March for Black Women

  A group congregated in Seward Square for the March for Black Women, an event which aimed to recognize marginalized voices in America.The rally, Sept. 30, included speeches from female minorities who spoke about various topics that impact the African-American community, including reproductive rights, police brutality, the criminal justice system, and violence towards transgender women....

Board of Directors Announces Continued Avoidance of Investment in Private Prisons

Georgetown’s Board of Directors announced that it will continue to avoid direct investment in private prisons via an online press release. This investment decision is in accordance with the university’s Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) policy. The policy, introduced in June, aims to “align the university’s investment strategy with its commitment to social justice, protection of...

Students Push for Expanded Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Recently, a push to expand the scope of the Women’s and Gender Studies program has gained momentum. Sierra Campbell (COL’18) is spearheading a campaign to expand the program’s available resources. The campaign is twofold. First, Campbell explained they want to increase the faculty size. She and others in the movement want the university to hire...

Jesuit Speaker Advocates Stronger Relation between Church and LGBTQ Community

Father James Martin, S.J., spoke at the Holy Trinity Church to discuss the need to form a bridge between the Roman Catholic Church and LGBTQ Catholics. Martin is a consultor to the Vatican’s communications branch under Pope Francis, and was quick to address the controversy surrounding his latest book, which offers Catholic leaders a new...

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March for Black Women

March for Black Women

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10/15/2017

  A group congregated in Seward Square for the March for Black Women, an event which aimed to recognize marginalized voices in America.The rally, Sept. 30, included speeches from female minorities who spoke about various topics that impact the African-American community, including reproductive rights, police brutality, the criminal justice system, and violence towards transgender women….

Board of Directors Announces Continued Avoidance of Investment in Private Prisons

Board of Directors Announces Continued Avoidance of Investment in Private Prisons

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10/14/2017

Georgetown’s Board of Directors announced that it will continue to avoid direct investment in private prisons via an online press release. This investment decision is in accordance with the university’s Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) policy. The policy, introduced in June, aims to “align the university’s investment strategy with its commitment to social justice, protection of…

Students Push for Expanded Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Students Push for Expanded Women’s and Gender Studies Program

By:
10/14/2017

Recently, a push to expand the scope of the Women’s and Gender Studies program has gained momentum. Sierra Campbell (COL’18) is spearheading a campaign to expand the program’s available resources. The campaign is twofold. First, Campbell explained they want to increase the faculty size. She and others in the movement want the university to hire…

Librarian of Congress Speaks on Future of Libraries

Librarian of Congress Speaks on Future of Libraries

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10/10/2017

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, discussed the future of libraries in the digital age, stressing the importance of digitizing archives and providing the tools for research to as wide an audience as possible. Hayden spoke in Copley Formal Lounge on Friday, Sept. 29. Artemis Kirk, Georgetown’s university librarian who retired on Friday after…

Georgetown Take Back the Night Circulates Title IX Petition

Georgetown Take Back the Night Circulates Title IX Petition

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10/10/2017

Georgetown’s chapter of Take Back the Night, the national anti-sexual violence group, has launched a petition to maintain the university’s sexual assault policies in the face of recent Title IX rollbacks from the Department of Education. Take Back the Night began circulating the campus wide petition in response to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ decision…

Islamic Studies Professor Speaks on Rise of Islamophobia

Islamic Studies Professor Speaks on Rise of Islamophobia

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10/05/2017

Georgetown professor of Religion & International Affairs and Islamic Studies John L. Esposito presented a talk entitled “Islamophobia – A social disorder that impacts our nation and students,” hosted by Georgetown’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) in the Leavey Center Program Room. The event aimed to raise awareness of the recent…

International Students Criticize Career Fair

International Students Criticize Career Fair

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10/04/2017

International students have expressed disappointment with the Sep 15 career fair. The fair, sponsored by the Cawley Career Education Center, featured 104 employers, but according to the Career Fair website, only 31 could offer employment to international students with work visas, and only 22 hired student visa holders. Ingrid Glitz (SFS ‘18), an international student,…

GUPD Issues Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

GUPD Issues Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

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10/03/2017

Two incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti took place in East Campus last week. A swastika was found in an LXR bathroom on Sep 27. The swastika was drawn in lipstick on the mirror of a women’s restroom on the second floor of LXR, along with the words “Bitches Beware,” according to Adam Shlomi (SFS ‘20). GUPD…

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…

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