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College Dean Chester Gillis recently announced he would step down in June 2017. He plans on taking a yearlong sabbatical before returning to Georgetown’s theology department.

Gillis Reflects on Term

From hosting intimate conversations with first-year students over dinner at his home to promoting increased racial awareness through the development of an African American studies major, College Dean Chester Gillis’ commitment to Georgetown and its students has been a constant force on the Hilltop since his arrival almost three decades[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Impacts Sees Increased Program Opportunities

The Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation announced this year’s recipients of its GU Impacts fellowship, a program that allows 16 undergraduate students to participate in a fully-funded 10-week summer internship focused on social innovation at organizations in the United States and abroad. Fellows will intern with six social[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Pierce Reflects On Tenure, Future of Georgetown

Pierce Reflects On Tenure, Future of Georgetown

When former University Registrar John Q. Pierce (CAS ’72) first came to Georgetown in 1968 as a “day hop,” or a commuting student, Healy Hall — now an administrative and academic building — was the center of student life. Campus served as refuge for Vietnam War protestors and course registration[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Registrar John Q. Pierce Retires

Registrar John Q. Pierce Retires

Former University Registrar John Q. Pierce (CAS ’72) announced in a Jan. 8 email to the Georgetown community that he has left the position of registrar and will instead serve as an assistant provost in the registrar’s office before retiring at the end of the spring semester. Pierce has worked[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Three Students Win Renowned Scholarships

Three Georgetown students won prestigious postgraduate scholarships in November, with Peter Prindiville (SFS ’14), Matthew Quallen (SFS ’16) and Hannah Schneider (COL ’15) winning the Mitchell, Marshall and Rhodes scholarships, respectively. Prindiville is Georgetown’s 10th Mitchell Scholar, and Quallen is Georgetown’s 11th Marshall Scholar, the first recipients to win both[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Panelists discussed the political future of Latin America at a student-organized conference in the HFSC on Friday.

Panels Address Latin America

Seven student groups collaborated to host the university’s first student-led Latin American conference to address the region’s political future last Friday. The event, entitled “Latin America at a Crossroads,” featured three panel discussions in the Healey Family Student Center with leaders, policy makers and academics from the region. More than[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The new McDonough Bus Turnaround is the off- and on-loading point for four GUTS lines; the campus plan-dictated change has increased commute and wait times for students and workers, including an approximate doubling  in time of the Dupont Circle loop.

GUTS Lines Rerouting Draws Ire

The permanent rerouting of four Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle lines has resulted in longer waiting times and mixed responses from riders, as the McDonough Bus Turnaround opened yesterday. As per the 2010 Campus Plan, in which the university agreed to lessen noise and traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhood, the[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GUPD Reconsiders Public Safety Alerts

The Georgetown University Police Department began sending fewer Public Safety Alerts in August after it reformed its guidelines to only notify students of major crime, such as murders, sex offenses and aggravated assaults. After a review by university leadership, GUPD changed the Public Safety Alert methodology in accordance with the[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top