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Glover Park Rite Aid Closes After Disappointing Sales

The Rite Aid store at 2255 Wisconsin Avenue is set to close May 18 following the purchase of thousands of Rite Aid stores by Walgreens in 2017, according to The Georgetowner. The Rite Aid pharmacies will close ahead of the store closing May 13. Walgreens originally planned to close 600[Read More…]

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

GU Student Implicated in K-Pop Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Georgetown University student and Korean pop artist Kim Sang-woo (COL ’19), popularly known as Roy Kim, is under investigation as a suspected member of a group chat where sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their consent were shared. Kim was charged by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency with circulating[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 58 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MOAKLEY COURTHOUSE | Stephen Semprevivo, one of five Georgetown parents implicated in a nationwide March 12 admissions bribery indictment, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Monday after paying an intermediary $400,000 to give his son an advantage in the admissions process.

Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Bribery Case

Georgetown parent Stephen Semprevivo and 12 other university parents pleaded guilty to fraud for involvement in a college admissions bribery scheme in a Boston federal court Monday. The plea comes after the Georgetown University Student Association senate voted against a resolution to urge the university to expel current students and[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 4 comments 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…]

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
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | Hasan Minhaj, second from left, spoke in Gaston Hall with South Asian Society president Vishal Menon (MSB '19) and former SAS presidents Bhavya Jha (SFS '17) and Vinoda Basnayake (MSB '03).

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Praises Representation in Media

Comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj reflected on the role of identity in his comedy and called for the inclusion of diverse perspectives in the media industry March 28. Both of Minhaj’s parents immigrated to the United States from India and raised Minhaj in the Muslim tradition. In his first[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Former Georgetown University head tennis coach Gordon Ernst pleaded not guilty Monday, along with 11 other defendants of the March 12 indictment which revealed college admissions fraud nationwide.

Former GU Tennis Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery Charges

Former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst pleaded not guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a Boston federal court Monday, following his March 22 resignation from the University of Rhode Island. Ernst’s plea comes after the U.S. Department of Justice brought charges against 50 defendants, including other coaches as well[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | The expansion of the Georgetown University Law Center in Capitol Hill was funded by the largest single donation to the Law Center.

Law Center Campus Expands Near Capitol Hill

Georgetown University purchased a full block of property half a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building on March 18, less than two months after Johns Hopkins University acquired the Newseum Building a few blocks away. With this new property at 500 First St. NW, Georgetown plans to expand the Georgetown[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BROWN/THE HOYA | Mickey Lee (COL '05), an admissions interviewer, drafted a petition urging Georgetown to rescind the degrees and admission of students implicated in the admissions bribery investigation. The University of Southern California revoked the admission of six students March 14.

Petition Urges GU to Rescind Degrees of Students Involved in Admissions Bribes

An online petition calling for Georgetown University to revoke the degrees and admission of all current and former students involved in the college admissions bribery scheme has gained 16,691 signatures as of press time. Georgetown alumnus and admissions interviewer Mickey Lee (COL ’05) tweeted the petition March 13. The petition[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Fr. William J. Walsh, S.J., was assigned to Woodstock Theological Center in 1996 when the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus was informed of sexual abuse allegations against him.

‘Sick Pleasure’: GU Jesuit Walsh Abused Nieces for Decades

“We have a nightmarish fear that Father Walsh may sexually molest innocent female students, and little girls in the Georgetown area.” Sarah Lynne Landsdale was 5 years old when her uncle, Fr. William J. Walsh, S.J., first molested her while wearing his clerical clothing. Approximately 40 years later, in 1996,[Read More…]