eight Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships

Eight Georgetown students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for their spring 2014 semesters abroad last month. Established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarship offers awards for American undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in U.S. study abroad programs, including students with high financial need[Read More…]

by December 21, 2013 0 comments News

Epicurean Owner Denies Allegations of Abuse

Epicurean and Company owner Chang Wook Chon has pledged to uphold the university’s Just Employment Policy but has not agreed to change his business practices in response to a petition delivered by student representatives Nov. 11 protesting the treatment of his employees. “It’s not something I have to change because[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments News

Epicurean Owner Denies Allegations of Abuse

Epicurean and Company owner Chang Wook Chon has pledged to uphold the university’s Just Employment Policy but has not agreed to change his business practices in response to a petition delivered by student representatives Nov. 11 protesting the treatment of his employees. “It’s not something I have to change because[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Forum Focuses on Sustainability

The newly created Office of Sustainability highlighted its goal to cut university greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent before 2020 during the inaugural Sustainable Planning Campus Workshop on Tuesday night. The workshop was held in the Intercultural Center in conjunction with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management. “This is a[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Russian Research Budget Cut by Feds

The U.S. Department of State discontinued its $3.3 million budget for research grants that advance the study of Russian and Eastern European society, culture and politics this year, eliciting concerns from professors about the future of graduate and undergraduate programs. Federal support for Russian and Eastern European research began in[Read More…]

by November 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Admins Hold First Roundtable of Semester

Administrators and students discussed dining options and student space at the first Hoya Roundtable of the semester Tuesday evening in Sellinger Lounge. Chief Operating Officer Christopher Augostini established the Roundtable series two years ago to facilitate student engagement on key campus issues. Deborah Morey, chief business officer for university services,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Phishing Attacks Rise at GU

The number of targeted phishing attacks on the university has risen by 60 percent this year, representing the trend of these attacks of moving from government bodies to private institutions. “The scheme involved phishing attacks that successfully collected NetIDs and passwords,” Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis wrote in an email[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Forums Fill Roundtable Void

Forums Fill Roundtable Void

The university’s commitment to broad Hoya Roundtable discussions has waned in favor of more frequent, focused engagement sessions on topics as specific as outdoor space near Northeast Triangle. Introduced by Chief Operating Officer Christopher Augostini in 2012, Hoya Roundtables sought to facilitate a large gathering of students and high-level administrators,[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Durbin Calls for Immigration Reform in Gaston

Durbin Calls for Immigration Reform in Gaston

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) spoke about immigration reform in Gaston Hall Tuesday evening, a call that was briefly interrupted by immigration activists who criticized the senator’s approach to the issue. Two years ago, Durbin spoke at Georgetown about the necessity of immigration reform. In Tuesday’s speech, which[Read More…]

by October 30, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News