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Funding Cuts Reduce Access for Club Sports Athletes

Funding Cuts Reduce Access for Club Sports Athletes

Multiple Georgetown club sports teams expect obstacles to financial accessibility for students after the Advisory Board for Club Sports saw its funding decreased for the 2019-20 school year. The budget decrease for ABCS, which supervises the overall administration and policies for the 34 club sports on campus, was approved by[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is asking administrators and students for feedback prior to conducting renovations in the International Cultural Center. The renovations are expected to improve the galleria and other common spaces in the ICC.

Georgetown Set to Renovate ICC and Reiss Buildings

  Renovations are planned in the next year for both the Reiss Science Building and the Intercultural Center on an unreleased timeline to address structural and functional concerns in the two buildings. The renovations in Reiss and the ICC mark the first time the Office of Planning and Facilities Management[Read More…]

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New Branch of GU Medical Center Appoints Leadership

New Branch of GU Medical Center Appoints Leadership

A center to promote public health and equal access to health care worldwide announced the appointment of its first directors April 15, as the Georgetown University Medical Center continues to expand its divisions focused on global health. The Center for Global Health Practice and Impact will aid countries in improving[Read More…]

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (GRD '96) allegedly misappropriated funds and overvalued his firm's investments by more than half a billion dollars.

Alum Mustafa Abdel-Wadood Arrested on Charges of Fraud

Arrested in a New York City hotel on April 11, Georgetown alumnus Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (MBA ’96) faces fraud charges for misappropriating millions of dollars at The Abraaj Group, the largest private equity firm in the Middle East.   Abdel-Wadood, former Abraaj Group managing partner, pled not guilty, Assistant U.S. Attorney[Read More…]

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ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans on Tuesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative and Georgetown’s Free Speech Project, was titled[Read More…]

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MARGARET FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Dr. Joshua Guzmán (SFS ’10) was the keynote speaker at a ceremony recognizing graduating LGBTQ students and allies April 25.

Annual Ceremony Recognizes LGBTQ Students and Allies

In a celebration honoring over 140 graduating members and allies of the LGBTQ community Thursday, speakers and attendees at Georgetown University’s 11th annual Lavender Graduation emphasized work the university can continue to do to support the community on campus. The ceremony, hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue[Read More…]

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ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Many students enrolled in summer courses in order to meet the former course minimum requirement. Tuition for Georgetown summer sessions is $1,496 per credit.

Georgetown College Removes Course Minimum Requirement

A degree from Georgetown College will no longer require a minimum number of courses in an effort to alleviate the academic burden placed on students. Previously, students needed to take at least 38 courses in order to earn a College degree. Students must still complete 120 credits — a typical[Read More…]

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FILE PHOTO: LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA | Residential organizations and environmental groups informed students about campus sustainability initiatives and provided free vegan food on Harbin patio.

Clubs Celebrate Earth Day With New Sustainability Initiatives

Student advocacy groups and residential organizations partnered to promote environmental awareness and the importance of sustainability at Earth Day events across campus April 23. Georgetown’s celebrations occurred the day after the annual Earth Day, a global movement featuring political action and advocacy that began in 1970. This year’s on-campus programming[Read More…]

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ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Capital Bikeshare rolled out e-bikes as part of a pilot program in September 2018. Many riders reported injuries from overly strong brakes.

Brake Issues Prompt Capital Bikeshare E-Bike Recall

After users experienced multiple injuries because of brake issues, Capital Bikeshare is temporarily pulling its electric bikes from Washington, D.C. Capital Bikeshare’s parent company, Lyft, announced the change on the Capital Bikeshare website April 14 in a statement responding to rider reports of excessively strong bike brakes. Lyft has pulled[Read More…]

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Glover Park Rite Aid Closes After Disappointing Sales

The Rite Aid store at 2255 Wisconsin Avenue is set to close May 18 following the purchase of thousands of Rite Aid stores by Walgreens in 2017, according to The Georgetowner. The Rite Aid pharmacies will close ahead of the store closing May 13. Walgreens originally planned to close 600[Read More…]

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