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GEORGETOWN INITIATIVE ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT AND PUBLIC LIFE | Lawyers have played a dual role in the sexual abuse crisis, protecting the church through confidentiality agreements while helping survivors attain recourse, panelists said at an event hosted by Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and hosted by its director, John Carr. 

Attorneys Can Prolong, Publicize Clerical Abuse Crisis, Panelists Say

Panelists praised attorneys of survivors Monday for holding the Catholic Church accountable for the clerical abuse crisis, while also acknowledging the role of lawyers in the Church’s efforts to cover up sexual misconduct. Lawyers have played a critical role in confronting and publicizing the clergy sexual abuse crisis, according to[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Student Implicated in K-Pop Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Georgetown University student and Korean pop artist Kim Sang-woo (COL ’19), popularly known as Roy Kim, is under investigation as a suspected member of a group chat where sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their consent were shared. Kim was charged by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency with circulating[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 46 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES During the third annual Undocuweek

3rd Annual UndocuWeek Features Expanded Programming

A Georgetown University group that promotes accessible education for youth without documentation hosted three more events than last year and increased the number of co-sponsorship opportunities with student organizations during its third annual UndocuWeek.   Through UndocuWeek, which runs from April 6 to April 12, GU Undocumented Student Support Services aims[Read More…]

ALISON HERR/THE HOYA | Student activists from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee hung a banner in O'Donovan Hall on April 10 in support of campus food service workers negotiating their labor contract with Aramark.

Leo’s Workers Plan Protest as Contract Talks Remain Unresolved

  Campus food service workers are preparing to picket and rally outside O’Donovan Hall on April 16 after months of protest and negotiation with campus food service provider Aramark. Workers’ complaints include low wages, short break times and disrespect from their managers, according to several workers who requested anonymity because[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, Features, News
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Compass Coffee Opens New Georgetown Venue

Compass Coffee, the main supplier of coffee products for Students of Georgetown, Inc., commonly known as The Corp, opened its own new location in Georgetown on April 6, as it aims to offer a new study space for Georgetown students off campus. The coffee shop, located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue[Read More…]

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New Environmental Initiative Director Appointed, Seeks to Translate Research into Action

Peter Marra, a leading researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, has been named director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the university announced in a news release April 3. Marra, who holds a doctorate in ecology from Dartmouth College, will also serve as the Laudato Si’ chair in biology and[Read More…]

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Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Neighborhood Commissioner Looks to Unseat DC Councilmember Evans

Patrick Kennedy, former campaign co-chair to Washington, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), announced April 8 that he will be opposing Evans in the 2020 D.C. Council elections following recent ethical scandals involving Evans. Evans was reprimanded by a March 19 council vote after using his government email to solicit[Read More…]

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COLIN OBRADY | Colin O'Brady completed the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica in December 2018.

Endurance Athlete Describes Journey to Record-Breaking Antarctica Trek

From struggling to take his first step after an accident in 2008 to completing the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, Colin O’Brady described the unexpected events that changed the trajectory of his life Monday. O’Brady’s transcontinental trek spanned 932 miles and took nearly two months to complete. O’Brady[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BUTLER FOR DC MAYOR/FACEBOOK | James Butler, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the 2018 election,  started a proposed ballot initiative that would impose term limits on Washington, D.C. officials.

DC Elections Board Cancels Ballot Initiative on Term Limits

The Washington, D.C. Board of Elections ruled that D.C. residents may not vote to enact term limits for city officials April 3, effectively cancelling an upcoming ballot initiative that would limit D.C. councilmembers to two terms. Imposing term limits on city officials would require an amendment to the D.C. city[Read More…]

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UNDER REVIEW | Harden, Antetokounmpo in 2-Man Race for MVP

UNDER REVIEW | Harden, Antetokounmpo in 2-Man Race for MVP

The 2018-19 NBA season featured truly spectacular performances from some of the biggest stars in the game. A number of pages in the NBA record book were rewritten this season, but now comes the challenge of determining which player deserves to capture the MVP award. The voters are poised to[Read More…]

by April 10, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top