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CATRIONA KENDALL/THE HOYA | Campus career resources have been criticized for favoring the financial industry over others, but the career center hopes to expand services.

About 90% of Graduating Seniors Used Career Center

The majority of graduating seniors have utilized the career resources on campus to explore their employment options as the university works to diversify and expand job advising services across the undergraduate schools. The Cawley Career Education Center, the primary career resource on campus, provides services like drop-in appointments, meetings to[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Evaluates Ongoing Community Criticism of Solar Panel Initiatives

After criticism from environmental and indigenous rights activists over the university’s proposed solar panel initiative, the Maryland Department of the Environment held its second informational hearing about the project May 13. Georgetown University announced its agreement with Origis Energy USA to build a solar panel system September 2017. The proposal[Read More…]

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GU Medical Students Fundraise for Abortion Training

Student petitioners with the unrecognized group Medical Students for Choice have started a fundraiser to raise money for an off-campus medical workshop after meeting with Georgetown University School of Medicine administrators about an April 26 petition. MSC, a group made up of GUSOM students, created a petition after GUSOM administrators[Read More…]

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JESUITS MARYLAND PROVIDENCE | Fr. Richard J. Ryscavage, S.J., who had taught "Global Child Migration" at Georgetown since 2017, died April 26 at 74.

Former Georgetown Professor Fr. Richard J. Ryscavage, S.J., Dies

Fr. Richard J. Ryscavage, S.J., a scholar of migration issues and Georgetown University professor since 2017, died April 26 at the age of 74. A Jesuit priest for over 40 years, Ryscavage focused his work in higher education, politics and  nonprofits on the rights of migrants and refugees. His funeral[Read More…]

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Students Named Valedictorians, Scholars

Students Named Valedictorians, Scholars

Georgetown University seniors were honored with Dean’s Medals, a Yenching Scholarship and Fulbright Awards this spring in recognition of their achievements at the university throughout the semester. Two of the four undergraduate schools have released the names of the individuals who have earned the highest grade point averages in their[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Student Projects Awarded GU Sustainability Grants

Student Projects Awarded GU Sustainability Grants

Eleven projects, including at least two Georgetown student-led initiatives, will receive a total of $300,000 in university grants to aid their work addressing local and global sustainability problems for the upcoming school year. The grants, which are funded by donations, were awarded to the projects in the Georgetown community in[Read More…]

by May 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | This year's commencement speakers include celebrity chef José Andrés, who will address the

University Announces 10 Commencement Speakers

Ten speakers are set to address students and families at the 2019 Georgetown University commencement ceremonies, including bestselling author Chimamanda Adichie, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Tina Tchen and celebrity chef José Andrés. The university announced the speakers in a statement May 3. Commencement ceremonies for[Read More…]

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GU272 Referendum Ruled Constitutional

The constitutionality of the GU272 referendum was confirmed by the Georgetown University Student Association constitutional council in a ruling Sunday in response to a suit brought by Rowan Saydlowski (COL ’21) and Chris Castaldi-Moller (SFS ’21). With the referendum deemed constitutional, the GUSA senate voted unanimously at a Sunday meeting[Read More…]

by April 28, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Stricter Penalties Set for Georgetown Day

Students face new party-hosting regulations and modified definitions of conduct violations ahead of the 19th annual Georgetown Day, at the same time as the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service has seen an above-average number of calls on the holiday in previous years in comparison to typical days. For the first[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA | In 2016, students voted in favor of a referendum that endorsed banning the use of tobacco and smoke products on campus.

University Commits to Smoke-Free Campus by 2020

Georgetown University is set to ban the use of tobacco products on campus in August 2020, more than two years after students voted in a student government referendum to create a smoke-free campus. Smoking and other tobacco use will be prohibited within Georgetown University owned buildings and grounds, according to[Read More…]

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