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Washington Post Launches App

Readers will now be able to peruse D.C.’s most widely read newspaper on the go, as The Washington Post released an iPad application on Nov. 8, the latest in a trend of national newspapers making the jump to the tablet platform. The application, available on iTunes, is currently free for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Local Colleges Rated Liberal

Georgetown may be undermining its Catholic heritage as part of a broader liberalization trend at D.C. universities, says one report commissioned by Campus Reform, a conservative action network. Among D.C. universities surveyed, The George Washington University was rated most conservative, while Howard University was deemed the most liberal. The Catholic[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

$17 Million Boost for Med Center Programs

The Medical Center, already the top recipient of grants at Georgetown, received another one last week when the Center for Child and Human Development received a $17 million federal gift, one of the highest in the Medical Center’s history, to provide mental health care and services for children and adolescents.[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Employee Benefits Vary

Employee benefits such as free tuition, health care options and yoga are just some of the reasons staffers choose to work at Georgetown, but not all employee benefits are as valuable as they first appear. The health care reform passed earlier this year yielded better services but higher costs for[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Cancer Center Breakthrough May Alter Treatment

Georgetown researchers at Lombardi Cancer Center may have discovered a cancer-killing treatment that implements a cold virus in the destruction of cancer cells. The virus, known as reovirus, is known to cause gastrointestinal problems and infect the respiratory tract. When interacting with tumors, however, it evolves rapidly and destroys them.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Alumni Panel Talks Teach For America

On Oct. 20, several Georgetown alumni returned to the Hilltop to discuss their work for Teach For America in the panel True Life: I Teach For America. Teach For America, a program that selects recently graduated college students to teach in low-income schools, is highly popular among Georgetown graduates. Forty-one[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Ranked 155th Worldwide

The university dropped by 26 spots in the U.S. News and World Report international rankings this year, leaving a tremendous disparity between its international and national rank. Georgetown placed 21st on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for national universities, but 155th in the international rankings. Nationally, Georgetown is ranked[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Alumna to Be Next D.C. Public Schools Chancellor

Following the defeat of Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primaries of the D.C. mayoral elections, there will be a change in the D.C. public schools system: Chancellor Michelle Rhee is stepping down later in October, ending weeks of controversy, and will be replaced by Georgetown alumna Kaya Henderson (SFS[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Metro Ridership Decreases

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Association reported a dramatic loss of passengers on both buses and trains during the months of June and July. Though WMATA significantly increased fares during the summer, Metro officials denied a correlation. etrobuses had 11.66 million passengers in July, compared to almost 12.96 million passengers[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News