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The Closing Word

After an eventful year for campus life, student activism proved to be a deciding force in how diversity, freedom of expression and student-administration communication shaped the Georgetown community. Here is the editorial board’s final word on major events of the 2014-2015 academic year. Developing Diversity Students have taken valuable steps[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Dear Dr. Olson

With Georgetown Day quickly approaching, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson sent an email to the student body pairing gentle rhetoric with a familiar message: “We acknowledge that Georgetown students do not cause all the disruption and noise in the community,” Olson wrote. “In the interest of bettering our[Read More…]

by April 16, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

QUALLEN: A Campus Plan’s Long Lineage

In its bicentennial campus plan, developed between 1989 and 1990, Georgetown committed itself to “adopt as a long term goal … the ability to provide housing for 100 percent of its undergraduate students on campus.” A 1983 plan made similar pledges, and, in the years following each plan, the university[Read More…]

by April 9, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

On ANC, Students Strive to Define Role

As Peter Prindiville (SFS ’14) and Craig Cassey (COL ’15) prepare to become the likely student representatives on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, it is apparent that they will confront many of the same challenges faced by decades of student commissioners before them. Justin Kopa (COL ’03) served as commissioner from 2001 to 2003 alongside Justin Wagner (COL ’03),[Read More…]

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News
Five New Businesses Open Their Doors in Neighborhood

Five New Businesses Open Their Doors in Neighborhood

Georgetown saw a flurry of store openings this summer, ranging from a local lobster joint to high-end chains. According to Nancy Miyahira, Georgetown Business Improvement District’s interim director, several of these new businesses, in particular the new dining options, are geared toward Georgetown students. “Anything that’s food related is going to[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Campus Plan Processes: A Battle or a Breeze

While Georgetown has been entangled in debates over its campus plan since December 2010, other D.C. universities have also spent months or years trying to gain approval for their own campus plans. D.C. municipal regulations require universities to submit comprehensive plans for their expansion to the Zoning Commission at regular[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

MPD Calls Decline as SNAPS Steps Up

The Metropolitan Police Department reported a decline in the number of calls to 911 for noise violations in Georgetown and Burleith in recent months, according to university spokeswoman Stacy Kerr. Kerr said the decrease came as the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program has stepped up its patrols of the area. “Part[Read More…]

by February 3, 2012 0 comments City News, News

All Hands on Deck

On Nov. 3, University President John J. DeGioia sent a plea to students, asking them to sign a petition showing their support for the Campus Plan. His email marked the first time the university had asked for formal backing from campus residents, faculty, staff and alums. But the university must[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Mendelson Slams GU Campus Plan

Councilmember At-Large Phil Mendelson denounced Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan in a Sept. 16 letter to the D. C. Zoning Commission. In the letter, Mendelson claimed that Georgetown’s 40 percent enrollment increase over the past 10 years has contributed to adverse conditions in the surrounding neighborhoods. “I join the adjacent communities[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

A Safer Night on the Town

Late night out? No problem. The university’s M Street night shuttle and SafeRides transportation program now does much more to protect student safety while reducing noise levels — a win-win situation for the entire Georgetown community. There have long been complaints that some students used SafeRides as a free ride to bars in Georgetown,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments Opinion