Lilah Burke

Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomes new fellows

Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomes new fellows

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01/19/2016

This semester, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service is ushering in a new class of Political Fellows. The five new Fellows, with careers politics and public service, are expected to engage with students through their individual discussion groups and work with student strategy teams to explore new solutions to political issues. The Fellows…

Working group announces grants, events at Teach-in on slavery

Working group announces grants, events at Teach-in on slavery

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12/05/2015

On Dec. 1, Fr. David Collins, S.J., Ph.D, and Chair of the Georgetown Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, announced a new university grant program, called the Freedom and Remembrance Grants, to encourage engagement with Georgetown’s historical involvement with slavery. Collins also unveiled two university events related to this history: a ceremonial renaming of…

Working Group hosts teach-in on slavery and memory

Working Group hosts teach-in on slavery and memory

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12/03/2015

On Dec. 1, the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation held a teach-in on “What We Know: Georgetown University and Slavery” in Gaston Hall. The event is part of a series hosted by the group in the wake of last month’s protests to change the names of Mulledy and McSherry Halls, to, temporarily, Freedom…

GSP Winter Housing Receives Campus-Wide Support

GSP Winter Housing Receives Campus-Wide Support

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11/25/2015

This winter break, up to ten students with unstable housing situations will be offered winter housing at an off-campus Airbnb rental. This new program was spearheaded by the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) and financially sponsored by several different student groups and administrative offices. Because on-campus residences close during the holiday, all on-campus students are forced…

GUPD responds to international attacks, D.C. threats

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11/19/2015

On Nov. 16, Jay Gruber, Georgetown University Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, emailed the student body in response to a series of violent terrorist attacks around the world, as well as threats on Washington, D.C. from the group known as the Islamic State. Gruber noted that there would be increased visibility of…

CSJ workshop looks at demographics and gentrification in D.C.

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10/29/2015

The Center for Social Justice held a workshop, led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Brian McCabe (SFS ‘02), on Oct. 28 that examined changing D.C. demographics. The presentation, titled “DC Demographics: The End of Chocolate City?” looked at the forces that affect who lives and works in the District. The first part of the discussion…

Georgetown redesigns website to better organize resources

Georgetown redesigns website to better organize resources

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09/04/2015

Although the official Georgetown.edu website unveiled its new design June 15, for many students the return to campus has been the first they’ve seen the homepage’s new look. The changes in the website give insight into the new ways Georgetown students, faculty, and prospective freshmen are using technology. University Information Services (UIS), along with the…

Students stage sit in to support ‘Engaging Differences/Diversity’ curriculum  proposal

Students stage sit in to support ‘Engaging Differences/Diversity’ curriculum proposal

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04/15/2015

A group of over 50 students gathered for a sit-in outside of university President John J. DeGioia’s office on April 10 to present a petition expressing support for the “Engaging Differences/Diversity” curriculum change proposal. The “Engaging Differences/Diversity” proposal would require all students to take courses that relate to issues of diversity. The Last Campaign for…

Aramark workers On the Record: Francisco Lopez

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04/08/2015

In light of the ongoing negotiations between Aramark and it’s workers’ union, the Voice will do a series of On-the-Records with Hoya Court and Leo’s employees. This week the Voice sat down with nineteen-year old Francisco Lopez, who works at Elevation Burger. Lopez commutes nearly two hours from Maryland to work the night shift at…

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