Georgetown has partnered with Knight Foundation to invest $30 million in a nonpartisan institute that helps policymakers and tech industry leaders address pressing issues related to technology, policy and ethics.
Georgetown appointed Soyica Colbert, former interim dean of Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences and Idol Family Professor of Performing Arts and African American Studies, vice president for interdisciplinary initiatives.
Frances Haugen, the former Facebook project manager turned whistleblower, championed transparency and accountability at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD).
danah boyd, a researcher at Microsoft Research who studies technology and society, has joined Georgetown as a visiting distinguished professor, accelerating a university initiative on technology, ethics, governance and policy.
Faculty, student and alumni researchers in Georgetown’s Happiness Lab found online interactions with close ties predicted positive effects — but online interactions with strangers are associated with lower connectedness.
Kartikeya Uniyal (SFS’23), whose Access Labs uses websites and chatbots to develop accessible and engaging skills training for high school students, received support from Georgetown and other universities and organizations.