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3rd Annual UndocuWeek Features Expanded Programming

A Georgetown University group that promotes accessible education for youth without documentation hosted three more events than last year and increased the number of co-sponsorship opportunities with student organizations during its third annual UndocuWeek.   Through UndocuWeek, which runs from April 6 to April 12, GU Undocumented Student Support Services aims[Read More…]

@SECNIELSEN/TWITTER | Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is set to replace  Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94), who resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday.

Alumna Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday, marking the 48th senior official to depart President Donald Trump’s administration. Nielsen has helmed the Department of Homeland Security since December 2017, leading the Trump administration’s immigration policies and supporting the construction of a barrier along[Read More…]

by April 7, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | Three priests credibly accused of sexual assault worked at the Woodstock Theological Center, which operated from 1973 to 2013. Though the center was run independently by Jesuits, Woodstock had several ties to campus life, including student employees.

Abusers Lived, Worked at Campus Jesuit Spaces

The Woodstock Theological Center moved into Old Ryan, now known as Ida Ryan Hall, in 1978. Over the next several decades, three priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct would work at Woodstock, a Jesuit-run research institution housed on Georgetown’s campus. All three lived in the Woodstock Theological Residence, two blocks[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDER BROWN | Georgetown is one of eight universities under investigation by the Department of Education for potentially violating education regulations tied to the admissions bribery scheme.

Education Department Investigates Admissions Bribery at GU

The U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation into eight universities, including Georgetown, for potential misconduct relating to the admissions bribery scheme Monday. The investigation comes two weeks after former university tennis coach Gordon Ernst was indicted by federal prosecutors for falsely designating applicants as recruits to the Georgetown tennis[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NATALISE ISÉ/THE HOYA The McDonough School of Business along with the McCourt School of Public Policy both

GU Grad Schools Rank Highly in New National, Global Surveys

The McCourt School of Public Policy and the McDonough School of Business both performed well in recently released nationwide and global surveys, with the MSB named first in the world for having the best-trained MBAs. The McCourt School moved up across three specialty categories in the latest U.S. News &[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
WOODSTOCK THEOLOGICAL CENTER ARCHIVES | Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in Indiana before he became a professor at Georgetown, according to a report by the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Gannon Abused Minors, Adults Across 3 Institutions; Later Taught Sociology at GU

In 1983, Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., received the faculty member of the year award from Loyola University Chicago for his work as chair of the sociology department. The same year, Gannon left Loyola to become a professor at Georgetown University and the director of the Woodstock Theological Center in[Read More…]

JEAN DENIS BEUCHER/PINTEREST | Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., was plausibly accused of sexually abusing a minor at Holy Trinity Church on N Street, according to a December 2018 report by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Long-Time Georgetown Jesuit Casey Abused a Minor at Holy Trinity

During a long and storied career in Washington, D.C., Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., baptized the son of a president, held central roles in the Georgetown Jesuit Community and was buried on Georgetown’s campus. First, though, Casey was the pastor at Holy Trinity Church on N Street, less than a quarter-mile[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 2 comments News, The Georgetown 14
WILL SIMON/THE HOYA | After inspections conducted last week revealed structural weaknesses of the Alumni Square roof, Georgetown decided to relocate approximately 85 residents to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.

Alumni Square Roof Raises Safety Concerns, GU Relocates Residents

About 85 students are being relocated from their top-floor apartments in Alumni Square to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center this week after university administrators informed them about potential structural issues in their apartment roofs Monday morning. The university decided to relocate students after a structural engineering firm conducted roof[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | The Office of Planning and Facilities Management began identifying 40 new single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms in buildings across campus.

GU Establishes 40 Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Georgetown University began designating 40 single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms in public buildings throughout campus, an initiative pushed by members of LGBTQ student advocacy groups. Before the start of the semester, the Office of Planning and Facilities Management received the signs, which are set to identify the new gender-neutral bathrooms, and is[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Jim Gaffigan (MSB '88), John Mulaney (COL '04) and Mike Birbiglia (COL '04) perform at a New York City comedy fundraiser to benefit the Georgetown Scholarship Program on Jan. 14.

Notable Comedian Alumni Raise $1 Million for GSP

Comedians Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) raised $1 million at a New York City comedy fundraiser for the Georgetown Scholars Program to benefit low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. Gaffigan, Birbiglia and Mulaney performed for the audience at the sold-out event at[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 1 comment News, News - Top