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SIXTH & I The Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced funds to bolster security provisions at faith-based organizations. HSEMA will also offer security preparedness workshops.

DC Homeland Security Grants $1 Million to Religious Groups

Washington, D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 29 nearly $1 million in grants to improve security at D.C. religious institutions. The grants come as security concerns for local synagogues increase in the wake of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MOHAMMED DEWJI Mohammed Dewji (MSB '98) returned home uninjured Oct. 20 after being kidnapped and held for nine days. Dewji serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the McDonough School of Business.

Kidnapped Alumnus, MSB Adviser Mohammed Dewji Released Unharmed

Tanzanian billionaire and member of the Board of Advisors to the McDonough School of Business Mohammed Dewji (MSB ’98) returned home safely Oct. 20 after armed robbers abducted and held him for nine days. Two masked gunmen seized Dewji outside of the Colosseum Hotel on Oct. 11 in Dar Es[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL HASKELL FOR CONNECTICUT Former President Barack Obama endorsed Will Haskell (COL ’18) in his bid for the Connecticut State Senate on Oct. 2.

Obama Backs Alumnus for State Senate

Will Haskell (COL’18) knows it may be hard for some to take a 22-year-old’s State Senate campaign seriously, but he has at least one supporter: former President Barack Obama. Obama tweeted his support for 260 Democrats, including Haskell, running in gubernatorial, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state legislature[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA
Former Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the current failing state of U.S. democracy and institutions, as well as emphasizing the importance of voting, particularly for young people, at an event in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

Kerry Laments Weakened Democracy

U.S. democracy is faltering, and citizens must hold their government accountable to rebuild the United States, urged former Secretary of State John Kerry at an event Thursday evening in Gaston Hall. Kerry blamed the failings of U.S. democratic institutions, in areas ranging from gender equality to election finance, in part[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA Multiple students and alumni expressed support for Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee recounting her interactions with Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh Hearing Elicits Student, Alumni Responses

Students and congressional alumni shared messages of support for Christine Blasey Ford after her Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill regarding allegations of sexual misconduct, but expressed unease about the greater implications of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation. Ford and Kavanaugh testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Ford’s[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64), Karen Tumulty, John Carr, Dawn Eden Goldstein and Kevin Byrnes react to sexual abuse in the church.

Church Must Reform Internal Hierarchy, Panelists Say

Catholic clergy cannot be trusted to initiate meaningful reforms combatting widespread clerical abuse, leaving the responsibility to lay people, former federal prosecutor and original member of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64) said at an event in Gaston[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Wendy Martinez (GRD '12) died Tuesday after being stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle.

Man Arrested in Killing of Georgetown Alumna

A man was arrested Thursday in the killing of Wendy Martinez (GRD ’12), who was fatally stabbed while jogging in Logan Circle just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 35-year-old woman, who lived in Northwest Washington, D.C., was attacked on the 1400 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 7:56[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
H*yas For Choice, a student group that advocates for reproductive rights, announced that it will begin providing Plan-B to students.

H*yas for Choice Will Provide Free Plan B for Students

Pro-abortion rights student group H*yas for Choice began offering free emergency contraception to students Monday, the first time such contraceptives will be widely available on Georgetown University grounds. Georgetown does not provide any form of contraceptives on campus, except Student Health Services, which will provide hormonal contraceptives, such as birth[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top