Margaret Gach

Georgetown Gave URI Positive Reference for Former Tennis Coach after Internal Investigation into Admissions Misconduct

Georgetown Gave URI Positive Reference for Former Tennis Coach after Internal Investigation into Admissions Misconduct

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03/14/2019

Georgetown did not inform the University of Rhode Island (URI) about an internal investigation into Gordon Ernst, Georgetown’s former tennis coach indicted in the nationwide college admissions scandal on Tuesday, according to a URI spokesperson.  In a statement to the Voice, the spokesperson wrote that URI reached out to Ernst’s references while they were deciding…

Cardinals Sin: Georgetown Appeases, Frustrates Students Seeking Revocation of Honorary Degrees

Cardinals Sin: Georgetown Appeases, Frustrates Students Seeking Revocation of Honorary Degrees

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02/27/2019

Following months of student activism and internal discussions among top administrators, Georgetown University announced it was revoking the honorary degree it conferred on Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of D.C. The Feb. 19 decision comes after McCarrick’s removal from the priesthood three days prior because of sexual abuse allegations against him that became public…

Georgetown Revokes Honorary Degree from Theodore McCarrick

Georgetown Revokes Honorary Degree from Theodore McCarrick

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02/19/2019

Georgetown University has revoked the 2004 honorary degree it conferred on Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and archbishop of D.C. The decision, announced by university President John DeGioia on Tuesday afternoon, comes after allegations of sexual abuse led the Vatican to remove McCarrick from the priesthood on Feb. 16. This is the first time the university…

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