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COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia announced the appointment of Christopher S. Celenza as the new dean for the Georgetown College starting July 1.

New College Dean Looks to Balance Tradition With Innovation

Christopher S. Celenza, who will start as the next dean of the College on July 1, is looking to balance maintaining Georgetown’s traditions with a need to prepare students for an uncertain future. “On the one hand, the basic experience of the College for Georgetown students is one that really[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia announced the appointment of Christopher S. Celenza as the new dean for the Georgetown College starting July 1.

University Appoints New Dean for College

Christopher S. Celenza, the vice provost for faculty affairs at Johns Hopkins University, will serve as the next dean of the Georgetown College starting July 1, according to a campuswide email from University President John J. DeGioia sent Thursday morning. Celenza also serves as a professor in the German and[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Professors Receive Awards For Excellence in Teaching

A professor who combines history and science in one course, a professor who helps students of color adapt to life at Georgetown and another who serves as a faculty adviser to the Georgetown University Student Veteran Association received this year’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Gonda Theater[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Dean Selection Process Begins

As part of the university’s selection process for a new dean, the Georgetown College Dean Search Committee hosted four town halls Tuesday to gather student and faculty opinion on selection criteria for a replacement for Dean of the College Chester Gillis. Held in the Arrupe Hall multipurpose room, the town[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Cousteau Advocates Legacy Building, Environmental Protection

Cousteau Advocates Legacy Building, Environmental Protection

Environmentalist and explorer Alexandra Cousteau (COL ’98) encouraged graduates to take control of their own legacies, maintain a sense of wonder and preserve the planet in a commencement address to the Georgetown College Class of 2016 in McDonough Arena on Saturday. The graduation was held in McDonough Arena instead of[Read More…]

by May 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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United States Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith addressed students graduating from the McCourt School of Public Policy outside Healy Hall on Thursday evening in the first of 10 commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Speakers Impart Diverse Experiences

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone and National Geographic Social Environmental Advocate Alexandra Cousteau are among 11 speakers addressing students during Georgetown’s commencement weekend. A total of 10 ceremonies will[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY MELISSA NYMAN
College Dean Chester Gillis recently announced he would step down in June 2017. He plans on taking a yearlong sabbatical before returning to Georgetown’s theology department.

Gillis Reflects on Term

From hosting intimate conversations with first-year students over dinner at his home to promoting increased racial awareness through the development of an African American studies major, College Dean Chester Gillis’ commitment to Georgetown and its students has been a constant force on the Hilltop since his arrival almost three decades[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College since 2009, will retire from the position at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, and return to the theology department in 2017.

Gillis Steps Down As Georgetown College Dean

Georgetown College Dean Chester Gillis will conclude his duties as dean at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email Tuesday. “As Dean of the College, Chet has overseen the implementation of many new academic programs, including new majors in African-American[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Professor Outlines Proposals for Poverty Reduction

Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics Martin Ravallion launched his new book “The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy” during an official book launch in Riggs Library on Feb. 5. The new book shares content and approaches explored in Ravallion’s undergraduate course at Georgetown titled “ECON-156: Poverty,” with a[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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President DeGioia addressed racial injustice and announced four new commitments on Georgetown’s engagement with race in a speech to the Georgetown community on Feb. 4.

DeGioia Addresses Racial Injustice

University President John J. DeGioia announced four new commitments to address Georgetown’s engagement with race, including the expansion of African American studies to include a major, during his “Racial Injustice in America: A Framework for Georgetown’s Future Engagement” address in Lohrfink Auditorium last Thursday. DeGioia enumerated four explicit commitments, beginning[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top