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Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

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01/25/2017

Chris Wager (SFS’ 17) thought he could learn all he wanted to know in Georgetown’s classrooms. But when he developed an interest in Chicano studies, the academic field of Mexican-American culture and history, he found scant opportunities to study his own heritage through his Georgetown coursework. Although a flexible major and supportive professors allowed him…

University hires undocumented student coordinator

University hires undocumented student coordinator

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12/07/2016

The university hired Arelis Palacios as a part-time coordinator for students without documentation on Nov. 20, after students circulated a petition calling on the university to create a position to advise undocumented students following the presidential election. Palacios currently works full-time as senior associate director of programming and advising at the Office of Global Education…

White People Need to Take Responsibility

White People Need to Take Responsibility

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11/18/2016

Today, I am ashamed to be a white woman. The majority of people in the United States who look like me voted for a man who plans to implement xenophobic and racist policies. This man has a virulently homophobic running mate, has no respect for the agency of women, and denies climate change, the single…

Panel discusses role of faith in election results

Panel discusses role of faith in election results

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11/14/2016

On Nov. 11, three days after the presidential election, a panel hosted by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life in Gaston Hall sought to explain the outcome of the election and its meaning in the context of the Catholic vote. Panelists painted a picture of a divided country where faith provides less…

As Trump wins, Georgetown students gather at White House

As Trump wins, Georgetown students gather at White House

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11/09/2016

The following is an account of events from our assistant news editor, Cassidy Jensen. Before the election was called, Lafayette Park was full of a few hundred young people and college students milling around with no clear agenda. People were drinking alcohol, crying, and occasionally someone would start a “Fuck Trump” chant, but the atmosphere was…

Offensive fliers target Latin American and language programs

Offensive fliers target Latin American and language programs

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11/06/2016

Just before 7am on Oct. 31, doctoral student and Spanish instructor Chrissy Bistline-Bonilla discovered a flier glued to the door of the Spanish and Portuguese Department advertising a “Frito Bandito Party,” and featuring Latino stereotypes. Fliers were also found on the doors of the Italian and Latin American Studies Departments. According to an email sent…

Maker Hub debuts in Lau

Maker Hub debuts in Lau

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10/25/2016

On Oct. 19 the Maker Hub in Lauinger Library hosted its grand opening for students, faculty and staff. The Maker Hub will serve as a collaborative space for Georgetown community members to make things using technology, as well as a central location for tech and creative groups. At the event, student workers in labcoats demonstrated…

H*yas for Choice requests apology from GUPD

H*yas for Choice requests apology from GUPD

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09/28/2016

H*yas for Choice is requesting a public apology and extra training on the University’s Speech and Expression Policy for Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) after officers removed condom envelopes from the doors of student representatives on Wednesday. According to GUPD Chief Jay Gruber, officers responded to a resident assistant’s report of suspicious behavior on one…

Employees raise labor concerns in HFSC

Employees raise labor concerns in HFSC

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09/19/2016

Georgetown’s facilities management has not hired additional custodial staff to clean Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) since its opening in Sept. 2014, according to employees. Night shift workers say they clean the new student center on top of their regular workload, starting at 5:30am each morning. Custodian Michael McCannon said that Robin Morey, vice president…

Netanyahu panel interrupted by protest

Netanyahu panel interrupted by protest

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09/11/2016

On Thursday, a group of students interrupted an event hosted by the Center for Jewish Civilization on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career in protest of the leader. The students held a banner that read “Netanyahu is a War Criminal” and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” MacKenzie Foy (COL…

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