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Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘The Hand That First Held Mine’ Celebrates Feminine Resilience

I expected studying abroad to be difficult. I anticipated the homesickness, the fear of awkward social interactions and stressful travel planning. After all, both Georgetown and St. Andrews hosted so many orientations and sent countless emails preparing me for my time abroad that I felt it would be the hardest[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FACEBOOK PAGE | Members of the Georgetown College Class of 2019 gathered at commencement May 18.

Adichie Encourages Care for Others at College Commencement

To ease the stress created by the modern “age of hurry,” it is necessary to care for others and avoid extreme individualism, award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told Georgetown University College graduates May 18. Adichie addressed the audience gathered on Healy Lawn after receiving her own honorary degree. Adichie is[Read More…]

by May 26, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN LAW CENTER FACEBOOK PAGE | New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood (LAW '69), who addressed graduates at commencement, shakes hands with Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia.

NY Solicitor General Urges Law Center Grads to Uplift Diversity

New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood (LAW ’69) challenged graduates to empower new and diverse perspectives in moving along their career paths at the Georgetown University Law Center commencement May 19. Underwood, who graduated first in her class from the Georgetown Law Center, became the first acting female U.S. solicitor[Read More…]

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AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Chef and humanitarian José Andrés addresses graduates of the McCourt School of Public Policy on May 16.

Collaboration Enables Change, Chef and Humanitarian Advises McCourt Graduates

Internationally recognized chef and humanitarian José Andrés extolled the value of collaboration between insiders and outsiders in the public policy world at the McCourt School of Public Policy commencement May 16. Andrés, an immigration reform advocate and founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which aids hunger relief efforts, described[Read More…]

by May 25, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
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Blackstone Executive Addresses MSB Graduates

Professional and personal success can be achieved by following the “Georgetown factor,” according to Joseph Baratta (GSB ’93), the global head of private equity at the asset management company Blackstone, at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business commencement ceremony Friday, May 17. Baratta, who graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by May 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNAPURNA PICTURES | Kaitlyn Denver and Beanie Feldstein make new memories and cause hilarious trouble during their final wild night of high school.

Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever Examine High School Friendship in ‘Booksmart’

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart,” has received widespread critical acclaim ahead of its May 24 wide release, earning 98% positive reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, a film and television review score aggregator. The film follows two high-achieving and ambitious students, Amy and Molly (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) during their[Read More…]

Albright Calls for Return to Democratic Values at SFS Commencement

Albright Calls for Return to Democratic Values at SFS Commencement

In the context of the School of Foreign Service’s centennial this year, Georgetown University professor and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told graduates that our society must remain committed to democracy, global engagement and international leadership at the school’s May 18 commencement ceremony. The SFS, first founded in 1919,[Read More…]

by May 23, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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NHS Commencement Features Humanitarian Speaker

Humanitarian Joan Rosenhauer emphasized the importance of holding true to personal values and morals when pursuing a career serving others when addressing the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies graduates at the school’s commencement Saturday. Rosenhauer is the first female executive director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, a[Read More…]

by May 23, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Student Lawsuit Comes Alongside Potential Dismissal

Adam Semprevivo (COL ’20) filed a lawsuit against Georgetown University Wednesday, as the university announced its intent to rescind his admission and dismiss him and one other student from the school in connection with the admissions bribery scheme. Semprevivo is suing Georgetown for a wrongful disciplinary process following the university’s[Read More…]

by May 16, 2019 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Summer Films Adapt Old Classics, Offer Entertaining Sequels

‘Rocketman’ – May 31 English director Dexter Fletcher, who worked as the second director of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” focuses his next biopic on the captivating life of musician Elton John. As the film navigates John’s remarkable talent and professional success, it also takes a more somber look at the realities of his[Read More…]