Cuban musicians visit Georgetown for joint performance

Eight Cuban musicians performed alongside the Georgetown University Orchestra and Concert Choir in Gaston Hall. The concert was the culmination of the Music for Cuba exchange program, created by music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez this year, which sent twelve members of the Georgetown orchestra to Havana, Cuba, for a week in March. The concert, held on...

University renames Freedom and Remembrance Halls in honor of descendants of 1838 slave sale

Georgetown University renamed Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall to Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall to commemorate the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838. To celebrate the dedication, the university held the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope, welcoming descendants of the 272 slaves to Gaston Hall and Dahlgren Quadrangle for...

Georgetown students and faculty join March for Science

About 150 Georgetown students and faculty joined the March for Science in downtown Washington, D.C to advocate for the importance of scientifically informed policy.The Washington march was the main protest of a movement with more than 500 marches on all seven continents. The group gathered outside of Regents Hall around 10 a.m. Saturday and walked...

The Corp promotes diversity among new hires

The Corp has committed to improving diversity in its hiring process with the cooperation of the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP). The push for a more diverse applicant pool is a part of an effort to address the organization’s overall lack of diversity, according to a statement on the Corp’s website. Part of this push involved...

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University endowment declines three percent

University endowment declines three percent

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03/31/2017

The university’s endowment dropped from $1.53 billion in fiscal year 2015 to $1.48 billion in fiscal year 2016, according to a study of American and Canadian universities by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The three percent decline in the value of Georgetown’s endowment gives the university the 61st largest endowment of…

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

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03/31/2017

“We certainly are keenly aware of the fact that you have choices and your children can go anywhere,” Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Antwan Wilson said to concerned students, parents, and teachers gathered at a community conversation in Alice Deal Middle School on March 27. Students, teachers, and parents sat at…

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

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03/31/2017

A group of around 20 students and faculty from the Classics Department recently finished an English translation of an 1836 Latin letter from the Society of Jesus headquarters in Rome. The translation revealed that the university did not comply with the Jesuits’ provisions for the sale of 272 slaves that saved Georgetown from bankruptcy in…

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

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03/31/2017

When most people hear the words “Georgetown University,” they think of international relations, government, and business, headlined by the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business. Few think of science, but perceptions may soon change with the current proposal to implement a science requirement for all undergraduate students. “We…

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

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03/30/2017

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison discussed the future of the Democratic Party in a conversation with Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service. The key issue of the evening was the Democratic Party’s plans to better relate to an increasingly noncommittal millennial…

Rev. Katsouros discusses Jesuit education at Arrupe College

Rev. Katsouros discusses Jesuit education at Arrupe College

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03/30/2017

The Rev. Stephen Katsouros, S.J., founder and dean of Arrupe College, underlined the importance of giving everyone a chance to access higher education during the third annual Bernardin Lecture, sponsored by The Francis Project. His March 15 lecture, titled “Come to Believe: How Jesuit Education is Being Reinvented at Arrupe College” explained the legacy of…

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

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03/28/2017

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) held a protest to raise awareness of the working conditions that laborers in Nike factories faced as admitted students and their families attending GAAP weekend walked by the university bookstore in Leavey on March 24. The group passed out fliers that read, “Let Georgetown know that the class…

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…

Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

Women discuss taking action at Own It Summit 2017

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03/24/2017

Hundreds of women gathered in Gaston Hall at Own It Summit 2017 to discuss the importance of women taking action in the current political climate of the country. The theme of the March 18 summit was Educate, Agitate, Organize–inspired by the Susan B. Anthony quote “Educate, Agitate, Organize must be our war cry.” Soraya Eid…

Writing Center expands awards program

Writing Center expands awards program

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03/22/2017

The Georgetown University Writing Center is expanding its awards program to include four awards categories, each with a $1000 prize. The program, sponsored by US News & World Report, is in its second year; last year there were $500 prizes for the top essays in two categories. The theme is articulating complexity and the deadline…

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