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KIKI SCHMALFUS/THE HOYA | The shuttered UPS in Poulton Hall will be fully incorporated into the Center for Social Justice's office and meeting space.

CSJ Renovations to Grow Office and Meeting Space

Extensive renovations to the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service’s home in Poulton Hall will be completed in October, providing expanded space for CSJ programs and staff.  Once limited to a central room with offices lining its perimeter, the addition will add meeting rooms and offices for both[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MAGGIE FOUBERG/The HOYA | The Intercultural Center Galleria received updated furniture, including new couches and tables, with future plans to update other floor's furniture as well.

ICC Debuts New Furniture, Further Updates Anticipated

Walking into the Intercultural Center Galleria just a week ago, heavy wooden tables and coffee-stained couches greeted visitors to the central space of the home of the School of Foreign Service and several academic departments. Beginning Tuesday, brightly printed couches and sleek white tables replaced the outdated furniture in the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Chef and humanitarian José Andrés addresses graduates of the McCourt School of Public Policy on May 16.

Collaboration Enables Change, Chef and Humanitarian Advises McCourt Graduates

Internationally recognized chef and humanitarian José Andrés extolled the value of collaboration between insiders and outsiders in the public policy world at the McCourt School of Public Policy commencement May 16. Andrés, an immigration reform advocate and founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which aids hunger relief efforts, described[Read More…]

by May 25, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top

GU Evaluates Ongoing Community Criticism of Solar Panel Initiatives

After criticism from environmental and indigenous rights activists over the university’s proposed solar panel initiative, the Maryland Department of the Environment held its second informational hearing about the project May 13. Georgetown University announced its agreement with Origis Energy USA to build a solar panel system September 2017. The proposal[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (GRD '96) allegedly misappropriated funds and overvalued his firm's investments by more than half a billion dollars.

Alum Mustafa Abdel-Wadood Arrested on Charges of Fraud

Arrested in a New York City hotel on April 11, Georgetown alumnus Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (MBA ’96) faces fraud charges for misappropriating millions of dollars at The Abraaj Group, the largest private equity firm in the Middle East.   Abdel-Wadood, former Abraaj Group managing partner, pled not guilty, Assistant U.S. Attorney[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MICHELLE XU THE HOYA Listening sessions led by two university administrators will convene next week to gather student feedback on 
the Department of Education's proposed changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16, according to a campuswide email sent Wednesday.

University to Host Open Discussion on Title IX Regulations

Three listening sessions to gather student feedback on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations are scheduled for next week, the university announced in a campuswide email Wednesday morning. The university is reviewing the regulations, announced Nov. 16, and will eventually offer a formal response independently[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Election Procedures Followed in DC Election, Observe DC Report Finds

Observe D.C. held its inaugural nonpartisan election observation effort Nov. 6 at 83 polling locations across Washington, D.C. In its preliminary report, the observation found that most polling procedures were followed and that voters were able to cast ballots without issue. The sample-based Election Day observation effort, founded by McCourt[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]