Campus News

More Flak For Uribe

Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez’s presence on campus continues to incite opposition in the form of student protests, combined with vocal dissent from some members of the Jesuit community. Demonstrations against Uribe’s appointment as a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership are expected early next month,[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Write-Up Execution Uneven

Julie Shuster (COL ’13) was sitting quietly in her pajamas last year when her Harbin resident assistant came into her room to search for alcohol. Though she had two empty beer cans on her desk, Shuster was entirely sober, and she was speaking with a friend, easily visible through the[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Fee Fix Could Boost Group Funds

The GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee proposed a new reform to funnel the entirety of the $100 per-student mandatory Student Activities Fee toward student groups, in a move that could more than double organizations’ funding to between $650,000 to $700,000. “We want to do a better job of addressing student[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

DPS Urges More Alertness After Village A Burglary

A laptop was stolen from a Village A residence early Saturday morning. There was no one in the residence at the time and entry to the apartment was not forced. The suspect entered through an unlocked door and stole the laptop out of a bookbag, according to a Public Safety[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Reimagine Hilltop

Currently, as is the case every fall, undergraduates have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on Georgetown through the Re-Imagining Georgetown (RIG) Partnership, which awards up to $10,000 in grants to those with a vision for improving student life on the Hilltop. A collaborative effort among The Corp, GUASFCU[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Undergrad Council Heads to Form Inter-School Body

The presidents of all four academic councils have teamed up to establish an inter-school academic council, which they hope will ease coordination on issues affecting all undergraduate students. First conceived during the fall 2009 semester, the idea led to a series of group meetings beginning last fall. This summer, the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

SFS Certificate Coordinator Resigns

In response to what some view as the systematic weakening of the School of Foreign Service’s International Development certificate over the past year, Zara Khan (SFS ’07) is resigning from her role as program coordinator. Khan said in an email to students pursuing the certificate, that although she was promised[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News, Uncategorized

Voter Activism Heats Up

With only two weeks to go until the midterm elections, and voters across the country seeking to make their voices heard, the Georgetown University College Democrats and College Republicans are ramping up their efforts to encourage fellow students to vote. The expected average rate of youth turnout during the midterm[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Faculty Mourn Former Econ. Professor’s Death

F. William McElroy, professor emeritus in the economics department, died Oct. 13 at age 71 following a battle with lung cancer that fatally weakened his immune system. “He was a wonderful man with a thorough understanding of both mathematics and economics,” said professor emeritus of economics George Viksnins, McElroy’s longtime[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Ranked 155th Worldwide

The university dropped by 26 spots in the U.S. News and World Report international rankings this year, leaving a tremendous disparity between its international and national rank. Georgetown placed 21st on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for national universities, but 155th in the international rankings. Nationally, Georgetown is ranked[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News