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Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Jesuits have participated in the university's administration since 1805, a heritage Georgetown celebrates, but the university has always been governed independently of the Society of Jesus and of church authorities. The university has around 7,000 undergraduate and over 8,000 post-graduate students from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including 130 foreign countries. The university's most notable alumni are prominent in public life in the United States and abroad. Among them are former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, dozens of U.S. governors and members of Congress, heads of state or government of more than a dozen countries, royalty and diplomats. 

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Businesses should not expect that their special sales in honor of Thanksgiving will attract new customers, according to a Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research survey.
November 20, 2014
A gift from Georgetown alumna Kathleen McNamara Hugin and her husband, Robert, will fund a faculty chair in ethics and expand the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' flagship initiative, Ethics Lab.
November 17, 2014
Researchers at Georgetown have discovered that menthol and nicotine work together to desensitize receptors in lung airways, which may encourage people to inhale menthol cigarettes more deeply.
November 16, 2014
Arizona State and Georgetown universities host the new Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, which will help prepare senior leaders from 21 universities for organizational change.
November 15, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awards Georgetown professors Billy Jack and James Habyarimana a $3 million grant to expand their road safety intervention project.
November 11, 2014
Georgetown remembers and honors students, faculty and staff who served in the military with Veterans Day programs yesterday on main campus and the Law Center.
November 11, 2014
Bonnie Hayes (G'15), a Sports Industry Management program student who provided mental health services to soldiers during the war in Iraq, is Georgetown's latest Tillman Military Scholar.
November 10, 2014
Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show," and Maziar Bahari, an Iranian Canadian journalist, screen and discuss Stewart’s film directorial debut Rosewater at Georgetown Sunday.
November 9, 2014
Amy Battocletti, a second-year Ph.D. candidate in Georgetown's biology department and a former U.S. Navy aerographer's mate, is one of 11 veterans honored by the NSF in a ceremony today.
November 4, 2014
Washington Confidential, a new Georgetown course, explores how District of Columbia politics is depicted in novels, journalism and film.
November 3, 2014