D.C. plans additional housing to end veteran homelessness by 2015

Next Monday, Mayor Vincent Gray will break ground on another housing project to end veteran homelessness in D.C. by 2015. Approximately 532 of an estimated 1,625 veterans were placed in permanent housing between August, 2013 and August, 2014… Read More

Georgetown’s new non-profit bakery has an admirable mission

The Georgetown neighborhood welcomes Dog Tag Bakery, a non-profit organization that strives to help veterans reintegrate into society after their service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Led by Fr. Richard Curry, S.J. of Georgetown University, the organization has… Read More

Hoya writes for New York Times blog about life as student veteran

Thomas Gibbons-Neff (COL ’15), a student veteran, knew transitioning to life at Georgetown wouldn’t be easy. “I was preparing for Georgetown University’s New Student Orientation, my first official re-entry into academia and a day of assemblies and awkward… Read More

This week in the Voice: Veterans at Georgetown

This week in Features, Galen Weber looks into the state of veterans’ affairs at Georgetown, and the lack of a University support system. “We’ve done the easy things,” Colby Howard, vice president of Georgetown University Student Veterans of… Read More

Siblings end 185-mile charity run on Copley Lawn

Seven months, 2200 miles of training, and eight pairs of shoes later, two U.S. Navy sailors completed a grueling run to fund raise for charity at a ceremony on Copley Lawn on Saturday. Petty Officer First Class Clay… Read More

In a new theater class, Father Richard Curry will help veterans cope with war

A new kind of drama class is coming to Georgetown—only this one won’t sell tickets and perform in the Gonda Theater. Father Richard Curry, S.J., a current teacher on a course in theater and Catholic imagination, has plans… Read More

Veterans Day panel discusses Georgetown’s civil-military divide

Moderator Thomas Ricks For Veterans Day this year, a panel featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning military journalist Thomas Ricks, security studies students, a member of Georgetown’s ROTC, and student-veterans discussed the divide on campus between members of the military and… Read More

Backlog at VA leads to delayed tuition payments for student veterans

Uncle Sam: not so great at doling out cash The new GI Bill greatly expanded the benefits available to student-veterans this year, which is awesome.  Unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been overwhelmed by new applicants and… Read More

New GI Bill not so helpful for veterans attending D.C. colleges

As we wrote last week, Georgetown has agreed to participate in the Ribbon program, a voluntary part of the new GI Bill—which goes into effect in August—that provides tuition assistance to veterans.  Veterans who come to Georgetown as… Read More

Georgetown devoting more than $2 million to Yellow Ribbon program

A few weeks ago, we found out that Georgetown was going to be participating the Yellow Ribbon program, a voluntary tuition assistance program for veterans. The program allows private colleges to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the… Read More