On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May.
Georgetown University has begun offering a bachelor’s degree program to about two dozen individuals incarcerated at Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland.
Half of the new gift from Frank H. McCourt Jr. will underwrite financial aid and scholarships and half will be invested in research and faculty at his namesake school of public policy.
There are plans for a gradual return this summer, which DeGioia hopes will lead to the eventual restoration of regular on-campus life.
Though all undergraduate courses will be offered virtually, the number of students residing on the main campus is to double, from about 500 during the fall to about 1,000.
In 2016, Georgetown University dedicated the John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center, next to McDonough Gymnasium on the west side of the main campus.
The plan is to reopen in stages, welcoming about 2,000 undergraduates to campus first, including the freshman class of 2024.
While many universities are telling students not to come back to campus until after the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgetown University President John DeGioia’s letter left the timing open.
The mayor, Georgetown University President John DeGioia and Emerson Collective CFO Dan Tangherlini participated in the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s virtual annual meeting on June 10.
Georgetown University President John DeGioia said in a May 12 statement that the university can expect a shortfall of $50 million before the fall semester begins.