Author Archives: Lucia He
Although students have spaces to voice concerns about Leo’s issues, the ability of workers to do so is limited by Aramark and District policy.
On Wednesday, a group of over two hundred Georgetown students marched to the Capitol building to meet with the citywide A10 Immigration Reform Rally.
For years, Georgetown students’ access to locally-grown food was limited. But with the establishment of the Georgetown Farmers’ Market in the spring of 2011, a variety of vendors have been attracted to the opportunities selling produce at a university provides.
50 workers and supporters gathered at the Office of the mayor and the council to present a symbolic bill about increasing cases of wage theft in D.C.
Since the end of the last school year, a group of Georgetown students and faculty has been working to put together a Justice and Peace Studies major. Last week, the College’s Dean Chester Gillis endorsed the plan to create the major and approved the budget presented by the group. With this endorsement, the College will [...]
The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility has been working to match Georgetown University’s investment decisions to its Jesuit ideals. Over a year ago, on Feb. 17, 2012, the University announced an expansion of the CISR, but the committee has yet to find a systematic way to engage students actively and consistently over time.
From March 2 to March 9, Georgetown students will travel around the country to take part in the week-long Alternative Spring Break program, engaging in community service and social justice issues under the banner of Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice.
In recent years the number of applications for the program has more than doubled. Despite an increase in scholarship funding, the CSJ is unable to offer every applicant a spot, as it balances bureaucratic and financial concerns with the challenge of having a positive and lasting impact.
Throughout this week, the Georgetown community is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with several events organized both on and off campus to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s call to justice and embrace of radical social change.
On Jan. 12, over 80 D.C. community members and activists gathered at the Guildfield Baptist Church for the Save Our Schools Action Summit organized by Empower DC, a local nonprofit organization. The summit was held in response to D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s proposal released Nov. 13 to close up to 20 public schools [...]
On Nov. 13, D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan to shut down 20 schools in 19 buildings and six wards before the beginning of the next academic year. According to Henderson, some school districts have far more facilities than they need. “Our buildings are wildly under-enrolled, our resources are stretched too thin and [...]