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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Social justice advocate and former Georgetown University professor Fr. Charles Currie, S.J., died Jan. 4. Currie served as special assistant to University President John J. DeGioia in 1989.

Former GU Professor Fr. Charles Currie, SJ, Dies

Fr. Charles Currie, S.J., a former Georgetown University chemistry professor and special assistant to the university president, died Jan. 4 at 88 years old. Currie is remembered not only for his service to Georgetown, but for his fierce commitment to social justice. Currie’s death comes after a recent pulmonary illness,[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Sylvia Önder, left, Clare Fieseler (SFS ’06) and Astrid Weigert delivered the petition to the Office of the President on Oct. 12.

Faculty Petitions Provost, President for Equal Parental Leave

A petition to increase the parental leave of non-tenure-line faculty to equal that of tenure-line faculty is being “seriously considered” by the university, after 282 individuals signed the petition as of its Oct. 15 closing date. Full-time non-tenure-line faculty members, which includes about 300 assistant, associate and full professors, are[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Christine Fair, associate professor in the security studies program, went on research leave following a tweet on her personal Twitter account advocating violence against Republican senators during the Kavanaugh hearings.

GU Professor on Leave After Facing Criticism for Tweet

Professor Christine Fair is on immediate research leave after a tweet on her personal Twitter account calling for violence against Republican senators received backlash last week, according to an email sent by Dean of the School of Foreign Service Joel Hellman on Oct. 5. Fair’s tweet was a response to[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Sufi Scholarship of the 18th Century Influenced Islamic Thought, Northwestern Professor Says

The Tijaniyyah branch of Sufism in Islam had a larger influence on Islamic thought than many historians believe, Northwestern University Professor Zachary Wright said at an event Friday afternoon in the Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center. Wright teaches at Northwestern University in Qatar and focuses his studies on the[Read More…]

The Right to Teach Well

The Right to Teach Well

Colleges and universities nationwide are in the midst of an adjunct crisis, coinciding with skyrocketing operating costs and burgeoning student debt in higher education. Numerous studies suggest that the quality of student education is negatively impacted by the instruction of adjunct professors. This does not bode well for Georgetown, where[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Karen Gale poses with her daughter, Justine Underhill (COL ’11), who remembers her for her creativity and passion.

Pharmacology and Neuroscience Professor Dies at 65

Karen Gale, a professor of pharmacology and neuroscience at Georgetown for 37 years, lived her life as a mentor to her students, colleagues and daughters, with a devotion to fostering creativity, thinking outside of the box and promoting diversity wherever she went. Gale died Aug. 21 from cancer at a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Point for Grading Clarity

Nothing is more frustrating to a motivated student than teetering on the cusp of a higher grade. As some students claim, it’s almost more painful to earn a 89.5 percent than to earn a 85 percent. Especially in disciplines like English, history and philosophy — in which participation is a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Economics professor Adhip Chaudhuri in his Intercultural Center office in the early 1980s. Chaudhuri, who taught at Georgetown for 34 years, died at 62 after a three-year battle with cancer Jan. 13.

Chaudhuri, Economist and Father, Dies

A professor at Georgetown for 34 years, Adhip Chaudhuri was, in many senses, a lifelong student. Chaudhuri, who retired last year, died Jan. 13 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 62 years old. While his field was economics, Chaudhuri’s currency was knowledge. It was a trait he[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

CULP Adds Second Professor

The Culture and Politics program received approval to hire an additional tenure-line faculty member to focus solely on the CULP program early this semester. Field Chair Shiloh Krupar is currently the only faculty member solely dedicated to CULP. While many other professors teach CULP courses, the professors are all hired[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense

In a Senate vote of 58 to 41, Georgetown professor and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was confirmed as the nation’s 24th secretary of defense Tuesday. The confirmation marks a victory for President Barack Obama after an intensely partisan battle that featured an unprecedented Senate Republican filibuster Feb. 14. In a wide margin that[Read More…]

by February 27, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized