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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

DOJ War Crimes Prosecutor Pays Tribute to Holocaust

DOJ War Crimes Prosecutor Pays Tribute to Holocaust

By Karenna Warden April 21, 2023

CW: This article references genocide and antisemitism. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. In recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day, the Jewish Business Alliance...

FILE PHOTO: WILL HOUSTON FOR THE HOYA | In April 2016, Stephen Semprevivo, a California businessman, used a family trust to pay $400,000 to a charity run by William “Rick” Singer. Singer led the national college admissions scheme by using his company, Edge College & Career Network, as an intermediary between officials at prestigious universities and parents hoping to give their children an admissions advantage.

GU Parent Gets 4 Months in Prison for Role in Admissions Scandal

By Campus News Editor September 27, 2019

Stephen Semprevivo, who paid $400,000 to get his son admission to Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit, was sentenced to four months in prison Sept. 26. Semprevivo is the third parent to be...

MOAKLEY COURTHOUSE | Stephen Semprevivo, one of five Georgetown parents implicated in a nationwide March 12 admissions bribery indictment, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Monday after paying an intermediary $400,000 to give his son an advantage in the admissions process.

Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Bribery Case

By Riley Rogerson April 9, 2019

Georgetown parent Stephen Semprevivo and 12 other university parents pleaded guilty to fraud for involvement in a college admissions bribery scheme in a Boston federal court Monday. The plea comes...

FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BROWN/THE HOYA | Mickey Lee (COL 05), an admissions interviewer, drafted a petition urging Georgetown to rescind the degrees and admission of students implicated in the admissions bribery investigation. The University of Southern California revoked the admission of six students March 14.

Petition Urges GU to Rescind Degrees of Students Involved in Admissions Bribes

By Sana Rahman and Riley Rogerson March 21, 2019

An online petition calling for Georgetown University to revoke the degrees and admission of all current and former students involved in the college admissions bribery scheme has gained 16,691 signatures...

Rochelle Vayntrub/The Hoya | Georgetown University students and faculty react to the U.S. Department of Justice report which revealed that Gordon Ernst, a former tennis coach at Georgetown, accepted bribes from parents in return for guaranteeing their children admission into the university.

Students, Professors Criticize Role of Wealth in Admissions

By Sana Rahman and Riley Rogerson March 15, 2019

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s report that revealed a former Georgetown tennis coach accepted bribes from parents to guarantee their children admission, university students and professors...

VIEWPOINT: Upholding Affirmative Action

By Heejin Hahn, Jennifer Sugijanto, and Nataliyah Tahir September 7, 2018

Race remains a factor for mobility in the present-day United States. Willful ignorance of that reality harms members of the Asian-American community, in addition to other communities of color. The...

Grant Funds MPD Body Cameras

By Matthew Larson October 9, 2015

The United States Justice Department awarded Washington, D.C., $1 million to expand its Body Worn Cameras program for Metropolitan Police Department officers Sept. 21, which will require that the city...

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