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KIM KARDASHIAN/TWITTER | The Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the Washington, D.C. Jail, was launched by professor Marc Howard’s Prisons and Justice Initiative in January 2018. The program provides both credit and noncredit courses for incarcerated scholars.

Kardashian Doc Spotlights Prisons and Justice Initiative

The Prisons and Justice Initiative will be featured in Kim Kardashian West’s upcoming Oxygen documentary following her work on prison reform and in a separate television documentary on an unannounced major network. The documentary, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” follows Kardashian West’s prison reform advocacy that brought her to[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@CJC_INFO/TWITTER | The Center for Jewish Civilization hosted a panel that discussed political polarization and its impact on rising antisemitism.

Antisemitism Aggravated by Political Polarization, Panelists Say

The polarization of political discourse is a concerning trend in a time where there are growing antisemitic sentiments in the United States, panelists said at a dialogue about American Jews in the era of the President Donald Trump administration Sept. 3. The event titled “Loyal/Disloyal? American Judaism in the Era[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA
Samantha Berner has been named Title IX coordinator just over a year after her predecessor left. Berner previously served as Title IX investigator and interim Title IX coordinator.

Berner Named Title IX Coordinator, Leaving Investigator Role Vacant

The university named internal candidate Samantha Berner as the new Title IX coordinator and director of Title IX compliance, after a yearlong search to fill the role.  Berner had previously served as the interim Title IX coordinator, but began her new role in a permanent capacity July 1, according to[Read More…]

by July 2, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA |

Board of Directors Meets, Does Not Vote on GU272 Referendum

Despite discussing the results of the student GU272 referendum and holding conversations with GU272 Advocacy Team members in past weeks, the Georgetown University board of directors did not hold a vote on whether to implement the fee in the referendum at its June 10 meeting. Between late May and early[Read More…]

by June 25, 2019 1 comment News, News - Top
CATRIONA KENDALL/THE HOYA |

NHS Commencement Features Humanitarian Speaker

Humanitarian Joan Rosenhauer emphasized the importance of holding true to personal values and morals when pursuing a career serving others when addressing the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies graduates at the school’s commencement Saturday. Rosenhauer is the first female executive director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, a[Read More…]

by May 23, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Medical Students Fundraise for Abortion Training

Student petitioners with the unrecognized group Medical Students for Choice have started a fundraiser to raise money for an off-campus medical workshop after meeting with Georgetown University School of Medicine administrators about an April 26 petition. MSC, a group made up of GUSOM students, created a petition after GUSOM administrators[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News
FILE PHOTO: JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA | In 2016, students voted in favor of a referendum that endorsed banning the use of tobacco and smoke products on campus.

University Commits to Smoke-Free Campus by 2020

Georgetown University is set to ban the use of tobacco products on campus in August 2020, more than two years after students voted in a student government referendum to create a smoke-free campus. Smoking and other tobacco use will be prohibited within Georgetown University owned buildings and grounds, according to[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Many students enrolled in summer courses in order to meet the former course minimum requirement. Tuition for Georgetown summer sessions is $1,496 per credit.

Georgetown College Removes Course Minimum Requirement

A degree from Georgetown College will no longer require a minimum number of courses in an effort to alleviate the academic burden placed on students. Previously, students needed to take at least 38 courses in order to earn a College degree. Students must still complete 120 credits — a typical[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@CCPECNOLD/TWITTER |

Former Georgetown Professor Fr. James Schall, S.J., Dies

Fr. James Schall, S.J., 91, a former Georgetown University government professor and longtime columnist for The Hoya, died April 17, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated teaching and writing on the subject of political philosophy. Schall’s death comes after a brief hospitalization, according to an April 18 email Rev. Ron[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
THE MCDONOUGH ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK | GLMR is set to host a resume and cover letter review workshop in Red Square on Friday.

LGBTQ Professional Group Rebrands, Aims to Expand

McDonough Alliance, a student group that seeks to bridge the gap between queer students and professional opportunities, has changed its name to Georgetown LGBTQ+ Mentors and Resources and expanded events beyond career guidance to promote broader student involvement. Changing the McDonough Alliance’s name to GLMR affirms the organization’s commitment to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top