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Georgetown Living Wage Debate Goes Nationwide

One month after Georgetown administrators increased workers’ wages following an eight-day student hunger strike, other universities are feeling similar pressure to raise their employees’ wages. The campaign at Georgetown may be part of a larger trend which began during a living wage campaign at Harvard in 2001. According to the[Read More…]

by April 22, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Music Department Faces Complaints

Students and a professor have lodged a growing list of complaints concerning facilities and support for music programs at Georgetown. Students in some music programs suffer from a lack of administrative support, must use poorly maintained equipment and sometimes complete class projects at 4 or 5 a.m. due to overcrowding,[Read More…]

by April 22, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Colleges Consider Criminal Checks

To admissions officers, Curtis Dixon probably seemed like a model student – the type of person that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington wanted to attract to its campus. According to media reports, Dixon told officials that he had been home-schooled his entire high school career. He had scored a 1070[Read More…]

by April 19, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Colleges Consider Criminal Checks

To admissions officers, Curtis Dixon probably seemed like a model student – the type of person that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington wanted to attract to its campus. According to media reports, Dixon told officials that he had been home-schooled his entire high school career. He had scored a 1070[Read More…]

by April 19, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Man Wields Knife, Flees GU Hospital

A man angry at doctors for refusing to prescribe him medication threatened employees and wielded a knife at Georgetown University Hospital last week before fleeing the scene, law enforcement sources said. According to a Metropolitan Police Department incident report, the man, who was previously a patient at the hospital and[Read More…]

by April 15, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Students Petition for Professor’s Return

Georgetown administrators said this week that they will not renew a popular adjunct professor’s teaching contract for next fall, citing a “curricular review” for the decision. Colman McCarthy, a professor in Georgetown’s Justice and Peace program, was asked not to teach his Literature of Peace class next semester, according to[Read More…]

by April 15, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Damage Minimal After Two On-Campus Fires

Department of Public Safety officers rescued a sleeping Georgetown student covered by smoldering bedding materials two weeks ago and extinguished a small fire in an Alumni Square drain the next day. According to David Morrell, vice president for university safety, the student was sleeping in his seventh-floor McCarthy Hall residence[Read More…]

by April 12, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Service in Strategy

Fourth in a continuing series on community service at Georgetown. Chris Satti (MSB ’06) rarely gets to indulge two of the things he cares most about – business and community service. But Hilltop Consultants, a student-run business consulting service, allows him to do just that. Providing pro-bono consulting services to[Read More…]

by April 12, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Streaker Nabbed in Red Square

A nude Georgetown student sprinted through campus before being detained by law enforcement officials and escorted back to his residence hall April 2. David Morrell, vice president for university safety, said Friday that Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to Red Square at about 5:30 a.m. April 2 after[Read More…]

by April 12, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized

Bargaining for Benefits

Fourth in a four part series about LGBTQ issues at Georgetown While many of Georgetown’s LGBTQ faculty members say the environment for openly gay members of academia has improved over the years, others believe that Georgetown is losing top talent because of its current benefits policies. Georgetown does not give[Read More…]

by April 8, 2005 0 comments Uncategorized