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University Yield Rate Falls Below 50% for Class of 2023

Georgetown University’s admissions yield rate for the Class of 2023 decreased slightly to 49.4% from last year’s 51% after the school’s admissions rate fell to the lowest in university history this year. The admissions yield rate refers to the proportion of individuals who have paid their May 1 enrollment deposit[Read More…]

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DCPS Investigating Altercation With Professor’s Grandson

D.C. Public Schools is currently investigating an incident of verbal harassment directed at the 6-year-old grandson of social activist and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, who was verbally threatened at his elementary school. The incident led the professor to initiate a larger discussion on race relations in the United[Read More…]

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Georgetown Opens Student Equity and Inclusion Office

The university announced the creation of the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion as well as the appointment of its associate vice president for student equity and inclusion to improve resources for first-generation and minority students on campus. The OSEI will oversee the Georgetown Scholars Program, the Community Scholars Program[Read More…]

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Wisemiller’s Deli Removes Sandwich Name Over Backlash

Wisemiller’s Deli removed the “Blackie’s Favorite” sandwich that has appeared on the menu for at least 20 years from the store’s physical menu as a result of backlash to the racist nature of its name. The sandwich, which contains hot roast beef, grilled onions, muenster cheese and thousand island dressing,[Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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