Students fast in support of protest at Ohio State

Six Georgetown students fasted from sunrise on April 26 until sunset on April 27 to protest Ohio State University’s (OSU) ongoing contract with Wendy’s. The fast, organized  by Georgetown’s chapter of the Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA) was part of a rolling fast held on a number of college campuses across the country. The students at...

Lavender Graduation celebrates LGBT students

Around 120 students from Georgetown’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools were recognized as a part of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Lavender Graduation. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of graduating LGBT and allied students and their contributions to the greater Georgetown community while speakers reflected on the history of the LGBT community at Georgetown. Rev. Michael...

GUSA constitutional referendum fails

A referendum on two amendments to the GUSA Constitution failed because while the majority of votes cast were in favor, the total number of votes in favor did not exceed the required threshold of 25 percent of the student body. According to the GUSA Election Commission’s official Twitter account, turnout for the April 25-27 voting...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on career at panel

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in a panel to discuss her experiences in the United States’ legal system as part of the annual Marver H. Bernstein Symposium. Over 400 students and faculty gathered in Gaston Hall on April 27 to hear her thoughts on her past 50 years as a lawyer and justice, particularly on...

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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…

Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

Georgetown to offer tuition discounts to federal employees

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03/22/2017

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) announced on Mar. 14 that it had reached an agreement with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer 10% scholarships to federal employees. The new OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance gives civil servants employed by the federal government at the start of the semester a 10% tuition…

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