Post Tagged with: "policy"

@REBECCAKATZ5/TWITTER | Rebecca Katz, director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, which studies public health emergencies, will be co-director of a new infectious disease masters program.

GU Develops New Masters Program in Infectious Disease

A new masters program in global infectious disease is set to launch in fall 2019. The program intends to bridge the gap between the science of infectious diseases and its public policy implications, according to the program’s website. “Better integrating emerging infectious disease science concepts into political and social problem[Read More…]

by April 4, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MADELINE CHARBONNEAU/THE HOYA | Board of directors approves updated weapons policy banning the use of weapons by all members of the Georgetown community Feb. 14.

New Weapons Ban Applies Campuswide, Board Confirms

Georgetown’s board of directors approved a campus weapons policy banning firearms on campus in a Feb. 14 meeting, with signage on the prohibition of weapons set to be posted on campus later this year. The policy update — known as the Policy Prohibiting Firearms, Weapons and Explosives — clarifies that[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Current Policy Neglects Victims of Labor Trafficking, Ambassador Says

Current Policy Neglects Victims of Labor Trafficking, Ambassador Says

Policymakers must ensure their efforts to combat human trafficking prioritize victims of both sex and labor trafficking, School of Foreign Service centennial fellow Ambassador Mark Lagon said at an event in the Old North Building on Monday. Sex trafficking and labor trafficking are two equally important subcategories within human trafficking;[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick Confirmed as GUSA Vice President

Kenna Chick (SFS ’20) was confirmed as Georgetown University Student Association vice president by the GUSA senate Oct. 2, following a series of executive resignations in September. President Juan Martinez (SFS ’20) nominated Chick for the position on Oct. 1. Martinez, former transition chair of the senate, became president under[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KISHORE MAHBUBANI Kishore Mahbubani, former Singaporean diplomat and professor at the National University of Singapore, critiqued Western policies towards China at an event on Monday.

Trump Transformed US China Policy, Former Singaporean Diplomat Says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s China policy transforms the West’s historic attitude toward China, former Singaporean diplomat and professor at the National University of Singapore Kishore Mahbubani said at an event entitled “Has the West Lost It?” on Monday in Healy Hall’s Riggs Library. During the event, Mahbubani discussed his new[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA Under a D.C. policy change, arrests made in relation to public marijuana consumption will result in field citations rather than custodial arrests.

Bowser Reduces Custodial Arrests for Public Consumption of Marijuana

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham announced a new policy aimed at reducing the number of Washington, D.C. residents taken into custody for public consumption of marijuana in a Sept. 21 news release. Under the new policy, arrests made in connection to public marijuana usage,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Specify GUSA Objectives

The recent swearing-in of Georgetown University Student Association President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) brings to mind their campaign promises of an inclusive and opportunity-driven approach to GUSA. However, the pair must overcome significant shortcomings in its institutional knowledge to enact clear policy priorities.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Editorial
WILL CROMARTY FOR THE HOYA

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS '89) promoted President Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

Mulvaney Defends Trump Tax Reform Plan

President Donald Trump’s recently proposed tax reform will stimulate the economy by simplifying the tax code, said Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89),Wednesday. Mulvaney highlighted two pillars of the plan: reducing taxes for corporations and the middle class. “At the end of the process,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
COURTESY HEIDI ELMENDORF

Organizer for the Hoyas March for Science, Associate Professor Elmendorf said in today's society there a pressing need for policymakers to appreciate and understand the value of scientific research.

Q&A: Professor Heidi Elmendorf Talks the March for Science

Thousands of activists and scientists are expected to descend on the National Mall this weekend for the first ever March for Science. Marchers hope to promote awareness of scientific research and evidence-based policy decisions in government. The march, which will take place across the nation this Saturday, which is also[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY BAKER CENTER 
Kelly Schneider (GRD ’18), left, Christian Conroy (GRD ’18) and Adam Bouyamourn (GRD ’18) each received $20,000 for their projects.

Baker Grant Winners Tackle Global Issues

Georgetown graduate students Adam Bouyamourn (GRD ’18), Christian Conroy, (GRD ’18), Jacob Ford (GRD ’18), Rebecca Gerr (GRD ’18), and Kelly Schneider (GRD ’18) are each working find ways to enact meaningful and realistic change on global policies issues within a year with the $20,000 from the Baker Innovation Grant.[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top