“Second-class faculty”: The hidden struggles of Georgetown’s adjunct professors
The concerns faced by adjunct professors at Georgetown are many, stretching far beyond access to permanent office space. Adjuncts at Georgetown and other institutions of higher learning across the United States receive salaries as low as half of those of tenure-track professors, seldom have access to any health or retirement benefits, and must cope with job insecurity year after year. Recognizing these hardships, Georgetown’s adjunct faculty voted in favor to form a union under SEIU Local 500 in May of this year.
Georgetown University to create new Public Policy School
Wednesday morning, Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced the creation of the McCourt Public Policy School, a project funded by the largest donation received in the school’s history. Frank McCourt... Read more
Workers silenced on Leo’s issues, call for new committee
Although students have spaces to voice concerns about Leo's issues, the ability of workers to do so is limited by Aramark and District policy.
Coalition of student groups participates in rally for immigration rights
On Wednesday, a group of over two hundred Georgetown students marched to the Capitol building to meet with the citywide A10 Immigration Reform Rally.
The big ‘O’—Organic and local food comes to Georgetown and D.C.
For years, Georgetown students’ access to locally-grown food was limited. But with the establishment of the Georgetown Farmers’ Market in the spring of 2011, a variety of vendors have been attracted to the opportunities selling produce at a university provides.
Workers, activists highlight increasing wage theft in DC
50 workers and supporters gathered at the Office of the mayor and the council to present a symbolic bill about increasing cases of wage theft in D.C.
Dean of College endorses Justice and Peace Studies major
Since the end of the last school year, a group of Georgetown students and faculty has been working to put together a Justice and Peace Studies major. Last week, the... Read more
CISR still developing procedure to review proposals
The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility has been working to match Georgetown University’s investment decisions to its Jesuit ideals. Over a year ago, on Feb. 17, 2012, the University announced an expansion of the CISR, but the committee has yet to find a systematic way to engage students actively and consistently over time.
Applicants outnumber available spots on Alternative Spring Break trips
From March 2 to March 9, Georgetown students will travel around the country to take part in the week-long Alternative Spring Break program, engaging in community service and social justice issues under the banner of Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice. In recent years the number of applications for the program has more than doubled. Despite an increase in scholarship funding, the CSJ is unable to offer every applicant a spot, as it balances bureaucratic and financial concerns with the challenge of having a positive and lasting impact.