Archive: News Story

  • “You Just Have To Continue To Go Back”: Georgetown Ballers Comes Of Age

    In his senior year of high school, Patrick DiPasquale (MSB ’20) visited his cousin at John Carroll University. While there, he joined his cousin for a visit to a local youth jail, where the older boy regularly played basketball as part of a school club. Patrick loved the experience: Everyone was his age, and it was easy to relate to them. When he got home, he started a similar club at his high school.

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  • 2nd Annual HoyaTHON Nearly Doubles Donation Amount

    HoyaTHON nearly doubled its fundraising total at its second annual dance marathon Nov. 9, raising money for Washington, D.C.’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
    HoyaTHON, Georgetown University’s chapter of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, raised more than $73,584 overall, nearly double the $41,024 raised last year. The funds will all go to Children’s National, a hospital in Washington, D.C. Children’s National is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that provide health care to pediatric patients across the United States and Canada. The network supports fundraising and awareness campaigns, including dance marathons, for the hospitals.

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  • EDITORIAL: Bolster Off-Campus Learning

    Conveniently situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University provides students the privilege of accessing the endless resources the city has to offer, from internship opportunities to free Smithsonian Institution museums. Yet students often only access the District’s resources in their free time.

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  • VIEWPOINT: Commit to Allyship

    As we approach the end of Black History Month, I ask my fellow white colleagues as well as white students to consider how they are participating in the work of racial justice.

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  • Senior Dedicated to Serving Campus and Local Community Receives Recognition

    Emma Berk (C’20) has focused on being a person for others since her first year at Georgetown. Her work with four different service projects led her to receive the university’s prestigious Landegger Award, an honor given to students who have made outstanding contributions to community service. She hopes one day to become a psychologist in a correctional facility.

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  • EDITORIAL: Bolster Off-Campus Learning

    Conveniently situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University provides students the privilege of accessing the endless resources the city has to offer, from internship opportunities to free Smithsonian Institution museums. Yet students often only access the District’s resources in their free time.

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  • Georgetown Initiative Co-Hosts Rent Control Rally

    About 15 Georgetown students joined a rally on Oct. 26 demanding the expansion of rent control in the District. A variety of unions, tenant groups, and other organizations, including Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI), hosted the rally at Lamont Plaza in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to launch the Reclaim Rent Control campaign.

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  • Students March in 1st National Period Day Rally

    Georgetown University student organizations and clubs protested period poverty at the Washington, D.C. National Period Day Rally on Oct. 19.
    Period poverty refers to how economic factors can decrease access to menstrual products for certain individuals. The rally, organized by PERIOD, a global youth-run nonprofit that seeks to end period poverty and the stigma around menstruation, was held in honor of the world’s first National Period Day.

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  • Flynn Coleman (SFS ’03) Discusses New Book at the Intersection of Human Rights and Technology

    Flynn Coleman (SFS ’03) is many things: international human rights lawyer, professor, public speaker, activist, and entrepreneur. On Thursday, October 3, she returned to Georgetown as a published author and spoke in McGhee Library about her new book, A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Technology is Redefining Who We Are.

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  • CSJ Tutors Face New DCPS Clearance Requirements

    Tutoring organizations under the Center for Social Justice now require volunteers to undergo FBI background tests, tuberculosis testing and fingerprinting to comply with preexisting District of Columbia Public Schools policy.

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