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GEORGETOWN COLLEGE | Commencement speakers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie impart graduates with wisdom that embodies the values they learned at Georgetown.

Carefully Selected, Grad Speakers Reflect Georgetown Values

Each year, the schools of Georgetown University set out to select individuals who embody the values of the institution to deliver the commencement addresses to the graduating class. Though they conclude graduates’ time at Georgetown, these addresses also mark the beginning of their futures as alumni and their entrance into[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alumnus donor Arthur Calagini, who endowed the Calagini Completative Center in 1991, and his wife donated $10 million for financial aid and campus ministry.

Alumnus Donates $10 Million for Financial Aid, Campus Ministry

Long-time benefactors Arthur Calcagnini (CAS ’54) and his wife Nancy donated $10 million to support the Office of Mission and Ministry and financial aid, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email March 12. The university will use $7.5 million of the funds for undergraduate scholarships, and the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE | Georgetown professor and former director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council Victor Cha spoke at a Jan. 23 book talk.

North Korea Unlikely to Denuclearize, Victor Cha Says

North Korea will not denuclearize within the near future, Georgetown University professor and former director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council Victor Cha said at Jan. 23 event. Both past administrations’ as well as President Donald Trump’s administration’s primary objective to erase nuclear capability is misguided, because North[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Cardinal O’Connor Conference Examines Pro-Life Priorities

Cardinal O’Connor Conference Examines Pro-Life Priorities

The acceptance of the legalization of abortion stems from materialist culture, which prioritizes personal convenience over the lives of others, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, said in a keynote at the 20th annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life on Jan. 19. The O’Connor Conference, the largest collegiate pro-life[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NATALIE ISE/ THE HOYA As incidents of antisemitism persist in the United States, Georgetown's Center for Jewish Civilization continues to attract more students

Center for Jewish Civilization Nears 100th Member

As a Jewish student at Georgetown University, Sam Appel (COL ’20) was not interested in taking classes within the minor offered by the the Center for Jewish Civilization when he arrived his freshman year. “Freshman year, I heard about the CJC, and I thought to myself, ‘No way I would want[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
The Politics of Teaching: Impartiality in the Classroom

The Politics of Teaching: Impartiality in the Classroom

Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., sat back in his brown leather chair with an earnest look on his face. As a government professor, Carnes regularly lectures on topics that could be deemed divisive, such as U.S. foreign policy and social welfare programs. The Jesuit professor opens the semester in his “Comparative Political Systems” class by[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 1 comment Features, News - Top
The CDC granted $2 million to a multi-disciplinary team of Georgetown researchers to develop new HIV surveillance techniques.

CDC Grants $2 Million for HIV Research

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a $2 million grant to Georgetown researchers to continue HIV surveillance and to develop a secure data-sharing tool for public health agencies across the country. The grant, which will provide funding for five years, will help researchers further develop the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Washington-area Catholics are asking Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, to resign after a decade of improperly addressing widespread sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown, which he received in 2014.

District Leaders, Community Condemn Wuerl Inaction

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and other prominent Catholics in the city are calling for the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign due to his handling of past sexual misconduct cases. Formerly the bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl has been accused in a grand jury report of covering[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA The US Women's Hockey Team brought home the gold from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang.

Winter Olympians Honored at Team USA Awards

The Team USA Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts northeast of campus April 26, recognized Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes for their outstanding performances at the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Awards were given in eight categories, and the winners were determined by online[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top