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ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans on Tuesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative and Georgetown’s Free Speech Project, was titled[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB/THE HOYA | Georgetown accepted 3,202 out of 22,788 total applicants to the Class of 2023, making this year's acceptance rate the lowest in the university’s history.

Admissions Rate Falls to 14 Percent, Lowest in University History

Georgetown University’s undergraduate acceptance rate dropped to 14 percent this admissions season, the lowest in the university’s history, marking the third consecutive year of record-low acceptance rates for Georgetown. A total of 3,202 applicants were admitted to the Class of 2023 from a pool of 22,788 in hopes of meeting[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Georgetown ranked among the top schools with alumni in the Peace Corp again this year, which volunteers say is representative of Georgetown's Jesuit values and commitment to service.

Georgetown Ranks Among Top Schools for Alumni in Peace Corps

Georgetown University ranked ninth among medium-sized universities for the number of alumni joining the Peace Corps in 2018, the organization announced March 21. With 27 undergraduates joining in 2018, Georgetown ranked among the top 25 volunteer-producing medium-sized schools; however, the number marks a marginal drop from 2017, when the Peace[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | The Georgetown University Women’s Center is spearheading this year’s Women’s History Month, highlighting the work of women throughout history who have previously been overlooked.

GU Celebrates Women’s History Month

During this year’s Women’s History Month, Georgetown is recognizing diversity and community among women on campus with events hosted by various organizations and centers at the university. Women’s History Month at Georgetown is spearheaded by the Georgetown University Women’s Center each March in partnership with several organizations around campus to[Read More…]

by March 23, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MAYA GANDHI/THE HOYA |  A petition calling for increased campus resources for black female survivors of sexual assault was organized by the Georgetown S.T.O.P. Coalition and delivered to the office of University Provost Robert Groves after a walkout into Red Square on March 22.

Petition Urges Greater Resources for Black Female Survivors

The Georgetown S.T.O.P. Coalition, which advocates for black female survivors of sexual assault, called for greater trauma support for black women and femmes on campus in a letter delivered to the office of University Provost Robert Groves on March 22. The petition has garnered signatures from 315 undergraduate students, including[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GWA Exhibits Historic Alumnae of Georgetown

GWA Exhibits Historic Alumnae of Georgetown

Three Georgetown alumnae shared their stories of breaking gender barriers in college at the opening of the Georgetown Women Alliance’s “Women on the Walls” photography exhibit March 14. Georgetown became fully co-ed in 1969, when the College of Arts and Sciences became the last of Georgetown’s undergraduate colleges to admit[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Environmental Leaders/Facebook | In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, GUSA has launched an initiative that encourages students to reduce plastic usage. The first 15 club leaders to attend a training session will receive reusable utensils.

GUSA Initiative Set to Reduce Plastics

A new Go Plastic-Free initiative will promote sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products through a pledge for individual students, semesterly training sessions for the leaders of student organizations and a pledge for those organizations. Launched by the Georgetown University Student Association sustainability policy team, the campaign aims to address global[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | In 2017, Georgetown’s religious leaders participated in a lobbying campaign to protect government programs for undocumented immigrants. University President John J. DeGioia continued the university’s public support Feb.4, by cosigning a  letter that calls for Congress to protect the recipients of the programs.

In Ongoing Show of Support for DACA, DeGioia Co-Signs Letter to Congress

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia cosigned a letter urging Congress to safeguard the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs. DeGioia joined 400 other university presidents pushing for a legislative solution that protects the recipients of the programs. DACA grants immigrants without documentation who arrived in[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ELIZABETH WARREN | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), second from left, launched a petition in support of D.C. statehood.

Presidential Candidate Warren Backs DC Statehood

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) supported statehood for Washington, D.C., in a tweet calling on followers to sign her petition to make D.C. the fifty-first state Jan. 28. Warren’s petition for D.C. statehood comes on the heels of her Dec. 31 launch of her presidential exploratory committee[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top