Georgetown drafts layout of its redesigned website

Georgetown is inching ever closer to a revamped website. Last time we checked in, they were collecting input from campus on what students and faculty wanted to see in the site’s first makeover in seven years. Now, the Office of Communications has finished the “research and discovery phase” of their project to redesign the outdated, […]

The Georgetown Dish, a neighborhood social and news site, to launch in December

A mockup of The Georgetown Dish, less tabloid-y than its Huffington muse Ask Georgetown resident Beth Solomon what she envisions for The Georgetown Dish and she’ll tell you she’s looking to create “a cross between a local Huffington Post and Washington Life Magazine.” Specifically, on December 16, she and her partners will launch a website that’ll provide […]

Vox Populi is under new management

From left: Tate, Kaplan, and Redden As she announced yesterday, after a semester of terrific blogging, Juliana Brint is leaving Vox to become managing editor of the Voice. I’ve been elected blog editor in her place (some of you may remember that I was editor for Spring Semester ’09). I’m pleased to introduce Imani Tate and […]

Because all good things must come to an end…

I’ll never let go, blog readers, I’ll never let go… Well guys, it’s been quite the semester, but my time as Blog Editor is coming to an end.  Vox will be in the very capable and experienced hands of Molly Redden, who many of you will remember as last spring’s Blog Editor. Before I leave […]

Georgetown launches blog about website redesign

The University’s Office of Communication has been working on a redesign of the University’s main website for a few months now, and they recently launched a blog to get feedback about georgetown.edu and issue updates about how the redesign is progressing. According to the blog’s first post, the website redesign team has heard from over […]

The Venus Flytrap, Georgetown’s newest blog

Georgetown has seen quite a few blogs come and go over the past year—Hoya Insider, FINS, Saxa Speak, The Georgetown Examiner, George The Third, et cetra—but Vox has high hopes for the newest GU-centric student blog, The Venus Flytrap. Written by an anonymous junior in the College, The Venus Flytrap was started earlier this week […]

UIS hoping to form working group on adding Google Apps to Hoyamail

Someday… When it was announced that the new Gmail-run Hoyamail system wouldn’t include any of Google’s bells and whistles like GChat, Google Calendar and Google Docs, UIS Director Beth Ann Bergsmark said that a working group would be formed in late September or early October to look at possible additions.  But as of now, Bergsmark […]

Will college e-mail accounts get phased out?

While receiving your college e-mail address has long been a milestone for pre-frosh everywhere, a new study from Educuse suggests that college e-mail accounts may be on the way out. Educuse’s “Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2008 Summary Report” surveyed 930 colleges and universities about their IT practices and policies and found that about 10 […]

SFS takes Dean search to the Internet

After Robert Gallucci left us for the MacArthur Foundation last year, the School of Foreign Service has been hunting for a new Dean.  And it seems that Georgetown’s looking high and low—even taking the search to the internet!  Vox recently found an ad for the position on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s job posting board. […]

Philly P takes its battle with the ANC to Facebook

If you’ve been on Facebook in the past few days and you’re friends with anyone at Georgetown, you’ve probably noticed the rapidly growing “KEEP PHILLY PIZZA FROM GETTING SHUT DOWN” group pop up in your newsfeed. The group, started by Alex Carroll (COL ’11), who has done on-campus marketing for the pizza joint in the […]

The undergrad-in-search-of-Personal-Assistant trend is really taking off

Won’t you lend a hand to your better-off but over-stressed fellow Hoyas? When Vox put up a post about a Georgetown sophomore’s quest to find a Personal Assistant last Friday, we unwittingly released quite a firestorm—123 comments and counting, and links from Wonkette and Inside Higher Ed. We figured it would all blow over soon, […]