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“Legality doesn’t always equal morality”

“Legality doesn’t always equal morality”

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09/13/2019

While the rest of the class of 2023 is settling in, one student is still trying to get to campus. Georgetown’s class of 2023 was moving in. Eager freshmen rolled suitcases down the sidewalks, and nervous parents double-checked that their children had enough pairs of socks and extra sets of sheets. But as the new…

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

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

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04/12/2019

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….

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

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04/09/2019

This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

A New Strategy for Fossil Fuels Divestment

A New Strategy for Fossil Fuels Divestment

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04/05/2019

What will sway Georgetown’s administration to divest our endowment from fossil fuels? Despite employing a combination of student advocacy, financial prudency, and appeals to Jesuit values, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) hasn’t achieved its primary goal yet. As we entered our fifth year of attempting to persuade Georgetown’s administration, it seemed merely symbolic that we put…

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

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03/12/2019

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts unsealed two indictments against members of the Georgetown community Tuesday morning. One named former Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis coach Gordon “Gordie” Ernst as a defendant, and the other included the parents of four students admitted to Georgetown, at least three of whom eventually matriculated. Ernst…

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…

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