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Free Speech Project Hosts Panel on First Amendment

Free Speech Project Hosts Panel on First Amendment

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11/05/2017

The Georgetown Free Speech Project held a panel on the recent Charlottesville protests on Oct. 29. The event brought together four diverse, high-profile voices to speak on the first amendment. The panel, titled “The Shadow of Charlottesville: Free Speech at a Crossroads,” featured District Judge Paula Xinis, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, Timothy Longo, Charlottesville’s…

LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

LGBTQ Resource Center Launches New Mentorship Program

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10/03/2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center launched a new mentorship program for underclassmen and transfer students this past week. The program, “Passages,” which was announced earlier in the semester, is entirely student-led. Several upperclassmen developed the program over the summer. Before this semester, the resource center held occasional “Passages” dinners, in which recent alumni involved in the…

Ten Years Out for Change

Ten Years Out for Change

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09/29/2017

“We are at our very best when we recognize our responsibility to one another,” university president John DeGioia said on Wednesday. “The work we are able to do today has been made possible by the efforts of those who have come before us, and by the moments in time when our community has come together…

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force Proposes Increased Training and Education

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force Proposes Increased Training and Education

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09/20/2017

The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force presented its recommendations for changes in university sexual misconduct policy in a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Its 2017 report called on the university to increase bystander training, staffing, and education related to sexual misconduct. Todd Olson, vice president for Student Affairs, Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president for Institutional…

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…

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