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No Working Consensus

No Working Consensus

From O’Donovan Hall workers challenging alleged employer abuses to Georgetown cutting ties with Adidas to adjunct faculty pushing to unionize, the past year saw a surge in labor activism from employees and student supporters. Leo’s Workers Struggle with Employer  Despite unionizing under Unite Here — a national labor union that supports workers[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Yunus Calls for End to Global Poverty

Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and GrameenBank founder Muhammad Yunus discussed his lifelong goal of reducing global poverty and promoting economic and social opportunities Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to a packed crowd of students and dignitaries — including former President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayevaand former first lady of South Africa Thobeka Madiba-Zuma — Yunus graced Gaston Hall for the fourth time,[Read More…]

by April 18, 2013 0 comments News

Senate Considers Election Reform

The Georgetown University Student Association Senate began discussions about altering the electoral system for senate elections at its weekly meeting Sunday evening. Currently, senators are elected via an instant runoff system through which voters rank candidates by preference, and the candidate with the fewest votes at the end of each[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

$20M Gift Funds New Initiative

With the help of a $20 million anonymous donation, the university formally launched the Georgetown Environment Initiative Thursday afternoon. The initiative aims to promote the interdisciplinary study of the environment across Georgetown’s main, medical and law campuses. Both it and the donation, which was given by an unnamed family affiliated[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Storm Preparations Under Way

The university activated the emergency response team in preparation for possible inclement weather early this week, according to a broadcast email sent by Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Augostini Friday afternoon. The community will be updated through the HOYAlert emergency notification system about the progress of Hurricane Sandy and any delays or[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Alum Named U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Georgetown alum Steven Mull (F ’80) was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Wednesday. “In the 23 years since it regained independence, Poland has proven itself as an unshakable ally of the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with us on the front lines from Iraq to Afghanistan,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Unveils New Protocol for Protecting Minors

In response to last year’s child sex abuse scandal at The Pennsylvania State University, Georgetown has launched a new Protection of Minors Policy. The policy, which was approved by the Faculty Senate in September, was announced last week in a university-wide email from the Office of the President. “We recognize[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Provost Aims to Expand Research at GU

Provost Aims to Expand Research at GU

Now in his sixth week as Georgetown’s provost, former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Robert Groves sat down with The Hoya to discuss his hopes for the university and goals for the year. What are your aims for this academic year? They are derivative of larger university goals. My[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

In the wake of a two-year-long unionization effort and a series of broad dining changes this summer, workers atO’Donovan Hall are dissatisfied with their relationship to their employer, ARAMARK Higher Education. Employees say that ARAMARK has changed shifts and reassigned duties within the dining hall in order to minimize the number of workers to whom[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Burglary Reported On 36th Street

Several electronics were stolen from a student residence in the 1400 block of 36th Street Monday afternoon, according to an alert from the Department of Public Safety. In an email sent to the campus community around 3:30 p.m., DPS reported that an unknown person entered the residence between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Although one of the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2012 0 comments City News, News