Rebecca Zaritsky

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…

Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

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02/06/2017

Is mental illness overdiagnosed? I’m not going to answer that question. The idea that we’re mistakenly diagnosing people who don’t have mental illnesses is more harmful than many realize. These days, it’s difficult to have a conversation about mental health without someone bringing up the problem of overdiagnosis. The gist of the “overdiagnosis problem” is…

Lecture Fund hosts Derek Black

Lecture Fund hosts Derek Black

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02/01/2017

On Jan. 26, the Georgetown Lecture Fund hosted Derek Black, godson of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, for a discussion in Copley Formal Lounge to examine his experience growing up in and eventually renouncing white nationalism. Black grew up in the white nationalist movement as the son of Don Block, founder of the white…

Medical and legal centers partner to create Health Justice Alliance

Medical and legal centers partner to create Health Justice Alliance

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01/21/2017

The Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Law Center have partnered to form the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance, a collaboration between the two centers and their training programs. The alliance will work to increase health equity in D.C. area, bridging disparities across race and class barriers. “The Alliance is training the next generation…

Open Access: The Harm in Romanticizing Mental Illnesses

Open Access: The Harm in Romanticizing Mental Illnesses

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01/14/2017

Acceptance of mental illness has come really far. We’re having open and honest conversations about what it feels like to live with depression or anxiety, and people who haven’t experienced these illnesses personally are listening and trying to understand those who have. “I’m having a hard day with my mental illness” is viewed as an…

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