Rebecca Zaritsky

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates DeGioia with Achievement Award

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates DeGioia with Achievement Award

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09/26/2017

University president John DeGioia received the Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The award, given on Sept. 12 at a ceremony at the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown, recognized DeGioia’s achievements in combating discrimination at Georgetown, including the establishment of the Center for Jewish Civilization and leading educational programs to educate Catholic educators on…

BMW Center Begins Year of Lectures With Brexit Talk

BMW Center Begins Year of Lectures With Brexit Talk

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09/22/2017

Professor Paul J.J. Welfens, a professor of Economic Integration at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, visited Georgetown to give a talk on his new book, An Accidental Brexit, in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. The BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted the talk on Sept. 12, which discussed the economic and…

Swastikas and Silence

Swastikas and Silence

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09/09/2017

As always, they came for the Jews. I’m watching TV after the riots in Charlottesville. I hear that a girl died after a neo-Nazi hit her with his car, I watch Klansmen perform Nazi salutes, and I listen to reporters talk about the growing “alt-right.” I pick up my phone and scroll down social media….

GBPID hosts panel on foreign affairs

GBPID hosts panel on foreign affairs

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04/29/2017

Ambassador Dennis Ross, a professor in the School of Foreign Service, and Colin Kahl met to discuss the past and future of Israeli-Palestinian relations in an event hosted by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue (GBPID). The discussion, which was moderated by Matthew Gregory (SFS ’17), took place in Lohrfink Auditorium on April 24. Ross served…

University implements changes to Georgetown Day

University implements changes to Georgetown Day

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04/27/2017

Following past complaints by neighbors and professors, the university will be taking steps to ensure safety and minimize disturbances on Georgetown Day. The university will monitor this year’s event, held on April 28, for certain metrics, and there will be more GUPD and off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officers present. Data collected will include the number…

GSC hosts labor activist

GSC hosts labor activist

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04/10/2017

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) hosted Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, to speak in the Leavey Program room about conditions in Nike factories as well as actions students could take to further workers’ rights in Nike factories abroad. This event was a part of GSC’s ongoing campaign to have Georgetown…

Open Access: When Doctors Keep Secrets

Open Access: When Doctors Keep Secrets

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04/07/2017

When my grandfather was diagnosed with stomach cancer, my mother decided not to tell him. Instead, she told him he was having surgery for an ulcer. We went along with it until the pathology report showed that the cancer was not, as we had hoped, in its early stages, but that he would need further…

Journalists discuss challenges in Trump era

Journalists discuss challenges in Trump era

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03/27/2017

Georgetown’s undergraduate journalism program hosted a panel discussion with journalists to discuss the changes and challenges to journalism in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. The March 22 talk was part of The Salim El-Lozi Lecture Series and brought together four journalists as well as John Kirby, the spokesman for the U.S. State Department under…

Faculty Senate condemns Trump immigration ban

Faculty Senate condemns Trump immigration ban

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03/13/2017

The Faculty Senate released a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and showing support for affected students, faculty, and staff. In the Feb. 21 statement, which was emailed to students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty Senate wrote that the president’s action was, anti-American “We condemn the order not only as an affront to human…

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