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KIRK ZEISER/THE HOYA| President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia called for greater support for the diplomatic blockade to put pressure on Nicolás Maduro in his first official state visit to the U.S.

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez on The Policy Agenda for Latin America

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez (GRD ’07) called on countries to unify their support for the diplomatic blockade against Nicolás Maduro, whose position as the president of Venezuela has been a subject of international scrutiny, at an event Thursday. The event, titled “The Policy Agenda for Latin America,” was hosted[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Georgetown University's Qatar campus ranked in the top 10 of a list by FIRE, a nonprofit that aims to protect civil rights of students and faculty, which identified American colleges with the most restrictive censorship.

Georgetown in Qatar Ranks Poorly on Free Speech

Georgetown University’s campus in Doha, Qatar, was named one of the 10 U.S. colleges with the most restrictive censorship by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on Tuesday. FIRE, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the civil rights of university students and faculty, selects schools based on the severity of[Read More…]

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Longtime Congressman Dingell Mourned by US Leaders

Prominent U.S. political leaders convened Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church to commemorate the life of John Dingell Jr. (CAS ’49, LAW ’52), a former representative of Michigan and the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. At 92 years old, Dingell died at his home in Dearborn, Mich., on[Read More…]

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@GeorgetownWomeninScience | The Georgetown Graduate Women in Business and Women in Science and Education student groups were bestowed grants from the American Association of University Women this week. The funds will be designated towards supporting women in underrepresented fields.

Women’s Leadership Grant Awarded to Graduate Student Groups

Two Georgetown graduate student groups were awarded a combined $5,000 grant by the American Association of University Women to continue their work in advancing female leadership in business and science. The funds will be used to support women in fields where they are currently underrepresented, with the grant directed to[Read More…]

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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…]

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GEORGETOWN | Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability will give grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for six to 10 projects that pursue research, provide education about sustainability issues or aim to fight environmental degradation.

GU Establishes $300,000 Fund for Sustainability Initiatives

A new university fund will provide $300,000 in grants to student, faculty and staff-proposed projects that seek to combat local and global sustainability challenges, Georgetown announced Jan. 29. The Laudato Si’ Fund, named for Pope Francis’s 2015 letter on environmental justice sent to Roman Catholic bishops, will provide grants for[Read More…]

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@ARABIAANALYST/TWITTER | President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim, right, expected Malaysian prime minister, urged cooperation among communities of different faiths at an event Tuesday.

Expected Malaysian Prime Minister Calls for Interreligious Dialogue

The Muslim world must practice interreligious understanding if it is to sustain democracy, said president of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim, expected Malaysian prime minister, at an event Tuesday. Ibrahim is a senior fellow at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and served as a Georgetown[Read More…]

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JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Neither the university nor the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is claiming responsibility for an overnight water outage that affected Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village on Friday.

3 Dorms Experience Water Outage, Cause Unknown

Student residences Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village experienced a complete water outage Friday night, with the university and local authorities yet to determine its cause. The water outage began at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday and was resolved across campus by 8 a.m. Saturday. Neither the District of Columbia[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA | Georgetown is contracting a third party to evaluate a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land. Students pushed the university to release further information on the evaluation at a Feb. 10 forum.

Students Push Administrators for Details on Solar Panel Initiative

Students urged Georgetown University to disclose the details of the timeline on a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land but provide half of the university’s electricity needs at a Feb. 10 forum. The university is contracting a third party to review the project, a decision supported[Read More…]

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GAGE/FACEBOOK | Graduate student workers are prioritizing worker compensation and health insurance coverage as the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees prepares to start contract negotiations with the university.

Graduate Union Seeks to Raise Compensation, Insurance Coverage

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees elected 14 members to the union’s bargaining committee Feb. 8 as it prepares to begin negotiating worker contracts with the university. The bargaining committee aims to win a contract that addresses the top four issues identified by graduate employees, including increased worker compensation, dental[Read More…]

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