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FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BROWN/THE HOYA | Mickey Lee (COL '05), Georgetown alumnus and admissions interviewer, drafted a petition urging Georgetown to rescind the degrees and admission of students implicated in the admissions bribery investigation. The University of Southern California has already revoked the admission of six students.

Petition Urges GU to Rescind Degrees of Students Involved in Admissions Bribes

An online petition calling for Georgetown University to revoke the degrees and admission of students involved in the college admissions bribery scheme has gained 16,266 signatures as of March 20. Georgetown alumnus and admissions interviewer Mickey Lee (COL ’05) tweeted the petition March 13. The petition refers to a U.S.[Read More…]

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GUSA | Outdoor Education, the performing arts advisory council, Students Activities Commission and the Georgetown University Student Association executive experienced the largest budget cuts at the conclusion of the appeals process March 17.

Appeals Process Ends; Student Groups See Significant Budget Cuts

Student group Outdoor Education appealed for $3,800 more in funds after expressing safety concerns over training during the Georgetown University Student Association Finance and Appropriations Committee’s deliberations on the final budget plan March 17. The committee held a public appeals session on March 13 and 17. Of the 13 student[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | The eight universities named in the college bribery investigation, including Georgetown, caused rejected applicants emotional and economic harm, according to a lawsuit filed by students March 15.

Students Sue Georgetown for Unfair Admissions Process

Two college students and two parents filed a class action lawsuit against Georgetown University on March 15, alleging monetary harm after revelations that applicants were fraudulently admitted to the university. The suit follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a service that parents used beginning around 2011[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) stress student outreach and diversity as they transition to the Georgetown University Student Association executive.

Francis and Olvera Sworn In, Promise Approachability During Transition

Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) are emphasizing approachability and student engagement as they begin their term in the GUSA executive. The pair were sworn in March 16 following the GUSA senate’s confirmation of the election results Feb. 10.[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality TV star, gave the keynote address at the 2019 BRAVE Summit on March 16.

Annual BRAVE Summit Promotes Black Female Activism

The fourth annual BRAVE Summit, a day-long conference dedicated to black female empowerment, highlighted the role of activism in daily life March 16. The keynote address was delivered by Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality star from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” who said activism and[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alumnus donor Arthur Calagini, who endowed the Calagini Completative Center in 1991, and his wife donated $10 million for financial aid and campus ministry.

Alumnus Donates $10 Million for Financial Aid, Campus Ministry

Long-time benefactors Arthur Calcagnini (CAS ’54) and his wife Nancy donated $10 million to support the Office of Mission and Ministry and financial aid, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email March 12. The university will use $7.5 million of the funds for undergraduate scholarships, and the[Read More…]

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Rochelle Vayntrub/The Hoya | Georgetown University students and faculty react to the U.S. Department of Justice report which revealed that Gordon Ernst, a former tennis coach at Georgetown, accepted bribes from parents in return for guaranteeing their children admission into the university.

Students, Professors Criticize Role of Wealth in Admissions

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s report that revealed a former Georgetown tennis coach accepted bribes from parents to guarantee their children admission, university students and professors speak out against inequality perpetuated within the college admissions process. The college admissions bribery scheme highlights how socio-economic status plays[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION/FACEBOOK | Outgoing Georgetown University Student Association President Juan Martinez (SFS '20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS '20) hope to leave a legacy of supporting student activists and promoting diversity.

Martinez and Chick Reflect on Time in Office

Though outgoing Georgetown University Student Association President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) and Vice President Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) began their term unexpectedly, the circumstances did not prevent them from prioritizing the issues that matter to students most: diversity, student activism and mental health resources. The pair, who were confirmed to[Read More…]

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Georgetown's first Cultural Climate Survey will be used to identify points for improvement in inclusivity policy and resources, Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Equity, said.

GU Set to Launch Survey Assessing Cultural Inclusivity

Georgetown plans to roll out its first Cultural Climate Survey to gauge inclusivity and diversity on campus, according to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action. The Cultural Climate Survey is set to examine an array of identity and diversity distinctions, including race, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, ability, gender[Read More…]

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GWA Exhibits Historic Alumnae of Georgetown

GWA Exhibits Historic Alumnae of Georgetown

Three Georgetown alumnae shared their stories of breaking gender barriers in college at the opening of the Georgetown Women Alliance’s “Women on the Walls” photography exhibit March 14. Georgetown became fully co-ed in 1969, when the College of Arts and Sciences became the last of Georgetown’s undergraduate colleges to admit[Read More…]

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