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GEORGETOWN LAW | Cedric Asiavugwa, a Georgetown law student and advocate for social justice issues, died March 10. Asiavugwa served as a residential minister on the second floor of New South.

GU Law Student Cedric Asiavugwa Remembered for Social Justice Efforts

Georgetown law student and a New South residential minister, Cedric Asiavugwa, died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all 157 people on board March 10. Asiavugwa, 32, was traveling to Nairobi, Kenya, when flight ET302 crashed near Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Asiavugwa should be remembered for[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MADELINE CHARBONNEAU/THE HOYA | Board of directors approves updated weapons policy banning the use of weapons by all members of the Georgetown community Feb. 14.

New Weapons Ban Applies Campuswide, Board Confirms

Georgetown’s board of directors approved a campus weapons policy banning firearms on campus in a Feb. 14 meeting, with signage on the prohibition of weapons set to be posted on campus later this year. The policy update — known as the Policy Prohibiting Firearms, Weapons and Explosives — clarifies that[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Patricia Baker (COL '64) and John Baker (COL '64) seek to increase access to nontraditional educational opportunities on and off campus.

Alumni Donate $20 Million to Fund Experiential Learning

A $20 million donation to Georgetown University will create a new fund to support opportunities for hands-on learning experiences both on and off campus. The gift, from Patricia Baker (COL ’64) and John Baker (COL ’64), chairman and CEO of International Planning Group, will form the Baker Trust for Transformational[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA | Georgetown is contracting a third party to evaluate a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land. Students pushed the university to release further information on the evaluation at a Feb. 10 forum.

Students Push Administrators for Details on Solar Panel Initiative

Students urged Georgetown University to disclose the details of the timeline on a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land but provide half of the university’s electricity needs at a Feb. 10 forum. The university is contracting a third party to review the project, a decision supported[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins to Buy Newseum Building for Grad Programs

Johns Hopkins University is set to purchase the Newseum building, with plans to convert the space to hold its Washington, D.C.-based graduate programs, according to a Jan. 25 announcement from the university. The sale remains subject to all regulatory approvals, and the museum will remain open to the public through[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Freelance photographer George Steinmetz, right, and American University Associate Professor of  Philosophy and Religion Evan Berry, left, said an understanding religion is essential to motivate action against climate change at an event Jan. 23.

Visual Effects of Climate Change Motivate Action

Displaying the effects of increasingly frequent environmental disasters and engaging religious communities is necessary to motivate action against climate change, George Steinmetz, a freelance photographer, and Evan Berry, an American University associate professor of philosophy and religion, said at a Jan. 23 event. Using aerial photography that can show the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., says Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Wuerl Previously Informed of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Predecessor

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former archbishop of Washington, D.C., was aware of an allegation of sexual assault against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, his predecessor, as early as 2004, according to his Jan. 15 letter to the Society of Jesus. Wuerl’s letter comes after previous public claims that no accusations were made against[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK | THE HOYA 
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a new initiative to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths in Washington, D.C.

Bowser Announces Initiative to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

A Washington, D.C. initiative, LIVE.LONG.DC., aims to reduce District opioid overdoses by 50 percent by 2020, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced. Opioid overdoses are at a record high in D.C., which experienced more deaths from opioid-related overdoses than homicides in 2018. Input from the public on the plan, announced[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Grad Student Awarded Funds to Develop Medical Invention

Grad Student Awarded Funds to Develop Medical Invention

Shavini Fernando (GRD ’18) won $35,000 at the second annual Bark Tank, an event that awards funding to Georgetown students who pitch new business ventures, for her potentially lifesaving invention, O2Wear. The Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize granted a total of $100,000 at the McDonough School of Business to current and[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HAWAH Hawah Kasat, co-founder of One Common Unity, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of community violence through music and art education, will receive the 2019 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award on Jan. 21.

Local Activist Honored With Legacy of a Dream Award

Community activist and co-founder of nonprofit One Common Unity Hawah Kasat will be awarded the 2019 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award, Georgetown University announced Nov. 20. Georgetown presents the Legacy of a Dream award annually to an individual who has shown outstanding service consistent with the Jesuit[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top