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Georgetown University: Private university in Washington, D.C., United States
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise nine undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, and Law School. Located on a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries.


El Paso, Texas shooting suspect may be charged as domestic terrorist

The man suspected of opening fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas over the weekend might be charged as a domestic terrorist. Senior litigator and visiting law professor at Georgetown University Mary..
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Beijing officials condemn Hong Kong protests in rare press conference

Beijing officials spoke out about the growing unrest in Hong Kong for the first time at a press conference on Monday. The territory has been plagued by a political crisis for the past two months...
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Here's how Russia is advancing a "post-West" order

"The Russians are now the only power in the region that talks to all sides in all disputes," says Georgetown University's Angela Stent
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Georgetown University Plans to Dismiss 2 Students Tied to Admissions Scandal

One of the students filed a lawsuit against Georgetown, saying the university denied him due process. The student’s father has pleaded guilty in the case.
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Student sues Georgetown over potential expulsion in admissions scandal

One of the students involved in the college admissions scandal is suing Georgetown University after it threatened to punish him
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Georgetown to expel two students over U.S. college admissions bribery scandal

Georgetown University said on Wednesday it plans to expel two students in connection with the sweeping U.S. college admissions bribery scandal.
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Student sues Georgetown after dad admits to paying $400K in college admissions scandal

Adam Semprevivo, a Georgetown student whose dad pleaded guilty to paying $400,000 in the nation's college admissions scandal, is now suing the school.
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Georgetown student enmeshed in U.S. college admissions scandal sues school

A Georgetown University undergraduate whose father pleaded guilty to involvement in the U.S. college admissions scandal sued the school on Wednesday to block it from imposing punishment, including by..
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Tennis player who never played: Dad to plead guilty for $400K bribe to get son into Georgetown

Stephen Semprevivo is set to plead guilty Tuesday for paying $400,000 to Rick Singer to get his son into Georgetown University in the college scandal.
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Georgetown students approved a fee for slavery reparations. What's next?

"Now the ball is in the university's court," said senior Kendell Long
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Georgetown students vote in favor of reparations

Georgetown University once owned slaves. Now students there have voted to pay money to the descendents of those slaves. Chip Reid reports.
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Georgetown students hope slavery reparations vote sets "precedent"

But opponents argue the effort to unchain Georgetown's past takes liberty from today's students
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Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college..
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Former USC, Georgetown coaches to face charges in U.S. college admission scandal

Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University are among a dozen people due in court on Monday to face charges that they participated in the largest college..
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Venture investor charged in admissions scandal loses job

Hercules Capital CEO is stepping down after being accused of buying his daughter's way into Georgetown
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U.S. charges dozens in college admissions fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors in Boston filed charges on Tuesday against dozens of people, including athletic coaches at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California, saying they were part of..
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Report: Trump's "willful ignorance" frustrates U.S. intelligence community

Time magazine reports that senior intelligence officials are dismayed by President Trump's "willful ignorance" and lack of interest at intelligence briefings and meetings. John Walcott, a Time..
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Could federal aviation workers strike due to the shutdown?

Many federal aviation employees are working without pay due to the government shutdown. Could they go on strike in retaliation? Joseph McCartin, a professor at Georgetown University specializing in..
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