“No longer in the shadows”: Lavender Graduation exemplifies change on campus

Shiva Subbaraman could not help but chuckle about how much life for LGBTQ students has changed since her first day at Georgetown. “Every which way you can dream of,” she said. Subbaraman has been director of Georgetown’s LGBTQ Resource Center since its founding in Aug. 2008 and has seen these shifts up close. For her,...

Pivot Program creates opportunities for returning citizens

When DeVaughn Bell was admitted into the Georgetown Pivot Program, he posted a picture of his Georgetown ID alongside his prison ID on social media. His family and friends, he said, could not believe that he had gotten into Georgetown. Bell smiled as he told the story—he was proud of how far he had come...

D.C. residents bring racial equity to the city’s climate change conversation

Dennis Chestnut has lived in the far northeast corner of Washington, D.C., since he was born. He speaks with pride about its history as one of the most diverse areas of the city and its community resources like Marvin Gaye Park and the Mayfair Mansions, the first property built for African Americans by African Americans...


Behind the Scenes, GUSA Policy Teams Work for Change

Behind the Scenes, GUSA Policy Teams Work for Change


Asked about her GUSA policy team, Macky Grimm (COL ’21) hesitated. “I don’t really have one,” she said. When pressed, she admitted, “It’s just me.” Grimm, the chair of GUSA’s LGBTQ+ advocacy team, has spent the past several months working with students and administrators, proposing university policy changes, and conducting research—and she’s done it alone….

It’s All Greek to Me: Fraternities and Sororities on the Hilltop

It’s All Greek to Me: Fraternities and Sororities on the Hilltop


Every September, as New Student Orientation winds down, Georgetown undergraduates receive words of caution in their inboxes. An email, this year from Dean of Students Jeanne Lord, tells students that the university does not endorse social fraternities and sororities because Greek life violates some of the university’s values. Nationally, Greek life is on the defensive….

New Paper, New Office, Same Old <i>Voice</i>

New Paper, New Office, Same Old Voice

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Within 16 pages, the Oct. 22, 2009 issue of the Voice housed the feature, “A History of One-night Stands: Comedy at Georgetown,” the news clip, “Shot Fired in McDonough Bathroom,” and the Voices piece, “Tour de Georgetown: Cyclist Pops the G’town Bubble.” “The Voice definitely produces a lot of professional writers and journalists, and I…

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