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GUFF Pushes University to Divest From Fossil Fuel

GUFF Pushes University to Divest From Fossil Fuel

GU Fossil Free, a campus student group advocating for Georgetown University to adopt socially responsible investment policies, submitted a proposal Jan. 16 calling for Georgetown to completely divest its $1.5 billion endowment fund from all fossil fuel energy companies. The proposal calls on the university to cease all new investments[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Basketball Star Committed to Jail on Sexual Assault Charge

Former Basketball Star Committed to Jail on Sexual Assault Charge

Security footage of Victor Page, a former Georgetown University basketball player, assaulting and attempting to rape his girlfriend’s 17 year-old daughter before neighbors intervened surfaced on TMZ on Jan. 19. Page was committed to the Prince George’s County Correctional Center on Jan. 5 on a charge of attempted first-degree rape.[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Adjunct Professor’s Qualifications Questioned by Colleagues

Adjunct Professor’s Qualifications Questioned by Colleagues

Molly McKew, a recently hired adjunct professor teaching a course on Russian disinformation campaigns for the School of Foreign Service, has faced criticism from colleagues and news outlets for her former status as a foreign lobbyist. McKew, who holds a masters degree in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and has served[Read More…]

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Jim Gaffigan (MSB '88), John Mulaney (COL '04) and Mike Birbiglia (COL '04) perform at a New York City comedy fundraiser to benefit the Georgetown Scholarship Program on Jan. 14.

Notable Comedian Alumni Raise $1 Million for GSP

Comedians Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) raised $1 million at a New York City comedy fundraiser for the Georgetown Scholars Program to benefit low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. Gaffigan, Birbiglia and Mulaney performed for the audience at the sold-out event at[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 1 comment News, News - Top
Cardinal O’Connor Conference Examines Pro-Life Priorities

Cardinal O’Connor Conference Examines Pro-Life Priorities

The acceptance of the legalization of abortion stems from materialist culture, which prioritizes personal convenience over the lives of others, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, said in a keynote at the 20th annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life on Jan. 19. The O’Connor Conference, the largest collegiate pro-life[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investment Eases Housing Inaffordability, DC Mayor Says

Investments in housing can address Washington, D.C.’s affordability issues as the city’s population booms, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at a Jan. 22 panel of mayors in Lohrfink Auditorium. The third annual “Georgetown Mayors Forum” featured Bowser; Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Tuition for undergraduate students is set to increase for the eight consecutive year. The pace of tuition growth slowed as the university removed the  mandatory Yates  Field House membership fee.

Tuition Hikes Slow in 8th Consecutive Year of Increases

Undergraduate tuition to attend Georgetown University for the 2019-20 academic year is set to increase by 2.8 percent to $55,440 from $53,929 marking the eighth consecutive year the university’s undergraduate tuition has risen. Georgetown University Provost Robert Groves announced the tuition raise for the upcoming academic term in a Jan[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Politics Fellows Look to Students for Learning Experiences

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomed five new fellows to campus for the spring of 2019, including two political advisers, a journalist, a former congresswoman and a political strategist. The fellows include Dan Sena, former executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign; Antonia Ferrier, a partner at[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Equal Rights Amendment Dies in Virginia House of Delegates

Equal Rights Amendment Dies in Virginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates’ Privileges and Elections Subcommittee voted against a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Jan. 22. The Virginia Senate passed a bill to ratify the ERA on Jan. 15. If the House had voted to ratify the amendment, Virginia would have been the 38th[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
3rd Annual Women’s March Rallies Amid Claims of Antisemitism

3rd Annual Women’s March Rallies Amid Claims of Antisemitism

An estimated 65,000 protesters participated in this year’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, even as the organizers face widespread criticism because of close association with antisemitic rhetoric. Tens of thousands assembled in D.C. on Saturday to protest in favor of the rights of minority groups, an end[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top