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ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON FACEBOOK Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has secured $40 million in funding for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program for the last four years, even as Trump and other members of Congress have tried to decrease or eliminate its funding.

Trump’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget Ends District Tuition Assistance Program

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 District of Columbia budget, released Monday, threatens to eliminate funding entirely for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program for the second year in a row. The D.C. Tuition Grant Assistance Program provides educational grants for Washington, D.C. residents to attend universities around the country.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
Fr. Daniel C. O'Connell, S.J., worked at Georgetown University as a professor, chaplain-in-residence and department chair. He was a professor emeritus at Georgetown until Wednesday.

Decade After Public Abuse Accusation, O’Connell Loses GU Emeritus Status

Fr. Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J., once a popular professor in the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, was removed from his position as president of St. Louis University in 1978 after an allegation of sexual abuse. His work at Jesuit universities, however, continued for another 20 years, bringing him[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 3 comments Features, News, News - Top, The Georgetown 14

14 Abusive Priests Found in Georgetown’s Past, Present

Since the founding of Georgetown University, its students have learned from, lived with and sought the guidance of religious leaders on campus. Of those leaders, 14 have been credibly or plausibly accused of sexual abuse, according to an investigation by The Hoya. Their names are Fr. Engelbert M. Axer, S.J.;[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 1 comment Features, News, News - Top, The Georgetown 14
MASON MANDELL/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association voted 20-4 to hold a referendum on adding a $27.20 semesterly fee to students tuition that would go towards a fund to benefit descendants of the the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 to pay off the university's debts.

GUSA Approves Referendum on Reconciliation Fee for Descendants of GU272

Students are set to vote on the creation of a semesterly fee that would go toward a fund to benefit descendants of the GU272 this April after the Georgetown University Student Association senate approved the proposed referendum Sunday evening. The $27.20 reconciliation fee would be added to students’ tuition to[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 after nearly three decades of political service. Bush is lying in state in the Capitol rotunda until Wednesday, which President Donald Trump has declared as a national day of mourning.

GU Community Remembers Bush Amid State Funeral

Georgetown University students, faculty and prominent alumni celebrated President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of prioritizing lifelong service to his country over partisan politics after he died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, after months of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

ANC Hopes to Rename Street to Commemorate Murdered Journalist

A Washington, D.C. neighborhood advisory commission voted to rename a street outside the Saudi Embassy in honor of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.n Advisory neighborhood commission 2A, which oversees the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted unanimously Wednesday night to[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) spoke in Copley Formal about the importance of health care and current issues facing American democracy.

Joe Kennedy Warns US Democracy Is Unhealthy

Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday. Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this week's elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in collective bargaining with the university. Results are set to be announced Friday morning: Official counting begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MASON MANDELL FOR THE HOYA Students watched in a packed Healey Family Student Center as election results came in Tuesday evening.

Midterm Election Results Yield Mixed Student Reactions

Cheers erupted from Democratic students in the Healey Family Student Center as CNN projected that Democrats would win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after hours filled with doubt that the promised blue wave would arrive. Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service co-hosted a watch party[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, Election Day 2018, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/ THE HOYA Georgetown University will promote its on-campus weapons ban by displaying 21 regulatory signs on campus grounds over the next few months.

GU to Promote On-Campus Weapons Ban With Regulatory Signs

Georgetown University is set to post 21 signs around campus that will advertise the university’s explicit ban of weapons, including licensed handguns, on university grounds, approved at a Nov. 1 Old Georgetown Board meeting. The regulatory signs received approval from the OGB, a council of architects appointed by the U.S.[Read More…]

by November 4, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top