Katya Schwenk

Cuban musicians visit Georgetown for joint performance

Cuban musicians visit Georgetown for joint performance

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04/26/2017

Eight Cuban musicians performed alongside the Georgetown University Orchestra and Concert Choir in Gaston Hall. The concert was the culmination of the Music for Cuba exchange program, created by music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez this year, which sent twelve members of the Georgetown orchestra to Havana, Cuba, for a week in March. The concert, held on…

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

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03/31/2017

A group of around 20 students and faculty from the Classics Department recently finished an English translation of an 1836 Latin letter from the Society of Jesus headquarters in Rome. The translation revealed that the university did not comply with the Jesuits’ provisions for the sale of 272 slaves that saved Georgetown from bankruptcy in…

DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

DataRescueDC seeks to preserve environmental data

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02/21/2017

On Feb. 18 and 19, Lauinger Library hosted DataRescueDC—an event coordinated by Data Refuge, a nationwide movement to preserve current federal environmental data. Over 200 people from the D.C. area participated at the university throughout this two-day initiative. Over the course of the weekend, people gathered across campus to sort and archive public data. Dozens…

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

Election season for GUSA Executives begins

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02/10/2017

On Feb. 9, the official campaigning season for this year’s GUSA executive elections began. The four tickets vying for GUSA presidential and vice presidential seats respectively are John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ‘18), Garet Williams (COL ‘18) and Habon Ali (SFS ‘18), Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ‘18), and…

University misses GU F.R.E.E.’s disclosure deadline

University misses GU F.R.E.E.’s disclosure deadline

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01/26/2017

The university missed GU Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment’s (GU F.R.E.E) deadline to release its financial relations with companies involved in state violence. At a Dec. 7 rally, GU F.R.E.E. presented a letter demanding to know whether the university is invested in a list of corporations tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and private prisons. “We…

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