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The Hoya is Georgetown University's campus newspaper that prints an edition every Tuesday and Friday. The newspaper has four main editorial sections -- news, opinion, sports, and The Guide, a weekly arts and entertainment magazine. Georgetown University, formally the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest Jesuit...

Students founded The Hoya in 1920 as the first publication that targeted the entire community, as opposed to past newspapers that were specific to a single school within the university. In its earlier days, coverage focused primarily on Georgetown's athletic teams. However, beginning in the 1940s, the publication shifted its coverage to campus events. In 1987, The Hoya began publishing twice-weekly, and in 1998, it launched its website www.thehoya.com. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Editors are elected at the end of the fall and spring semesters, and the business and advertising managers are hired by the Board of Directors. The Editorial Board is chaired by the Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for producing the staff editorials. The Board of Directors oversees the financial well-being of the newspaper, and the Board of Editors is responsible for decisions regarding the editorial aspects of the newspaper.

In 2004 the newspaper began its official bid to gain financial and editorial independence from the university (ostensibly, independence has been economically feasible since 2000). Progress has been blocked largely due to reluctance from the University to grant the students full control over the name "The Hoya." Negotiations are ongoing. Late in 2004, the newspaper launched a publicity bid to build grassroots support for the proposition (including a website, www.freethehoya.com); however, the move failed to galvanize widespread support.

The current editor-in-chief is Stephen Santulli. The current chairman of the board of directors is Andreas Jeninga.

External links

  • The Hoya
  • Free The Hoya



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