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Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Georgetown Parent Pleads Guilty in Admissions Scandal

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04/10/2019

Massachusetts federal prosecutors announced that Georgetown parent Stephen Semprevivo, along with 12 other wealthy parents of students at other universities, pleaded guilty for their roles in the college admissions scandal on April 8. Semprevivo admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud for paying a $400,000 bribe to former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon…

Georgetown Students Attend Youth Climate Strike, Protest on Capitol Hill

Georgetown Students Attend Youth Climate Strike, Protest on Capitol Hill

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03/22/2019

The lawn of the Capitol Building was crowded with approximately 1,000 protestors, including a dozen Georgetown students, protesting government inaction on climate change on Mar. 15. Among the Georgetown students attending the protest were Madison Pravecek (SFS ’19) and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS ’19), who helped organize protesters from the university. Before joining the larger strike…

Local Activists and Residents Take on Amazon’s HQ2, Criticize Lack of Transparency

Local Activists and Residents Take on Amazon’s HQ2, Criticize Lack of Transparency

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03/02/2019

A grassroots coalition called “For Us, Not Amazon” held a forum attended by approximately 100 community members at Café Sazón in Arlington on Feb. 19. The organizers called for Northern Virginia’s politicians to reject Amazon’s planned second headquarters amid concerns about corporate power, lack of transparency, and displacement of low-income and minority residents in the…

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

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02/15/2019

WETA, the District’s PBS-affiliate, hosted a screening and discussion of the fifth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 8 in George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. A primary focus of the discussion was the revelation that actress S. Epatha Merkerson is a direct descendant of nine of the 272 enslaved…

“Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces”: Lessons in America’s Oppressive Past, Radical Future

“Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces”: Lessons in America’s Oppressive Past, Radical Future

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02/06/2019

The Department of African-American Studies and the Department of Performing Arts hosted the “Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces” conference on Jan. 24 and 25 with the goal of exploring how black cultural identity, expression, and activism were constructed within an environment of inequality and oppression. At the center of the conference was the inaugural Ella Jo…

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