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GUSA wants a talk with the Provost

Georgetown’s new provost Robert Groves has been busy, going after grade inflation and snow days. GUSA Secretary of Academic Affairs Guy Mentel (COL ’14) and Senate Intellectual Life Chairwoman Shweta Wahal (SFS ’16) have launched an “engagement campaign” in response… Read More

John DeGioia announces new initiative that will help us do…something

  The University is really pushing you to RSVP to the engagement party. President John DeGioia announced via email this morning a new initiative with the vague title “Designing the Future(s) of the University.” Vox isn’t quite up on her… Read More

Provost offers thoughts on tenure process in not-so-subtle reference to Shehata case

Getting tenure is really, really cool: You don’t have to worry about money or being fired for the rest of your life. For academics, it’s the ideal job, though only a select few can attain it. That’s why… Read More

Georgetown adjunct professors vote to unionize

This past weekend, Georgetown’s adjunct professors voted in favor of forming a union with the local branch of Service Employees International Union, SEIU Local 500. The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. 311 of the… Read More

Provost promises to increase diversity on GU campus in recent post

Last week in his blog, Provost Robert Groves tackled the issue of diversity, pledging to work on bringing more diversity and unity to Georgetown’s campus. He mentioned the release of the Student Commission for Unity report in 2009 which launched President John… Read More

SEIU Local 500 seeks to unionize adjuncts at Georgetown

This semester, Service Employees International Union commenced a unionization campaign with Georgetown’s adjunct professors. Last Friday, Provost Robert Groves sent an email to faculty at Georgetown acknowledging the possibility of unionized adjunct professors and encouraging faculty to report any… Read More

Provost Bob Groves to tweet about his new blog

In an email sent to students, the new Provost Robert Groves announced the inaugural post of a blog he will maintain throughout the semester. He titles the first post “Our Moment in Time,” in which he discusses the future of… Read More

U.S. Census Bureau director Robert Groves to be next Provost

Replacing outgoing Provost James O’Donnell, Professor Robert M. Groves has been named Georgetown’s next Provost and Executive Vice President, effective August 20. Groves has been the director of the U.S. Census Bureau since 2009, and prior to that… Read More