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Professor George Akerlof, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, spoke about his new book, ‘Phishing for Phools,’ the dangers of the free market and the benefits of deregulation at the Carroll Round’s second Professor Speaker Series in the McGhee Library.

Nobel Laureate Akerlof Talks Economic Theory

Professor of economics George Akerlof, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, emphasized the dangers of free markets for consumers and the importance of deregulation in the 2008 financial crisis in a discussion of his new book, “Phishing for Phools,” at the Carroll Round’s second Professor Speaker Series[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GUFF Rallies for Reform

GUFF Rallies for Reform

Approximately 30 Georgetown University Fossil Free members and supporters gathered to demand socially responsible investments and more transparency from the board of directors’ Socially Responsible Investments Committee — including restricting investments in gun manufacturing and fossil fuel companies — at a rally hosted by GUFF in Red Square on Wednesday.[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

OWN IT Summit Looks to Empower

With over 100 speakers and 800 attendees, the third annual OWN IT Summit hailed women’s leadership through a day of lectures, interviews and breakout sessions in Gaston Hall on Saturday. OWN IT was founded in 2014 by Helen Brosnan (SFS ’16) and Kendall Ciesemier (COL ’15), and has expanded to[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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OWN IT 2016: Women in New Media

Panelists from media organizations called for greater female participation in the traditionally male-dominated media industry in the “Women in New Media” panel during the OWN IT Summit Saturday. The panel featured Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Amani Alkhat, Editor-in-Chief of espnW and ESPN Magazine Alison Overholt, The New Yorker political[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88), after serving as Georgetown’s vice president for mission and ministry, will transfer to Santa Clara.

After Eight Years, O’Brien Transfers to Santa Clara

The Jesuit vow of obedience has been a powerful force in the career of Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88). After eight years as a member of Georgetown’s faculty, the same call to service that brought O’Brien to Georgetown will bring him to Santa[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Aramark Diversifies Options as Contract End Looms

With its contract coming to an end in May, Aramark is implementing changes to its dining options such as increased weekend brunch options and new food stations including sushi, as well as incorporating students’ input based on a survey administered in the fall. Auxiliary Business Services is currently in negotiations[Read More…]

by March 10, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Verveer Talks Gender Parity

Executive Director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace Security Melanne Verveer (SFS ’66 and GRD ’69) celebrated her new book “Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose” while championing ways women can take on leadership roles in Riggs Library on Thursday. The event was hosted by the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Iowa Caucus Kicks Off Unpredictable Election

Over 300,000 people turned out to vote at the Iowa caucus Feb. 1, kicking off the 2016 presidential election season with wins for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, prompting student activists to voice their predictions for an increasingly uncertain election. The Iowa caucus differs[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Veterans Affairs Secretary Shares Leadership Values

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald emphasized the need for values-based leadership to find individual and team success to a crowd of about 150 in Gaston Hall on Friday. Former Secretary of Defense and Distinguished Executive in Residence at Georgetown Chuck Hagel introduced McDonald. “To take the job that Bob[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Alum Recognized For Entrepreneurship

Georgetown University alum Jeff Stefanis (MSB ’13) was selected for Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30” list in manufacturing and industry for his entrepreneurial achievements, published Jan. 4. Stefanis was recognized for his work as the co-founder and CEO of Riide, a company that facilitates the use of lightweight electric bicycles[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top