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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at the commencement ceremony for the School of Foreign Service.

2015 Commencement Speakers Announced

The university announced today that the commencement speakers for the Class of 2015 will include United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Rep. John R. Lewis (D-Ga.), President and CEO of American Red Cross Gail J. McGovern and talk show host Charlie Rose. This[Read More…]

by May 4, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

Students, CSJ Mobilize for Nepal Earthquake Relief

Students and administrators organized fundraising initiatives this week to gather donations for relief efforts in Nepal in response to a deadly earthquake that struck the country last Saturday. These initiatives include “Georgetown Stands with Nepal,” a student-run fundraising campaign, and a fund set up by the Center for Social Justice[Read More…]

by May 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Students Stand Against Westboro Baptist Church

Students Stand Against Westboro Baptist Church

This article has been updated from its original version on April 27. In response to two separate protests organized by the Westboro Baptist Church and the Official Street Preachers outside of the university’s front gates today, hundreds of students gathered in a counter-protest at the front gates and in a[Read More…]

by April 27, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News

Faculty Letter Backs Fossil Free

GU Fossil Free submitted an open letter signed by 97 faculty members calling for the university to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies to the Office of the President on Wednesday. The letter, which was released on GU Fossil Free’s website, circulated among faculty last Wednesday after it[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News - Top
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The blocked Reiss Pathway was one of many consequences of campus construction.

Before 2018 Plan, Construction Crowds Campus

Drilling and hammering sounds became background noise to students this past academic year. Multiple construction projects — many still in progress — yielded the opening of new buildings and the closing of familiar spots on campus, much to the dismay of students who claimed that the planning of these projects[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 1 comment Year in Review 2014-2015
Aramark, Employees  Reach Contract Agreement

Aramark, Employees Reach Contract Agreement

Aramark workers on Georgetown’s campus negotiated a mutually satisfactory contract with Aramark management last Tuesday, implementing a fair process for worker unionization and improved work and wage conditions in O’Donovan Hall, Hoya Court and the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. The deal, ratified 94-0 by workers during a meeting[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
DAVID SHANKBONE
The Westboro Baptist Church will protest at Georgetown on April 27, prompting the planning of two student-organized counter-protests.

Countering WBC, Protests Organize

The Westboro Baptist Church announced last weekend that it will picket outside the front gates of Georgetown University next Monday, prompting students to organize two counterprotests in response to the church’s controversial views. The WBC, which is categorized as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League of America, has regularly[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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After allegations of mismanagement on the part of Aramark, workers say that a deal on contract negotiations is imminent.

Aramark Deal Expected Tuesday

Workers at O’Donovan Hall, Hoya Court and the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center said that they have made progress in their contract renegotiations with Aramark, after their current three-year contract ended in March. Workers expect to reach a deal with Aramark at their next meeting on Tuesday. In the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JAMESALATIS.COM
Former FLL Dean James Alatis died at the age of 88.

Alatis, 88, Fostered Linguistics Growth

When James E. Alatis graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1948, Georgetown was still a year away from establishing its School of Languages and Linguistics. Today, there are 105 students majoring in linguistics at Georgetown, and countless more studying foreign languages. In his 46 years at Georgetown, Alatis[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GSC Claims Aramark Intrusion

GSC Claims Aramark Intrusion

Thirty students from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee participated in a rally at the Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday, in light of recent allegations that members of Aramark’s management have interfered with the hotel workers’ rights to association. The students marched from Sellinger Lounge to the front desk[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top