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GUMC Breast Cancer Study Offers Hope for Treatment

Robert Clarke, interim director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization of the Georgetown University Medical Center, along with five other researchers, published the results of a new study on breast cancer treatment in a February article featured in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. Clarke also serves[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Wi-Fi Makes Acela Debut

As Georgetown students begin to embark on trips along the Northeast Corridor for spring break, those opting to travel on Amtrak’s Acela Express have a new user-friendly feature at their disposal: Wi-Fi Internet service on their laptops. Amtrak installed the service, known as AmtrakConnect, on all 20 of its high-speed[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Applicants Misinformed of Admission

Over the weekend, the department of biology accidentally sent congratulatory e-mails to 30 regular decision applicants who have not been officially accepted to Georgetown University for the undergraduate Class of 2014. The error occurred when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent to the biology department a list of students who[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Hearing to Address Philly’s Resistance

Philly Pizza & Grill will appear in D.C. Superior Court Friday for a hearing that will likely result in the establishment’s closure the same day, marking the final straw in the owner’s struggle to stay open despite a Feb. 19 order enforcing the removal of its certificate of occupancy, according[Read More…]

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Act to Rein in Student Credit

A 2009 study by financial lender Sallie Mae found that today’s college students are spending more on credit than at any point in history: 84 percent of college undergraduates have at least one credit card – an increase of 8 percent since 2004. But following the Feb. 22 national implementation[Read More…]

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Probation for Ex-Student

Former Georgetown student William Thiele pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Friday to carrying a pistol without a license and was sentenced to 18 months probation after he shot a toilet during Midnight Madness last October. Thiele, who goes by Alex, will serve his probation in California, his home state.[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

3 Percent Tuition Rise Approved

Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition will rise by 3 percent for the 2010-2011 academic year as the budget for undergraduate financial aid will increase by 8 percent, according to a university press release published yesterday. “An increase was necessary in order to fund the rising operating costs of maintaining our facilities,[Read More…]

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New Software to Grant Profs Online Textbook Editing Privileges

A new online service to be released this August by publishing giant MacMillan will provide professors with unprecedented control over textbook content for their classes. Through a software called DynamicBooks, MacMillan will make many textbooks editable online and available to students in the altered version. Professors may change the order[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Earthquake Jolts Chile, Stalls Students

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile at 3:34 a.m. local time Saturday, Anne Meriwether (COL ’11) was thankful to be in the safety of her bed and eager to let her family know she was out of harm’s way. Meriwether, one of two Georgetown students studying abroad in the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Memorials on Mall to Remain Unlabeled

Last Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted against putting stone labels on the major memorials on the National Mall, reported the Associated Press. The National Park Service proposed the installation of the signs last spring in response to complaints from tourists who did not know what they were[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments City News, News