Post Tagged with: "endowment"

VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University Fossil Free published an op-ed in The Hoya five years ago to publicize its proposal calling on the university to divest[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion
File Photo Amber Gillette/The Hoya
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
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE LUBERTO/THE HOYA
The School of Foreign Service is looking to introduce a science requirement for the Class of 2022.

Undergraduate Tuition to Rise for 7th Consecutive Year

Undergraduate tuition rates in the 2018-19 academic year are set to increase by 3.5 percent to $53,520 from $51,720, Provost Robert Groves announced in a campuswide email Wednesday. The increase, identical to last year’s change, falls below the university’s earlier projections for 4 percent hikes through 2020. Tuition has risen[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD FOR THE HOYA
The Georgetown Scholarship Program offers support to 650 students, most of whom are first-generation, to attend college.

Missing Out: The GSP Students Who Would Have Been

Like many Georgetown University students, Teodora Lancaster (COL ’20) expected her time on the Hilltop to be a balancing act of classes, internships, healthy social outings and sightseeing. But just over a year into her time at Georgetown, Lancaster is coming to understand the severe constraints imposed by her financial[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, laying[Read More…]

by June 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Rankings Prove Insufficient

For those who view rankings as a barometer for a university’s excellence, the past year has yielded mixed results at Georgetown. On one hand, the university’s record-high application season yielded a record-low acceptance rate of 15.4 percent, admitting a full percentage point less than the average acceptance rate of the[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Georgetown Endowment Drops 3 Percent, Remains Lowest of Top 20 Schools

The university’s endowment declined 3 percent from about $1.53 billion to $1.48 billion between fiscal years 2015 and 2016, according to a report of U.S. and Canadian university endowments conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Georgetown’s endowment is now ranked 61st for endowment funds of[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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CISR Recommends Against Direct Investment in Private Prisons

The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility plans to advise the board of directors to establish a policy of no direct investment in private prison companies and to avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies “to the maximum extent possible,” according to a memo published by the committee today. CISR also[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

In a recent study by The New York Times, Georgetown University ranked 12th out of a list of 38 schools with more students in the top 1 percent of the income scale than in the bottom 60 percent. While Georgetown ranks poorly for socioeconomic inclusivity, the report also showed that[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA
Students gathered in Red Square on Wednesday before marching to University President John J. DeGioia's office to deliver a letter requesting transparency on the university's endowment.

Campaign Demands Divestments, Endowment Transparency

Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment Coalition, a student-organized group seeking  transparency in Georgetown’s endowment, demanded the university to divest from private prisons and companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine,” during a launch rally in Red Square Dec. 7. Chris Morris (COL ’19), an organizer for GU[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top