Campus Overload: Georgetown

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Georgetown replaces Healy Hall clock hands, but originals still missing

Healy Hall’s clock now tells time, but the original hands are still missing.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Few American college students left in Egypt; Georgetown students share their experiences

Since Monday, hundreds of American college students have fled Egypt, many on flights chartered by the U.S. State Department that dropped them off in Turkey, Greece or Cyprus. From there, students were on their own to find a way home to the states or to another study abroad program. Some of those students are waiting to see if they can go back to Egypt.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, College of William and Mary, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury College

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Area colleges rush to evacuate students from Egypt

As political protests in Egypt became more violent over the weekend and the U.S. Embassy urged Americans to leave the country, several colleges began to evacuate students studying abroad.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington, Georgetown, James Madison University

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/18/2011

College smoking policies vary

Towson University is entering its second semester of having a strict, campus-wide smoking ban. At the request of a few readers, I am compiling a list of campus smoking policies.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, Bowie State, GWU, Gallaudet, George Mason, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Montgomery College, St. Mary's College, Towson, Trinity, UDC, UVA, University of Maryland, Washington & Lee University, William & Mary

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Another Ivy drug bust: Cornell student faces heroin charges

On Sunday morning Ithaca police arrested a 26-year-old woman, who is listed as being a Cornell University student, and charged her with possessing nearly six ounces of heroin that is worth more than $150,000. It was one of the largest seizures in the police department's history, according to The Ithaca Journal.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/16/2010

What schools have announced Early Decision or Action?

This month lots and lots of high school seniors are watching their mailboxes and inboxes, waiting for news of acceptance, deferral or rejection to arrive. Help me compile a list of colleges and universities that have made the big announcement....

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Dartmouth, Duke, Early Decision, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010

GWU will soon offer gender neutral housing

Starting next fall, George Washington University in the District will allow male and female students to live in the same room or suite in nearly all of its residence halls. Dozens of colleges across the country have begun to offer gender-neutral housing, as it is called, but usually the option is only available to upperclassmen or those living in apartment-style halls.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Stanford

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Halloween costumes with a college twist

It has hit crunch time for deciding what you will be on Halloween. Stores are selling out of the best costumes. Your friends have already claimed the season's most popular looks. You need to make up your mind now. What about a costume with some collegiate humor? Well, here are some options.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Night Life | Tags:  Duke, Georgetown, Halloween, Harvard, Ohio State, Ohio University, St. John's, University of Minnesota

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Suspected Georgetown drug lab... Wait, what is DMT?

To students were arrested Saturday on suspicion that they were manufacturing the drug DMT in a freshman dorm at Georgetown University. Until this weekend, I had never even heard of DMT. What is it?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/23/2010

Georgetown isn't first college to find drug lab

Police discovered a methamphetamine lab inside a Georgetown University freshman residence hall and evacuated the building early Saturday morning. Georgetown isn't the first university to find a drug-making laboratory on or near campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Georgetown, Southern Methodist University, University of Central Florida

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Georgetown GraceNotes celebrate 30 years of singing, friendship

This spring I sat down for lunch with the ladies of the GraceNotes in Georgetown. We talked about the history of the group, the difficulty some women's a cappella groups face in a time when coed groups are growing, their most recent CD and their favorite songs to perform.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Admissions officers not impressed by pricey service trips

Guest blogger Emily Stephen, a high school senior, examines the latest trend in college admissions: Paying big bucks to volunteer in a foreign country.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Admissions, Georgetown, Yale

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Gambling on grades: Think you are smart? Wanna bet on it?

A new website allows college students to place wagers on their grades. Bets start at $25 -- the student puts up some of the money, the company puts up the rest (more for super high grades, less for easy-to-get grades).

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, GWU, Georgetown, Howard

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2010

Even teaching jobs hard to find

The mantra in college (especially among English majors): If all else fails, you can always teach. But even teaching jobs are difficult to land right now. The New York Times had a story Wednesday about school districts being flooded with...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Georgetown, University of Chicago

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/27/2010

Georgetown's lack of condoms

As groups of prospective students and their parents toured Georgetown University Saturday afternoon, three current students put tape over their mouths and chained themselves to a statue of the Catholic college's founder. The president of the campus's unofficial pro-choice group...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Georgetown

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010

SOTU college watch parties

The District is one of those places where you can walk into pretty much any bar tonight and watch President Obama's State of the Union address. Links to SOTU-themed drinking games are circulating. And several D.C. college political groups plan...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Government | Tags:  Catholic University, Georgetown