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Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Lacking Time, Funds for Meals, Students Face Food Inaccessibility

Two days since his last meal, Deshaun Rice (COL ’19) cannot concentrate. Fatigue seeps in. Words blur together. He sees things from the corners of his eyes — things that are not actually there. Hunger was never something Rice expected to encounter at Georgetown University. He thought college would provide[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 6 comments Campus News, Features, News, News - Top
Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month, Madeline Budman (COL ’18) has felt a heightened sense of apprehension in public places. For Budman, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is personal. Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the campers at the Jewish Reform camp where Budman worked last year, was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

Blame Game: When Club Members Misbehave, Who Is Responsible?

A racist incident at nearby The George Washington University has spurred conversations on Georgetown University’s campus about how clubs should be accountable for their members’ behavior. Unlike universities such as GWU, where organizations can face repercussions for the misconduct of individual members, Georgetown’s policies under the Student Activities Commission generally preclude[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Features, News
The university plans to install solar panels on six academic buildings by 2018 after the project was delayed.

After Delays, University to Install Solar Panels on 6 Buildings by 2018

Solar panels are set to be installed on the roofs of six buildings on Georgetown University’s main campus by summer 2018 as part of a campuswide effort to reduce energy costs, promote sustainability and benefit low-income communities in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The new solar systems on the Edward[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Campus saw an uptick in  fondling incidents, burglaries and alcohol referrals in 2016, according to a GUPD crime report.

Uptick in Burglaries, Fondling Incidents on Campus in 2016

Reported cases of fondling on Georgetown’s main campus increased threefold from four in 2015 to 12 in 2016 and reported burglary cases increased from 31 in 2015 to 47 in 2016, according to the 2017 Annual Security Report released Sept. 29 by the Georgetown University Police Department. In addition, three[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American to serve in Congress, shared her Georgetown story with students Monday.

First Indian-American Congresswoman Shares Immigrant Experience

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (CAS ’86), a Democrat from Washington, attributed her career and political success to her time as an immigrant and student at Georgetown during a discussion in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Monday. Representing Washington’s 7th district — which includes much of downtown Seattle and its suburbs —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

International Students Criticize Lack of Support From Career Fair Companies

International students seeking employment opportunities criticized the Cawley Career Education Center’s Sept. 15 Career Fair for a perceived lack of employers that sponsored work visas for students interested in working in the United States after graduation. Of the 103 companies listed on the Career Center’s website participating in the event,[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Entitled “After the Crisis,” photojournalist Sara May's exhibit features photos from her travels to Sierra Leone and offers an intimate look into everyday life, documenting the struggle of the human subjects as they adapt to life without the loved ones they lost to Ebola.

Photojournalist Examines Post-Ebola Life in Sierra Leone

Photojournalism has the power to raise awareness for otherwise forgotten stories, according to photojournalist Sara May at an opening of her exhibit detailing the aftermath of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone at the Washington, D.C. Leica Store on Friday. Titled “After the Crisis,” the exhibit features photos from May’s[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments City News, News
The International Finance Corporation Building in Washington, D.C., one of the District's LEED-certified buildings.

District Announced First Platinum-Certified LEED City in the World

Sarah Wright is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C., is now the world’s first Platinum-certified environmentally friendly city, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Cities program. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, announced the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

NSO Concludes Programs Highlighting Jesuit Identity

Highlighting the role of diversity at Georgetown and emphasizing the university’s Jesuit values, New Student Orientation welcomed 1,615 students from the Class of 2021 and 208 transfer students to the Hilltop last weekend. Led by five student coordinators, 33 orientation captains and 198 orientation advisers, this year’s NSO built on[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top