A playlist for the road (to the other Hill)

If you are anything like Vox, you are already tired from working and you barely started your internship today. Venturing downtown every weekday to grab coffees and send memos for little to no pay, eight to ten hours per day—and that’s not even including the commute. But no fear! Vox has carefully curated a playlist to ease your Metro ride. Listen away, Hillterns.

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GW grad student convicted of murdering GU law student sentenced to life in prison

Rahul Gupta (Image: Montgomery County Department of Police)

Rahul Gupta, a graduate student at the George Washington University, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of stabbing and killing Mark Waugh, a Georgetown University Law Center student.

Waugh was in his first year of law school at the time of his murder. Gupta was pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. The two were from McLean, Va. and friends in high school.

Allegedly, Gupta found his girlfriend cheating on him with Waugh.  According to WUSA 9, the police report stated that Gupta admitted to killing Waugh after he “walked in on them cheating.” The murder took place in Silver Spring, Md. on between Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. During the trial, Gupta’s defense alleged that Gupta’s then-girlfriend had killed Waugh. They claimed he had confessed in order to protect her.

The jury sided with the prosecution and Gupta was convicted of the crime in mid-March. He was sentenced on Wednesday, May 27.  Read More


Global Business Fellows Program and SFS major officially become a part of Georgetown

Provost Robert Groves emailed students last week notifying them of the launch of the Global Business Fellows and Global Business major, the latter to be housed in the School of Foreign Service. The Global Business Fellows Program will be by application for students in both the McDonough School of Business and the SFS. Two gifts totaling $10 million made the programs possible. 

This past spring, both programs were available to sophomores by application. Thirty students were admitted to the fellows program and 15 were admitted to the major. Of those student, 10 were accepted to both the major and the fellows program. Students may continue to apply to the fellows program. SFS sophomores may choose the global business major by standard declaration procedure.

Morgan Kennedy, who was accepted to both the fellows program an major earlier this year, has had a positive experience in both so far. “I have felt absolutely supported by my deans throughout the process,” she wrote in an emila to Vox.  “The deans in the SFS are uniquely helpful, but the deans, who have assisted in the Global Business Fellows Program and major, go above and beyond to assist us.”

Speaking to the differences between the the fellowship and major she said, “The Fellows Program builds on the interdisciplinary and real-world focus on the major by emphasizing relationships with leaders in the business fields and allowing fellows options to apply their skills in various projects. … The combination of interdisciplinary studies, real-world skills, and intellectual breath is everything I could ask for.”

Vox Gets Into Treble: Indulgent Summer Jamz

In this week’s playlist, Vox presents a mix of upbeat pop to underscore some must needed rest and relaxation. Jump into the pool and listen to “Good as New” by Vacationer. Catch fireflies in your backyard and vibe with “Like a Dream” by Francis and the Lights. Drive down the highway and blast “The Glory” by Kanye West. This playlist is pure, unadulterated fun. Enjoy your day off, everyone!



Vox Gets Into Treble: The Day We Lost The Soul

Vox is taking this weekly playlist as an opportunity to introduce you, dear readers, to a variety of hot jams you probably haven’t heard of (whips hipster scarf around neck). In no particular order, here’s a sampler of what you’ll find here: one of the most tuneful shoegaze tracks ever, a slow house track with a beautifully distorted vocal sample, a nearly-unknown cut from a psychedelic backup singer’s failed solo album, hard Chicago drill music, and a ’60s Phil Spector confection. All great things. Listen and explore.

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Georgetown only 3rd best Roman Catholic university in US

Rankings by USA Today declared Georgetown University the third “best Roman Catholic college” in the country, behind the University of Notre Dame and College of the Holy Cross, who ranked first and second, respectively. 

The rankings were ordered based USA Today’s College Factual quality ranking system—a system that ranks schools mainly on how many students default on loans, how many students graduate after six years, and how much money students earn after they leave school.

As the rankings had an element of religiosity and spirituality, campus ministry was highlighted for providing students with services, retreats, and lectures.

Other schools on the list included rivals Villanova University in sixth place and Providence College in seventh.

In case anyone was feeling shut out by the low rating on such a prestigious rank list, USA Today reminded readers “admission to Georgetown is extremely selective and requires hard work.” Go ahead—pat yourself on the back. 


Circulator buses getting USB ports, better A/C

Georgetown students are afraid of the bus. We’ll gladly take a GUTS bus and two different Metro lines to get to the 9:30 Club (which takes forever) while the G2 bus will take you straight there. Why? Well, the Metro’s less confusing, and most Hoyas probably didn’t take the bus very much during their formative years (they’re… “too urban”).

But lo! The Circulator, the easiest-to-navigate bus service in D.C. is getting a fleet of new diesel-electric vehicles equipped with USB ports and decent air conditioning. The new cruisers will be hitting the streets of the city as early as next week, the Post reports. The Circulator is only $1 and there are two routes that head eastward from Georgetown. Go forth and ride!

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Seniors convocate a second time, give GU even more money

Over 1,500 graduating students were crammed into McDonough Arena earlier today for their senior convocation.

Provost Robert Groves led the ceremony and introduced the two student speakers. Citlalli Alvarez (C ’15) and Alex O’Neill (C ’15) addressed their classes. 

Alvarez spoke of her experience as a undocumented Latina student at Georgetown. She started off by reminding seniors of Georgetown’s reputation as a global institution of higher learning and later spoke about the recent civil unrest throughout the country. She emphasized students’ role as future leaders.  Read More

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Cardinal Newman Society still hates you

Last week, the Cardinal Newman Society condemned Georgetown University yet again, this time for its selection of commencement speakers.

According to the society’s Catholic Education Daily, Georgetown’s honorary doctorate for Ban Ki-moon might as well be a slap across the face to the Catholic Church. Pope Francis attempted to dissuade him from advocating for universal reproductive rights just last year, but in September, Ki-moon came out in support of universal reproductive rights anyway.  Read More