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More Flak For Uribe

Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez’s presence on campus continues to incite opposition in the form of student protests, combined with vocal dissent from some members of the Jesuit community. Demonstrations against Uribe’s appointment as a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership are expected early next month,[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Faculty Hiring Process Lacks Uniformity

As the admissions cycle heats up, high school seniors aren’t the only ones vying for sought-after spots at universities like Georgetown. Often, the procedure for selecting their next instructors can be just as complex. While some universities have turned to the national ranking of an applicant’s alma mater when hiring[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Health Insurance Fares Favorably

Georgetown’s student health insurance program provides coverage at least as comprehensive as that of many surrounding universities, but it has remained mostly unaffected by the health care reform signed into law this year. The first of the Affordable Care Act’s regulatory changes, including several that affect young adults and students,[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

New Legislation Would Create Contracts for Artists

The Artist Protection Act of 2009, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh of Ward 3 and set to pass this Council session, seeks to guarantee the establishment of a legal contract between artists and art dealers who seek to sell their work, but the consequences for local art dealers remain[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Uribe Arrival Marked by Protest

With former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez’s arrival on campus Wednesday came a series of protests denouncing his appointment as a School of Foreign Service Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership. On Wednesday afternoon, dozens of activists congregated in Red Square to protest alleged human rights abuses during[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Former Polish President Leaves

Ending his four-year term as a Georgetown University Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership, former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski delivered a farewell speech in the Fisher Colloquium, focusing on the future of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Kwaśniewski, who served from 1995 to 2005 as the Polish[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News

Campus Weighs Summer Storage Options

With classes coming to a close and the burden of move-out drawing near, many Georgetown students must decide which company they will entrust with their belongings over the summer. The Corp’s Student Storage, which bills itself as “the Official Storage Provider of Georgetown University,” allows students unable or unwilling to[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News

GU Census Response Rate on Par With National Average

Georgetown University’s response rate to the 2010 U.S. Census currently stands at over 70 percent, according to Director of Media Relations Andy Pino. This is nearly the same rate as the national average: According to an April 20 census press release, over 71 percent of the nation’s households had responded.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Women Leaders Reflect on Equality

“[The] biggest challenges I faced on campus included accepting who I was without shame or fear,” Pam Nwaoko (COL ’10) said of gender inequality issues at “Celebrating GU Women Leaders: A WAGE Panel on Leadership” on Monday evening. The leadership discussion brought together neuroscientist Maria Donoghue, assistant professor in the[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized
Administration Responds to Plan A After GAAP Weekend Protests

Administration Responds to Plan A After GAAP Weekend Protests

Supporters of Plan A: Students for Reproductive Justice chained themselves to the statue of John Carroll in Healy Circle on Saturday, successfully prompting a response from the administration to a letter sent before spring break. The protest began shortly after noon, as Marion Cory (COL ’10), Julia Shindel (COL ’10)[Read More…]

by March 27, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized