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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
BISHOP'S LATIN SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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…]

Before GU, Nursing Dean Zuccarelli Assaulted Student Seeking Counsel

Before GU, Nursing Dean Zuccarelli Assaulted Student Seeking Counsel

On Nov. 27, 2018, Georgetown University was notified that Sr. Lisa Zuccarelli, a former associate dean, professor and chaplain-in-residence at the university, had been credibly accused of sexual abusing a minor 30 years earlier. Georgetown has not publicly acknowledged the allegation. Zuccarelli began her ministry in 1975 with the Dominican[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, The Georgetown 14
Rochelle Vayntrub/The Hoya | Georgetown University students and faculty react to the U.S. Department of Justice report which revealed that Gordon Ernst, a former tennis coach at Georgetown, accepted bribes from parents in return for guaranteeing their children admission into the university.

Students, Professors Criticize Role of Wealth in Admissions

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s report that revealed a former Georgetown tennis coach accepted bribes from parents to guarantee their children admission, university students and professors speak out against inequality perpetuated within the college admissions process. The college admissions bribery scheme highlights how socio-economic status plays[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JULIA ALVEY/THE HOYA | Neither the university nor the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is claiming responsibility for an overnight water outage that affected Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village on Friday.

3 Dorms Experience Water Outage, Cause Unknown

Student residences Darnall Hall, Arrupe Hall and Henle Village experienced a complete water outage Friday night, with the university and local authorities yet to determine its cause. The water outage began at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday and was resolved across campus by 8 a.m. Saturday. Neither the District of Columbia[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin Says Republicans ‘Fed Up’ After Government Shutdown

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin Says Republicans ‘Fed Up’ After Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are likely to cooperate with Democrats even without obtaining provisions for President Donald Trump’s border wall to avoid another government shutdown, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) said at an event Monday. The sole path towards preventing another shutdown is Senate Republicans defecting from[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | In her campaign, Nicki Gray (NHS '20) plans to emphasize enhanced support for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Gray Sets Precedent as Solo Candidate

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | An anonymous group of students began distributing posters advocating for the replacement of the Georgetown University Student Association with a new system of student government Jan. 27.

Movement to Abolish GUSA Emerges

As Georgetown University Student Association executive elections approach, posters circulated across campus Sunday with a bolded message: “Abolish GUSA!” Abolish GUSA, a movement seeking to replace GUSA with a more efficient and inclusive system of student government, began distributing the posters Jan. 27. The posters include a website URL directing[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA | Norman Francis Jr. (COL '20) and Aleida Olvera (COL '20), Nicki Gray (NHS '20) and Sam Appel (COL '20), and Sina Nemazi (COL '21) and Roya Wolfe (SFS '21) launched GUSA campaigns in Red Square on Friday morning. Ryan Zuccala (MSB '20) and John Dolan (MSB '20) are also running.

Candidates Set Sights on GUSA Executive

Three tickets launched their campaigns and a fourth confirmed its candidacy for the Georgetown University Student Association 2019 executive election early Friday morning, with candidates calling for greater campus inclusivity and stressing realistic goals.   The four announced tickets are: Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Aleida Olvera (COL ’20);[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top