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Georgetown University Offers Free Classes To Furloughed Workers

Georgetown University is offering free classes to federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown.

This is the second round of classes the university is offering since the shutdown began on Oct. 1. The first round of classes filled up in a matter of days.

Each course lasts from one to four days and are held during the week.

Georgetown says the classes are designed with government workers in mind. Topics have included management skills and social media. Each worker is limited to one class each.

The classes are offered through Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies. The campus is located in the Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood.

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