Monday, October 29, 2012
The University is closed Monday and will remain closed Tuesday.
Updated 9:40 p.m. Oct. 29 Georgetown University alerted the campus community "to shelter indoors" just after 5:30 p.m. Monday via HOYAlert (text/voice message/email). ----------------- Original Post Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, Chief of Police Jay Gruber and Georgetown University Student Association President Clara Gustafson surveyed campus in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy Monday, according to a GU spokeswoman. The university is closed Monday and all GU campuses city-wide will remain closed Tuesday. DeGioia stopped by Department of Public Safety headquarters and Leo's to thank emergency personnel for reporting for work even when the rest of the campus is closed, according to an email from Rachel Pugh, a…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Georgetown University political groups register a small number of students to vote in the upcoming election.
Georgetown University political groups have helped to register a small portion of the student body using TurboVote and Georgetown's DC Students Speak organization is relatively satisfied with the small number of students who registered in the District of Columbia. “It’s not where we want to be, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Trevor Tezel, a Georgetown University sophomore involved Georgetown University student voter registration. Tezel is the Georgetown University chair of DC Students Speak and the Georgetown University College Democrats spokesperson. The Georgetown University College Democrats and Republicans and the school’s chapters of DC Students Speak and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People went …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jay Gruber, Georgetown University Chief of Police, represented Georgetown University at the "Proceed in Partnership" conference.
Georgetown University Chief of Police Jay Gruber convened with other D.C. area campus police leaders to discuss how to better identify and mitigate campus area crime at the “Proceeding in Partnership” conference today. Gruber, Georgetown University’s representative at the conference, said off-campus surveillance is the most challenging issue campus security officers face. “We can detect our students fairly well on campus,” he said. “Once they leave campus, it’s a different story.” Clery Center for Security on Campus (CCSOC), an organization with a mission rooted in ceasing rapes on college campuses, hosted the two-day conference “Proceeding in Partnership” conference at the Capital Hilton on Thursday and Friday to bring together public …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Dinaw Mengestu was awarded a half million-dollar MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius' Grand on Monday.
Dinaw Mengestu, novelist, writer and 2000 Georgetown University graduate, received a call from the MacArthur Foundation two weeks ago notifying him that he had been awarded a half million-dollar MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius’ Grant. Mengestu, an Ethiopian immigrant to the United States, was at the literary Hay Festival Nairobi in Kenya when he received the call. “I was just about to walk into the conference when the phone rang,” said Mengestu, who said he later broke into “joyous sobbing” over the surprise. He “had to keep his mouth shut” until the Fellowship nominations of 23 individuals were made public this week. Mengestu’s creative writing about the African diaspora and his American and detective journalism reporting on African …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Georgetown students continue to socialize off campus.
Georgetown University students like this year’s addition of late-night food trucks and carts on campus, but the vendors’ presence has not kept students from walking through residential neighborhoods late at night to partake in the community's nightlife. “The campus confines you,” said Marcus Puskar, sophomore at Georgetown University. “You want to get out, and you want to do your own thing.” There was a steady line of students waiting to be served crepes and barbecue sandwiches by Snack Shack food cart owner and manager Shane Fernando on Friday night. Around 150 students come through Snack Shack’s line in one night. Some students know Fernando by name. “It’s been a really good experience for me,” said Fernando. Students patronize the food …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. highlights more than 75 sites in the District and Arlington, Va.
Eight Georgetown sites are featured prominently in the recently released Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. The new guide profiles 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in D.C. and Arlington, Va. "D.C.’s vibrant public realm didn’t just magically appear but was carefully designed over the years, and is continually evolving, through interactions among elected leaders, communities and landscape architects,” said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in a press release. Somerville and ASLA hope the guide will inspire the estimated 19 million tourists who visit the region annually. The information is organized into 16 tours spread across D.C.'s four …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Unigo ranked Georgetown at number nine.
Georgetown University has a new feather to put in its cap: Unigo ranked the school in the top 10 of "new ivies" in their 2013 ratings. Unigo is a free college ranking website that bases its reviews on student feedback and surveys. The so-called new ivies are schools that represent "the next generation of excellence," according to the Unigo site. Another area school, the University of Virginia, made the top 10 list in 2012. In selecting Georgetown as number nine, Unigo writes: Georgetown University Known for an ambitious student body and strong business and government programs, Georgetown is a perfect fit for the culture of Washington DC. In fact, many professors come to the school with a wealth of insider experience, which is certainly a …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Georgetown University is looking to expand into other areas of the District.
Georgetown University is negotiating a partnership with Forest City Washington to lead the institution's efforts to expand its footprint beyond its home in Northwest Washington, D.C. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. The main campus, including the MedStar hospital, occupies a little more than 100 acres in the 20007 Zip Code. In the campus plan agreement documents, Georgetown set the goal of identifying and developing its "next 100 acres," and a recent request for proposals (RFP) specifically mentioned reservation 13 in Capitol Hill East and Poplar Point in Ward 8. The Washington Post first reported the negotiations between the University and Forest City Washington. The Post …
Monday, July 23, 2012
You won't find a Walmart nearby, but there are several local shops close to Georgetown to outfit your new dorm room.
Back-to-school season is just around the corner. For younger students, that means buying new pens and pencils, a trendy lunchbox and perfect first day of school duds. For students headed to college, back-to-school shopping is a whole different ballgame. Collegians need to be outfitted with everything from extra-long twin sheets and a mini-fridge to flip flops for the community shower to futons. We've set up this guide for incoming Georgetown University and George Washington University students. You won't find a Walmart in our quaint corner of Washington, but we have several smaller stores where you can stock up on essentials.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The students, faculty and staff at Georgetown University are using an app developed by Google called Apps for Education.
Georgetown University has "gone" Google. The school has teamed up with the search engine giant to launch Google Apps for Education, "a powerful cloud computing solution," at the university. Lisa Davis, Chief Information Officer at Georgetown University, recently blogged about the partnership on the official Google Enterprise Blog. "Going Google was an opportunity to reimagine technology’s role at Georgetown and unify our campus by moving to a powerful cloud computing solution that worked no matter where our users were or what device they used. We had calendars, mail, and file storage and sharing tools before, but they were fragmented and in dire need of replacement. Our email system was twelve years old, only allowed 250MB per user, and …