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GEORGETOWN RANGILA/FACEBOOK | Rangila will feature live South Asian music for the first time during the 25th Rangila.

Rangila Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Rangila marks its 25th anniversary this year and will use the showcase to pay homage to the individuals who shaped it over the years while introducing new elements like live music.  Rangila, Georgetown University’s annual, student-run philanthropic showcase of South Asian dance, includes an average of 500 dancers, 1,500 audience[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | In previous years orientation advisors and NSO captains have viewed the Hoya Real Talk performance before freshman and transfer students. Due to time constraints, this year, most did not.

Hoya RealTalk Featured Inappropriate Content, Orientation Leaders Say

This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After student complaints about inadequate preparation and inappropriate messaging in this year’s Hoya RealTalk play during New Student Orientation, Health Education Services held a feedback session and the Center for[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

New Environmental Initiative Director Appointed, Seeks to Translate Research into Action

Peter Marra, a leading researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, has been named director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the university announced in a news release April 3. Marra, who holds a doctorate in ecology from Dartmouth College, will also serve as the Laudato Si’ chair in biology and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: MARGARET FOUBERG/THE HOYA| GUSA Senate Speaker Eliza Lafferty (COL '21), right, and Vice Speaker Pat Walsh (SFS '21), left, have overseen an increase in unexcused absences.

GUSA Struggles to Curb Senators’ Unexcused Absences

Unexcused absences by senators at Georgetown University Student Association senate meetings have more than quadrupled from last year’s legislative season despite the introduction of a committee this fall intended to track senators’ attendance records. GUSA senate meetings over the last year have seen 43 unexcused absences without proxies from senate[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY | Former Georgetown Vice President of Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J., (CAS '88) oversaw the largest interfaith campus ministry of any institution and was awarded the 2016 Dorothy Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work as a theology professor while at Georgetown.

Former VP of Campus Ministry to Become President of Santa Clara University

Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., (CAS ’88), former vice president for mission and ministry at Georgetown University, is set to become the 29th president of Santa Clara University on July 1, Santa Clara announced in a March 19 news release. O’Brien joined Santa Clara, a Jesuit university in California, in 2016[Read More…]

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
UNBROKEN HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION INC Unbroken Horizon board member Kyle Fortenberry, President and Founder Seth Owen, Vice President Zenja Key Stallworth and board member Kaylee Petik attend the Equality Florida Great Jacksonville Gala to accept recognition for their work on behalf of LGBTQ high school students.

Months After Separating From Parents, GU Student Creates Fund for LGBTQ Students

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) has raised over $30,000 for his scholarship fund toward financial assistance for LGBTQ high school students after it officially launched Feb. 25. Owen was able to found the Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Fund following a $25,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres and Cheerios. The fund will provide five[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 2 comments News, News - Top
@APLERHOPLES/TWITTER | Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown University Law Center professor, is highlighting economic hurdles faced by disadvantaged communities in her campaign for chairman of the Fairfax County School Board.

Law Center Professor Runs for Fairfax County Board

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Alicia Plerhoples was endorsed by grassroots advocacy group VA Democracy Forward in her bid for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the highest governing body of Fairfax, Va., on March 2. VA Democracy Forward, a group that promotes progressive candidates, joins Jennifer Carroll[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), founder of Observe D.C., a nonpartisan election observation initiative, testified Feb. 19 that the D.C. mayoral election was conducted fairly.

Testimony Verifies DC Held Fair Elections

Observe D.C. founder Ben Mindes (GRD ’19) testified that the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections effectively conducted the D.C. mayoral election in front of the D.C. Council on Feb. 19. “Overall, voters experienced an efficient and well-organized election day,” Mindes said in his testimony. The testimony follows a 14-hour-long observation[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: RYAN BAE/THE HOYA | A Georgetown University Law Center group filed an amicus brief Feb. 11 arguing that a proposed citizenship question on the U.S. census would decrease the accuracy of the census.

Law Center Institute Files Brief, Argues Citizenship Question Hurts Census

A group based at the Georgetown University Law Center filed an amicus brief Feb. 11 contesting a push by the U.S. Department of Commerce to add a question to the 2020 census regarding citizenship status. The addition of a citizenship question would cause an estimated 630,000 households to not complete[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top