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University Awarded for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching granted Georgetown the 2015 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement on Jan. 15, an award that was given to 360 U.S. colleges and universities and will remain valid until 2025. “The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement is the gold star for recognition in[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

OWN IT Sets a Date, Expands

OWN IT, a student initiative that aims to connect students with women in leadership in leadership, announced last Wednesday that it will host its second annual OWN IT Summit March 28 in Gaston Hall. Over 50 speakers and an expected 800 attendees, 400 more than at last year’s summit, are anticipated to[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 2 comments Campus News, News
The Corp Introduces New Leadership

The Corp Introduces New Leadership

After a year which featured the first new storefront in 14 years, Students of Georgetown, Inc., underwent a change in leadership in January, electing a new Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The Hoya sat down with the outgoing and incoming leadership to reflect on their[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Scores Rise for Hispanic Students

Hispanic students have made significant strides toward increasing the average scores on national math tests over the course of the last decade, with public school students in cities including Washington, D.C., making some of the most impressive progress, according to a study released Monday by the Child Trends Hispanic Institute.[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Bowser Education Plan Deemed Vague

Recently elected mayor, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) will take office in a city with a highly stratified — along both racial and socioeconomic lines — public school system that has not seen a redrawing of boundaries in over 40 years. Education became a focus point of the campaign[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Inequality Report Criticized for Misrepresentation

The D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer revealed that the level of income inequality in Washington, D.C., is higher than that of every state in the country and 66 other countries according to a report released on Oct. 29. The report, entitled “The District of Columbia Economic and Revenue[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News
The struggle for students to find a table in the Intercultural Center Galleria will continue as efforts to create new study spaces in the ICC have slowed.

Plans Stall for ICC Study Space

Although the Office of Planning and Facilities Management announced plans to renovate the Intercultural Center to create new study spaces for students in the School of Foreign Service in February, plans have stalled as a result of budgetary concerns. The university approved plans to create a new study space and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Deborah Dingell (SFS ’75, GRD ’98), left, and Nick Troiano (COL ’11, GRD ’13), center, are running to join the 20 Georgetown alumni in Congress. Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) is running for California State Senate.

Alumni Prepare for Midterm Elections

As campaigns enter their final push before midterm elections Tuesday, two Georgetown alumni are clamoring to join the 20 alumni already serving in Congress, while other alumni run for other political seats. Democrat Deborah Dingell (SFS ’75, GRD ’98) remains in control of her campaign to represent Michigan’s 12th Congressional[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 1 comment City News, News

As US HIV Rates Steady, DC Stays on Top of List

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month revealed that 1.1 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, with the number of new infections remaining steady at approximately 50,000 infections per year since the mid-1990s. D.C. still suffers from the highest HIV/AIDS[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
A proposal would combine the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Women’s Center (above) with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access.

Center Consolidation Proposed

A tentative plan to combine Georgetown’s LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center and Center for Multicultural Equity and Access has drawn criticism from students opposed to any sort of merger. According to Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, the administration has not made any concrete plans to consolidate these offices. Olson[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News